The Waikato Secondary Schools Sports Awards will be held at the Don Rowlands Centre at Karapiro on Sunday the 1st of November at 2.30pm. Schools have nominated their athletes and an impressive list of finalists have been selected. The list highlights the success that students have across all schools in the region.
Patrick Marsh Cambridge High School
Mitchell Herbert Thames High School
Grace Mae Lewis Cambridge High School
Tayla Cox Thames High School
Carl Jones Cambridge High School
Scott Ashton Hamilton Boys' High School
Luka Southcombe-Nguyen St John's College
Anastazia Docherty Cambridge High School
Michelle Hommel Hillcrest High School
Abigail Denton St Peter's School, Cambridge
Tevita Finau St John's College
Ryan Ballantyne St Paul's Collegiate
Harry Ewing St Peter's School, Cambridge
Ella Ransley Cambridge High School
Jess Hood St Paul's Collegiate
Arianna Lord St Peter's School, Cambridge
Christopher Steeghs Hamilton Boys' High School
Hongzhe Zhang Hillcrest High School
Jack Boyle St Peter's School, Cambridge
Jahvaya Wheki Fraser High School
Josefine Jensen Hillcrest High School
Erena Calder-Hawkins Sacred Heart Girls' College
Hamish McDonald Hamilton Boys' High School
Logan Vugler Hillcrest High School
Nikau Joyce Melville High School
Alyssa Hirawani Hamilton Girls' High School
Kaylee Smiler Melville High School
Krystal Leger-Walker St Peter's School, Cambridge
Kiaan Watts Hamilton Boys' High School
Cole Lucas St Paul's Collegiate
Kaly Harcourt Hamilton Girls' High School
Jessie Smith Hillcrest High School
Rebecca Petch Te Awamutu College
Kasey Garforth Matamata College
Ashleigh Jeffcoat Hamilton Girls' High School
Leah Baker Hamilton Girls' High School
Zanthe Kitney Sacred Heart Girls' College
Holly Anaru Waikato Diocesan School For Girls
Jacob Gibson Hamilton Boys' High School
Chris Swanson St Paul's Collegiate
Matthew Whitley St Peter's School, Cambridge
Georgia Green Hauraki Plains College
Quinn Robinson Otorohanga College
Emma Parker Waikato Diocesan School For Girls
Shaktidevan Krishnan Hillcrest High School
Taine Morrissey Matamata College
Te-Huia Apaapa Waihi College
Nikita Howarth Cambridge High School
Keeti Rawiri Tai Wananga
Kendra Peart-Anderson Hillcrest High School
Caitlin McPherson Putaruru College
Shelby Davys-Olsen St Peter's School, Cambridge
Stefan Angelo Hamilton Boys' High School
Mason Woodall Cambridge High School
Liam Hayes Hamilton Boys' High School
Jake Mechell St Peter's School, Cambridge
Michaela Foster Hamilton Girls' High School
Sarah Krystman St Peter's School, Cambridge
Isabella Coombes Waikato Diocesan School For Girls
Jordan Woodall Cambridge High School
Jack Trower Matamata College
Sam Vincent St Peter's School, Cambridge
Zeta Syme Cambridge High School
Focus Jonglikit St Peter's School, Cambridge
Jaxon Waters Hamilton Boys' High School
EJ Bai Hillcrest High School
Alexandra Burne Morrinsville College
Te Hiraka Chase Hamilton Boys' High School
Estian Hattingh Hillcrest High School
Jonathan Bloor St Paul's Collegiate
Olivia Scotland Hamilton Girls' High School
Acacia Kelsen Hillcrest High School
Alexandra Lukin Waikato Diocesan School For Girls
Johnnie Andrews-Nye Waihi College
Hannah Jensen Fraser High School
Gina Davis Hillcrest High School
Jeremy Ashdown Hamilton Boys' High School
Jacob Nelson St Paul's Collegiate
Gina Davis Hillcrest High School
Katie Lovell Waihi College
Kieran Leng Cambridge High School
Ki o Rahi
Shaquille Sue-Waara Hamilton Boys' High School
Diamond Henry Hamilton Girls' High School
Tatijana Keefe Raglan Area School
Te Whetumarama Nuku Tai Wananga
Kristofer Nebesky Hillcrest High School
Ella Ransley Cambridge High School
Samantha Quintal Hillcrest High School
Georgia Clarkin-Rush Sacred Heart Girls' College
Marc Everson Waihi College
Trent Liddle-Collins Cambridge High School
Benjamin Broad Hauraki Plains College
Taylor Grey St Peter's School, Cambridge
