St Paul’s squash players have continued to dominate the Waikato secondary schools’ squash championships with a number of successful placings in both the individual and team events.
In the boys’ competition, the individual championship was taken out by Temwa Chileshe (Year 13).
Luke Henderson (Year 13), Mark McCluskey (Year 11) and James O'Callaghan (Year 11) also won their respective divisions.
St Paul’s boys won three out of the four team events. The boys’ A team of Temwa, Jack Collins (Year 12) and Brendan Hunt (Year 13) saw St Paul’s retain the Waikato boys’ open title for the fourth year in a row, with a win over Matamata in the final.
The boys’ number three team of Raymond Chen, Herman Wei and Divakrin Naicker (all Year 13) won division two, and the boys’ number five team of Josh Gullery (Year 10), Mark McCluskey and James O'Callaghan won division three.
In the girls’ competition, Rachael McLanachan (Year 13) won division three and for the first time St Paul’s had a representative in the girls’ open division, with Nicola Boyd (Year 11) who finished sixth.
In the teams’ event, the girls’ A team of Rachael, Nicola and Jessica Tod (Year 13) played an outstanding competition to finish runner up – the highest ever finish for St Paul’s girls in this event.
Their first time competing, Daisy Wang (Year 13), Shelly Huang (Year 11) and Lamer Li (Year 12) came runner up in division three.