Register 2020

Matt Durant 15th U20 200m – 23.87 10th U20 400m – 55.89 Sam Idiens 2nd U18 2000m Steeplechase – 6:20.83 Jasper Moss

The Senior 4x100m Relay team of Matt Durant, Benji Ward, Charlie Cameron and Joseph Nash made the final, but the baton was dropped so did not finish. The Senior Mixed 4x400m Relay team of Matt Durant and John Wells, with Lily Cockram and Ella MacDonald of St Margaret’s College, came 3rd with a time of 3:57.83. The Junior Mixed Relay team of Joseph Nash and Armani Lemalu, with Alex Rees-Thomas and Samantha Lasceles of St Margaret’s, was placed a comfortable 3rd – but then, due to a technical ruling, was disqualified. Personally, I feel they were hard done by on this ruling, but as we had no photographic evidence we had to accept the referee’s decision. Congratulations to medal winners Charlie Cameron, Matt Durant, Jasper Moss and John Wells, and to our other finalists: Alfie Baker, Sam Idiens, Armani Lemalu, Joseph Nash and Benji Ward. For full results go to the nzssaa website. CONCLUSION This has been a really tough year for the team. Covid disruptions meant many potential successes for our athletes just could not happen. They continued to train hard, however, and the start to our summer season has begun really well. Let us hope we get to the end of the season in March and see the benefits of their hard work this term. Marcus Hamilton and Charlie Cameron have been appointed our captains of athletics for 2021. I wish to acknowledge the hard work of all the staff, coaches and many parents again this year. Without your commitment and support, we could not have had the successes we did have. On behalf of the athletes, I wish to thank everyone involved – and, of course, repeat my old saying: “We don’t play athletics – we DO athletics.” Graeme Christey MiC Athletics

was mainly due to all the work she did for us prior to the trip. Another key aspect that made this a great trip was the involvement of Year 13 athletes Matt Durant, Sam Kirby, John Wells and Alfie Baker, competing at their last school event. They will be missed in future competitions – and we wish them all the best in their future endeavours. The College team’s results were very good. A top 8 position is a finalist, and though some were not placed in a final there were many personal bests in the results. Also look at the times or distances – they are really fast for windy conditions or a long way if in a field event. Alfie Baker 5th Senior High Jump – 1.93m 8th Senior Triple Jump – 12.56m Charlie Cameron 3rd Senior Pole Vault – 4.05m (2nd= in height, but dropped back to 3rd on countback) Matt Durant

4th U18 AWD 100m – 14.17 4th U18 AWD 200m – 29.50 3rd U18 AWD 400m – 71.04 Joseph Nash 16th U18 100m – 11.99 John Wells

6th U18 200m – 22.75 3rd U18 400m – 51.89

2nd 4x100m 2nd 4x400m

Both the Canterbury and South Island Secondary Schools’ Championships were cancelled due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

National Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships

Tauranga, 11–13 December 2020 The College team of 11 athletes had a successful weekend at this event. They represented the school well and there was a positive and supportive atmosphere at the meeting. The trip was mainly successful thanks to the positive attitude of the team members, which made it a very easy and enjoyable weekend. Graeme Christey and Matt Thatcher accompanied, managed and coached the team, and coaches Bev Peterson and Tom Turner were also there supporting the boys. They were excellent help, especially Bev with all the sprinters and relays. Special thanks to Briar Wait who, with all the potential disruptions due to the threat of Covid alert level changes, spent many hours organising flights, accommodation and transport. She had to rebook, reshuffle, reschedule over the months leading up to the event. Thanks to her hard work the logistics of the weekend were a success, and the managers had very little to do with regard to administration. Even though Briar did not accompany the team, the success of the weekend

Heat Senior 400m – 55.83 Heat Senior 100m – 12.20 Marcus Hamilton

12th Senior Discus – 39.64m 14th Senior Shot Put – 11.93m Sam Idiens Heat Senior 3000m – 9:17.80 6th Senior 2000m Steeplechase – 6:22.79 Sam Kirby 13th Senior Triple Jump – 10.95m Armani Lemalu 5th Junior Discus – 48.25m 12th Junior Shot Put – 11.38m Jasper Moss 1st Senior AWD 2000m Road Race – 8.27 Joseph Nash 4th Junior 200m – 23.62 Benji Ward

Semi Senior 200m – 24.36 Semi Senior 100m – 11.99 John Wells 4th Senior 400m – 50.04 8th Senior 100m – 11.70


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