Records fall three times at Athletics Championships

Posted 17th April 2015

Records fell three times in track events at The Armidale School’s 121st athletics championships, held at the school on 1 April.

An 18 year record was broken when Jason O’Keefe of Walcha jumped 11.47m in the 14 year boys triple jump, adding 18cm to the distance jumped by Rob Donoghue in 1987.

Meanwhile in the javelin triangle, two records were broken in quick succession, also in the 14 years division. Duncan Chalmers threw 32.11 metres, further than the 31.97 recorded by David Rice in 2004. However within minutes, fellow competitor Nicholas Ward smashed both distances, propelling the javelin 38.20 metres.

Abbott House won the overall points trophy, while Tyrrell House had a narrow victory for the House trophy per member basis.

“Today was a great display not just of many outstanding individual performances, but of mass participation by all our students, and they all should be congratulated for that,” Director of Co-curricular Mr Will Caldwell said.

Click on the image below to view a gallery of photos from the 2015 Athletics Championships.


Athletics 2015

Athletics 2015