CSSA State Biathlon/Triathlon

2018 10 25 cssa state biathlon triathlon web 05On Thursday 25 October, Pacific Hills sent a team of 26 students to the CSSA State Biathlon/Triathlon at Penrith.

Years 5 and 6 participate in an event called the Biathlon which is Swimming and Running, there is no bike leg at this age. This gives the younger students a taste of what a Triathlon is like. Our students competed extremely well considering there are 100s of students in this event and a strong field around them. Some of the students have never done an open water swim before and they did very, very well.

Years 7-11 compete in a Triathlon format, Swim, Cycle and Run. We had individuals and teams participating on the day. Our students also competed well considering the strong field around them.

A special mention must go to James Smit, Year 10, who finished 1st, and Scott Connorton, Year 10, who finished 2nd in the Individual Inter Boys age group.

Two teams finished 4th overall in the Teams events, which is an outstanding result for the boys - Lachlan Taylor, Ethan Geelan, Ben Stander, James Smit, Scott Connorton, Lachlan Parkin.

The results for the day are as follows:

Individual Competition:

  • James Smith - 1st
  • Scott Connorton - 2nd
  • Tahlia Geelan - 14th
  • Thomas Mason - 26th

Primary Teams:

  • Matias Garcia/Hayden Bajema - 79th
  • Gerry Lahood/Lennox Blume - 62nd
  • Cori MacFarlane/Peter Joyce - 33rd
  • Sid Park/Lachlan Forsyth - 60th

Secondary Teams:

  • Lachlan Taylor/ Ethan Geelan/Ben Stander - 4th
  • James Smit/Scott Connorton/Lachlan Parkin 4th
  • John An/Tone Wang/Richard Tu - 55th
  • Alfred Chen/Albert Park/Vaughan Jonker - 43rd

CSSA State Biathlon/Triathlon CSSA State Biathlon/Triathlon CSSA State Biathlon/Triathlon CSSA State Biathlon/Triathlon CSSA State Biathlon/Triathlon CSSA State Biathlon/Triathlon CSSA State Biathlon/Triathlon CSSA State Biathlon/Triathlon CSSA State Biathlon/Triathlon