Moreton Bay College and St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School retained their 2016 titles at Friday’s 97th Annual QGSSSA Athletics Championships.
Held at the recently renovated Queensland Athletics Facility, Moreton Bay College held off Brisbane State High (2nd) and Somerville House (3rd) to retain the Stephens Cup Aggregrate trophy.
Likewise St Aidan’s retained the Del Mellefont Percentage Cup, with Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School (2nd) and St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School (3rd) also obtaining the same places as 2016.
25 records tumbled across the day with the fine weather conditions and new facilities proving favourable.
The girls 13 Years Javelin record, having stood for 17 years, was smashed by St Aidan’s Angelina Tignani, throwing an incredible 50.31m, surpassing the old mark by over ten metres and recording the longest throw of the day.
And while 13 records fell in the more recently-added 12 Years & Under events, Girls 17 Years and Over events saw two distance records fall. Ipswich’s Montanna McAvoy took ten one-hundredths of a second of St Hilda’s Olivia Burdon’s 2015 mark, while State High’s World Cross Country Champion, Katrina Robinson, ran the fastest 800m time in QGSSSA history of 2:12.11, improving on the record set in 2009 by 15 one-hundredths of a second.
Another notable performance was that of Ipswich’s Hilal Durmaz in the 100m, who at 13 years old ran the fastest 100m race for the day clocking an impressive 12.15 seconds, a mere five one-hundredths of a second off the record set back in 1979.
A full list of results and records from the carnival can be found here.