Below are some selected Photos of the Week highlighting some of the secondary school sporting events, news stories and achievements from the past week in NZ secondary school sport.
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1. Last week’s 2017 Genesis Energy Hillary Challenge secondary school adventure racing champions, the combined New Plymouth Girls and Boys High Schools team. The Taranaki schools team won all three components of the race - team challenges, expedition and multisport race to win comprehensively. Their total combined winning score of 3,750 was a Hillary Challenge record. Waimea College and Sacred Heart Girls and Thames High School finished second and third respectively. The annual race at Tongariro National Park was over five days and was non-stop every day.
2. Navajo Prentice (Villa Maria College) Nick Moulai (St.Bede’s College) won the respective Senior Girls and Senior Boys races at last week’s Canterbury secondary schools Road Race championships. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/SchoolSportCanterbury
3. The Hillcrest High School 1st X1 Girls Football team beat Howick College 4-1 in a national qualifier game at Pukekohe High School last week, booking their spot in the Premier Football Tournament NZSS in Taupo in Tournament Week in September. Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/hillcresthighschoolhamilton/
4. Hamilton Boys’ High School’s Caleb Cutmore has been selected in the 12-strong New Zealand team to compete at the 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in Japan in September. Cutmore recently competed in Brazil, finishing fifth at the International Rip Curl GromSearch Final, alongside New Zealand teammate, Elin Tawharu of Mount Maunganui College who finished third at the same event. Photo credit: NZ Surf Photography
5. Orewa College surf lifesaver Ella Drinnan has been selected to represent New Zealand as part of the team travelling to Wroclaw, Poland for the 2017 World Games in July. The World Games is a multi-sport event, last held in Columbia in 2013. It has 27 official sports. The lifesaving component is a pool competition, taking place from July 21-22, and New Zealand will join teams from Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland and Spain. The achievement for the Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club member follows her selection to the New Zealand Development squad announced at the conclusion of the SLSNZ National Championships in Christchurch in March this year. At just 17, Ella will be one of the youngest in the 10 strong team of top Kiwi lifesaving athletes, including two Black Fins from the 2016 Lifesaving World Championship team. Photo credit Amanda Wignell and read more here http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/rodney-times/92350473/ella-drinnan-named-in-surf-life-saving-nz-world-games-team
6. Wellington College hosted Scots College in a Wellington Pool B Grading Football fixture at Wellington College Artificial. A hat-trick to Calvin Harris and a double to Ollie Whyte was enough to give Scots College a comprehensive 5-0 win, bouncing back after week one's 4-0 loss to Rathkeale College. Photo credit: Wareham Sports Media
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