Wellington College has won the McEvedy Shield four years in a row after capturing the annual prize at Newtown Park by 38 points this afternoon.
In overcast and humid conditions, interrupted by occasional showers, Wellington fought off a much stronger challenge than expected from the two St Patrick’s College’s to triumph for the 52nd time overall.
The telling difference for Wellington College was their performance in the U15 age group, winning nine of the 14 events. Wellington was also dominant in the long distance track events sweeping the 1500m.
Wellington College won 26 of the 55 events overall. Silverstream won 15 events and Town 14. Disturbingly Rongotai College didn’t win a single event.
The standout athlete was Oliver Krijnen from St Patrick’s College, Silverstream, winning the U14 100m, 200m, 400m and shot put as well as collecting points in the long jump and 4x100m relay.
Isaac Oliver from Town was a triple winner in the open 100m, 200m and 400m, but the day belonged to the black and yellow of Wellington College.
Captain Dylan Lynch won a slow, but stirring victory in the open 3000m. Cam and Tim Robinson backed up their Nationals form by cleaning up the U16 and Open javelin respectively. Jack Julian and Lachlan Bruce scored multiple victories on the track.
The following records tumbled:
U15: Sautia Misa (Stream), High Jump - 1.92m
U15: Sautia Misa (Stream), Long Jump - 6.47m
U15: Wellington College, 4x100m Relay
U15: Harley Patel-Muxlow (Wellington College), Triple Jump - 12.61m
U15: Joshua Williams (Wellington College), 100m dash - 10.98s
U16: Xander Manktelow (Wellington College), High Jump - 1.88m
Open: Cam Robertson (Wellington College), Javelin - 65.50m
Open: Matthew Sutcliffe (Wellington College), 1500m - 4:03:29
McEevedy Shield historical results and records prior to 2018 below:
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