Tylah Beale Hamilton Girls' High School
Tyla Cushion Hillcrest High School
Rachael Archer St Peter's School, Cambridge
Brad Cullen Hamilton Boys' High School
Lachlan Russell Matamata College
Adam McCarthy St Paul's Collegiate
Katie Lush Hamilton Girls' High School
Nicole Emslie Hillcrest High School
Hannah Knighton Waikato Diocesan School For Girls
Paeahu Wheki Hillcrest High School
Te Kaweora Enoka-Barton Nga Taiatea Wharekura
William Te Tomo St Paul's Collegiate
Lyanne Eukaliti Hillcrest High School
Courtney Elliott Tai Wananga
Ali Wilshier Waikato Diocesan School For Girls
Danielle Goodall Thames High School
Benjamin Kirsop Cambridge High School
Braeden Camp St Peter's School, Cambridge
Claudia MacDonald Fraser High School
Finau Mosa'ati-Fosita Sacred Heart Girls' College
Anahera Nin Waikato Diocesan School For Girls
Brodie Strickland Huntly College
Turangawaewae Wiata Nga Taiatea Wharekura
Dylan Clark Tokoroa High School
Sevuloni Reece Hamilton Boys' High School
Jayden Tegg Mercury Bay Area School
Matthew Letoga Tokoroa High School
Chelsea McLeod Cambridge High School
Terina Te Tamaki Hamilton Girls' High School
Tracey Thompson Jackson Matamata College
Lukas Nicholl Cambridge High School
Bradley Parrott Hamilton Boys' High School
Joshua Pratt Melville High School
Kacey McCabe-Shaw Hillcrest High School
Fletcher Craig Hamilton Boys' High School
Matthew Sweet St Paul's Collegiate
Jackson Stewart St Peter's School, Cambridge
Sarah Wilson St Peter's School, Cambridge
Arabella Mitchell Waikato Diocesan School For Girls
Raiden Shepherd Fraser High School
Samuel Haehae Ngaruawahia High School
Brooklin Toia St John's College
Pania Monk Hamilton Girls' High School
Angelique Tuisamoa Sacred Heart Girls' College
Aaria Tawha Tai Wananga
Angus MacDonald Hamilton Boys' High School
Logan Webber Matamata College
Lwamba Chileshe St Paul's Collegiate
Anika Jackson Hamilton Girls' High School
Holly Keen-O'Leary Sacred Heart Girls' College
Jaimee Hunt Waikato Diocesan School For Girls
Dan Caldwell Cambridge High School
Maxwell Stubbs St John's College
Cole McDowell Thames High School
Claudia Ashby Sacred Heart Girls' College
Moana Aupouri-Kaiwai St Peter's School, Cambridge
Vanessa Ouwehand Te Awamutu College
Jon Jon Zhao Hamilton Boys' High School
Joshua Moorby Hamilton Boys' High School
Teiki Sydney Matamata College
Ryan Jackways St Peter's School, Cambridge
Nina Paripovich St Peter's School, Cambridge
Manaaki Heta Hamilton Boys' High School
Keegan Harris Hauraki Plains College
Demante Murray Piopio College
Ariona Ieremia Hamilton Girls' High School
Miranda Hodgson Paeroa College
Krystal Leger-Walker St Peter's School, Cambridge
William Medich Hamilton Boys' High School
Kyle Marsters Hillcrest High School
Talia Davies Fraser High School
Kristina Emson Hillcrest High School
Caitlin Langlands Matamata College
Te Wakaiti Southon Hamilton Boys' High School
Brian Waikato Huntly College
Tame Hepi Te Kuiti High School
Jaeda Albert Melville High School
Te Oranga Anderson Te Kuiti High School
Mitchell Lamb Cambridge High School
Richard Sneddon Hamilton Boys' High School
Corban Hall St John's College
Jessica Crowe Cambridge High School
Katie Lush Hamilton Girls' High School
Brogan Houghton Hillcrest High School
Teo Pouri-Lane Hamilton Boys' High School
Samuel Harrison Waihi College
Julia Ebert Waikato Diocesan School For Girls
On the 1st November 2015, College Sport Wellington will host their SPOTY awards to celebrate the success of local athletes. Unlike other regions, the finalists are kept under wraps till the night. However, a full list of nominations has been published to acknowledge all those who have been nominated in their chosen sport.
The list is impressive with NZ representatives and champions scattered throughout each category. Making the nomination list is a huge achievement. Below are the nominations for codes from AWD to Lawn Bowls.
