Below are some selected Photos of the Week, highlighting some of the terrific secondary school sporting events and achievements over the past seven days
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1. Dan Hoy (Westlake Boys’ High School) won the Elite Men's Sprint Triathlon in Hong Kong (Asia Cup) over the weekend. Building on his 4th place finish at the World Championships in Mexico last month, Dan took gold with a time of 58:20.The silver medal went to 29-year old Italian, Massimo De Ponti (58:29) and the bronze to 25-year old Canadian, John Rasmussen (58:51). Dan now travels to South Korea for his final race of the season. View the full race results at http://www.triathlon.org/results/result/2016_hong_kong_astc_sprint_triathlon_asian_cup/282311 Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/dannychanphoto/
2. Hoy’s Westlake BHS and Kaipara College won the North Harbour Condor 7s qualifying tournament on Saturday. Both teams beat Rangitoto College teams in their finals. Westlake BHS prevailed 28-0 and the Kaipara side ousted Rangitoto 45-0 – with the two teams pictured here after the final. The Westlake boys beat Rangitoto 29-21 in their U15 final, while Long Bay College defeated Kaipara 17-5 in the girls U15 final. Photo credit: John Rau.
3. Novice Nayland College mountain bikers Emma Bateup and Amber Werensteyn struck success at the New Zealand Secondary School Mountain Bike Championships held in Dunedin on October 6. Amber won eight badges of placement in the U16s female category. Some of her top honours included first in downhill, first in Super D (a blend of cross-country and downhill) in the South Island, third in New Zealand cross-country and second overall in New Zealand for under 16s. Emma was in the under 20s category and hauled home seven badges for her efforts, finishing in the top three in all her races except cross-country. Photo credit Martin De Ruyter/Fairfax NZ and follow the article link at: http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/85178262/two-nelson-girls-clean-up-at-mountainbiking-champs
4. Saint Kentigern College pair Sophie Stewart-Hobbs and Hannah Blake were both named in New Zealand’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup squad to compete in Papua New Guinea in November. Hannah Blake, along with Grace Jale (MAGS) and Nadia Olla (Baradene College), has recently been with the U17 side in Jordan. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/SaintKentigern/?fref=ts and read more at: http://www.nzfootball.co.nz/promising-blend-for-u-20-women/
5. St Pat’s Silverstream stole a late 12-10 win over Scots College in the final of the Hutt Cup 7s tournament on Saturday at a muddy Naenae College. Scots College led 10-0 at the break, but a yellow card and a late rally gave Silverstream the win. This is the same venue for the Wellington and Wairarapa Condor 7s qualifying tournament to be played on Labour Day Monday. Silverstream won in 2014 and St Pat’s Town last year. Photo credit: Wareham Sports Media. See more photos are https://www.facebook.com/Wareham-Sports-Media-922231524463851/?fref=ts
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