After the welcome early rains, the morning brought cool and comfortable conditions for over 400 athletes to showcase their talents on an incredible day of competition at the 102nd GPS Track and Field Championships.
The Main Stadium at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre once again played host to the event, which saw eight GPS records broken and a very high standard of both individual and team competition.
Ipswich Grammar School claimed the 2019 GPS Championships, taking home the Sir John Goodwin Trophy. Brisbane Boys’ College came in second place, with just 1.5 points separating them from the winners, followed by Brisbane State High School in third place.
Director of Sport and Activities at Ipswich Grammar School, Nigel Grieve commented, “We are incredibly proud and honoured to have secured the 102nd GPS Track & Field Championship last weekend. IGS has a proud history of Track and Field success, and 2019 has been no different with exceptional performances by our athletes who consistently excelled and produced personal bests on the track and on the field. Our boys have been working towards this for the last 12 months and were committed to helping them reach their potential through hard work and a genuine passion for success.
It was an amazing day of close competition which really illustrates the strength of the GPS competition. Congratulations to all athletes and coaches from all nine member schools on a fantastic competition.”
The day’s events ended with athletes and staff enjoying pizza together on the track in the GPS Spirit of Fellowship – a fitting way to end a very successful year of GPS Sports and Activities.