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2016 Intercol run and won… by LPC!
With Emerald Agricultural College (EAC) students arriving at Longreach Pastoral College (LPC) on a Friday afternoon, Intercol kicked off with the Amazing Race Challenge. No EAC-LPC rivalries yet though… students from both Colleges worked alongside each other in randomly assigned teams during the social activities.
A fun afternoon was followed by dinner with guest speaker, successful Longreach agri-businessman James Walker, who provided plenty of inspiration for the students including the take home message 'if you want something, don't be a passenger in life – go out and chase it'. Dinner was followed by a lively and witty debate amongst student teams, about employment in the pastoral industry.
The serious competition got underway on Saturday, with the following challenges:
- Stockman's Skills Challenge – winner: LPC
- Tractor Challenge Male – winner: LPC
- Tractor Challenge Female – winner: LPC
- Tyre Changing – winner: LPC
- Sheep Counting – winner: LPC
- Cattle Judging – winner: LPC
- Fencing – winner: EAC
- Chainsaws – winner: EAC
- Motorbikes – winner: LPC
- Swimming – winner: LPC
The final results… despite Emerald's valiant efforts, Longreach dominated on the day claiming victory in 8 of the 10 challenges.
Staff and students unwound after a day of intense competition to an evening of live music, delicious finger food prepared by the kitchen staff, and mocktails.
Following a presentation ceremony on Sunday morning the Emerald team hit the road for a safe journey home. Emerald are already talking 'comeback' and are determined to rise from the ashes in 2017 to reclaim the coveted Rabbit Trap!
See below for a few pics from Intercol 2016: