QLD Track and Field Championships 2024

Day 1

Not sure of Paul Circosta’s recent form in the Javelin after some tips from Adrian Keen at Masters but Adrian himself continues to be a factor in the Throws with 34.41m for 12th in Open Discus at the State Track and Field Championships at QE2 tonight.

This was despite a misguided Masters Long Jump attempt last week for Adrian that led to opposite leg injuries similar to the Relays Masters Bronze Medal effort.

It was a strong medal haul on Day One for us with seven bronze medals going to the following:

Laura Bray Under 15 2k Steeplechase – 7:23.45
Lyndon Maynard Under 17 High Jump 1.80m
Isaiah Burgess Under 18 Shot 14.77m
Jono Kirk Under 17 Shot 12.88m
Isaac Ting Under 17 400m Hurdles 60.89
Connor Campbell Under 16 28.07m
Charlie Campion Under 15 30.87m

There were also good performances by Kristina Kersten 2:23.26 for 9th in Under 17 800m and Zel Van Loggerenberg 2:23.55 qualifying first in her Under 15 800m Heat as well as newcomer Isla Reid 2:35.10.

In the Under 20 Men’s 800m Heats there were promising runs by Daniel Casey 2:04.90 and Tom Grinham 2:06.79.

Day 2

A solid second day of competition for us getting back to very windy conditions at the State Track and Field Championships at QE2.

In the Open 100m heats Andrew Pfeffer recorded a quickest ever time of 11.23 seconds with the direction reversed down the back straight looking for tailwinds with the strong south-easterly.

Andrew also ran strongly again in the Open 400m heats with 53.65 just outside his PB.

Zel Van Loggerenberg performed very well in the conditions for 3rd place in the Under 15 800m with 2:23.66 with Emelia Schulze finishing in 10th place in the Under 14 race in 2:36.45.

Earlier Emilia showed sharp improvement to qualify for the Under 14 400m Final in a PB of 67.50 with other qualifiers Connor Campbell (54.88) and Perry Croft who looked very impressive off the bend (57.93 PB) in the 15 years 400m and Lachie Kennedy (52.07) in the Under 20 400m. Kristina Kersten also did well for 65.59 in the Under 17 400m heats.

Lyndon Maynard continued his excellent jumps form with 5.86m for a very good 6th in the Under 17 Long Jump.
Don Stapleton and Mike Frawley would be pleased to see that we were well represented in the Javelin with Tiana Solley 7th in 37.07m in the Open Women, Lee Martin 5th in Under 20 with 48.69m and in the Open Men Connor Duggan 9th with 41.81m and Adrian Keen 10th with 38.97m.

Day 3

Certainly a very hectic but satisfying day for our club at QE2 today with Day 3 of the State Track and Field Titles at QE2.

Our initial medal run of nine consecutive Bronze medals for the meet was well and truly added to by by young gun Sam Shaw who could hardly have been more impressive than when posting a PB of 12.68 seconds into a 1.4 m/s headwind to take the Under 13 100m backing up with a 62.06 400m Gold as well.

Silvers went to another exceptional young signing Kaley Croot with 4.78m in the Under 13 Girls Long Jump, Cooper Lofts with a PB of 45.40m in Under 16 Javelin and Lee Martin a PB of 14.11m in Under 20 Shot Put.

Our impressive string of Bronzes was added to by Tiana Solley with 11.89m just ahead of April Laurikaanen 11.83m in Open Shot, Aidan Dallinger 12.93m in Under 20 Triple Jump and Marist Ashgrove emerging talent Sania Elisala with 56.71m in Under 15 400m.

In the 100m we saw good efforts from Kaley Croot 4th in Under 13 with 13.18, Hayden Boyd 6th in Under 17 Final in a PB of 11.30m, Aidan Dallinger 11.30 U20 Heats and Daisy Clarke amazingly still ran 13.08 in U16 Heats off zero warm up due to South East Freeway accidents.

In the 400m there were very solid runs from Emelia Schulze 7th in 66.18 PB, Connor Campbell 6th 54.38 and Perry Croft 9th PB 57.59 in 15 years 400m and Lachie Kennedy 7th in Under 20 in 51.27m.

