Canterbury Students Shine @ Sydney’s 2022 Australian Track & Field Championships

Congratulations to all our champion track and field athletes who travelled down to Sydney to compete in the 2022 Australian Athletics Championships (Saturday 26 March – Sunday 3 April 2022) – especially during such a disrupted last 12 months for training with COVID impacts, Logan’s recent flooding and snap lockdown quarantining.

We have such dedicated athletes who train hard – whether they attend our Canterbury training sessions, external club sessions, or do their own private training around home.

Their personal commitment to their sport is obvious and the results on the track speak for themselves…

Canterbury Student Event Highlights

Year 7 Student Mia Chizzoniti with a brilliant 800m race effort.

Fellow Year 7 Student Calise Kypr at her first national athletics event appearance, who did an amazing job placing 12th in the Triple Jump and 17th in the Hurdles.

Year 8 Student Destinee Pickvance-Yee who performed an outstanding Personal Best in her Race Walk placing 5th.

Fellow Year 8 Student Sophie Webb who hit the track running in her 2,000m Steeplechase placing 4th with a 1-minute better Personal Best time.

Her older sister in Year 10 Student Emily Webb who also ran a strong race in her 2,000m Steeplechase placing 12th, after she landed on her knee at one point, then backed it up with a 6-second better Personal Best time in the 3,000m placing 10th.

Year 11 Student Eloise Stanley competed in the 2,000m Steeplechase too, and in one of her best performances to date, she placed an impressive 6th place, before going on to run a beautiful 3,000m race.

Year 11 Student Alexander Arbuthnot performed incredibly well in his pet event the Pole-Vault, placing 3rd in the U17s and getting a Personal Best in the U20s.

A massive shout-out to recent Canterbury graduate Jade Arbuthnot who has returned to national competition after major knee surgery 12 months ago.

And to Class of 2021’s Connor Addley (feature photo) who has returned to the field by placing 3rd with a monster throw in a very close Javelin competition.

Both these inspiring athletes are now coaching, so you will still see them track side – even if they are a little camera shy…

Congratulations again – we are all very proud of you! 😊

Mrs Brooke King
Taipans Sporting Clubs Operations Administrator and Athletics Coordinator