ATHLETES WITH A DISABILITY
Girls: Brandy Collins (Bishop Viard), Amber-Maraea Crawford Lamb Platt (Hutt Valley), Santana Chapman (Kapiti), Erina Nanai (Newlands), Emma Flintoff (Onslow), Vanessa Joplin (St Oran’s), Amy Lewis (Wellington East), Libby Leikis (Wellington Girls’).
Boys: Sean Prendeville (Kapiti), Conor McCarthy (Naenae), Iopu
Stowers (Newlands), Ryan Davies (Onslow), Louis Edwards (Paraparaumu), KJ Dayal (Rongotai).
Girls: Monique Sears (Chilton), Taylor Green (Heretaunga), Phoebe McKnight (Hutt Valley), Lucy White (Kapiti), Rosi Lomani (Mana), Diana Oloapu (Naenae), Kushla Smith (Newlands), Alisha Gilchrist (Onslow), Amelie Prentice (Otaki), Zoey Gilmore (Paraparaumu), Jossie Tosime (Porirua), Phoebe van Boheemen (Queen Margaret), Emma Fulbrook (Samuel Marsden), Beth Jones (St Oran’s), Rose Lovell (Tawa), Sophie Dawson (Upper Hutt), Phoebe Edwards (Wellington East), Kelsey Forman (Wellington East), Izzy Hegan (Wellington Girls’).
Boys: Roy Maiava (Bishop Viard), Brandon Mudzekenyedzi (Heretaunga), Ben Power (HIBS), Finn Neely (Hutt Valley), Angus Baker (Kapiti), Zyrus Grace (Newlands), Seamus Kane (Onslow), Troy Harris (Otaki), Stefan Przychodzko (Paraparaumu), Pule Mamea (Porirua), Denny To’o (Rongotai), James Preston (Scots), Nicholas Smith (Silverstream), Alex Haye (St Pat’s Town), Elijah Uitime (Tawa), Keenan Fincham (Upper Hutt), Harry Delany (Wellington College).
Girls: Leigh Lauv (Chilton), Selena Te’o (Kapiti), Alyssa Ponte (Naenae), Melissa Chu-Fong (Newlands), Pingkan Polak (Onslow), Macaela Syman (Paraparaumu), Ylai Quirante (Tawa), Vanessa Cabug (Upper Hutt),
Chrissalina Sak (Wellington East), Lauren Phang (Wellington Girls’). Boys: Sam Latham (Aotea), Kris Singh (HIBS), Lik De Chun (Hutt Valley), Jeffrey Tong (Hutt Valley), Yu-Jen Chen (Kapiti), Jeremy Loo (Newlands), Caleb Syman (Paraparaumu), Sebastian Va’auli (Porirua), Henry Hollis (Rongotai), Baramey Kadeth (St Pat’s Town), James Hendrikx (Tawa), Jason Lockwood (Upper Hutt).
Girls: Sarah Talbot (Aotea), Grace Vaofusi (Hutt Valley), Amy Parker (Kapiti), April Taualapiu (Naenae), Dalen Pilitati (Newlands), Elena Orsman (Onslow), Gena-lee Lacoua (Paraparaumu), Karleigh Nansen (Porirua), Paris Lokotui (Queen Margaret), Terrelle Onesemo (St Mary’s), Rosemary Porter (St Oran’s), Kassandra-Jane Walker (Taita), Shaiah Te Paiho (Tawa), Parerima Wiki-Cummings (Tawa), Sarahcen Oliver (Upper Hutt), Tegan Graham (Wellington Girls’).
Boys: Alila Afutoto (Aotea), Gabriel Collier (Bishop Viard), Paora Dewes (Heretaunga), Sam Bray (HIBS), Jordan Hunt (Hutt Valley), Kaito Ohara (Kapiti), Tarewa Harris (Mana), Shaun Brown (Naenae),Corey Le’aupepe (Newlands), Shay Graham (Onslow), Elijah Tapine-Millar (Otaki), Ryan Evans (Paraparaumu), Partokey Lafaele (Porirua), Ravneet Dutt (Rongotai), Taane Samuel (Scots), Kenneth Tuffin (Silverstream), Puhi Samuel (St Pat’s Town), Jordan Teneti-Kainga (Taita), Rapata Wiki- Cummings (Tawa), Navajo Stirling
(Upper Hutt), Alexander Faifailoa (Wainuiomata)
Girls: Isla Day (Kapiti) Lucy Fleming (Otaki), Grace Saywell (Paraparaumu), Caitlin Georgantas (Upper Hutt), Martine Barnes (Wellington Girls’).
Boys: Jordan Lewis (HIBS), Ryan Gardner (Paraparaumu), George Jackson (Rongotai), Liam Sherlock (Scots), Eden Cruise (St Pat’s Town).
