HPV Success in the final round of the Victorian HPV Series

The Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) squad competed in the final round of the Victorian HPV Series at Casey Fields. We were fortunate to have over 40 parents, friends, supporters and former students come to the event and visit the 54 student strong squad in action throughout the six hour event.

We achieved some fantastic results in the final round of the series which saw St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School as the leading school in the series.

Our open team was made up of Lachlan Webb, Sam Thompson, Clare McCurdy, River Dixon, Jordy Graziano and Rylan Hall. All rode exceptionally well to bring their vehicle home in third position in the category. Overall, they were award equal second in the overall series points. PerZeus was also competing in this category and rode a competitive race to come home in seventh place. The team was comprised of Ovin Jayawardana, Connor Beck, Trent Mitchell, James Agahi, Max Walton Briggs and Bill He.

The Senior Secondary category was very competitive, however, Meagan Hansen, Alisa Johnson, Ben Bryant, Oliver Ward, Evan Johnson, Callum O’Connor, Megan Keramidas and Caitlyn Lake charged home with some exceptional final stints to take fourth place in the race.

In the Middle Secondary category we achieved sensational results! With the expectation of both teams finishing in the top five of this category, our riders did not disappoint! Olivia Ford, Sam Templar, Tallis Pritchard, Tully Webb, Stella Delardes, James McCurdy and Teleigha Hall brought Zeus home in second place in the race and second place in the series. Ceilidh Armstrong, Jamie Elfick, Ashton Keramidas, Misha Ravipati, Chelaka Ranatunga, Jack Scarborough, Cooper Webb and Sarah O’Connor rode a great race to finish fifth.

The next HPV event is the Energy Breakthrough in Maryborough at the end of November.

Mr Andrew Lardner
HPV and Cycling Coordinator