St Pat’s Town beat St Pat’s Stream in Old Boys Cup and McEvedy Warm Up

St Patrick’s College, Wellington have warmed up for the McEvedy Shield athletics competition by beating St Patrick’s College, Silverstream 375-289 in the annual Old Boys Cup yesterday at the same venue.

The scoring format is the same as the McEvedy Shield, with the 1st place gaining four points, 2nd place three points, 3rd two points, and the 4th placed finisher a solitary score.

Only half a dozen points separated the schools’ at the luncheon interval, but St Pat’s Town pulled clear after prayers and refreshments winning all five 4x100m relays.

St Pat’s Town won 20/33 track events and 20/30 field events, but tellingly crushed Silverstream in the U17 and open age group categories winning 20/25 events.

Ollie Krijnen, winner of four events at last year’s McEvedy Shield, was absent for Silverstream.  Krijnen suffered a fracture in his lower back in 2018.

Sautia Misa was responsible for nearly a quarter of Silverstream’s victories finishing first in the U16 100 and 200 meters as well as striding clear in the hurdles, long jump and triple jump.  Misa was also second in the javelin.

Thomas Strawbridge, who completed a 1500/3000m open double, and Logan Stoupe victor in the U15 800m (18 seconds quicker than the U16 winner) were other standouts for Silverstream.

St Pat’s Town’s best performer on the day was Mark Tyrell, enjoying similar dominance to Misa in the U14 age group.  Tyrell accomplished a 100/200m double, cleaned up the long jump, shot put and discus before anchoring Town home in the first relay.

Seniors Isaac Oliver and Khya Wilson won four events between them with the former setting the quickest times of anybody at the meet.  Oliver’s winning times were as follows:

100m: 11.16

200m: 23.87

400m: 54.02

The McEvedy Shield is held at Newtown Park on Tuesday 5 March.  Wellington College have won on the past four occasions with Town’s most recent success in 2014.  Silverstream last won in 2003.

– Article courtesy of College Sport Media