Athletics runs in the family

Brother and sister, Max and Indy Brideson, dominated the field events at the recent Dominic College House Athletics Carnival, breaking four records.

Year 10 student, Indy Brideson, won the under 16 discus, shotput and javelin. She broke the previous College record in the discus by two metres.

Her brother, Year 7 student, Max Brideson, won the same events in the under 13 age group, setting new College records in all three events, including a javelin throw of over 40 metres.

Indy and Max have both trained and competed through Little Athletics for a number of years, and Indy’s State Championships earlier this year were her last in the under 15 girls. Max is part of the State team competing in Sydney in April.

Both Indy and Max are excellent academic students as well as being outstanding athletes. Indy has consistently excelled in maths and science. She was one of four Dominic College students who were selected for participation in the most recent UTAS Summer Science program.

‘Indy sets a fine example in her Pastoral Group,’ said Mr Chris Wright, Savio House Coordinator. ‘Her diligence and contribution across a range of subjects are outstanding.’

Max has won a number of academic awards, including the 2016 University of NSW International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) Mathematics medal for being placed first in Tasmania. He has been following an accelerated maths curriculum for the last two years.

Dominic College Acting Principal, Mrs Janine O'Hea, said Max and Indy were a credit to their parents and the College.

‘Both Max and Indy are excellent athletes and are also excellent academic students. They have learnt how to manage the demands of their studies, their training and competition schedules. Both areas of achievement, share common attributes required of them such as focus, practice, perseverance and goal-setting.’