In a highlight of the School calendar year, Trinity boys rallied to support the Track and Field team at this year’s 88th CAS Schools Track and Field Championship held at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre.
In a mighty afternoon and evening of strong competition, the six Combined Associated Schools (CAS) teams ran, jumped and threw as their peers attempted to outdo each other in the supporter stands with chants, cheering and singing spurring on competitors. The constant roaring from the enthusiastic Trinity crowd helped its athletes run faster, jump higher and longer, and throw further in their quest for glory.
Conditions for the event challenged even the most hardened competitor with cold temperatures and constant wind placing additional demands on all competitors. The Trinity team’s response in under these trying circumstances was outstanding, as they showed the value of their hard work and thorough preparation both prior to and during the official athletics season.
Filled with innumerable personal bests and countless stand-out performances, Trinity’s athletes did themselves and the School proud, finishing victorious after an amazing night of schoolboy athletics.
Crowned 2017 CAS Track and Field Champions, the Trinity team was ecstatic to bring home the Andrew Reid Cup!
The final results were as follows:
1st Trinity 704
2nd Barker 649
3rd Knox 599.5
4th St Aloysius’ 565.5
5th Cranbrook 476.5
6th Waverley 470.5
Congratulations to coaches and members of the team and a special word of appreciation to a most enthusiastic crowd of Trinity supporters, which included numerous parents and Old Boys. Special commendation should also be made of two Trinity team members who broke CAS records on the night:
Theo Kidd (8WJ) – 14 Years 100m Hurdles: 14.19s
Alexander Kolesnikoff (11Ho) – 17 Years Shot Put: 18.79m
At the team’s after-gathering, appropriate acknowledgements were made of those who contributed to the team’s success this season. “I should record particular words of appreciation to Mr Jason Cheers who, for the last 23 years, has provided the administrative back-up so necessary to support the fine work of our Director of Track and Field, Mr Andrew Murphy, and the rest of the coaching staff,” commented Head Master Mr Milton Cujes.
Mr Cujes also took the opportunity to point out that in the first 95 years of the School’s history, Trinity managed to secure the CAS Track and Field Championship on only four occasions, whereas in the last nine years Trinity has managed to do so on five occasions. He said that while it was: “A very laudable effort … the very formidable challenge ahead lies in our potential to continue this ‘rich vein’ of form … the potential is there; all that is required is hard work and commitment.”
Congratulations must also go to the other CAS teams for their fierce and worthy competition.
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