Medal Bonanza for Trinity College Athletes

November 06, 2023

Trinity College athletes ran, jumped and threw with skill and endeavour to win 29 medals at the 2023 State All-Schools Championships held recently at the Athletics Arena in Adelaide. Strong performances across numerous events were further evidence that Trinity continues to be one of the powerhouse schools in track and field athletics.

Leading the way for Trinity was Year 9 student Mason Lowe (U/16) with gold in the 400m (52.52) and the triple jump (13.31m). Mason also won a silver in the long jump (6.23m) and bronze in the high jump (1.71m) and the javelin (35.03m).

Year 11 students Mia Devlin (U/18) and Emma Henkel (U/17) both won two gold medals with impressive performances, Mia in the horizontal jumps (triple jump 11.29m, long jump 5.59m) and Emma on the track (800m 2.16.45, 1500m 4.45.73). Both Mia (200m 26.08) and Emma (400m 57.67) also won silver medals and should do well at the nationals.

Other Trinity athletes to win gold medals were Year 10 student Liam Griffiths (U/17) in the long jump (6.57m), Year 7 student Ashleigh Heggie (U/14) in the high jump (1.57m) and Year 9 student Ella Rogers (U/16) in the hammer throw (21.33m). Ashleigh further demonstrated her all-round skills with silver medals in the 400m (63.64) and the shot put (9.59m) and bronze in the javelin (18.37m) for a total of four medals. Ella also won bronze medals in the discus (23.94m) and javelin (27.83m).

Distance runner Year 11 student James Skelton (U/18) showed good form to win silver in the 3000m (9.37.89) and bronze in the 1500m (4.25.53).

Year 10 student Ayden Colbourne (U/17) has moved up from the 200m hurdles to the 400m hurdles, a tough event. He did well to win silver in a national qualifying time of 59.23. Year 11 student Nicholas Vuksan (U/18) also ran the 400m hurdles to win silver (65.76) and won another silver in the discus (25.60m).

Year 10 student Stephan Pretorius (U/17) won silver in the javelin (38.55m). Year 9 student Isabelle Fischer (U/16) jumped 1.36m to win silver. Year 11 student Sophie Houston (U/17) won bronze in the high jump (1.26m) as did Year 8 student Lilly Kroschel (U/15) in the 90m hurdles (16.23) and Year 7 student Kyle Razemba (U/14) in the 800m (2.18.29).

Athletes who have qualified for the National All-Schools Championships, to be held in Perth in December, are Mia Devlin, Ayden Colbourne, Ashleigh Heggie, Emma Henkel, Mason Lowe, Ella Rogers, James Skelton and Liam Griffiths.

Nicholas Vuksan, Stephan Pretorius and Isabelle Fischer are also possibilities for the nationals depending on Interclub competition results over the next few weeks.

Other athletes to represent Trinity at the Championships were Blair Boothey (Year 7), Jack Cox (Year 6), Nicholas Evdokiou (Year 10), Owen Richardson (Year 10), Isabella Tabeni (Year 6), Ewan Mayston (Year 10) and Lily Watts (Year 9).

Congratulations and well done to all!