Trinity Athletes Win Medals At State Championships

March 27, 2023

Both current students and old scholars won medals at the recent SA Athletics State Championships.

Mason Lowe (Year 9) had a very busy event winning gold medals in the U/16 long jump (6.01m) and the U/16 400m (52.79s). Mason also claimed silver in the U/16 high jump and fourth placings in the U/16 100m (11.68s) and the 200m (24.08s).

Mia Devlin (Year 11) won medals in the three colours in the U/18 age group. Mia’s gold came in the triple jump with a leap of 11.17m, the silver in the 100m (12.46) and her bronze in the long jump, (5.65m).

More gold medals were won by state reps Ayden Colbourne (Year 10) and Liam Griffiths (Year 10) in the U/17 400m hurdles (57.54) and U/18 long jump (5.84m) respectively. A frequent winner in the 200m hurdles, Ayden has moved up to the 400m hurdles with immediate success. Another medal in the hammer throw went to Caelan Hewlett (Year 11) who threw 30.72m to win silver in the U/17 age group.

Stephan Pretorius (Year 10) was also a busy athlete competing in the U/16 long jump (5.40m) the triple jump (11.70m) and the high jump (1.61m). Stephan’s best result came in the javelin with a throw of 39.39m for a bronze.

Other athletes to compete at the championships were Owen Richardson (Year 10) in the U/18 100m, 200m and 400m and Charli Tomney (Year 9) in the U/16 800m.

We wish all Trinity athletes the very best of luck at the national championships that will be held in Brisbane.

A number of Trinity old scholars also had a very successful event. Leading the way were Class of 2021 alumni Jett Carlin and Lauren Smith. Both won open titles in the hammer throw. Coming back from a serious ankle injury, Jett threw 62.05m for an easy win and a fourth open title. Lauren backed up last years win with another gold, throwing 40.51m. Lauren also won gold in the U/20 hammer (42.23m) and bronze in both the U/20 discus (31.73m) and the U/20 shot put (9.61m).

Llogo Tligi (Class of 2022) is hoping to do well in the national U/20 decathlon this year. At the state championships he showed form in a number of events winning won gold in the U/20 110m hurdles (16.54) and silver in the U/20 400m (50.51s). While not part of the decathlon, Llogo is an excellent hammer thrower and won bronze in the open event (43.22m) and a silver in the U/20 with a 50.60m.

Alanah Gregory (Class of 2022) has only recently begun to throw the 600g senior javelin. However, this did not stop her from winning gold at the state championships, throwing 42.60m in the U/20 event. Alanah is the 2022 U/18 Javelin National Schools Champion.

Jordan McKenna (Class of 2012) loves competitive walking and finished fourth in two open events at the championships. His time for the 5000m was 31.57.34 and for the 10,000m the time was

Well done to all current students and old scholars on their outstanding performances.