Wellington College win McEvedy Shield 2020
Wellington College have won the McEvedy Shield for a record sixth consecutive year, matching the feat of St Patrick’s College, Silverstream between 1968 and 1973.
Yesterday at Newtown Park, Wellington defeated St Patrick’s College Town by 223-178 with Silverstream in third place on 95 points and a much improved Rongotai College on 62 points.
The telling difference was Wellington’s sweep of the 800 metres. Wellington finished first and second in each of the four races gaining a maximum of 28 points in comparison to Town’s five.
The four victors for Wellington in the 800 meters were: Harper Ubiaga, Alex Martin, Jack Julian and Ruaridh Ferguson.
Wellington won half of the 56 total events with 17 victories alone on the track, one more success than Town’s entire tally of wins.
Curiously not a single Wellington College athlete broke a meet record, but consistency across the board was the order of the day with all the 800 metre victors multiple winners and Stanley Solomon winning three events and helping his school gain 18 points.
There were four records broken with Silverstream’s Oliver Krijnen establishing new marks in the U16 100 and 200 meters and teammate Phelan Rona joining him with a leap of 1.89m in the U16 high jump.
Perhaps the most impressive performance of the day was from Va’a Tui of St Pat’s Town who threw a massive 50.50m in the U14 discus, breaking the record of league star Nelson Asofa-Solomona.
Encouragingly Rongotai won three events following two years without a single success. Braydon Hawkins-Martin edged the U15 high jump while Tane Robinson (U14 javelin) and Mikey Tutaki (U15 shot put) scored convincing victories in their respective disciplines.
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