Athletics News

Andrew Stalling | Director of Track and Field and Cross Country

During the holidays Preston Degarnham represented Australia at the Oceania Athletics Championships in Fiji. Despite battling a hamstring twinge in the lead up, he performed exceptionally well winning the Under 18 200m, 110m hurdles and he was part of the Australian team to win the 4 x 100m relay. Well done Preston!


District Track and Field Trials

These will be held on Monday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 8. TSS is looking to send a strong team to this event and we can nominate up to two students per age group/per event.

Those athletes who represented TSS at the GPS Track and Field Championships in the 13 Years to Open age groups in 2016 will be automatically nominated for one of these positions unless you specifically do not want to be nominated. For all other students who wish to nominate for events, please email Mr Stalling ( ) indicating the following:
1. Name
2. DOB and Age group
3. Event and Personal best time/height/distance

For events where there are more than two nominations, we have to undertake a run/jump/throw off.

Athletics – Training details

Preseason training for Athletics will occur for weeks 1-5 this term, leading up to the Interhouse Track and Field in Week 6. Training will begin in Week 2 (this week) and details regarding training is below:

Sprint training
• Mondays 3:45-4:45pm on the River ovals
• Wednesdays 3:45-4:45pm on the River ovals
• Fridays (either 3:45-4:45pm on the River ovals or 4:00-5:00pm at Griffith Uni – check with Mr Stalling)

Distance training
• Mondays – 3:45-4:45pm on the River ovals
• Wednesdays – 3:45-4:45pm on the River ovals

Discus/Shot put/Javelin training (to begin in Week 3)
• Wednesdays – 3:45-4:45pm on the River ovals

High Jump/Long Jump/Triple Jump training
• Training will occur during Core PE lessons for Years 7, 8 and 9
• Year 10, 11 and 12 jumpers TBC

If parents or runners have any questions they can contact the Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, Mr Andrew Stalling on

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