Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

SMUS competes at the varsity level in 14 sports. At the Senior level (Grades 11-12), all athletes compete through to the provincial championships. At the Junior level (Grades 9-10), all athletes compete through to the Vancouver Island championships.

In most sports, SMUS competes at the AA level (based on school size). At the Senior School level, all teams are competitive and thus, have a tryout component. Some competitive teams complete pre-season training, or fitness and conditioning programs, in addition to attending practices and games. Students who also play on a non-SMUS team outside of school are expected to prioritize their school team. 

Senior School sports require a high level of commitment. Players will often travel for competitions, occasionally miss class time for games, and can expect to train 4-6 times per week. Students should ensure that they are able to meet the requirements outlined by their coach.

Boy sprinting
SMUS track athletes train at a former Commonwealth Games facility

The senior school track and field season consists of six league meets, the Lower Island and Island Championships, and the BC Championships for those that qualify. In a compact season, athletes experience new events, hone existing skills and improve their personal bests. Athletes compete by age (Grade 9, 10 or Senior) in a variety of events, including sprints, distance races, throws, jumps, relays as well as unique events like the steeplechase and racewalk.

SMUS Advantages

Some of the highlights and advantages of track and field at SMUS include:

  • Close proximity to a former Commonwealth Games facility
  • Travel to local and provincial meets
  • Top of the line equipment so that students can compete at the highest level and try new events

Senior School Track and Field

Players: Approximately 35

Highlights

  • Junior Girls came 1st at Islands and 3rd at provincials (2016/17)
  • Gold in the boys 100m sprint at City and Islands championships (2014/15)
  • Gold medal in the boys 100m sprint (2012/13) at the BC Provincials, where the same athlete won the prestigious Percy Williams trophy. Watch the sprint final.
  • Bronze medal in the boys 100m sprint (2013/14)

Play

  • Spring Term
  • Practices 3/wk (UVic Stadium)
  • Meets 1-2 days/wk (UVic Stadium)

Coach

  • Judy Tobacco