Athletics at St Paul’s Collegiate School

The athletics programme at St Paul’s Collegiate School is offered to students of all athletic ability. Many students take the opportunity to join local clubs and compete in national and regional events while others choose to train and participate in school competitions. There is no compulsion for students to compete.

Students who choose to perform at a competitive level are given specialist training. St Paul’s has a long-standing history of success with a number of athletes placing first at national championships. Some have gone on to represent New Zealand in their chosen athletic discipline.

Each year students participate in regional and national events including:

  • North Island Secondary Schools Championships
  • New Zealand Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships
  • Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Championships

Costs involved in this sport include event entry fees, travel and accommodation costs for competitions and affiliation fees for students who choose to join a local club. Costs are disbursed to students' accounts accordingly.

Highlights

Outstanding Performers

  • Jessica Hood selected to represent New Zealand in the under-20 category at the Oceania Area and Combined Events Championships in Fiji (2017)

New Zealand Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships 2016

  • Ryan Ballantyne placed first place in senior boys’ shot put
  • Jess Hood placed first in senior girls’ 400m sprint
  • Jade Henley-Smith placed third in 100m and 200m senior girls’ sprint
  • Lane Tims placed third in junior boys’ high jump and fifth in junior boys’ 300m hurdles
  • Senior boys’ 4x100m relay team placed third (Tao Savou, Tom Yarrall, Connor Gordon and Ryan Wilkins)

North Island Secondary Schools Championships 2017

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

Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Championships 2017

  • Lane Tims placed first in intermediate boys’ high jump and third in open boys’ 300m hurdles
  • James Mitchell placed first in senior boys’ javelin
  • Ben Strang placed first in junior boys’ 300m
  • Jess Hood placed first in senior girls’ 400m and second in senior girls’ 200m
  • Andre Kleuskens placed second in the senior boys’ triple jump
  • Lincoln Winter, Sitiveni Lose, Aminio Manu and Ben Strang placed second in the junior boys’ 4 x100m relay
  • Shaun Campbell, Andre Kleuskens, Temwa Chileshe and James Mitchell placed third in the senior boys 4 x 100m relay
  • Madison Tims placed third in the senior girls’ 100m hurdles, third in the open girls’ 300m hurdles and third senior girls’ high jump
  • Temwa Chileshe placed third in the senior boys’ discus and forth in the senior boys’ high jump

Teacher in charge

  • Helen Chileshe
  • Helen Chileshe Teacher in charge (Athletics) Phone 64 7 957 8862 Email Helen Helen Chileshe