NZSS Athletics Championships Report

From Friday 5 to Sunday 7 December, a number of King's students competed in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics Championships.

Brenagan Salt-Bernard made the semi-final in the senior girls' 100m with a time of 13.20. Molly Farrant ran 13.88 in her 100m heat but did not progress. She did however qualify for the semi-finals of the 200m in 27.77, but did not progress forward from the semi-final. She also jumped 8.39 in triple jump.

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Sabine O'Connor ran 28.89 in the 200m, Emerson Deverell ran an outstanding personal best time of 10.09.39 and came a very narrow second (by .58 of a second) in the senior girls' 3000m. She can be very proud of her silver medal. Julia Moss ran 20.35 in the 100m hurdles and 55.81 in the 300m hurdles.

In boys' discus, Isa'ako Enosa threw 31.28 to come 24/41 in a competition which included Year 11 students. He also managed 38.88 to come 10th in javelin against the same age group. Harrison Zhang can be very proud of his 8th place in the 110m hurdles against athletes two years older than him, having qualified in 15.09. He also achieved 7th in the senior boys' triple jump with 12.05m. Johannes Leitaula managed 11.41 in the same event. Harry Crawford broke his own records in shot put, javelin and discus to win those events.

In the Year 9 road race, George Corey-Wright came 4th out of a huge field, Charlie Knox came 24th and James Wharton 51st. This meant we were placed 4th in the teams race, just outside the medals, but bet traditional powerhouses Auckland Grammar School and Christchurch Boys' High School with our three men versus their team of 20.

All the athletes represented the school well and can be very proud of their achievements.