Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright
Today, our youngest members of the Track and Field team have had the opportunity to compete at the Junior GPS Track and Field Championships at the State Athletics Facility at Nathan.
The carnival runs all day, with multiple divisions in different disciplines e.g. eight divisions in 100M, eight divisions in 200M, etc. At these age levels, Under 10, Under 11 and Under 12, it is great to see so many boys getting the opportunity to run, jump and throw for Terrace.
One thing that has stood out this year is the number of boys who have engaged in Track and Field. It is fantastic to see the numbers, the boys' enthusiasm and the excitement that these young men have exhibited.
The Senior boys Under 14 through to Open will compete at another meet this Friday night in a schedule designed to replicate the upcoming Senior GPS Championships.
For the Senior boys it will be another meet at Nudgee College in a final hit out before their Championships on the evening of Friday 27 October.
Due to the unavailability of the main QSAC track, both the Junior and Senior Championships will be held on the State Athletics Facility – the second track at the complex.
This SAF has a recently re-laid surface, but has a much smaller grandstand – seating will be tight.
To celebrate the 2017 season, a small function will be held in the “Sprinters Room”. This is a free event and will be held immediately following the GPS presentations. The format will be the same as last year’s event with finger food and drinks available and should run for approximately one hour.
All Senior Track and Field boys are expected to attend this post Championship event, where awards will be presented.
Good luck to all boys for the next two weeks in their respective Championships.