Girls: Dani Brearton (Chilton), Sara Thomas-Hall (Kapiti), Helen Piercy (Paraparaumu), Olivia Boivin (Sacred Heart), Emma Fulbrook (Samuel Marsden), Jess Kerr (Tawa), Melie Kerr (Tawa), Makaylah Mason-Jones (Tawa).
Boys: Jake Devine (Aotea), Jaedyn Eade (Heretaunga), Troy Johnson (HIBS), Rachin Ravindra (HIBS), Ben Kaveney-Gibb (Kapiti), Haydon Smith (Newlands), Daniel Pile (Onslow), Krunal Modi (Otaki), Jay Marshall (Paraparaumu), Tom Kibblewhite (Rongotai), Samuel von Hartitzsch (Silverstream), Zachary Donaldson (St Pat’s Town), Michael Fenton (Tawa).
CROSS COUNTRY/ROAD RACE
Girls: Ruby Heath (Chilton), Phoebe McKnight (Hutt Valley), Michaela Walker (Kapiti), Sophie Atkinson (Newlands), Verona Conroy (Onslow), Kayla Shipp (Paraparaumu), Phoebe van Boheemen (Queen Margaret), Imogen Skelton (Samuel Marsden), Grace Allan (St Oran’s), Sophie
Dawson (Upper Hutt), Kelsey Forman (Wellington East), Izzy Hegan (Wellington Girls’).
Boys: Henry Gautrey (HIBS), Richard Evans (Hutt Valley), Nicolas Cecioni (Kapiti), Seamus Kane (Onslow), Stefan Przychodzko (Paraparaumu), Thomas Newman (Rongotai), James Preston (Scots), Joshua Anderson (Silverstream), Rusi Jagose-Dickens (St Pat’s Town), Joel Carman (Wainuiomata).
Girls: Makenzie Lindsay-Connolly (Aotea), Jayme-Lee Hunter (Chilton), Mikaela Beynon-Hunt (Heretaunga), Bonnie Jansen (Hutt Valley), Natasha Polglase (Kapiti), Trinity McIntosh (Newlands), Francesca Grange (Onslow), Mahurangi Hakaraia (Otaki), Hannah Stroud (Paraparaumu), Kenzy Cooper (Queen Margaret), Ella Vincent-Hyde (Samuel Marsden), Aleida Powell (St Catherine’s), Hope Gilchrist (St Mary’s), Emma Main (St Oran’s), Kennedy Bryant (Upper Hutt), Natalie Olson (Wellington East), Maggie Jenkins (Wellington Girls’).
Boys: Jack Millar (HIBS), Mark Webber (Hutt Valley), Jarrod Stant (Kapiti), Jack Morrissey (Naenae), Kaleb McCarthy (Newlands), Noah Billingsley (Onslow), Matthew Braddock (Otaki), Kwame Norku (Paraparaumu), Fraser Norrington (Rongotai), Jack Belchambers (Scots), Tiahn Manuel (St Pat’s Town), Tom Scott (Tawa), Ethan Richards (Upper Hutt), Christian Martin (Wellington College), Owen Parker-Price (Wellington High),
Girls: Grace McRobie (Chilton), Sian Feeney (Hutt Valley), Sophie Armitage (Wellington Girls’). Boys: John Hlawn Ching (Bishop Viard), Jack Leitch (Paraparaumu), Fraser Norrington (Rongotai), Tiahn Manuel (St Pat’s Town), Nimish Gounder (Wainuiomata High), Luc Saker (Wellington College).
Girls: Glennie Hayward (Paraparaumu), Gabrielle Palado (Samuel Marsden).
Boys: Daniel Hillier (Aotea), Gus Mooney (Kapiti), Cooper Wattam (Paraparaumu), Sam Marsters (Rongotai), Aiden Blackler (St Pat’s Town), Brady Bernard (Tawa), Ryan Fahey (Wainuiomata High), David van Drimmelen (Wellington College).
Girls: Julia Gluyas (Samuel Marsden), Alexandra Mair (Samuel Marsden), Elizabeth Boyle (Wellington Girls’), Grace Herrick- Jones (Wellington Girls’).
Boys: Karl Brownlie (Rongotai), Ollie Whiteman (Scots), Antonino De Gregorio (St Pat’s Town).
