College – Issue 34

It has been a great summer season for College sport, with outstanding results across a range of codes at regional, South Island and national events. The hard work, determination and success of our young sportsmen is always worth celebrating.

Athletics College athletes have competed at both Canterbury and South Island secondary schools’ championship events in recent weeks. At the Canterbury championships, a team of 37 College athletes claimed nine 3rd placings, nine 2nd placings and 13 Canterbury titles, with Alfie Baker, Oliver Beresford, Houston, Lachie Henderson, Sam Rutherford, Jasper Moss and the U14 and U19 4x100m relay teams winning gold. From this event, athletes qualified to participate in the South Island secondary schools’ championships, held in Timaru from Friday 23– Sunday 25 March. After its success at the Canterbury championships, College had one of its biggest teams ever participating at this meet, and College athletes claimed two bronze medals, seven silver medals and 11 South Island titles, as follows: Jasper Moss – 400m AWD Cody House – U19 long jump Cody House – 110m hurdles Sam King – U19 200m Alfie Baker – U16 high jump Oliver Beresford – U16 Hammer Marcus Hamilton – U15 discus Marcus Hamilton – U15 hammer Nant Prachuabmoh – U14 triple jump Sam Idiens – U14 1500m Sam Idiens – U14 3000m – new South Island record, with a time of 9.24.81 Road Cycling Jack Drage and Jono Stewart were busy on their bikes at recent Canterbury cycling events. Jack Cody House, Jordy Annand, John Wells, Sam King, Dion

came 2nd in the U17 15km time trial, and Jono came 2nd in the U19 25km time trial, at the Canterbury time trial championships, held at Loburn on Saturday 17 March. The next day, Jack came 3rd in the U17 64km road race and Jono came 1st in the U19 96km road race. Both cyclists also competed in the very competitive Le Race, with Jono taking 11th place in the open race, and Jack coming in 2nd in the U16 section. Jack achieved a solid time of 3hr 2mins, placing him 40th in the men’s section out of 570 riders. competition has been held at the Halswell Quarry Park. Competition has grown in strength and this year more than 25 College boys were competing on a weekly basis in all four grades. Outstanding College riders – Jonty Hodges, Michael Audeau and Sam Willems – each achieved top three positions in various races. Unfortunately the Easter holidays clashed with the final race event, which meant only three College boys were able to compete in the finals. It has been great to see the mountain biking club grow from 10 riders a year ago to 30 this season. The boys are now looking forward to competing in the South Island secondary schools’ competition in Dunedin in October. Futsal After a thrilling but disappointing Mountain Biking This is the second year the interschools mountain biking

5–4 loss to Middleton Grange in extra time at the Mainland

secondary schools’ regional futsal tournament final, the College futsal

Christ’s College Canterbury


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