New Zealand Secondary School Championships

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New Zealand Secondary School Championships
by Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 2:48 PM

New Zealand Secondary School Championships

Newtown Park, Wellington

6-8 December 2019

In atrocious weather conditions, pouring rain and strong gale force winds, placings not times were important.  The school team of 12 adapted well keeping their composure to record a fine set of results.  Inclement weather meant the Road Race championship had to be cancelled.


Angus Lyver – Junior Boys (U16)

1st 200m – a fine effort in a race run in a torrential downpour – 23.22secs

2nd Long Jump – 6m.33cm – another outstanding effort in trying conditions


The Junior 4 x 100m finished 3rd.  Team members:

Greg Austin, Caleb Evans, Forbes Kennedy and Angus Lyver.  They produced quality changes which meant another outstanding leg from Angus and a gutsy and composed team performance.


In the 4 x 400m run on times the team of Greg Austin, Caleb Evans, Sam Lohrey and Forbes Kennedy finished 8th to gain valuable experience for the future, a top effort 3mins 57.15secs.


Other individual results for Juniors were:

Greg Austin               400m - semi-finalist 55.91secs (12th)

Caleb Evans              200m - semi-finalist 24.28 (PB) (15th)

                                     High Jump -1m.60cm (17th)

Sam Lohrey               Triple Jump - 11m.10cm (15th)

                                   400m - 60.6cm (20th)

Reuben Duker          1500m - 4mins.44secs

Forbes Kennedy       400m - 56.75secs

                                    Long Jump - 5m.49cm (reserve for semi-finals)


Senior Results:

Benjamin Wall ran a fine tactical race to finish 4th in a rough close race in tough conditions.  A fine performance - 4mins.05.60secs. 


Guy Peterson in the javelin with gale force winds, meaning luck played a part. Threw 44.53cm to finish 10th.  This was not a true indication of his ability, none-the-less a creditable effort.  

Liam Wall                  1500m - 4mins 25.83secs, gained valuable experience as a first

year senior. 

Robert Norman         800m – 2mins 8.55secs

Dirki Botha                800m – 2mins 6.18secs


Senior 4x400 finished 13th.  Team members:

Angus Lyver, Robert Norman, Liam Wall and Dirki Botha.  A gutsy effort a valuable experience for the future.


Once again school athletes can perform well if they train regularly and adapt to the conditions.


Finally, thanks to our Manager and driver Tony Chettleburgh from Tranzit Coachlines for your knowledge and support.


It was pleasing to see parents at the meeting, the boys appreciate your interest and support.