College – Issue 39

conditions, College shooters had some notable performances. Henry Lassen was 1st in the Junior South Island single rise and 3rd in the South Island overall, and 1st in the Junior NZ single rise. George Nehoff was selected for the South Island skeet team of three who competed against the North Island after the initial South and NZ individual championships. Connor Graham was selected in the Canterbury regional 5-person team after two days of competition. The Canterbury team won the national title with Connor top scoring for the Canterbury team and achieving the 5th highest score in NZ. The College team was well prepared for this competition. Whilst the weather at Waihora presented significant challenges, especially on days two and three, the boys demonstrated focus, determination and resilience with several personal best results being achieved. This is only the second year Christ’s College has entered

at least one full team, making the success this year notable as the boys were up against some very well established and experienced competitors from throughout New Zealand. Cycling Cycling at a local level was affected by Covid-19 which meant that there was no racing done at all in Term 2 and it was not only until Term 3 that any events were held. Both the South Island road cycling championships and Blenheim tour were not held this year. The College team competed in the Wednesday school racing with boys competing in individual events and team time trials. In the final event of the term the two College teams performed well in the team time trials. At the U16 level Thomas Audeau, Art Aitken, Ben Crawford and Ryder McGuigan rode really well to finish 3rd to take bronze and only missed out on silver by 0.3 secs. In the U20 event the College team of Michael Audeau, Thomas Johnston and Justin

Hodges got bronze behind teams from Christchurch Boys’ High School and Cashmere High School. Football The 1st XI football side had their most successful season in the local Premiership competition when they finished 3rd after beating St Andrew’s College 2–1 in the 3rd/4th playoff. The season saw the top teams divided in two pools with crossover matches at the end. College finished top of their pool, with a notable win over St Thomas where they claimed the Challenge Shield. The team defended the shield twice before eventually losing it in their semi-final loss to Papanui High School 3–2. During the season Kynan Salt, Ben Cornell and Jake Tacon notched up 50 games for the team. The football club enjoyed another successful season with nine other teams competing midweek or on Saturdays. The Senior XI finished 3rd in their midweek Division 2 competition while the Junior XI

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