AIC Year in Review: Track and Field

The level of talent on display at the AIC Track and Field Championships continues to be as high as any other schoolboy carnival in the country. Performances over the two days of the Championships showcased both the outstanding athletes that attend AIC schools but also the wonderful school spirit that exists within all Colleges. In 2023, Ambrose Treacy College again joined the Track and Field competition with overall athlete participation numbers across the Association close to 1000 students at the Championships.

Marist College Ashgrove continued their recent success in the carnival, not only again claiming the Secondary Championship, but also claiming the Primary Championship Shield. This is a very rare ‘double’ in AIC Championship history. This success at the AIC level continued for the Marist College Ashgrove Senior Track and Field team who went onto finish 3rd in Australia at the National Track and Field Teams Championship- the best result of any Queensland School in the Senior Male division.

In the inaugural induction to the AIC Hall of Fame, both Dane Bird-Smith (St Peters) and Simon Patmore (St Patrick’s) were inducted for their achievements in Track and Field.

AIC Track and Field Championship Individual and Relay Records
After two days of competition, 9 AIC Track and Field records were broken. Congratulations to the following students:

Tyler Komarzynski (St Patrick’s) – 12 Years-  High Jump – 1.65m and Long Jump – 5.11m

Benjamin Schinard (Ambrose Treacy)- Year 6 – 800m – 2:19.16

Ned Waters (Padua)- 12 Years- Javelin- 36.75m

Conor Mathewson (St Edmund’s)- 12 years- 800m- 2:17.46 and 1500m – 4:39.76

Oscar McKean (St Laurence’s)- 15 Years- 1500m – 4:06.66

Marcus Page (Padua)- year 5 – 200m- 27.43

Padua College 6 x 400m All Age Relay Team (Harry Luschwitz, Steele Barry, Cooper Carswell, Damon Humphrys, Ryan Fistr, Beau McDonald)- 5:38.37

Championship Results

Primary Championship Results Secondary Championship Results
Marist College Ashgrove 569.5 Marist College Ashgrove 828.5
Padua 470.5 Padua 645
St Laurence’s 454.5 St Peters 626.25
Iona 449 Iona 616
Villanova 446 St Edmund’s 608.5
St Patrick’s 395.5 St Patrick’s 588.25
Ambrose Treacy346.5 St Laurence’s 585
St Peter’s 279.5 Villanova 511
Ambrose Treacy 266.5

Year Level Results
Marist College Ashgrove – Year 5, Year 6, 13 Years, 14 Years, 15 Years, 16 Years
Padua – 12 Years
Villanova – Open

The AIC would like to thank the Brisbane Track and Field Officials Association, Queensland Athletics, the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC) and 1300 Medics for their support in conducting the championships.