Out of season, but not out of time for track and field athletes
Story courtesy of College Sport Media
Their was one record officially broken and several other noteworthy performances at the College Sport Wellington Regional Track and Field Championships on Tuesday.
The meet was run in fine conditions at Newtown Park, although the wind picked up from late morning, making conditions challenging at times. Fields were also down, in part owing to the re-scheduling of this event traditionally held in March and also many schools currently holding their mock exams and those taking precedence.
Conditions were calm in the morning for the one official record to fall. This was Scots College’s Hugo Jones winning the IB High Jump and jumping 1.91m on his third attempt, which broke a meet record that had stood since 2009.
As part of some other noteworthy individual performances, Rongotai College’s Desmond Reddy was an impressive winner in the Junior Boys 3000m, the 2022 NZSS JB cross country champion clearing out to win by the length of the straight in 10.02. Later in the day, Reddy did the double in winning his 1500m race.
In the sprints, Hutt International Boys’ School’s Tyrone Trego did the Senior Boys 100m-200m double. He won the SB 100m in 10.75s, with Silverstream’s Oliver Krijnen second. Trego’s time was recorded as 10.75s, an unofficial meet record surpassing Donald McDonald in 1994, although this was a hand-clocked time owing to some issues with the electronic timer.
Asher Robertson, also of HIBS, won the JB 80m hurdles, and also won the JB High Jump with a best jump of 1.70m.
Hutt Valley High School’s Mikayla Sola was a convincing IG Shot Put winner, her best throw of 13.34m on her fourth attempt of six, 2m clear of second placed Isabel To’ia of Sacred Heart College.
Last week’s McEvedy Shield triple jump record breaker Ryan Mallon of St Pat’s Town was the IB Long Jump winner with a best leap of 6.49m on his final attempt. Schoolmate Riley Jarvis was second with 5.95m.
Rongotai College’s Va’a Tui was an impressive winner of the IB Discus. Tui’s fifth appearance on the circle saw him throw 49.33m, which was well clear of the best throw by second placed Xavior Sola, also of Rongotai College, with 42.78m.
St Pat’s Silverstream’s Josh Jordan was a comprehensive SB 3000m winner, also winning the SB 1500m.
A round-up of most other results follows.
Holly Robins from Newlands College had the distinction of being the first winner of the day, taking out the JG 70m hurdles.
St Pat’s Town’s Ryan Mallon won the IB 100m Hurdles and Tessa White of Kapiti College won the SG 100m Hurdles.
In the 100m races,
- Daisy Goodman won the JG
- Niamh Gedye won the IG
- Bebe Newman won the SG
- Zack Kimmins won the JB
- Wesley Faitele won the IB
- Tyrone Trego won the SB
WGC’s Bebe Newman was impressive in beating SMC’s netball captain Erana Ngarimu in the SG 200m in 26.74 and HIBS’ Tyrone Trego powered to victory in the SB 200m in 22.55.
Paraparaumu College’s Niamh Gedye took out the IG 200m in 26.86, Wellington College’s Tom Hughson the JB 200m in 23.94.
The JG 200m saw 18 starters in three races and was won by Kapiti College’s Sacha Kilmister in 26.56 (wind -1.4s), with Sacred Heart’s Sari Willis second in 27.56 (wind 0.6s).
The IB 200m saw Archie Chambers from Kapiti College win well.
Onslow College’s Alexander Kutt won the AWD 200m.
Now Doctor Paul Young’s 30-year IB 400m record (50.76m) remained intact, with St Pat’s Town’s Jaguu Gunregjav-Willers’ winning time being 54.70.
Kapiti College’s Jacob Kilmister won the SB 400m in 52.60.
Wellington East’s Holly James won the IG 400m in 1.02.40 and WGC’s Katelyn Sceats the SG 400m in 1.01.50.
Hutt Valley High School’s Eva Green and Wellington College’s Silas Campbell took out the JG and JB 800m races, WGC’s Poppy Healy was convincing in the IG 800 and Jaguu Gunregjav-Willers held off Wellington College’s Joe Martin a sprint finish in the IB 800.
WGC’s Katelyn Sceats ran solo to win the SG 800, whilst Kapiti College’s Jacob Kilmister won the SB 800m, after also winning his 400m title.
As noted above, Desmond Reddy of RC won the JB 3000m, while Juju Moorhead won the JG 3000m.
Queen Margaret College’s Lucy Hannah took out the 12-runner JG 1500m in a time of 5.08.00, Wellington East’s Phoebe Squire beat her sister Eliza in 5.08.03s to win the SG 1500m and Silverstream’s Josh Jordan won the SB 1500m 1500m in 4.36.31.
