20 Jun 2018

Wednesday 20 June 2018

The King’s 2018 Middle Distance Runners Squad traveled to Taupo recently, to compete in the 2018 NZ Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships at Spa Park.

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With more than 45 supporters, it was a fantastic weekend for the squad who all gave top performances on the track.

“The highlight without a doubt were the two silver-medal wins by the three-man and six-man junior teams,” says Perry Cunningham, Teacher in charge of Cross-Country and Road Racing. “These teams surpassed my expectations.”

The three-man team finished with three runners in the top third of their field and all gave strong finishes on the last km stretch.

Several of the seniors also had great results, with many achieving cross country personal bests.


Year 9 3000m (141 finishers)

3-man team 10th out of 19 teams 

Junior 4000m (156 finishers)     

3-man team 2nd out of 19 teams

6-man team 2nd out of 8 teams 

Zane Powell: 10th  

Cameron O’Brien: 14th            

Sebastian Wharton: 15th

James Harding: 29th     

Senior 6000m (182 finishers)    

George Cory Wright: 24th