Saturday morning was the first chance for a final with Zane Powell (Year 12, Peart) running the Senior Boys 3000m. He won in style with a controlled race in blustery conditions with a time of 8:31.48.
Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning saw other athletes going through the qualifying process with many performing well to make finals.
Sunday morning also saw the medal march for King’s College begin.
Jack Erikson (Year 9, Peart) started it with a third place in the Yr 9 3000m Road Race. A really good run against quality opponents.
James Ford (Year 10, Parnell) won the Junior Boys 800m race powering away from the pack to win in a time of 1:58.32.
Two races later, James Harding (Year 12, Greenbank) also dominated the Senior Boys 800m to win in a time of 1:54.84.
Joseph Dunn (Year 10, Averill) who had qualified in eighth, had a fantastic Junior Boys 100m hurdles final and came third in a PB time of 14.07.
Sunday afternoon saw Jack Sadler (Year 11, Selwyn) run in the Junior Boys 100m final where he finished 8th in a time of 11.80 in windy conditions.
Next up was Joseph Dunn in the final of the Junior Boys 300m hurdles where he ran a great race to finish 4th in a time of 42.33. A good performance after a quick turnaround from his earlier race.
Then came James Ford running the Junior Boys 1500m final. He held the lead coming into the final 150m but was overtaken to finish second in a PB time of 4:07.24. A fantastic effort backing up after the 800m in the morning.
Two races later Zane Powell dominated the Senior Boys 1500m to win it convincingly in a time of 3:54.47.
Jack Sadler was next on the track for his Junior Boys 200m final where he finished 6th in a time of 23.86. This was a very close race with the time difference between 1st and 7th being 0.6 of a second!
Kahu Cotterill (Year 9, School) then ran the Junior Boys 400m final where he finished eighth in a time of 57.63. Kahu was the only Year 9 student in the final which is a huge achievement.
After his road race in the morning Jack Erikson then took to the track to run the Junior Boys 2000m Steeplechase and finished 7th in a time of 6:55.65.
Siobhan Balle (Year 12, Marion Bruce) then ran the Senior Girls 2000m Steeplechase and finished in 4th with a time of 7:27.01.
James Robertson (Year 13, Greenbank) had a very strong start to the Senior Boys 400m final but was overtaken down the home straight to finish 2nd in a PB time of 49.13.
Toby Tasker (Year 11, Peart) ran the final of the Boys 2000m Steeplechase final and finished a creditable 5th in a time of 6:20.91.
The only relay that King’s had entered was the Senior Boys 4x400m. The team were in the second heat of timed finals. Christchurch BHS had won the first heat in a time of 3:40.74 so the team knew what it was aiming for.
James Ford ran a fantastic first leg and passed the baton to Zane Powell who tracked his opponent for 200m then powered past him to build a 20m lead. James Harding then completed the third leg increasing the lead even more and passed the baton to James Robertson to bring it home for the team to win in a time of 3:24.09. All of the boys ran 50-51 second 400m splits which is a fine team effort. The second team was 2.7 seconds behind us and all teams in the second heat beat the 3:40.74 mark set in the earlier heat.
A great way to wrap up the very successful weekend.
5 Gold medals (4 individual and the relay).
2 Silver medals
2 Bronze medals
A huge thankyou to Perry Cunningham for helping with the management of the athletes. His coaching of the middle-distance runners is second to none and the results that were achieved by his athletes were outstanding.
Also, thanks to the parents that helped with getting athletes to events on time and in the best shape that they could after some tough races. The supporters and staff that fronted during the weekend to keep the athletes motivated were also a huge help.
Head of Sport
|Friday 11 December|
|Junior 800m||heats||James Ford||1st||2.10.89 Q|
|Senior 800m||heats||James Harding||1st||2.04.17 Q|
|Senior 3000m||heats||Zane Powell||2nd||9.07.2 Q|
|Senior 400m||heats||James Robertson||1st||53.82 Q|
|Junior 400m||heats||Kahu Cotterill||3rd||56.09 Q|
|Junior 200m||heats||Jack Sadler|
|Saturday 12 December|
|Juni 100 hurdles||Heats||Joe Dunn||3rd||14.69 Q|
|Sgirls 100 hurdles||Heats||Sophie Adams||6th||17.03|
|Junior 1500m||Heats||James Ford||4th||4.17.86 Q|
|Junior 100m||round 1||Jack Sadler|
|Senior 3000m||Final||Zane Powell||1st||8.31.48|
|Jun 300m hurdles||Heats||Joe Dunn||4th||45.03 Q|
|Jun 800m||Semi F||James Ford||1st||2..08.51 Q|
|Sen 800m||Semi F||James Harding||1st||1.57.89 Q|
|Jun 100m||Qu F||Jack Sadler|
|Sen 1500m||heats||Zane Powell||4th||4.09.31 Q|
|Sen 400m||Semi F||James Robertson||1st||51.15 Q|
|Jun 400m||semi F||Kahu Cotterill||3rd||54.66 PB Q|
|Jun 200m||Qu F||Jack Sadler||3rd|
|Sunday 13 December|
|Yr 9 Road Race||final||Jack Erikson||3rd||10.24|
|Sen Road race||Final||Seb Wharton||20th|
|Sen girls Long Jump||Grace Penberthy||DNQ top 8|
|Jun 100m||semi F||Jack Sadler||3rd||14.69Q|
|Jun 200m||semi F||Jack Sadler||3rd||23.93 Q|
|Jun 800m||Final||James Ford||1st||1.58.37|
|Sen 800m||Final||James Harding||1st||1.54 84|
|Jun 100 hurdles||Final||Joe Dunn||3rd||14.07 PB|
|Jun 100m||Final||Jack Sadler||8th||11.8|
|Jun 300m hurdles||Final||Joe Dunn||4th||42.33 PB|
|Jun 1500m||Final||James Ford||2nd||4.07.24 PB|
|Sen 1500m||Final||Zane Powell||1st||3.54.47 PB|
|Jun 200m||Final||Jack Sadler||6th||23.86|
|Jun Steeples||Final||Jack Erikson||7th||6.55.65 PB|
|Sen Steeples||Final||Toby Tasker||5th||6.20.81 PB|
|Jun 400m||Final||Kahu Cotterill||8th|
|Sen 400m||Final||James Robertson||2nd||49.13 PB|
|Sen 4x400m Relay||Final||Ford/Powell/Harding/Robertson||1st||3.24|