Marist College Ashgrove completed a rare ‘double’ at the 2023 AIC Track and Field Championships by winning both the Primary and Secondary Aggregate Shields. Marist College Ashgrove led throughout the secondary carnival with an incredibly tight competition unfolding for second place throughout the carnival. After the final secondary event, Padua claimed second place (Padua’s best ever result at the AIC Track and Field Championships) and St Peters in 3rd place. The Primary Championship was close throughout the carnival with Marist College Ashgrove only claiming victory after the relay events, Padua claiming second and St Laurence’s in third place.
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
There were numerous quality performances from athletes across the competition with a number of athletes claiming victory in multiple events. These included Jack Coomber (St Laurence’s) who claimed victory in the 800m, 1500m and 3000m events- an incredible achievement by an Open competitor. This was matched by his teammate, Nathan Taverner (St Laurence’s) who won the three Open Division 1 ‘jump’ events- Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump. Tyler Komarzynski (St Patrick’s) won four 12 Years Division 1 events by claiming first place in the events he broke records for (High Jump and Long Jump) but also claiming victory in the Triple Jump and 400m. Theo Harvey (St Peters) was a standout in the 15 Years age group by claiming the Division 1 100m, Long Jump and Triple Jump events. Steele Barry (Padua) claimed the multiple wins in the 14 years age group with victory in the 100m, 200m and Hurdles. Terell Thorne (St Laurence’s) completed the sprint ‘treble’ in the 16 Years by winning the 100m, 200m and 400m.
The closest age group competition of the championship was the hotly contested Open Division between Marist College Ashgrove, Villanova College and St Laurence’s College. After a number of hard-fought events, the final placings came down to the 4 x 100m relay event which Villanova won that result allowed the team to claim the Open Division Trophy by a solitary point over St Laurence’s.
Marist College Ashgrove claimed 6 Age Group titles (Year 5, Year 6, 13 Years 14 Years, 15 Years, 16 Years. Both Villanova (Open) and Padua (12 Years) claimed one age group trophy each.
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.
Final Championship Points
Marist College Ashgrove 569.5, Padua 470.5, St Laurence’s 454.5, Iona 449, Villanova 446, St Patrick’s 395.5, Ambrose Treacy 346.5, St Peter’s 279.5.
Marist College Ashgrove 828.5, Padua 645, St Peters 626.25, Iona 616, St Edmund’s 608.5, St Patrick’s 588.25, St Laurence’s 585, Villanova 511, Ambrose Treacy 266.5