Hot and windy conditions in Dunedin last weekend didn’t deter our athletes who took to the track and field with gusto for the 2018 New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics Championships.
Notably, Year 13 student Mattheus Pio came away with a gold medal in the 300m hurdles (with a time of 37.35), as well as a silver medal in the senior boys’ 200m race. Following these results, Mattheus was named in the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Track and Field Championships Team for 2018.
Other successes included, Ben Strang (Year 11) who took away silver in the junior boys' 300m hurdles and senior javelin thrower Campbell Robb (Year 11) who, despite just missing out on a finals spot, secured a new school intermediate boys’ record of 48.47m. He also threw a personal best of 30.64m in the hammer throw.
The 4x100m senior relay team (comprising of two seniors and two juniors) qualified for the final with a great time of 44.29. The team ran an excellent race narrowly missing a medal and coming fourth.
Some of the other finals placings included, Brooke Batters (Year 11) who placed ninth in the junior high jump (with a height of 1.55m); Sitiveni Lose (Year 10) who placed eighth in the junior high jump (with a height of 1.75m); Harrison Bond (Year 10) who placed fourth in the 100m hurdles (with a time of 14.81); and Travis Cashmore (Year 11) who placed seventh in the 300m hurdles (with a time of 41.74).
Well done to all our athletes who competed in this three-day event.