Marist College Ashgrove Claim Cross Country Double- AIC Cross Country Review

The Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) Cross Country Championships were held at Curlew Park under beautiful Brisbane autumn skies. The warm autumn day and dry conditions allowed for some excellent racing on a very fast course. The competition between the 8 AIC member College’s and ‘guest’ College- Ambrose Treacy was of the highest quality and included over 800 students.

There were some incredible individual and team performances throughout the day commencing with the Iona Year 5 team in the very first event. The Iona team was able to place their first 6 runners across the line in the top 8 overall placegetters. This is an incredible result and the team score of 29 was the lowest individual age group or year level score of the day. There were some incredibly tight finishes in many of the age group team competitions highlighted by the 14 Years competition. Iona (88 Points) claimed a narrow win in the age group over Marist College Ashgrove (91 Points).

One of the best individual races of the day was in the 16 Years event with Zac Milligan (MAR), Harry Luschwitz (PAD) and Hugh Jones-Sheppard (SLC) battling out over the 6km. Displaying the great talent that exists in AIC Cross Country, all three boys have represented Queensland in the sport and the race between the boys was very entertaining and of the highest quality. At the finish line, Zac was able to hit the front and claim the AIC 16 Years Individual Championship.

In the grueling Open 6km event, a large pack formed over the first half of the race comprising students from at least 5 Colleges. It was wonderful to see the Senior students- for many in their last Cross country event for their College giving one hundred percent effort in this challenging event. Over the concluding stages, Marist College Ashgrove Co-Captain Asher Parkin was able to pull away and win the event in a time of 19:32.

Congratulations to Marist College Ashgrove who claimed both the Primary and Secondary Championship Aggregate Shields. This was an excellent team effort by the boys from Ashgrove.

A large number of students from the AIC event will now go onto representing their region at the Queensland Schools Championships. The Association wishes all of these students well in their efforts to be selected to represent Queensland in 2024.

Individual Placegetters

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd place
Year 5 William Stevenson (IONA) Arlo Pickford (IONA) Scott Preston (SLC)
Year 6 Finn Beaver (MAR) Ethan Trieu (SLC) Freddie Hare (VILLA)
12 Years Lachlan Gordon (SLC) Parker James (SPC) Charlie Marshall (PAD)
13 Years Aiden Levitt (IONA) Harris McPherson (VILLA) Conor Mathewson (SEC)
14 Years Ryan Fistr (PAD) Xavier Morell (SPE) Xavier Hunter (MAR)
15 Years Leo Harrington (PAD) Harry Prole (MAR) Sam Boyd (SPE)
16 Years Zac Milligan (MAR) Harry Luschwitz (PAD) Hugh Jones-Sheppard (SLC)
Open Asher Parkin (MAR) Noah Carter (IONA) Henry Baker (IONA)

Age Group/Year Level Team Result

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Year 5 Iona Marist College Ashgrove Villanova
Year 6 Marist College Ashgrove Padua St Laurence’s
12 Years St Laurence’s Marist College Ashgrove St Patrick’s
13 Years Marist College Ashgrove Villanova St Peters
14 Years Iona Marist College Ashgrove Villanova
15 Years Marist College Ashgrove St Peters Iona
16 Years St Laurence’s Marist College Ashgrove Padua
Open Iona Marist College Ashgrove St Peters

Primary Championship Results

1st Marist College Ashgrove 18 Points
2nd Iona College 16 Points
3rd Padua College 14 Points
4th Villanova College 12 Points
5th St Laurence’s College 11 Points
eq. 6th St Patrick’s College 7 Points
eq. 6th St Peters Lutheran College 7 Points
8th Ambrose Treacy College 5 Points

Secondary Championship Results 

1st Marist College Ashgrove 52 Points
2nd Iona College 40 Points
eq. 3rd St Laurence’s College 38 Points
eq. 3rd Villanova College 38 Points
5th St Peters Lutheran College 33 Points
6th Padua College 28 Points
7th St Patrick’s College 21 Points
eq. 8th St Edmund’s College 13 Points
eq 8th Ambrose Treacy College 13 Points


Please enjoy the highlights from the carnival.

AIC Cross Country Championships 2024


A large event like the AIC Cross Country Championships does not happen without the hard work and support of a large number of people and organisations. The Association would like to thank our host Colleges – St Patrick’s and St Edmund’s with special mention of the St Patrick’s College Curlew Park ground staff. We would like to thank our recording College – Padua. Thanks also to Sports Event Services (Electronic Timing and Results), 1300 Medics (First Aid), Queensland Athletics Officials, Queensland Police Service, Brisbane City Council, Pat Hoelscher Photography, Margin Media and all of the staff from the Colleges who assisted in roles for the event.

Full Race Results 
The electronic file of each race including all competitors will be updated to this story once it becomes available.