The 2022 St Peters Track & Field season began with great interest and enthusiasm with more than 300 students signing up to compete for St Peters across our girls and boys Track & Field Program. Early in the year, students across both Indooroopilly and Springfield campuses were given the opportunity to work on the fundamentals of mobility, skills, and drills across event areas. Building on this, they then participated in event specific sessions and training days as the teams began their preparations ahead of the QGSSSA and AIC Track & Field Championships in September and October respectively. 

Starting strong 

St Peters achieved success at a national level in March/April with 20 students (including three Old Scholars who graduated in 2021) competing in the 2022 Australian Track & Field Championships at Olympic Park, Sydney. Our athletes featured in 13 podium placings (4 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze) – an outstanding overall result and achievement for our College. 

Representing Australia

A special mention must be made of the St Peters athletes who proudly represented Australia in 2022. 

In June, Year 11 student Tayden Tomich competed in the 100m Hurdles at the Pacific Mini Games in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, and placed third, taking home a bronze medal.

The following St Peters athletes achieved World Under 20 qualifying standards across the 2021/22 representative season: Torrie L for 100m & 200m; Toby S for High Jump; Hilal D (2021) for 100m; and Laylani V (2021) for Discus. Toby gained an overall 8th placing in the World Under 20 Championships at Cali, Columbia in August, whilst Laylani finished 23rd. Unfortunately, due to injury both Torrie and Hilal were unable to compete.

QGSSSA & AIC Championships results in detail

Moving into the QGSSSA & AIC Track & Field season proper, both our girls and boys performed admirably and 2022 saw St Peters again achieving at a high level across most disciplines and events.  

The Girls Track & Field Team finished 2nd place overall for the third consecutive year at the QGSSSA Track & Field Championships and achieved the following age group placings: 

  • 12 Years – 3rd 
  • 13 Years – 5th 
  • 14 Years – 3rd 
  • 15 years – 3rd  
  • 16 Years – 1st Opens – 6th  

Our Boys Track & Field Team achieved an overall 2nd place at the AIC Track & Field Championships for the fourth consecutive year and achieved the following age group placings:

  • 12 Years – 4th
  • 13 Years – 2nd
  • 14 Years – 1st  
  • 15 years – 4th   
  • 16 Years – 2nd Opens – 1st   

Seven for the history books

Seven St Peters athletes made history by setting new records at the QGSSSA and AIC Championships. Congratulations to the following athletes on their outstanding achievements!

  • Thomas S – 12 Years Javelin (Div. 1) 35.30m 
  • Brogan T – 16 Years Long Jump (Div. B) 5.39m 
  • Hayley C – 15 Years Shot Put (Div. B) 12.16m 
  • Allira T – 15 Years Shot Put A Division 15.25m 
  • Jazelle C – 16 Years 100m (Div. B) 12.42 
  • Gabrielle S – 16 Years 800m (Div. B) 2:16.74 

Our St Peters 16 Years Girls 4 x 100m (Div. B) relay team also etched their names in the QGSSSA track & field record book by setting a new record of 50.86 for this event - well done Ella-Jay H, Brogan T, Lucie B, and Zoe C!

Success at Queensland All Schools Championships

At the conclusion of the QGSSSA & AIC track & field season proper, our focus turned to the Queensland All Schools Track & Field Championships at QSAC from 11 to 16 October. St Peters was well represented with 34 athletes from Years 7 to 12 representing the Metropolitan West region.  

Great success was again achieved with 40 individual top 8 finalists across many events both on the track and in the field.  

From these finalists, St Peters achieved 23 podium finishes (10 Gold, 7 Silver and 6 Bronze) and a new Queensland record in the Women's 16 Years High Jump. Congratulations to Toby S on breaking the previous 20-year record with a jump of 1.79m. 

Looking ahead...

Our next events on the 2022 St Peters Track & Field Program will be the 2022 Australian All Schools Track & Field Championships (9 to 11 December) followed by the National Schools Knock Out Championships (12 December), both at the SA Athletics Stadium in Adelaide. 

St Peters will be again be represented by a strong team and we are confident that our athletes will excel. No matter the result, we are incredibly proud of our athletes. Go Saints!