Eight of our Somerset Spartans competed at the Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney recently. It was a very busy schedule with Spartans competing nearly every day throughout the week, representing themselves and the College in an outstanding manner and producing some excellent results.

Our new National Medallists produced their best with Kassia Brown winning Gold in the Pole Vault after an horrific run with injuries and nearly missing the event completely. Kassia persevered and with the help of our school Pole Vault coach Howard Arbuthnot, not only competed but secured the Gold.

Felix Jackson-King claimed Bronze in both the Long Jump and Triple Jump. While also studying hard in the middle of Year 12, he has displayed a new level of maturity and confidence to perform at his best when it mattered most.

Aspen Anderson took out Bronze in the 3km showing us her talent and commitment to hard work. With her main sport being Triathlon, Aspen showed great courage and will power to produce a fantastic race.

Lucy Twigg won Silver as part of the Queensland Team in the 4x100m Relay. This comes after a very busy schedule competing in her first ever National Championships in the 100m and 200m, where she placed fourth in both events.

Full Team Results

  • Kassia Brown – U14 Girls Pole Vault 1st place (2.80m) Gold
  • Felix Jackson-King – U20 Mens Long Jump 3rd place (7.23m) Bronze; Triple Jump 3rd place (14.52m) Bronze
  • Aspen Anderson – U16 Girls 3km 3rd place (9.59.73) Bronze
  • Lucy Twigg – U18 Girls 100m 4th place (12.55sec); 200m 4th place (25.20sec); 4x100m Relay 2nd place (47.12sec) Silver
  • Starr Scott – U18 Girls 800m 10th place (2.17min); 1500m 6th place (4.40min)
  • Cru Scott – U15 Boys 800m DQ; 1500m 8th place (4.20min)• Stephanie Sprague – U20 Girls Pole Vault 7th place (2.90m)
  • Kade Reynoldson – U17 Boys 400m 14th place (51.73sec)

Overall, we had five medals and ten finals. At this high level of competition these are outstanding results for our Spartans.

Congratulations to everyone who competed and gained invaluable experience for the future. Several of these athletes are genuine contenders for future Australian Teams to World Juniors and even higher in future years.

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