Congratulations to the large number of students who competed at the Southland Secondary School Athletics Championships recently. It was a very hot day which made conditions challenging at times, but the enthusiasm, effort and support for other Hargest athletes shown by all was notable.
Special congratulations must go to the following who broke records on the day:
•Senior Boys Long and High Jump
•Under 15 Boys 100m
William Robertson, Shaun Hopper, Caleb McNaught and Zavier Philpott
•U15 Boys 4 x 100m Relay record.
The Senior Boys 4 x 100 m relay team of Quinn Hartley, Jacob Mika, Corvin O’Rourke and Caden Faulkner went very close to the record.
Over half of the Hargest athletes competing on the day qualified to compete at the South Island Secondary School Championships which is an awesome achievement.
Those who gained titles on the day were:
Under 14 Boys
•High Jump and 80m Hurdles
Max Tinoai, Ezekiel Hammond, Renz Pugosa and Hector O’Rourke
Under 15 Girls
•1500m and 3000m
Under 15 Boys
•400m and High Jump
•100m, Long Jump and Triple Jump
William Robertson, Caleb McNaught,
Shaun Hopper and Zavier Philpot
•4 x 100m Relay
Under 16 Boys
•100m and 200m
Under 16 Girls
•Long Jump and High Jump
•Long Jump, High Jump and Javelin
•400m and 800m
Quinn Hartley, Jacob Mika, Corvin O’Rourke and Caden Faulkner
•4 x 100m Relay
•100m and 200m
On Tuesday the 9th of March, we had a stunning day at Surrey Park for our Junior Campus Athletics. It was spectacular to see so many students trying their best on each of their track and field events, earning as many points as they could for their house.
Students were given the option to enter into Championship or Non-championship events. Being in a Championship event meant that if a student performed exceedingly well, their result was recorded. On the day, we had six outstanding students who managed to break nine previous records in their age group events.
New Record Holders
In the 10 year old girls, Laura Davis jumped 1.19m in high jump, and 4.02m in long jump, while Jesse Mercer threw 16.20m in discus. In the 12 year old girls, Kyra Savory ran the 1500m in 5.39.33, and the 800m in 2.40.90. In the 10 year old boys, Max Savory ran 1500m in 5.54.32. In the 11 year old boys, Will Brown ran 1500m in 5.23.92, and jumped 1.40m in high jump, while Will Fleming jumped 4.39m in long jump.
We also acknowledged and awarded an age group winner for students who consistently demonstrated their outstanding ability across several track and field Championship events:
10 year old girls winner - Laura Davis
10 year old boys winner - Max Savory
11 year old girls winner - Lily Keast
11 year old boys winner - Will Brown
12 year old girls joint winners - Lilah Jack and Kyra Savory
12 year old boy’s winner - Samson Parkinson
Congratulations to all students who participated to the best of their ability, and a big thank you to all the staff, parents, and students who helped make this event possible.