Top throw leaves College records in a spin

01 Mar 2022

Armani Lemalu has spun into the College record books, breaking the school’s intermediate discus record with a 51.85m throw – a huge gain on the previous 45.28m – during the two-day Athletics Championships.

Among the other standout performances last week, AJ Madondo took the honours in six intermediate grade track and field events, including equalling the triple jump record of 13.20m (set in 2008). Jimmy Knight powered to four titles in the U14 section, along with PJ Palamo (intermediate) and Angus Thorne (senior).

In the race to be Overall House Champion, Harper ran away with the title, with Flower’s House in hot pursuit to nab second spot, followed by Jacobs.

While the contest was fierce, the atmosphere was subdued and in marked contrast to the typical annual noisy event when College’s 10 Houses – buoyed by friends and family – compete for glory. While the boys still displayed their usual enthusiasm and commitment, Covid-19 restrictions kept the wider community away.


Individual Grade Champions

  • U14 – Jimmy Knight (Flower’s House)
  • Junior – PJ Palamo (Harper House)
  • Intermediate – AJ Madondo (Julius House)
  • Senior – Angus Thorne (Jacobs House)
  • Senior runner-up – Benji Ward (Harper House)

  • Record set by Armani Lemalu in the intermediate discus.
  • Record equalled by AJ Madondo in the intermediate triple jump.


The following boys won multiple events in their grades.


  • Jimmy Knight – 100m, 100m hurdles, 200m, 400m
  • Che De Luca – high jump, long jump, triple jump
  • Otto Church – 1500m, 3000m


  • PJ Palamo – discus, shot put, javelin, triple jump
  • George Matthews – 200m, 800m, 1500m
  • Fynn Harrington – 400m, 3000m


  • AJ Madondo – 100m, 100m hurdles, 200m, 400m, long jump, triple jump
  • Armani Lemalu ­­– shot put, javelin, discus (school record)
  • Matty Hickman – 800m, 3000m


  • Angus Thorne – 800m, 1500m, 300m hurdles, 5000m, (high jump – 2nd)
  • Joseph Nash – 100m, 200m, 400m