Girls: Oakley Wilson-Rangihuna (Aotea), Nika Reichert (Chilton), Jessie Manning (Hutt Valley), Ashleigh Hill (Kapiti), Tylar Metekingi (Mana), Caitlin Joslin (Newlands), Casey Elliston (Onslow), Renee Lawton (Paraparaumu), Estelle Macadre (Queen Margaret), Kiriana Wairau-Hunter (Sacred Heart), Florence Marshall (Samuel Marsden),
Tara Hegarty (St Mary’s), Shannon English (St Oran’s), Sarah Pihema (Taita), Danielle Watson (Tawa), Olivia Dobbs (Upper Hutt), Paris Coleman (Wainuiomata High), Whena Munn (Wellington East).
Boys: Aniruddh Kirtikar (Heretaunga), Troy Johnson (HIBS), Allan Carson (Hutt Valley), Alex Rollander (Kapiti), Josh Bond (Naenae), Casey Norman (Newlands), Andrew McNaughtan (Onslow), Warwick West (Paraparaumu), Arnie Lowe (Rongotai), Sam Chandler (Scots), Josiah Wood (St Pat’s Town), Benjamin Gully (Tawa), Isaac Boon (Upper Hutt), Logen Stent (Wellington College).
Girls: Tannith Potgieter (Aotea). Boys: Finbar McGuigan (Aotea), Seamus Curtin (Aotea), Bradley Down (Onslow), Iosefa Lafaele (Porirua), Finn Fairbrother (Taita), Jack Walker (Taita), Liam McParland (Upper Hutt), Cameron Paterson- Hanson (Upper Hutt),
Girls: Tannith Potgieter (Aotea), Madison Hemson (Hutt Valley), Georgia Karsanidis (Hutt Valley), Amber Down (Onslow), Elisa Miville- Fogliani (Upper Hutt).
Boys: Seamus Curtin (Aotea), Finbar McGuigan (Aotea), Bradley Down (Onslow), David Miller (Upper Hutt).
The full list for Aucklands Youth Sports Person of the Year Awards has been released and includes athletes from the full range of schools throughout the region.
Caitlin PRITCHARD Mt Albert Grammar School
Christina OSCAR Saint Kentigern College
Sydney FRASER Saint Kentigern College
Tonya BOTHERWAY Mahurangi College
Sheldon TOVIO Sacred Heart College (Akld)
Athletes with a Disability
Harry CRAWFORD Kings College
Madison WESCHE Lynfield College
Natasha EADY Kings College
Symone TAFUNA'I Mt Albert Grammar School
Guy KILMISTER Auckland Grammar School
Liam SPEED Massey High School
Niven LONGOPOA Mt Albert Grammar School
Selena WU Westlake Girls High School
Sally FU Macleans College
Daxxon VONG Avondale College
Oscar GUO Westlake Boys High School
Katelin NOYER Westlake Girls High School
Tiarna CLARKE Westlake Girls High School
Zara JILLINGS Westlake Girls High School
Matthew FREEMAN Westlake Boys High School
Samuel WAARDENBURG Rangitoto College
Tai WYNYARD Rangitoto College
Aniket PARIKH Mt Albert Grammar School
Finnley ALLEN Saint Kentigern College
William O'DONNELL Westlake Boys High School
Bella ARMSTRONG Epsom Girls Grammar School
Natasha VAN TILBURG Avondale College
Yaz KAREEM Diocesan School for Girls
Bryony BOTHA Rangitoto College
Georgia DANFORD St Cuthbert's College
Hannah GUMBLEY Rangitoto College
Harry WAINE Takapuna Grammar School
James FOUCHE Saint Kentigern College
Oscar ELWORTHY Takapuna Grammar School
Grace WOOD Saint Kentigern College
Hanna ENGLISH Saint Kentigern College
Isabella RICHARDS Saint Kentigern College
Conal WILSON Auckland Grammar School
Dan HOY Westlake Boys High School
James UHLENBERG Sacred Heart College (Akld)
Connor PROBERT Sacred Heart College (Akld)
Dane SCHNELL Saint Kentigern College
Dylan BULL Sacred Heart College (Akld)
Daisey CLEVERLEY Western Springs College
Deven JACKSON Mt Albert Grammar School
Grace JALE Mt Albert Grammar School
Bridget CONNOLLY Takapuna Grammar School
Elanor GRIMWOOD Northcote College
Siyi KEH Botany Downs Secondary College
Jake MEENHORST Massey High School
Kevin KOONG Massey High School
Alexa KENNEDFY Rosehill College
Hannah METZGER Epsom Girls Grammar School
Olivia GILLOTT Pukekohe High School
Harvey HUMBER Pukekohe High School
Samuel PALLAS St Peter's College (Akld)
Sean WILSON St Peter's College (Akld)
Ella HYATT-BROWN Carmel College
Kayla REED Rangitoto College
Maddison DOWE Diocesan School for Girls
Benjamin EDWARDS Westlake Boys High School
Mitchell OTTOW Westlake Boys High School