The relays were held at the end of the day:
Event 371J Girls 4×100 Metre Relay Senior
Record: R 49.70 1983 Wellington Girls’, Wellington
1 Wellington Girls’ College ‘A’ 53.08
2 Tawa College ‘A’ 53.52
Event 371L Girls 4×100 Metre Relay Intermediate
Record: R 51.50 1980 Paraparaumu, Paraparaumu
1 Samuel Marsden Collegiate ‘A’ 54.63
2 Wellington Girls’ College ‘A’ 55.50
Event 371N Girls 4×100 Metre Relay Junior
Record: R 53.10 1980 Wellington East, Wellington E
1 Wellington Girls’ College ‘A’ 55.47
2 Sacred Heart College ‘A’ 55.92
3 Mana College ‘A’ 57.58
4 Chilton St James School ‘A’ 59.87
5 Hutt Valley High School ‘A’ 1:00.96
Event 171J Boys 4×100 Metre Relay Senior
Record: R 43.63 2007 Wellington College, Wellingto
1 St Bernard’s College ‘A’ 46.75
Event 171L Boys 4×100 Metre Relay Intermediate
Record: R 44.60 2014 St Pat’s Town, St Pat’s Town
1 St Patrick’s Silverstream ‘A’ 46.57
2 St Bernard’s College ‘A’ 49.44
Event 171N Boys 4×100 Metre Relay Junior
Record: R 46.95 2012 St Pat’s Town, St Pat’s Town
1 Wellington College ‘A’ 50.28
2 St Bernard’s College ‘A’ 50.58
3 Mana College ‘A’ 51.38
4 Hutt Valley High School ‘A’ 55.66
SMC’s Jersey Perrot-Lealamanua threw the JG Shot Put 10.24m on her first attempt and fellow SMC thrower Ailani Penese won the SG Shot Put in 10.41m.
St Pat’s Town’s Nelsson Tiumalu won the JB Shot Put with a best throw of 13.77m, over a metre clear of the field.
Alex Hewitt from St Pat’s Silverstream won the 5kg IB Shot Put with a throw of 13.03m, whilst A.J. Liumaihetau captured the SB 5kg Shot Put title with a toss of 13.16m.
Wainuiomata HS’s Nigel Waenga won the AWD Boys Shot Put with 8.26m and school mate Ruby Lasini won the AWD Girls Shot Put with 6.23m. Lasini also won the AWD Girls Long Jump.
SPC’s Nelsson Tiumalu did the throwing double by tossing the JB 1.00kg Discus 48.42m to comfortably win his event, whilst his schoolmates Noah-See Nui threw the SB 1.5kg discus 43.74m to edge out Wellington College’s McEvedy captain Conan Hanning with 41.86m.
A hard-fought JG Discus competition was won by Jersey Perrot-Lealamanua with a best throw of 25.82m, with three competitors not far behind. The IG Discus saw Aotea College’s Ana Ellison-Lupena win in 34.52m, with HVHS’s Mikayla Sola second with 33.09m.
Wairarapa College’s Sam Neal prevailed in the AWD Boys Discus.
There were 15 starters at the pit for the start of the JG Long Jump, with Newlands College’s Holly Robins winning the event with her first jump of 4.79m. Sacred Heart’s Paloma King was second with a best of 4.63m.
Whitby Collegiate’s Gabriel Schoultz won the SB Long Jump on his last leap of 5.83m, which edged out Kapiti College’s Zane Wakeling’s last round jump of 5.71m.
The IG Long Jump was close, with six of the eight competitors jumping between 4.28m and 4.59m on their best attempts, with WGC’s Charlotte Green ultimately winning on her first jump. SMC’s Erana Ngarimu won the SG Long Jump with 4.80m.
Fourteen athletes contested the JB Long Jump, with HIBS’ Elliott Barr winning with a best leap of 5.68m. His HIBS schoolmate Asher Robertson was second with 5.56m.
Gabriel Jones from Mana College won the AWD Boys Long Jump.
St Catherine’s College throwers Hannah Hickey and Maria Lui-Fai were first and second in the SG Javelin. Wellington East’s Chelsey Moanau won the IG Javelin with 36.70m, ahead of second placed Asha Young of WGC with 34.24. St Catherine’s Ahena Feo won the JG Javelin with 28.02.
Oscar Jones from St Pat’s Silverstream won the JB Javelin, hurling the spear 34.90m, while his schoolmate Keegan Sharkey won the IB Javelin with 48.70. Blaine Knapman tossed the SB Javelin 46.30m
There were two starters in the SB High Jump, with St Pat’s Town’s Oliver Ross winning with a highest bound of 1.80m ahead of Gabriel Schoultz who cleared 1.70m.
Eight competitors took part in the JG High Jump, with Newlands College’s Holly Robins winning by 10cm in clearing the bar at 1.55m. Half that number entered the IG High Jump, won by Samuel Marsden’s Kate Yu in 1.53m.
Samuel Marsden’s Analin Rudd won the IG Triple Jump with a best attempt of 10.28m and WGC’s Sarah Jennings won the SG Triple Jump solo with a leap of 10.44m, as did Marsden’s Carina Gunchenko with 8.59m.
SPC’s Lebron Cosgrave was a solo JB Triple Jump winner, reaching the 10.96m mark. His schoolmate Ryan Mallon set a McEvedy Shield record last week, but couldn’t match that on this occasion, winning with a best jump of 13.11m. Taita College’s Leone Va’atuitui won the SB Triple Jump with 11.48.