Results – 2019 CSW Regional Athletic Champs

The college Sport Wellington Regional Athletics meeting was held in fine, cloudy conditions at Newtown Park this afternoon.  Over 450 athletes from 47 schools competed in the annual event that saw five records broken, including two girls Shot Put marks bettered.

The full results of the 2019 CSW Regional Athletic Championships can be downloaded here: Results – 2019 College Sport Wellington Regional Athletic Championships

Records broken were:

  • Paraparaumu College’s Ben Lambert broke the Junior Boys 200m record in 23.59s, beating the record set two years ago. Of note, Lambert also came third in the Junior Boys discus.
  • Scots College’s Roderick Solo jumped 6.78m to break the Senior Boys Long Jump record – bettering his own record by 7cm that he set last year. Solo also won the Senior Boys Triple Jump and the 110m hurdles too in a time that went under the old record mark that is held by current All Blacks rugby player Matt Proctor but couldn’t stand owing to a 3.4s wind.
  • Chilton St James School’s Elizabeth Hewitt won the Intermediate Girls 3.00kg Shot Put in a new record of 13.51m, bettering the previous record by 20cm.
  • Upper Hutt College’s Amania Mafi won and broke the record in the Senior Girls 3.00kg Shot Put.  Her best throw was 14.91m,  better than the previous record of 14.63m set in 2015.
  • Wellington East Girls’ College’s Kirsty Rae aced the Senior Girls 3000m in a new record time of 9.38.69.  This shaved some 15 seconds off the old record set in 2007.

Some other results of note included:

Scots College runner Will Anthony won the Senior Boys 3000m in 9.11.76, just outside of the 9.11.01 that he ran to win last year.

St Pat’s Silverstream middle distance runner Thomas Strawbridge won the Senior Boys 1500m and 3000m races.

St Catherine’s College’s Esther Kozyniak backed up her U18 silver at last weekend’s National Championships in Christchurch with a win in the Senior Girls 1500m. Her sister Eddie won the Junior Girls 1500m.

St Pat’s Silverstream’s Sautia Misa won the Intermediate Boys High Jump in 1.85m, also coming second in the IB 110m Hurdles. Misa’s schoolmate Bronson Schmidt-Uili won the Junior Boys High Jump with a best jump of 1.63m.

Bella Willis from Hutt Valley High School was the Junior Girls 200m winner.  Her father is sub 4-minute miler Steve Willis, her mother is Caro Willis nee Hunt, a former national sprinting champion, and her uncle is Olympic medalist Nick Willis.

The Senior Girls 100m was hotly contested, with Wellington Girls’ College’s Sophie Russell pipping Wellington East Girls’ College’s Amy Walker on the line.

Wellington Girls’ College’s Emma Douglass achieved the 200m – 400m Senior Girls double.

Jonah Seeds from Hutt International Boys’ School did the Junior Boys 1500m – 3000m double.

The Senior Boys High Jump was a tussle between Wellington College’s Xander Manktelow and St Pat’s Silverstream’s William Georgeson. The latter recently broke the McEvedy Shield record with a leap of 1.97m. He could only jump 1.85m today, as Manktwlow won with a best of 1.90m.

Scots College’s Zion Trigger-Faitele won the Senior Boys Discus in 53.65m, just short of the record 54.48m set by renowned coach Shaka Sola in 1996.

Junior Girls Wellington Girls’ College runner Katelyn Sceats did the 300m – 3000m double.

Kuranui College’s Jarrod Yee 5.33m leapt 5.33m to win the Junior Boys long jump. He then jumped 12.33m to win the Junior Boys triple jump in 12.33m – a new record. But the record doesn’t count as he is from a Wairarapa School.

Wellington College’s Jamie Kearns won the Intermediate Boys Triple jump in 11.99m – with the first five place getters all leaping over 11 metres on their best jumps.

Tawa College duo Jessica Jenkins (1.58m) and Becs Jenkins (1.55m) came first and second in the Intermediate Girls High Jump.

St Mary’s College’s Jade Matthews-Wanden annexed the Intermediate Girls 80m hurdles and triple jump titles.

The leading athletes now compete at the North Island Secondary School Championships in Tauranga at the end of this month. T he carrot for these athletes is the New Zealand Secondary School Championships being held at Newtown Park in early December.

Congratulations to all those that took part.  A big thank you to all the Athletics Wellington, school staff, students, and parental volunteers who helped out on the day!