Avondale College's Athletics team of 17 gave a superb effort at the NZSSAA event in Tauranga during the holidays, bringing home seven medals - our best result ever!
Gold Medal - Senior Mixed 4x400m Relay (Tremayne Redman-Gardner, Kimberley May, Joanna Poland, Lex Revell-Lewis) - smashing the record by six seconds!
Silver Medal - Kimberley May 1500m
Silver Medal - Joanna Poland 800m
Silver Medal - Tremayne Redman-Gardner 110m Hurdles
Bronze Medal - Tremayne Redman-Gardner High Jump (1.99m)
Bronze Medal - Wiremu Ngamotu 2000m Steeplechase
Bronze Medal - Senior Boys 4x100m (Tremayne Redman-Gardner, Lex Revell-Lewis, Kadin Taylor, Texas Beattie)
Ayub Sayid placed 4th in the closest-ever 2000m Steeplechase race. He came very close to winning the bronze medal but was just overtaken on the finish line – just 0.02 seconds separating the two.
Mose Faaumuumu placed 9th overall for his first ever nationals competition in shot put and secured himself a new PB of 12.08m. Arinze Michael was also a strong candidate in the junior boys’ triple jump, placing 9th overall with a measure of 11.68m. Kadin Taylor, a Year 9 student was a surprise performer with his super speedy sprint performances in the 100m and 200m. He was also exception in the senior boys 4x100m relay – taking away a well-earned senior medal.
The Avondale College Senior Mixed 4x400m team were victorious again, defending their national title and beating their own record by around six seconds, with a time of 3:47.52min (previous record was 3:53.08min). The second placed team from St Peters School came in with a time of 3:54.60min. I feel confident our record will remain for many years to come.
A huge thanks to our support crew – Dr Brown, Ms Butler, and parent helper, Mr Elliott Ngamotu.
- Judy Revell – Athletics Manager