King's sent 39 competitors to the Otago-Southland athletics
The standouts in the under-14s were Sam Gouverneur (first
800m, second 400m), Jordan Hand (second triple jump) and
Josia Lesa (first 80m hurdles).
In the under-15s, Malachi Buschl (first 3000m and second
1500m) and Andrew Smith (third 3000m and 1500m) performed
Ben Kiore (first 200m, second 100m), Felix McDonald (first
long jump, 100m hurdles and 400m), Sam Tindley (first 800m)
and Rory O'Neil (third 100m and first 200m) starred at
David White claimed three firsts in the AWD events. King's
won the under-14, under-16 and senior relays and came third
in the under-15 event.
Dylan Edwards has been crowned the South Island open champion
in the Optimist sailing class.
Connor McDonald sailed as part of a crew with Ben Hawker in
the Otago Championship at Vauxhall and came first in the
Jacob Bleach competed at the Otago Junior Tiger golf
tournament with distinction, winning by five shots.
This qualifies him to compete in the finals in New Plymouth
East Otago High School
Athletes from East Otago competed well at the Otago athletics
There were nine top-three placings, and 17 of the 24 athletes
qualified for the Otago-Southland championships.
In Invercargill a week later, Bob Martin was first in the
under-14 javelin and third in discus.
James Bungard was second in the under-16 800m in 2min
12.64sec, breaking the long-standing school record by 2sec.
Hayley Jenkinson was second in the under-14 javelin.
Five pupils have qualified for the South Island
East Otago has three new South Island champions.
James Bungard and Cameron Bartrum teamed up for the South
Island triathlon-duathlon championships in Oamaru and won the
intermediate team section of the duathlon event in 39min
Bungard ran 2km, Bartrum biked 15km, and Bungard ran a
further 2.5km to claim the title.
Olivia Ollerenshaw entered the individual senior girls
duathlon section, running 2km, biking 20km then running 5km.
Olivia won in 1hr 11min, also managing to beat the senior
boys individual duathletes.
All three pupils are looking towards the national event in
Taupo at the end of August.
John McGlashan sport
The highlight of the summer has been the stunning result of
the McGlashan tennis side.
After four days of intense competition, it finished fourth in
the New Zealand secondary schools tournament, with wins over
Napier Boys' and New Plymouth Boys'.
The team was led by Paddy Ou, Carlos Reid and Mitchell
Sizemore. Lucas Reid (year 10) and Tom Shallard (year 9) made
up the five.
John McGlashan has qualified 22 athletes for the South Island
athletics championships in Timaru.
Notable winners in the Otago-Southland event included Jimmy
Sinclair (under-15 100m), Charlie Baker (under-15 200m), Josh
Stoddard (under-14 1500m).
The race of the meeting was between Oli Chignell (under-16)
and Jack Beaumont (senior) in the 3000m.
Chignell prevailed in a thrilling finish.
The McGlashan volleyball team won the Otago championships for
the second year in a row, beating arch rival Bayfield 3-0 in
the final. Key contributors to the victory were Oli Knopp and
Otago Girls' High School
Erin Milner won the South Island foxhunter championship and
was also the Southland stakes 1.5m champion.
The equestrian team of Tyla Clearwater, Milner, Samara McKay,
Tamsyn Lawrence and Chanelle Huggins was second in the
Southland Pony Club one-day event in Tapanui.
Mikayla Garforth was ninth out of 101 in the ski race at the
national surf life-saving championships at Ohope Beach.
The Onyx marching team, including Georgia Berry-Dodd, Jasmine
Simonsen-Hogg, Olivia Churchman, Hannah Blagdon, Charmaine
Simonsen-Hogg and Safire Stenersen, was first in the
technical drill section (and first overall) at the New
Zealand marching championships in Wellington.
Juliette Lequeux and Anika Fraser each came first in their
age group singles at the Head of Harbour rowing regatta.
The following girls gained places at the Otago-Southland
athletics championships in Invercargill: Sydney Evans Tobata
(second under-16 200m, third under-16 400m), Esmae Knox
(third senior hammer), Hannah King (second under-14 100m,
third under-14 200m), Storm Maole (third under-14 shot put),
Gemma Millar (first under-14 hammer), Taylor Thorne (first
under-14 high jump) and Taylor East (second AWD 100m, 200m
and long jump).
The OGHS senior relay team was third.
Natasha Whyte was third in the senior girls race at the New
Zealand schools multisport championship in Cromwell.
Holly Johnstone, Jade Middleditch, Sophie Dijkstra, Tabitha
Seaton and Jessie Clark were members of the Dunedin Technical
football team that won the Auckland City under-17 club
Kaikorai Valley College
Six Kaikorai Valley pupils are members of the champion
marching club Onyx Miitaires. Jessica Brownlie, Tessa
Brownlie, Cassara Keen, Sarah Broad and Demi Thompson are in
the under-12 team and Grace Campbell is in the under-16 team.
