OBHS pupil excels at champs

Cameron Moffitt with his national secondary schools championship medal haul. PHOTO: OTAGO BOYS’...
Cameron Moffitt with his national secondary schools championship medal haul. PHOTO: OTAGO BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL
Cameron Moffitt starred both on the track and in the field at the weekend.

The Otago Boys’ High School athlete returned from Tauranga with three medals won at the national secondary school athletics championships.

He was also named the meeting’s most promising multi-event athlete.

Moffitt won golds in both the senior boys 110m and 300m hurdles in times of 15.05sec and 38.34sec respectively.

He also added a bronze in the shot put with a throw of 15.12m.

Mount Aspiring College’s Abby Fisher also returned with three medals in her first year in the senior grade.

She ran a time of 26.11sec to claim bronze in the senior girls 200m.

She then teamed with Millie East, Georgie Bruce and Niamh Townsend to claim silver in the 4x100m relay.

Soon after, Estelle Gellatly swapped in for Townsend and the team claimed a second silver in the 4x400m relay.

St Kevin’s College’s Max Yanzick had a similarly impressive championships, claiming bronze in both the senior boys’ 6000m road race and 2000m steeplechase.

Ethan Walker (Taieri College) defended his senior boys javelin title. His throw of 58.94m was nearly 5m ahead of his nearest competitor.

Sammy Fookes (Wakatipu High School) won Otago’s other gold medal, finishing first in the junior girls 800m in a time of 2min 15.23sec.

Otago Girls’ High School’s Catherine Lund claimed a silver in the junior girls 2000m steeplechase.

Several others won bronze medals.

Luke Moffitt (Otago Boys’) came third in the junior boys pole vault, while Millar McElrea, of Tokomairiro School, also made the podium in the junior boys 400m and Nirvana Hepi-Breen (Kaikorai Valley College) won bronze in the junior girls hammer.

St Hilda’s Collegiate duo Sarah Langsbury and Renee Willis also claimed bronze medals in the senior girls 300m hurdles and junior girls shot put respectively.

John McGlashan College finished third in the senior boys 4x400m relay, the team consisting of Tom Sullivan, Jed Thompson-Fawcett, Dominic Morrison and Josh Hou.

In the para events, Taieri College’s Ben Baines won three golds in the shot put, discus and javelin.

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