Holiday Track and Field Success


Over the school holidays, Knox athletes have had a lot of track and field success!

Will North, Year 10 competed in the NSW State Combined Events Championships held in Blacktown International Sports Park. Over two days, Will competed in the u16 Heptathlon which included the events, hurdles, shot put, high jump, 200m, long jump, javelin and 1500m. After some fantastic performances, Will won the bronze medal and has qualified for the Australian Junior Nationals which will be held in March at SOPAC. Congratulations to Will and good luck at Junior Nationals.

Knox also sent an intermediate and senior team to the National Schools Knock-out finals which were held in Brisbane on 5 December. The senior team qualified as the number 1 ranked team in NSW which included Myalls Paterson, Josh Davies, Scott MacLennan, Oscar Cowie, Tim Abbott, Oliver Knight, Will Owen and Lachlan Bird.

Myalls Paterson and Josh Davies had fantastic runs in the 1500m and Scott MacLennan excelled in the javelin and high jump despite having competed in the National All Schools competition the day before.

Sprinters William Owen and Oscar Cowie performed well in the 100m and 200m and as the first round of results came in, Knox sat in second position. The 400m event was dominated by powerful Queensland runners and the final event of the day was the medley relay in which Knox placed second.

The Intermediate team also have some excellent performances including Jack McArdle’s hurdles at the beginning of the day which displayed some extraordinary technique.

The intermediate highlight of the day was Carl Williams in the 800m event, where he competed against athletes who were two years older. Carl finished third and recorded a three second personal best.

At the end of the day, the senior team finished in fourth place and the intermediate team came twelfth.

Overall the Knox Knock-out track and field teams showed tremendous skill throughout and their efforts and fantastic behaviour was a credit to them and to the Knox Sports Academy.