In the 1500m, Daniel Casey recorded 4:16.06 in Under 20 Heats and Brendan Press 4:12.95 in Open Final.
In the Men’s Open Shot we saw a very strong trio of Lee Martin 5th 12.90m, Connor Duggan 9th 10.96m PB and Adrian Keen 11th 10.34m while Ollie Van Camp was 4th in U13 Shot with 7.77m and 4th in Discus as well with 27.55m.

Overall a very good day for us well done to everyone for really responding exceptionally well to the occasion.

What a great way it was to celebrate St Patrick’s Day seeing the Green Machine go into overdrive with a string of very honest efforts to cap off the last day of the State Track and Field Championships.

Sam Shaw was once again dominant running an extraordinary 0.6 second PB to take the U/13 200m in 25.70 and make it a rare 100/200/400m treble.

Silver Medals went to Katie Bray 32:56.77 in U17 5k Walk, Zel Van Loggerenberg in U15 1500m 4:50.18 and Hayden Lockhart in Under 15 Triple Jump with 12.87m while Tiana Solley took Bronze in the Open High Jump with 1.60m and Charlie Campion 3rd in 15.66 in Under 15 100m Hurdles ahead of Hayden Lockhart 5th in 16.07.

Shea Caminiti was a handy fourth in Boys U14 90m Hurdles in 15.55 and Connor Campbell 5th in 15.22 in Under 16 Boys 100m Hurdles.

In the Open Women’s 100m Hurdles Final Tiana Solley was 5th in 14.64 after an excellent 14.47 clocking in the Heats.
Adrian Keen was 6th in 40.70m in Open Men’s Hammer.

We performed very strongly in the 200m with Andrew Pfeffer making the Open Semis with 23.14, Lindsay Dixon 25.45 in U16 Heats, Daisy Clarke a 0.9 second PB of 26.55 to make the Under 16 Girls Final where she finished 9th, Kayley Croot 27.81 for 5th U13 Girls Final, Haiden Boyd 5th in Under 17 Final with 23.15 and Aidan Dallinger 7th U20 200m 22.84 PB but with 2.5 m/s tailwind.

In the Women’s 1500m to round off the meet we saw further good runs by Emelia Schulze 9th 5:20.52 in Under 14 1500m, Laura Bray 6th Under 15 1500m 4:59.00 and Kristina Kersten a 6 second PB of 5:04.67 for 10th in U17 Girls 1500m.

I think this meet’s results saw us really stand up as a club in a way we haven’t quite before very solid across all the disciplines and would sincerely like to thank all athletes, parents, coaches, officials and off-track brains trust both present and past who have laid the path for where we are today.

A courageous Hammer PB of 40.70m for Adrian Keen today ignoring the wear and tear of tough competitions last week at Qld Masters and this week at State Track and Field.

Next year QA are looking to replenish their ranks with a mentoring programme so let us know if you are interested given the big meets that will be held in Queensland over the next 8 years.


Qld Track and Field Championships QE2 March 14th to 17th

We congratulate all the athletes below on their fine accomplishments at this meet.
Total Medals – 22

Gold (3)

Sam Shaw – U13 Boys 100m/200m/400m

Silver (6)

Zel Van Loggerenberg U15 Girls 1500m
Katie Bray U17 Girls 5k Walk
Kaley Croot U13 Girls Long Jump
Hayden Lockhart U15 Boys Triple Jump
Cooper Lofts U16 Javelin
Lee Martin U20 Shot Put

Bronze (13)

Zel Van Loggerenberg U15 Girls 800m
Laura Bray U15 Girls 2k Steeplechase
Tiana Solley Open Women High Jump
Tiana Solley Open Women Shot Put
Charlie Campion U15 Boys 110m Hurdles
Charlie Campion U15 Boys 200m Hurdles
Connor Campbell U16 Boys 200 Hurdles
Sania Elisala U15 Boys 200m
Isaac Ting U17 Boys 400m Hurdles
Lyndon Maynard U17 Boys High Jump
Isaiah Burgess U18 Boys Shot Put
Jono Kirk U17 Boys Shot Put
Aidan Dallinger U20 Triple Jump