Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

SMUS competes at the varsity level in 13 sports. At the Senior level (Grades 11-12) and Junior Level (Grades 9-10), all athletes compete through to the Vancouver Island championships, with some sports hosting provincial tournaments.

In most sports, SMUS competes at the AA level (based on school size). At the Senior School level, all teams are competitive and have a tryout component. 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 who 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 and 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 finished 1st at Islands and 2nd at Provincials (2017-18)
  • Junior Girls finished 1st at Islands and 3rd at Provincials (2016-17)
  • Gold in the boys 100m sprint at City and Islands championships (2014-15)