Zander FRASER Kings College
Georgia CARTER Mt Albert Grammar School
Nina TOLLEMACHE Avondale College
Victoria CRISFORD Epsom Girls Grammar School
Mackenzie BLUCHER St Dominic's College
Aiden Takarua St Peter's College (Akld)
Jemma MANCHESTER Howick College
Kayla RUSSELL Howick College
Alex BEAVEN Parnell College
Jack FISHER Auckland Grammar School
James KIRKHAM Mt Albert Grammar School
Amorangi MALESALA Saint Kentigern College
Holly FOWLER Mt Albert Grammar School
Maia WILSON Mt Albert Grammar School
Alice TILLEY Diocesan School for Girls
Heidi STOLBERGER Avondale College
Kayla FAIRBAIRN St Cuthbert's College
Cameron DE L'LSLE Long Bay College
Max GRIFFITHS Takapuna Grammar School
Tommy HAYES Auckland Grammar School
Amber FORDHAM Westlake Girls High School
Charlotte SPENCE Epsom Girls Grammar School
Ella SIMANU Diocesan School for Girls
Fergus MCSWINEY Mt Albert Grammar School
Isaac EVERITT Glendowie College
Jonathan WINTER Mt Albert Grammar School
Auzzie TUWHANGAI Mt Albert Grammar School
Josh UTA Manurewa High School
Phoenix, HUNT Otahuhu College
Caleb CLARKE Mt Albert Grammar School
Dalton PAPALII Saint Kentigern College
To'o VAEGA Kelston Boys High School
Wiseguy FAIANE Auckland Grammar School
Moana FINEASO LEVI Southern Cross Campus
Olivia POLONIATI Southern Cross Campus
Tiale FA'AVAE Epsom Girls Grammar School
Brooke WHITEMAN Epsom Girls Grammar School
Grace MCGILLIVRAY Green Bay High School
Maddison ROY One Tree Hill College
Cole EVANS Mt Albert Grammar School
Joseph KOHLHASE St Peter's College (Akld)
Seth BOURGEOIS Mt Albert Grammar School
Eleanor EPKE Epsom Girls Grammar School
Lauren CROWHURST Long Bay College
Rafa YAM Westlake Boys High School
Sam SAYES Auckland Grammar School
Annabelle PATERSON Diocesan School for Girls
Gabrielle FA'AMAUSILI Avondale College
Yeonsu LEE Westlake Girls High School
Koene SMIT Rangitoto College
Sacred Heart College (Akld)
Ryan CURTIS Auckland Grammar School
Nai Xin JIANG Macleans College
Ruofei RAO Epsom Girls Grammar School
Dean SHU Auckland Grammar School
Victor MA Westlake Boys High School
Rosie CHENG Westlake Girls High School
Shaylee SYME Saint Kentigern College
Stella CLIFFE Westlake Girls High School
Connor WILLIAMSON Saint Kentigern College
Joshua Pereira Sancta Maria College
Reid BURROWS Saint Kentigern College
Kayla Reed Rangitoto College
Mererangi Paul Saint Kentigern College
Tysha Ikenso Sancta Maria College
Bronsan Meleisea Saint Kentigern College
Kristopher Middleton Mahurangi College
Moses Puru King's College
Triathlon/ Duathlon/ Aquathon
Ainsley THORPE Howick College
Katherine BADHAM Takapuna Grammar School
Rose DILLON Diocesan School for Girls
Dan HOY Westlake Boys High School
Leo ROPER Macleans College
Liam WARD Saint Kentigern College
Annabelle FLETCHER-JONES Howick College
Farrah BRILL-HOLLAND Howick College
Zoe JARVIS Epsom Girls Grammar School
Caleb Logan Howick College
Forrest AXFORD Mahurangi College
Clark SAMUEL Glendowie College
Gloria AIONO Mangere College
Imogen FRANCIS Westlake Girls High School
Rachael GUNN Rangitoto College
Dallas TAGALOASA One Tree Hill College
Liam ANDERSEN Rangitoto College
Tala POTIFARA Manurewa High School
Emily NICHOLSON Westlake Girls High School
Liana DANCE Kristin School
Sarah DOYLE Carmel College
Andrew FRENCH Sacred Heart College (Akld)
Nick STANKOVICH Auckland Grammar School
Ryan PIKE Sacred Heart College (Akld)
Brahm RICHARDS Rutherford College
Matthew OXENHAM Rutherford College
Annabel CAVE Diocesan School for Girls
Charlotte PORTER Diocesan School for Girls
Chelsea REES Mt Albert Grammar School
Jackson KEON Kristin School
Josh HANDA Westlake Boys High School
Thomas FYFE Westlake Boys High School
The New Zealand Junior Surfing Team made a late afternoon charge at the 2015 Vissla ISA World Junior Surfing Championship today (Friday 16th October) to progress half the team through to the fifth day of the event.
