The hot weather certainly assisted some scorching performances on the track and the field at the school Athletics Sports held on the 20th February.
From the start of the day records were broken. Eden Bates broke the Intermediate Triple Jump record with a jump of 10.27 m (9.87 m). Michaela Foster broke the Senior Shot Put record, which was set in 1989, with a throw of 11.59m (11.52). Stephanie Lualua also broke the record before being pushed out with Michaela’s throw. Makaia Riki-Te Kanawa broke the Intermediate Javelin record with a throw of 31.44 (29.31). It was great to see these girls striving for excellence.
Our overall champions competed strongly throughout the day in a number of disciplines. Senior Champion was Tessa Leong, Intermediate Champion Keely Jennings and Junior Champion Jazmin Hotham and Wilson were our overall House champions.
The Day girls again demonstrated their athletic prowess taking out the Day girls vs Hostel relay, Campbell House took out the House Relay and the staff once again showed that age is no barrier. Another highlight was the Whanau Tutor classes showing ‘their class’ in the tutor group relays – clearly dominating in their respective houses.
NEW SCHOOL RECORDS
EDEN BATES - Intermediate Triple Jump 10.27 m (9.87 m)
TESSA LEONG - Senior Triple Jump 10.32m (9.20m)
MIKAELA JEFFERSON - Senior Shot Put 12.04 (11.52m)
MICHAELA FOSTER - Intermediate Shot Put 11.59m (11.44m)
MAKAIA RIKI-TE KANAWA - Intermediate Javelin 31.44m (29.31m)