The under-12 team was second in technical and second in
display at the national championships, and the under-16 team
was first in technical and first in display. Both teams went
on to win the title of New Zealand champion team for 2014.
Year 13 pupil Thomas Johnson attended the national touch
tournament in Auckland recently, representing Otago in the
open men's team.
Thomas has since been named in the New Zealand under-19 men's
squad and will attend training camps and a final trial later
Year 11 pupil Jemma Gilbert was part of the Dunedin Technical
football team that won the Auckland City under-17 tournament.
Maniototo Area School
Cricketer Reuben Pyle has had a great season. He was selected
in the Otago Country under-17 team as a wicketkeeper, and
also played a game in the Hawke Cup.
The Maniototo year 7-8 cricket team won the countrywide
competition and played Balmacewen in the final for the Otago
region in Naseby, losing in a close game.
Maniototo had several pupils take part in the international
curling doubles tournament held in Naseby.
Jessica Smith and partner Peter de Boer (Auckland) were
runners-up in the tournament.
Colleen Hollows was named most valuable player for Central
Otago girls softball.
Athlete Ben Smith had a first (high jump) and a third (triple
jump) at the Otago secondary schools athletics.
The school swimming sports were held recently. Reuben Pyle,
Jessica Smith (both senior), Ben Smith and Rina Watt (junior)
were named the champions.
Roxburgh Area School
Jonty Mckinnel, Tiaan Mckinnel, Anton Fitzgerald and Jack
Lennon performed well at the South Island secondary schools
adventure racing championship.
They finished sixth overall, were the second Otago-Southland
team home, and the fourth boys team.
At the Otago athletics championships, Toby Grice was first in
triple jump, and Lauren Kitto was third in triple jump.
At the Otago-Southland championships, Anton Fitzgerald (third
3000m), Toby Grice (third javelin and long jump) and Lauren
Kitto (third triple jump) performed well.
Toby, Anton Fitzgerald and Kendra MacGillivray will attend
the South Island secondary schools athletics in Timaru.
St Hilda's cricket
The First XI has qualified for its fifth consecutive NZCT
secondary schoolgirls finals in Palmerston North in December.
The team beat Blue Mountain College in the semifinal in
Chasing 74 set by Blue Mountain, openers Polly Inglis (37 not
out) and Bella James (29 not out) secured victory in the 12th
Earlier, Molly Johnson (three for nine) and Sarah Wyber
(three for 15) had bowled very tightly and accurately.
In the final, against Otago Girls', St Hilda's was equally
emphatic, winning by 10 wickets.
Sarah Wyber (three for eight) and Aisling Beamish (three
wickets for six, a hat trick) helped dismiss Otago Girls' for
Polly Inglis and Bella James were untroubled in reaching the
total in the eighth over.
Captain Polly Inglis made the Otago under-21 team and was a
key player in the successful Otago Sparks team that won the
domestic one-day final against Auckland in January.
Bella James, Molly Johnson, Biddy Hoskin and Olivia Gain also
made Otago cricket teams, while the following St Hilda's
pupils have been selected in New Zealand teams: Nicole Ruske,
under-16 basketball; Aleisha Ruske, under-18 basketball;
Laura Mckenzie, under-19 touch; Sophie Coutts, rhythmic
At the Otago secondary schools athletics, Bradley Tarleton
(senior hammer) and Hamish Mears (under-14 discus) broke
Otago records, while Sam Kirk (senior high jump) won the
Roberts Trophy for highest jump of the day.
At the Otago-Southland event, the team again performed well,
with seven pupils and the under-14 boys relay team gaining
placings and selection for the South Island secondary schools
championships in Timaru.
In Invercargill, both Bradley Tarleton (senior hammer) and
Aaron Tarleton (under-15 hammer) broke Otago-Southland
Organisation of winter sport is now well under way and Taieri
College is undergoing a massive growth in teams across all
Dunstan High School
A squad of 27 pupils travelled to Dunedin to compete in the
Otago secondary schools athletics.
The team earned 17 firsts, 12 seconds and eight thirds.
The following week, a team of 21 travelled to Invercargill to
compete in the Otago-Southland meeting.
Again the athletes performed well, gaining seven firsts, nine
seconds and nine thirds.
The rowing squad also achieved some good results at the South
Island secondary schools regatta.
Lucy Geddes won gold in both the under-16 single sculls and,
with Ella Galletly, the under-16 double sculls.
Macaela Turfus and Sydney Cook won silver in the under-18
lightweight double scull.
The kayaking team has also had some success recently.
The team competed in the Buller Fest and gained two firsts,
two seconds and three thirds.
• These articles are compiled by the Otago Secondary
Schools Sports Association (OSSSA) which is proudly sponsored
by Perpetual Trust.