1 years of in­ters e 1

Mt Buller News - - FRONT PAGE -

One of the great things about the event is not just the per­for­mances and im­prove­ment in skills of all the ath­letes in­volved, it is the friendly spirit of com­pe­ti­tion and sup­port be­tween the rac­ers, all from com­pet­ing schools.

Lowther Hall Angli­can Gram­mar School Essendon first sent two teams to com­pete in the In­ters­chools in 1993.

Since then in­ter­est in the event has in­creased and this year the school had 14 competitors com­pete across three di­vi­sions.

“It’s great that all ages and abil­i­ties can par­tic­i­pate in the events across a range of dis­ci­plines,” said Lowther Hall Angli­can Gram­mar School teacher Vicki Huban.

“It of­fers an op­por­tu­nity for all stu­dents and it’s also a lot of fun.”

Mans­field lo­cal Dan Fri­day, a mem­ber of Mt Buller Race Club, and stu­dent at Mans­field Se­condary Col­lege had a crack­ing day, tak­ing out 2nd in the Div 3 Alpine, 2nd in the Fic 3 Skier Cross and 3rd in the Div 3 Slopestyle.

“The Fri­day fam­ily sad­dled up for the emo­tional roller coaster that is the Vic­to­rian In­ters­chools for the 10th time this year,” said Dan’s fa­ther Euan Fri­day.

“There is some­thing quite in­cred­i­ble about this event and its ca­pac­ity to gen­er­ate emo­tional in­ten­sity.

“For­tu­nately, this year there were a lot more highs than lows for us.

“But there was also the an­guish of watch­ing kids dis­ap­pointed by the mis­takes that cost them.

“But, that’s snow sports – you only get one chance, and there are some pow­er­ful life lessons in that.

“Once again, the or­gan­is­ers and moun­tain staff have done an in­cred­i­ble job to host what truly must be a huge lo­gis­ti­cal chal­lenge.

“Thou­sands of kids and dozens of events that all seem to run pretty much without a hitch.

“And this year, Mt Buller re­ally turned it on with the best con­di­tions I can hon­estly re­mem­ber.

“With that sort of ski­ing on of­fer, just spec­tat­ing was a real chal­lenge this time around.”

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