St Margaret's has a long history of success in athletics. Participation and interest in this sport has resulted in St Margaret's becoming one of the most successful schools within the QGSSSA competition and in state and national competitions.

         2019 - First place Junior Nitro Schools Challenge

          2014 - Second Place Junior National Knockout Championships
                     Third Place Senior National Knockout Championships
          2002-2013 Del Mellefont Percentage Cup Winners
          2010 - 2nd Place National Knockout Championships
          2009 - Third Place QGSSSA
          2008 - Second Place QGSSSA
Head Coach
The athletics program is run by Eric Brown who is a Level 5 Multi-events coach. Mr Brown has a Graduate Diploma in Elite Sports Coaching from The University of Queensland, and has coached athletes at the World Championships, Commonwealth Games, and National and State Championships.
Training sessions take place mornings and afternoons commencing part way through Term 2 and continuing in Term 3 until the QGSSSA competition. It is expected that all squad members attend three sessions a week, including the compulsory session on Wednesday morning.

Training Venue
Windsor Park Sporting Fields.
Competition and Venues
The QGSSSA competition is held in September at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre (QSAC), Nathan. Students will compete in lead-up competition meets on Friday evenings from mid-August to September at The University of Queensland (St Lucia Campus) or QSAC (Nathan).
Training can be conducted in the athletics uniform or the school navy physical education uniform. The uniform for competition events is the athletics uniform or the school lycra navy bike pants and athletics singlet.