2021 APS Primary Athletics | 2nd Place for King's!


After a long three month delay, due to COVID, our Primary Athletics team finally had the opportunity to compete in the APS 9-12 Years Athletics Carnival at the Runaway Bay Athletics Performance Centre on Thursday, 28 October. Our College had a very successful carnival with many of our athletes leaving the track and field events with multiple medals, helping King's win 2nd PLACE overall!

Round 1: The day began with the perfect start, with Knox Anderson and Isaac Schwarz running a gutsy 1st and 2nd Place in the 9 Years Boys 800m! Immediately following was another strong win by Abby Coetzee in the 9 Years Girls 800m. Kebe Stanford-Modini also delivered a crushing 800m victory with her daring front-running in the 12 Years Girls 800m! While our 800m runners were impressing, our field athletes were also spectacular. The dynamic duo of Chelsea Capps and Nylah Goble-Lote were unstoppable as they finished 1st and 2nd in the 12 Years Discus, with both of their throws doubling the distance of 3rd Place! Zion Marsden also dominated the 11 Years Boys Shot Put with a strong win!

Round 2 (Field events only): Our highlight from Round 2 was Nylah Goble-Lote winning the 12 Years Girls Shot Put. Nylah established a new APS record with a distance of 11.76m, with teammate, Alyssa McDonald finishing in 2nd Place and gaining maximum points for King’s! Judah Marsden was also impressive in the 12 Years Boys Shot Put, finishing a strong 2nd Place, and Jordan Pollard jumped his way into 3rd Place in the 10 Years Boys High Jump. 

Round 3 Track: Our King’s 200m runners also impressed - a testament to their consistent tough training sessions with Mr Muir and Miss Tanika Mahon. Our 9 Years Boys and girls shone with Makyra Melo and Abby Coetzee finishing 2nd and 3rd. Asher Whitaker dominated the 9 Years Boys, winning by almost a full second, with training partner Archer Donovan finishing an impressive 3rd. Adam Abra was outstanding in the 10 Years Boys winning outright, with training partner Nayan Jaglan running a strong 4th. Anna Igari ran an impressive 3rd in the 11 Year Girls. Alyssa MacDonald and Chelsea Capps ran 2nd and 3rd in the 12 Years Girls, and our 12 Year Boys competitors lit up the track with Manny Paelay and Connor Rivallo-Griffin running 1st and 2nd, split by only 0.20 of a second, yet over a second ahead of 3rd place!

Round 3 Field:Sam Butler was equal 2nd in the 11 Boys high jump. Lincoln Mehta was an impressive 3rd in the 9 Years Boys Discus, and Charlotte Lawry and Manny Paelay both finished 2nd in the 12 Years Long Jump.

Round 4 (Field only):Makyra Melo was outstanding, winning the 9 Years Girls Shot Put, while Alyssa MacDonald and Manny Paelay finished a strong 2nd and 3rd in the 12 Years Girls High Jump. 

Round 5: Our King’s 100m runners impressed, starting with our 9 Years Boys (Asher Whitaker, Archer Donovan, Tatenda Marinic and Lincoln Mehta) winning all four divisions of the 9 Years 100m. Makyra Melo finished 2nd in the 9 Years Girls 100m. Nayan Jaglan was the fastest 10 year old boy of the day, with his training partner, Adam Abra only 0.10 of a second behind him, finishing 4th fastest of the day. Alyssa MacDonald and Chelsea Capps finished 2nd and 3rd in the combined A and B divisions, with Charlotte Lawry and Kebe Stanford-Modini also winning their respective divisions. In the 12 Years Boys 100m, Manny Paelay brought the lightning followed by Connor Rivallo-Griffin bringing the thunder as they ran 1st and 2nd in the overall places. Round 5 field highlights for King’s was Archer Donovan jumping 2nd Place in the 9 Years Boys Long Jump!

Relays: Our King’s relay teams were outstanding with our 9 Years Boys, 12 Years boys and 12 years girls all having dominant wins! Our King’s 12 Years Girls and 9 Years Boys both set new APS records. The last event of the day was the mixed 9-12 Years 8 x 100m which showcased our King’s sprinting talent with an impressive win for King’s and a new APS record!

Mr Grady, Mr Muir, our King’s coaches and sports department are very proud of our team’s efforts this year, and they look forward to another great Athletics season in 2022!