Double Win for King's in APS Athletics


King’s has done it again!

On Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th August, King’s won both the Junior (9-12 years) and Senior (12-17 years) Athletics APS Premierships for the second time in King’s history. King’s Director of Sport, Mr Jason Grady, King’s Athletics Coordinator, Miss Tanika Mahon and our sport staff could not be prouder of our King’s students' commitment, winning desire and outstanding performances over the three days of competition.

Senior APS Carnival (13-17 years) 

Middle Distance

Keilana Stanford-Modini (13 year girls), Kyah Anderson (15 year Girls) and Sayla Donnelley (17 year girls) all took the gold in the 1500m and 800m with a special mention to Sayla for having the crowd on the edge of their seats and breaking the APS record by 4.25 seconds in the 17-year girls 800m. Charlie Miller also crossed the line in 1st place with a 4-second lead. Ruby Hughes (16 Year Girls) took home a silver in both of her runs along with Jo Lethlean (15 year Boys) and Luciano Hutchins (14 year Boys) in the 1500m. Lara Cullen (17 year girls) came home with a bronze medal in the 800, as well as Jo Lethlean. Polly Sowery (15 year Girls) also placed 3rd in both the 1500m and 800m.


Our 13 year old girls sprinters earned sensational results with Alyssa Mcdonald, Charlee Vincent, Charlotte Lawry and Keilana Stanford-Modini winning all 4 divisions in the 100m and Alyssa and Charlee taking out the double in the 200m. The 400m 1st and 2nd place were taken out by Alyssa and Chelsea Capps. This group of girls also set a new record in the 4x100m relay with a solid lead of 4.57 seconds. Special mention to Alyssa Mcdonald for taking gold and setting a new APS record in the 80m Hurdles running a quick 13.10 with teammate Charlee Vincent finishing in 3rd. The 13-year boys also provided great talent on the track with all four 100m runners placing 1st in their divisions and taking out the 4x100m relay. Conor Rivallo-Griffin and Manny Paelay finishing 1st and 2nd in the 400m event, and Manny taking home a gold in the 90m Hurdles and the 200m alongside teammate Shanuka Silva finishing 2nd. Our King’s boys broke all the sprinting records in the 14 years age group. Seth Kennedy took out the competition with 2 new records in the 200m and 400m and helped his team break another record in the 4x100m. David Bolongi broke the 100m record from 11.94 to a fast 11.88 which has been standing for 11 years. Aasha Elliott and Fa’agase Tupuola-Palale took home the double in the 100m in the 14-year girls while the 16-year girls won all 4 divisions. Both of these age groups also won their
4x100m relays. Abby Cullen took out the 14 years girls 400m; Cooper Miller ran away with a silver in the 17 years boys and Ruby Hughes (16 years girls), Charlie Miller (16 years Boys) and Sayla Donnelley (17 years Girls) finished in 3rd. Field amongst our field athletes, we saw quite a few records broken with Nylah Goble-Lote getting both records in the 13 years discus and shot put. Chelsea Capps also placed 2nd in the Discus and broke the 13-year girls Javelin record by 4.9 metres. Well done to our students who placed 1st in their events!

Kings APS Age Champions

  • Alyssa McDonald - 13 year girls - 1st Age Champion
  • Manny Paelay - 13 year Boys - 1st Age Champion
  • Bailee-Anne Tewake - 16 year Girls - 2nd Age Champion
  • Sayla Donnelley - 17 year Girls - 3rd Age Champion

Junior APS Carnival (9-12 years)

Our younger students came into their APS carnival inspired by their high school role models with a belief that anything is possible if they squeeze everything out of the team on the day! And squeeze they did, putting the pressure on their APS opponents from the first round. Although behind in points for most of the day, the athletes continued to persevere right until the last event and won the carnival by 56.5 points! Our King’s community could not be prouder of athletes!


The first boys' track event of the day saw our 9 year olds Luca Thompson and Nate Mpala finish 2nd and 3rd in their 800m race. Knox Anderson took out the 10 year boys 800m with teammate Isaac Schwarz finishing 4th. 3rd place getters in the 800m were Lara Brenton in the 11 year old girls, Charlize de Chhimba for the 12 year girls and Danny Baxter for the 12 year boys. Anna Igari (12 year girls) and Nayan Jaglan (11 Year Boys) took home the gold in their 200m and Luca Thompson (9 year boys) and Asher Whitaker (10 year boys) crossed the line in 2nd. 3rd place went to Zac Bikneris (12 years boys) and Sophie Jones (12 years girls). We had some great results coming from our relays with the 10 year boys, 12 year boys and 12 year girls all finishing 1st. All eyes were on the track for the last event of the day which was our all-age shuttle relay, it involved the fastest boy and girl from each age group. We started off the race sitting around 5th position, but as the race progressed, our athletes started to pull away from the other schools and secured the 1st place position. 


We saw some great talent on display from our field athletes across all events on the day. The 9 year old competing in their very 1st APS threw splendidly with Rose Hart finishing 1st and Judah Griffith placing himself 2nd in their discus competition. Zion Marsden took out the 12 year boys age group by coming 1st in both the discus and shot put. The sand pit wasn’t ready for King’s as Asher Whitaker jumped 3.98m and secured a 1st place for the 10 years boys. Adam Abra and Samuel Butler both got 3rd for their jumps and Sahara Vanroon jumped beautifully, finishing in 2nd for the 10 year girls division. Christian Webster was exceptional in the 9 years age group, jumping an amazing 1.11m and winning the event by 3cm! 

Kings APS Age Champions 

  • Makyra Melo - 10yrs girls 3rd Age Champion 
  • Asher Whitaker - 10yrs Boys - 2nd Age Champion