In small 1.0m waves affected by light onshore winds, the Kiwi’s got the day off to a slow start losing several surfers by lunch time before Kaya Horne (Mnt/Aus) and Kehu Butler turned the team fortunes around with heat progressions in the Under 16 Boys Division.
Butler had a contentious heat win after the waves he caught on the starting hooter were missed by the judges. The waves were subsequently reviewed and scored, Butler posting an 11.47 point heat total to advance to the third round.
The mix up did not bother the talented young surfer who feels he is now familiarising himself with the Oceanside Beach line-up and stiff international competition.
“I feel like I've started to get in sync with some of the better waves and the best positions to sit on both banks at the moment so everything is good so far” said Butler.
“I don't mind the bad conditions because it reminds me of the Mount” he said adding “how soft and small it is gives me that upper advantage on others, and helps build my confidence.”
Horne left his run until the dying stages of the heat when he had to bounce his way to the inside on a whitewash wave to find a reform and the small two-point ride he required for an advancing position.
The two surfers have a massive task ahead of them if they want to advance out of day five tomorrow. Both surfers will be required to surf four heats to advance to the penultimate day of the event.
Also performing well in the Under 16 Division were our girls Raiha Ensor and Elin Tawharu also of Mount Maunganui.
Ensor won her second round match up with a few big close-out turns to advance to Round 3.
“The conditions are very tricky here. Today I surfed on the low tide which meant there were quite a lot of close-outs and the surfers that could find the corners would progress. I was surfing in similar conditions two days ago which sort of helped” said the young surfer who plans to hunt out the quality wider waves that offer up more than one turn when she enters the water again tomorrow.
Elin Tawharu followed Ensor in to the third round placing second in her heat.
Callum Chuter (Mnt) and Jasmine Smith (Gis) are the last two surfers in the Under 18 Division. Smith started the day out with a win for the team and she advanced to the third round. She will need another two good performances tomorrow if she is to challenge for her ninth placing she achieved in 2014.
“I'll keep trying to get those quick starts and just getting on the best waves. Hopefully the surf is a bit more fun tomorrow” said a relaxed Smith.
Callum Chuter again found himself on the end of a rare peeling lefthander that helped him advance in second place today but not before playing defence for the last five minutes of the heat to prevent the Costa Rican surfer from advancing.
“I plan to just surf my own heats, today was a really scrappy heat I had to block the guy in third for five minutes and I don't really like those heats so hopefully tomorrow I can surf more rather than hassle” said Chuter.
Eliminated from the Under 18 Boys Division today were Harrison Whiteside (Chch) who finished 57th in the Under 18 Boys Division and Taylor Hutchison who finished 65th.
In the Under 16 Boys Division, Jonas Tahwaru (Mnt) finished 65th while Daniel Farr finished 81st.
Britt Kindred also bowed out of the Under 18 Girls Division finishing 33rd.
The team are currently ranked 13th and will need a big push over the next three days to surpass their 2014 ranking of tenth.
The team is competing at Oceanside Beach from 11th – 18th October. A record 36 countries are in attendance at the event with over 320 entrants across Under 18 and Under 16 Divisions for both boys and girls.
Please see below for results from day four of the 2015 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship held at Oceanside Beach, California, USA today (Friday 16th October).
