King’s Athletes excel at the Auckland Championship

Yesterday a team of 43 students took part in the Greater Auckland Athletics Championships. Overall the King’s team had a very successful day. At the end of the event the team had managed 9 Golds, 7 Silvers and 6 Bronzes. 

There were also a number of other students who although they didn’t medal, they ran, threw or jumped personal bests.

The stars of the show (again) were Perry Cunningham’s middle distance crew. Yr 9 James Ford won both the 800m and 1500m and set two new Auckland Records in the process. Zane Powell won the 1500m and 3000m and also set two new Auckland Records!

James Harding was gunning for the Intermediate 800m record. He won the race but missed out on the record by 0.5 of a second – at 1:58.5 it was still pretty quick!

The Intermediate Boys 4 x 100m relay team dominated Auckland Grammar to win Gold and our Senior 4 x 100m team pushed Grammar all the way to win silver. Sophie Adams showed her class in the hurdles to win Gold in the 80m. James Robertson showed real guts to win the Senior 400m and Judda Turahui was very strong to take Gold in the Senior Triple Jump.

The last event of the Championship was the 4 x 400m. Anyone who knows Athletics knows that this is the toughest ask of the Athletes – to run 400m after they have already done multiple events. The senior team gave it a real shot but came up just short of Grammar to win a very well deserved Silver medal.

All in all a great (but very long) day.

Gold Medallists:

Intermediate 3000m

Zane Powell (New Record)

 

Intermediate 4 x 100m Relay

Sio Vaolupe

Maikel Tuala

Rory Van Riele

Chicago Doyle

Junior 800m

James Ford (New Record)

 

Intermediate 800m

James Harding

 

Junior 1500m

James Ford (New Record)

 

Intermediate 1500m

Zane Powell (New Record)

 

Senior 400m

James Robertson

 

80m Hurdles

Sophie Adams

 

Senior Triple Jump

Judda Turahui

 

 

Silvers:

Intermediate Girls 300m Hurdles

Sophie Adams

 

Senior 4 x 100m Relay

Fergus McLeay

Piki Mihinui

Moggamad Smith

Ben Stephenson

Senior 200m

Moggamad Smith

 

Senior 100m

Moggamad Smith

 

Senior Discus

Komani Pa’asi

 

Senior 110m Hurdles

Finn Rathbone

 

Open 4 x 400m Relay

James Robertson

Ollie Dunshea

Judda Turahui

Fergus McLeay

 

Bronze:

Senior Girls Hammer

Jade Bowater

Junior Long Jump

Liam Denny

Junior 2000m Steeples

Ben Tapper

Junior 1500m

Hugo Batchelor

Junior High Jump

Liam Denny