The NSW Interschools Snowsports Competition was held last week at Thredbo in stunning weather and attracted students from schools across NSW of all ages from Kindergarten to Year 12. Snowy Mountains Grammar School (SMGS) had 66 teams competing in Cross Country, Alpine GS, Skiercross, Snowboard GS, Boardercross and Moguls events in all age divisions. This year SMGS won the Overall Secondary Girls Pointscore, and finished third behind The Scots College and The Kings School in the Secondary Boys Division. The Primary Girls finished second behind Jindabyne Central, making this division a clean sweep for the local schools.
Special congratulations to Lola Timewell who was first in Division 3 Cross Country , to Lily Veleba who was first in Division 5 Snowboard GS , to Alex Dickson who won the Division 2 Boardercross, and to Hannah Sugerman who won the Division 1 Skiercross and Alpine GS events, and added a win in the Amelia McGuiness Memorial Time Trial also held lasts week.
A number of the schools teams finished with a medal, and the Division 1 Boys Moguls, Division 2 Boys Boardercross , and Division 3 Girls Snowboard GS and Boardercross teams were declared State Champions for 2014.
SMGS is proud of the strong team commitment shown by all students in snowsports. This spirit was evident this year as some of the courses proved very challenging, causing some unexpected and unfortunate injuries. Sickness was also an issue for some students but in all cases, team members stepped up and did their absent peers proud.
With nearly 50 teams qualifying for the National Championships to be held in two weeks' time, SMGS students will continue training for this the final event in the Interschools Snowsports Calendar.