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. Harris Fogelberg of Auckland Grammar School wins the U20 Boys road race at the 49th NZSS Cycling Championship in Manawatu. The event this weekend drew 700 cyclists from 91 schools for the three-day competition. The format of the event saw the time trials on day one, road races on day two and points races on day three, across several age divisions. Palmerston North BHS won the Sir Bernard Fergusson trophy for the top U20 boys team – beating Auckland Grammar into second by a fraction of a second.
Boys and Girls U20 winners were:
Team time trial: U20 Boys: Palmerston North BHS 21:33.19, 1; Auckland Grammar School 21:33.24, 2; Christchurch BHS 21:51.00, 3. U20 Girls: St Peter’s School, Cambridge24:41.17, 1; Palmerston North GHS 25:19.07, 2; Waikato Diocesan 25:30.90, 3
Individual Road race U20 Boys: Harris Fogelberg (Auckland Grammar) 1:26:33, 1; Campbell Stewart (Palmerston North Boys) same time, 2; Aaron Milne (Auckland Grammar) st, 3. U20 Girls: Ellesse Andrews (St Peters Cambridge) 1:06.24, 1; Nicole Shields (Dunstan High) same time, 2; Emma Smith (Villa Maria College) st, 3.
Individual points race: U20 Boys: Campbell Stewart (Palmerston North BHS) 23 points, 1; Oscar Elworthy (Takapuna GS) 13 points, 2; Aidan Nicholas (Takapuna GS), 9 points 3. U20 Girls: Ellesse Andrews (St Peter’s, Cambridge) 13 points, 1; Georgia Danford (St Cuthbert’s College) 13 points, 2; Nicole Shields (Dunstan HS) 7 points, 3.
For more visit: https://www.facebook.com/CyclingNZLSchools/?fref=ts Photo credit: Credit: Jack McKenzie Photography
2. Mount Maunganui College surfer Elin Tawharu placed third in the Under 16 Girls Division of the 2016 Vissla ISA World Junior Championships completed in the Azores Islands overnight on Sunday/Monday. Tawharu was the highest placed Kiwi at the event with her podium finish being the first in nine years for New Zealand. Other top performing Kiwis included Raiha Ensor and Kehu Butler who both finished seventh in their respective Under 18 Girls and Under 16 Boys Divisions. The New Zealand Junior Surfing Team finished tenth overall. Read more at https://www.facebook.com/SurfingNZ Photo credit: ISA / Rezendes.
3. The King Country Touch Tournament was played in Te Kuiti last week, with teams from Te Kuiti High School, Te Awamutu College,Otorohanga College, Piopio College, Taumarunui High School and Te Kura O Ngapuke all battling it out to take the title. In the junior section, Otorohanga Junior Gold won and Te Kuiti High School Junior 2 finished second. In the senior competition, Te Awamutu took the honours and Taumarunui High School Gold finished second. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/sportwaikatosecondaryschools
4. Last Tuesday the St Cuthbert’s College First XI hockey team won Auckland’s Supercity competition, beating close rivals Diocesan School for Girls 3-0 in the final to annex this year’s Premier Girls Hockey title. Previously St Cuthbert’s had gone through the round-robin season unbeaten winning their seven matches by a cumulative score of 35-1. On a national level, they finished runners-up to Christchurch’s Villa Maria College losing 1-2 in extra time in the Federation Cup final. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeSportAkld/
5. Action from the NZ Schools Cross Country Skiing Championship recently held at the Snow Farm in Central Otago. This was the last race series of the season at the Snow Farm and comprised three races; a 2km classic, 1 km freestyle sprint and a 500m 3 person relay. This year there were 28 competitors from 10 schools, ranging in level from Year 1 to Year 13. All competitors raced the same courses and awards were presented individually for the best female and male in each school category, fastest relay teams, most participants and top school from the most points collected from the top three participants across all three races from each school. Awards this year went to Ben McMurray WPS and Chantel Thurston WPS (Y1-6), Ben Silipo MAC and Olivia Jones MAC (Y7-8) and Louis Jones MAC and Meg Creagh DHS (Y9-13). Most participants, fastest relay team and top overall school once again went to Mount Aspiring College. Full results are available at http://www.sporty.co.nz/asset/downloadasset?id=1c3040df-a0ff-4205-8029-9e2689854ec2
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