Under 18 Boys Repechage Round 2
Eliot Napias, TAH, 10.13, 1, Jose Lopez, VEN, 8.87, 2, Taylor Hutchinson, NZL, 6.77, 3, Max Payne, WAL, 6.67, 4
Under 18 Boys Repechage Round 3
Mauiki Raioha, TAH, 12.34, 1, Felipe Rodriguez, ECU, 10.90, 2, Luis Rey Hernandez, MEX, 7.23, 3, Harrison Whiteside, NZL, 5.60, 4
Poenaiki Raioha, TAH, 13.50, 1, Callum Chuter, NZL, 8.40, 2, Dennis Picado, CRI, 6.30, 3, Gonçalo Fragoso, GER, 6.17, 4
Under 18 Girls Repechage Round 2
Jasmine Smith, NZL, 8.77, 1, Nagisa Tashiro, JPN, 7.83, 2, Gabriela Rubi, PUR, 5.13, 3, Ignacia Soto, CHI, 2.20, 4
Sophie McCulloch, AUS, 13.33, 1, Jolari Carrera, PUR, 5.24, 2, Britt Kindred, NZL, 4.63, 3, Adela Recordon, CHI, 2.20, 4
Under 16 Boys Repechage Round 2
Malakai Martinez, CRI, 10.40, 1, Sean Foerstar, CAN, 8.26, 2, Agustín Cedeño, PAN, 6.00, 3, Daniel Farr, NZL, 5.83, 4
Dexter Muskins, AUS, 12.14, 1, Eno James, UK, 7.50, 2, Jonas Tawharu, NZL, 5.04, 3, Neo Escaler, COL, 4.74, 4
Yuji Nishi, JPN, 14.33, 1, Kaya Horne, NZL, 6.20, 2, Axel Sain Sandoval, MEX, 5.73, 3, Kit Innes, UK, 5.50, 4
Kehu Butler, NZL, 11.47, 1, Arpad Leclère, BEL, 5.80, 2, Erick Ismael Cruz Chavez, NIC, 5.13, 3, David Wenzel, GER, 4.27, 4
Under 16 Girls Repechage Round 2
Raiha Ensor, NZL, 9.40, 1, Noa Lelior, ISR, 7.10, 2, Ana Laura Gonzalez, MEX, 5.33, 3, Marie Kathleen Milner, NOR, 1.76, 4
Anat Lelior, ISR, 7.80, 1, Elin Tawharu, NZL, 5.97, 2, Maria Cristina Orellana, ECU, 3.03, 3, Rheanna Rosenbaum, BEL, 2.47, 4
Approximate times for day three heats (NZT):
Podium One (live webcast)
6:55am – Kaya Horne – Under 16 Boys Repechage Round 3
7:10am – Kehu Butler – Under 16 Boys Repechage Round 3
**more heats depending on progression of Kiwi surfers
Podium Two (live scores)
3:45am – Callum Chuter – Under 18 Boys Repechage Round 4
6:00am – Jasmine Smith – Under 18 Girls Repechage Round 3
8:15am – Raiha Ensor – Under 16 Girls Repechage Round 3
8:30am – Elin Tawharu – Under 16 Girls Repechage Round 3
**More heats depending on progression of Kiwi surfers
The World Junior Surfing Championships is an annual event having been held since 2003. New Zealand has competed at the event since its inception as well as competing at the World Grommet Titles as it was formerly known since 1989.
The New Zealand secondary school orienteering team have once again shown the Australians how to do it and they had a fair whack of Hawke's Bay zest and flavour to fuel their drive.
Competing in the school challenge in Victoria against the Australian state representative teams the Kiwi team dominated.
In the sprint at Mt Helen the New Zealand junior girls finished first, second, third and fourth in the field of 34.
Havelock North High School's Jenna Tidswell spearheaded the victory while Napier Girls' High School's Carolyne Nel was runner-up with Marisol Hunter (Rangi Ruru, Christchurch) third and Briana Steven (Cashmere High, Christchurch) fourth.
New Zealand's other podium placegetters in the sprint came in the senior boys' race with Auckland Grammar's Tommy Hayes first and Cashmere's Ed Cory-Wright third.
In the senior girls' race, Thames High's Danielle Goodall was second while Bay representative Georgia Creagh (NGHS) came in ninth in the senior girls' sprint.
In the long course championship at Campbelltown three of the New Zealand teams (SB, SG and JG) had all their runners finish in top-10 positions.
While there were no individual titles this time, Tommy Hayes (second senior boys), Tidswell (second junior girls) and Steven (third in junior girls) all made the podium.
In completing the challenge with the relays, Kiwi teams claimed three of the titles with just the senior boys (fourth) not getting on the podium.
The senior girls won by 21sec (with Creagh running the second leg). The junior boys won by 12 sec and the junior girls won by a remarkable 7min 15sec.
Of the junior girls, Hunter had the fastest time on leg one, Steven the fastest time on leg two and Tidswell the fastest leg three time and overall fastest time in the relay.
The New Zealand schools' team were convincing winners of the overall challenge.
The Australian Championship was held in conjunction with the school challenge.
In these, Tidswell and Nel had to compete against older runners in the W16 grade.
Despite that, Tidswell was second in the sprint (to Goodall) and Nel finished sixth.
Competing in W17-20 elite grade, Creagh was seventh.
In the Australian Championship relays, the Kiwi teams were first and second in the W16 grade.
Tidswell ran the anchor leg for the winning team which Hunter and Cory-Wright led out.
Nel made the podium in the second-placed team.
Creagh's team were third in the W17-20E relay so all three Bay girls received medals.
- Steve Armon
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