Podium finish for triathletes

Podium finish for triathletes

23 March 2017

St Paul’s Collegiate School’s triathletes competed in the Waikato Bay of Plenty Teams Triathlon Championships held at Lake Karapiro Domain, taking home gold and bronze medals.

Year 9 students Matthew Waddell, Oliver Larcombe and Isaac Reay placed first in the under-14 boys’ division with a time of 38.37 minutes, four minutes ahead of second place.

The under-16 boys team, consisting of Year 11 students Jacob Gibbs, Jack Deane and Angus Orsler, managed third place against tough competition, finishing with a time of 49.27 minutes.

Proud St Paul’s Triathlon Coach, Robert Aldridge, commended both teams’ superb efforts throughout their races.

“These results are fantastic and a sign that triathlon is a sport to watch at St Paul’s this year.”

Full results:

  • Gold in boys’ under-14 division – Matthew Waddell (swimmer), Oliver Larcombe (cyclist) and Isaac Reay (runner)
  • Bronze in boys’ under-16 division – Jacob Gibbs (swimmer), Jack Deane (cyclist) and Angus Orsler (runner)