Triathlon A small group of College triathletes travelled to New Plymouth for the National Secondary Schools’ Triathlon Championships. After a weekend of racing, we notched three national titles. Olli Aitken won the U14 grade while Henry Hiatt was 8th and Ben Crawford finished 10th. In the U16 individual category, Art Aitken was 6th overall in a field of 28. In the mixed team relays, Olli Aitken and Henry Hiatt teamed up with two students from Christchurch Girls’ High School to claim the U14 national title, while Art Aitken led a mixed team to victory in the U16 event. College was also awarded the Overall School Points Cup. Volleyball The Senior A volleyball team had an extremely busy term. In the Monday night premier competition, the team finished with four wins and two losses, was 6th in the Canterbury senior division 1 championships and won the South Island division 2 schools title. For the first time in College history the team travelled to Palmerston North for the National Schools’ Volleyball Championships. Over five days, the team played nine games, finishing with four wins and five losses – two of the defeats in a 5th set tiebreaker. With wins over Waiopehu College, Bishop Viard College, Te Puke High School and Hamilton Boys’ High School, the team eventually finished 4th in divison 4. In the local competition, College had 10 teams competing across all grades. The Senior B side won its senior division 1 grade and competed in the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Championships where they produced some very good volleyball while developing their overall skills.
Water Polo During summer tournament week, the senior team competed at the South Island Secondary Schools’ Championships. After pool play, the team was unbeaten with wins over St Bede’s College B, Burnside High School, Shirley Boys’ High School, Mainland and Christchurch Boys’ High School B. The team went into the semi-finals against a determined St Andrew’s College side and eventually lost the match 5–9 before playing CBHS in the 3rd–4th play-off where College produced a great second half to win 9–2 and claim 3rd place.
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