Jindabyne students are the new state champions

Some of the JCS primary Interschool snowsports champions with deputy principal and Interschools chairman Steve Cooper.

Some of the JCS primary Interschool snowsports champions with deputy principal and Interschools chairman Steve Cooper.

JINDABYNE Central School (JCS) is home to NSW's newest state champions.

JCS claimed the coveted title of Primary Female Snowsports Champion on the weekend at the NSW State Interschools Championships.

It was the seventh consecutive year JCS girls have won the trophy and gives the school a huge confidence boost heading into next week's Australian National Interschools Championships.

JCS scored a whopping 134 points in the primary female overall champion tally - winning the primary girls' skiing and cross country divisions and coming second in snowboard.

Second placed Snowy Mountains Grammar School (SMGS) collected 94 points ahead of third-placed Presbyterian Ladies College on 65 points.

The JCS primary boys' team won the overall skiing division with 60 points, way ahead of second placed Scots College on 43 points, but missed the Primary Male Overall Champion title - which also includes snowboard and cross country - to The Scots College.

JCS came second in the overall high school girls' championship with 122 points, behind first placed SMGS on 139 points, while the high school boys' team came seventh overall.

JCS's Year Five and Six boys blitzed the division four skier cross at the three-day championships held at Thredbo last week, with the A team of Nicholas McLennan, Bode Townsend and Joey Steggall nudging out the JCS B team of Felix Zylinski, Benjamin Wynn and Ethan Lambert by just 43 hundreths of a second to win the gold medal.

It was a similar story in the boys' division four alpine event, with the JCS team of Steggall, Wynn, Zylinski and McLennan finishing almost two and a half seconds ahead of second placed The Scots College.

JCS also cleaned up the boys' division four moguls event with the team of McLennan, Tom Milliken and Gus Young winning gold ahead of two The Scots College teams in second and third place.

Josie Baff led the JCS girls' division four skier cross team to a gold medal after recording the individual fastest time and spearheaded the team again in the alpine event, ensuring JCS claimed silver and Josie added another individual gold medal to her swag.

In the division five (Kindergarten to Year four students) girls' alpine event, the JCS team of Letitia Murphy, April Wynn, Alize Steggall and Ella Gray finished a massive 17 seconds ahead of second placed SMGS, with Murphy recording the fastest individual time in the hotly contested race and Wynn coming in third.

Murphy made it two individual gold medals when she again led JCS's A team to victory in the skier cross along with Arkie Elliss and Ella Gray while Wynn ensured JCS's B team also made it onto the podium when she finished second overall.

JCS teams finished first and second in the girls' division five moguls, with Tamzyn Davies claiming an individual silver medal.

In total, JCS had 80 teams compete at last week's NSW titles, with 48 teams qualifying for the Australian Championships which kick off at Perisher next week.

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