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Athletes wrap up season at North Island Secondary Schools Championships

Athletes wrap up season at North Island Secondary Schools Championships

St Paul’s athletes finished off their season earning three silver and two bronze medals at the North Island Secondary Schools Championships last weekend in New Plymouth.

To qualify as a representative of the Waikato Bay of Plenty the six St Paul’s athletes had to place at the School Athletics, Zone Athletics and Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary School championships.

Consistent stand out performer, Jess Hood (Year 13), earned two silver medals in the senior girls’ 200m and senior girls’ 4x100m relay and two bronze in the senior girls’ 400m and senior girls’ 4x400m relay.

Athletics Coach Martin Holmes says Jess has “earned a well-deserved break after placing in every major competition she has been involved in this season.”

The final medal came from “surprise package” Ben Strang (Year 10) who finished second in the junior boys’ 300m sprint.

“Ben’s performance demonstrated plenty of running ability and shows he has a large amount of talent to be developed.”

Full results:

  • Jess Hood (Year 13) – silver in senior girls’ 200m and senior girls’ 4x100m relay, bronze in senior girls’ 400m and senior girls’ 4x400m relay.
  • Ben Strang (Year 10) – silver in junior boys’ 300m
  • Madison Tims (Year 13) – fourth in senior girls’ high jump and eighth in senior girls’ 100m hurdles
  • James Mitchell (Year 13) – fifth in senior boys’ 700g javelin throw
  • Lane Tims (Year 12) – fifth in the open boys’ 300m hurdles and seventh in intermediate boys’ high jump
  • Andre Kleuskens (Year 13) – eighth in the senior boys’ triple jump