St Peters Lutheran College Springfield, Mollie O’Callaghan Triumphs at QGSSSA

Olympic triple medallist Mollie O’Callaghan continued her winning streak as she led St Peters Lutheran College Springfield to an exciting ninth successive Swimming Championship at the QGSSSA held at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Chandler.

On 16 March 2022, St Peters Lutheran College joined Brisbane State High School as QGSSSA’s record holder of nine consecutive Mollie Gould Cup titles. 

St Peters’ swim team broke individual records courtesy of O’Callaghan (50m freestyle, 25.69), Ainsley Trotter (15 years 50m backstroke, 29.74) and Isabella Morris (14 years 50m freestyle, 27.81). Annika Silvester (12 years, 50m butterfly, 30.31) of  Brisbane State High School also broke an individual record that night.

Meanwhile, the Saints’ 15 Years B Division Team (1:56.26) composed of Gemma Glen, Chloe Cholet, Gabrielle Frisbee and Josephine Illing and 14 Years A Division team (1:53.31) of Kaci Curtis, Isabella Morris, Alexa S and Abby George also broke relay records.

Photo Credit: David Martin: Ipswich / Facebook

St Peters started strong with Jamie Perkins winning the first individual event of the night, the 200m open freestyle. Ella Ramsay and Mollie O’Callaghan followed suit in the 100m breaststroke and the 100m backstroke, respectively.

All in all, Mollie O’Callaghan finished on top in the 100m backstrokes, 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle, and was part of the Saint’s winning team in the 200m freestyle relay and 200m freestyle relay.

Mollie O’Callaghan OAM finished the 2020 Summer Olympics with two gold medals (4×100 medley relay and the freestyle relay as a heat swimmer) and one bronze medal (as part of the 4×200m relay team).  

Before her spectacular Olympic performance in Tokyo, she also beat training partner and fellow Olympic champ and club mate, Ariarne Titmus, in Queensland’s swimming championships.  O’Callaghan clocked 1:56.51 to win the 200m freestyle.

QGSSSA Swimming Championship final ranking:

  1. St Peters Lutheran College, 
  2. St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School
  3. Moreton Bay College
  4. Somerville House
  5. Brisbane State High School
  6. Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School
  7. St Hilda’s School
  8. St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School
  9. Clayfield College
  10. Ipswich Grammar School