Schools Cross Country Competition
On a wet Wednesday afternoon, Manawatu College hosted the annual Manawatu Inter-Secondary Schools Cross Country competition on our Cross Country Track.
Manawatu College had five students qualify for our College team from their times in our Inter-House Cross Country competition held on Friday 12 May.
Robertson House wins the Inter-House Athletics Sports!
Day one of the annual Inter-House competition was held on Tuesday 21st February on what felt like the first real day of summer for 2017!
Students donning their respective House colours and plenty of sunblock were eager for the day to begin at 9:05. This year they rotated around the events in their age groups. Juniors (aged under 14 at 1st January 2017), Intermediate (aged under 16 at 1st January 2017) and Seniors (aged 16+ at 1st January 2017).
Students were required to enter a minimum of 5 events in total of their choice and a maximum of 7.
Day one saw some fierce competition in the track events but no records were broken. There were some close calls in the field, particularly with the discus and triple jump but all records remained unbroken this year also.
Day two was the 'fun events' - the House relays, the shuttle race and the tug-o-war competition. The House shuttle race was won convincingly by Robertson House, as were many of the House Relays as well as the all in House relay. Field House took out the girls tug-o-war competition and Morris House took out the boys tug-o-war competition.
Overall, Robertson House won Athletics, Morris House came second with Field House and Allen House third and fourth respectively.
Official Track and Field Champions 2017
Track Champion Amy Blight
Field Champion Erina Te Kira-Hubbard
Overall Champion Shelby Wells
Track Champion Qynn Smith
Field Champion Qynn Smith
Overall Champion Qynn Smith
Track Champion Mikaela Cockburn
Field Champion Tayla Kuiti
Overall Champion Harmony Syme
Track Champion Adam Scott
Field Champion Shay Syme
Overall Champion Caleb O'Reilly
Track Champion Sam Hansen
Field Champion Natalie MacDonald
Overall Champion Sam Hansen
Track Champion Mani Miller
Field Champion Jack Penman
Overall Champion Jack Penman
The annual Competition took place on Friday 12 May following some dismal weather, meaning that the track lived up to the name 'Cross Country'.
The event had to run on the designated day as the national Inter-Secondary Cross Country Competition is to be held on Wednesday 17 May and students needed their official times before this. The rain cleared but the ground hadn't quite dried up, so it was a muddy affair.
The event kicked off with the Senior Boys at 1.15 pm, followed by the Intermediate Boys, Senior Girls, Intermediate Girls, Junior Boys then Junior Girls.
Congratulations to all those who contributed to a successful afternoon.
Robertson House were first, with 466 points, Allen second (371), Field third (301) and Morris on 275.
The top three for each category are as follows:
1st Victor Vaunois - Morris - 25.53
2nd Tyrone Collins - Robertson
3rd Harry Mehana - Allen
1st Samantha Hansen - Morris - 21.53
2nd Chelsea Parlato - Allen
3rd Myellah Harvey - Robertson