College – Issue 34

Triathlon A small group of College triathletes travelled to Scarborough for the Canterbury secondary schools’ triathlon championships. In perfect racing conditions College finished the day with two titles. Sam Idiens won the U14 race by a margin of 18 seconds while Kyle Houston won the U16 title, with Sebastian Fergusson finishing 4th. These boys will now compete in the national school championships. Kyle Houston and Sam Idiens competed at the New Zealand secondary schools' triathlon championships at Rabbit Island, near Nelson, from Sunday 18– Tuesday 20 March. Sam came 2nd in the U14 aquathlon (run–swim– run), and 1st in the U16 mixed team tag triathlon, along with Kyle, and Pixie Cockerill and Olivia Kikstra from Christchurch Girls’ High School.

tournament unbeaten, winning both his singles and doubles match. Nick played a long, hard singles match, which he eventually lost 6–4 in the third set. St Kentigern was in front 3–1 after the singles. Both doubles were needed to go to countback, but Liam and Will lost a very close super tie break 10–7 and College had to settle for a 4–2 loss and 2nd overall. As this was the first time since 1999 that a South Island team had been in the finals at this tournament, College put in an amazing effort for an excellent result. Senior A tennis team: Dylan Heap (captain), Will Schneideman, Nick Schneideman, Jenner Johnson, Liam Adams. College also went on to achieve great results from the individual Canterbury tennis championships in April, the team managing a clean sweep in all 4 divisions. Liam Adams defeated Nick Schneideman in the Year 11 singles final, and Liam and Nick then won the Year 11 doubles. Dylan Heap won the Year 12–13 singles for the second year in a row and, together with Will Schneideman, won the Year 12–13 doubles.

through as top qualifier because the boys had won all their previous matches and St Kentigern had lost one. College were confident heading into the semi-final against Westlake Boys’ High School. Liam started by taking apart his opponent and giving College a real advantage. This was backed up with wins from Nick and Will. Dylan had the toughest match of the round, up against a current New Zealand player, but fought hard and won in straight sets and, with a 5–1 win overall, College secured its place in the final. The final was a rematch and another close encounter with St Kentigern. Dylan finished the

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