Moffitt makes mark at champs

Cameron Moffitt
Cameron Moffitt
A record-breaking performance from Cameron Moffitt highlighted Otago's final weekend of athletics for the summer.

The Otago Boys' High School athlete was one of 23 from the province to win individual titles at the South Island Secondary Schools Championships in Nelson.

He was the only record-breaker, however, smashing his own mark in the under-16 300m hurdles.

His time of 39.76sec was comfortably ahead of the 41.15sec he ran in the event last year.

It was also two seconds ahead of second place.

He completed a strong weekend by claiming victory in both the 100m hurdles and the shot put.

Logan Park High School's Nirvana Hepi-Breen had a similarly strong showing and dominated the under-14 girls throws.

She claimed victory in the shot put, discus and hammer.

Likewise. Taieri College's Shyah Beattie won both the under-15 girls shot put and discus. She showed her versatility by claiming second in the triple jump.

Otago Boys' George Hamilton was another to manage a double, taking the under-14 boys 1500m and 3000m.

Wakatipu High School's Samantha Fookes was also strong in the under-14 middle distances, winning the girls 800m and 1500m.

In the sprints, Mount Aspiring College's Abby Fisher was equally dominant.

She won the under-14 girls 100m and 200m double.

Tara McNally (Taieri College) was the other star hurdler, taking the under-19 girls titles over the 100m and 300m distances.

Three relay teams also brought home titles.

Otago Girls' High School won the under-16 and under-19 girls 4x100m, while Otago Boys' edged St Bede's College to win the under-19 boys 4x100m.

Other Otago winners were: Shay Veitch, Ethan Walker, Zara Geddes, Natalie Geneblaza, Jordan Evans-Tobata, Olivia Geneblaza, Emma McKay, Katie Wong, Suzie Morrow, Tegan Chapman, Zharna Beattie, Jacob Waide, Zack Hibbert, Taylor Smith, Caleb Stuart and Liam Condliffe.

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