Champions of the future

Sylvie Haig (10), of Fairfield School, takes off from the start line of the girls under-10 60m...
Sylvie Haig (10), of Fairfield School, takes off from the start line of the girls under-10 60m sprint.
Kavanagh College’s Anamika Jones (13) attempts to clear the bar in the girls under-13 high jump.
Kavanagh College’s Anamika Jones (13) attempts to clear the bar in the girls under-13 high jump.
Lee Stream School’s George Tisdall (12) throws in the boys under-13 shot put.
Lee Stream School’s George Tisdall (12) throws in the boys under-13 shot put.
Jimmy Hinds passes the baton to Reuben Ure (both 9) for the Macandrew Bay School team in the boys...
Jimmy Hinds passes the baton to Reuben Ure (both 9) for the Macandrew Bay School team in the boys under-10 relay.
Boys in the 13+ long jump await their turn.
Boys in the 13+ long jump await their turn.
St Brigid’s School’s Madison Bryce (9) lands in the girls under-10 long jump.
St Brigid’s School’s Madison Bryce (9) lands in the girls under-10 long jump.
Scarlett Gillanders (9), of Abbotsford School, fills in time by doing an ‘‘aerial’’ while waiting...
Scarlett Gillanders (9), of Abbotsford School, fills in time by doing an ‘‘aerial’’ while waiting for her turn at the long jump.
North Intermediate’s Harris Wilkinson (11) wins his heat in the under-12 boys 75m.
North Intermediate’s Harris Wilkinson (11) wins his heat in the under-12 boys 75m.

The Otago primary schools athletics championships were held at the Caledonian Ground yesterday. Five records were broken at the event.

Alex Walker (John McGlashan College) threw 9.91m to pu t84cm on the under-12 boys shot put record, while Ruben Karawana (Balmacewen) broke the under-12 boys discus by nearly 4m with a throw of 28.79m.

Shanti Kara (Fairfield) jumped 1.50m to break the under-13 girls high jump record of 1.44m, while Annabelle Batchelor (Balmacewen) jumped 1.47m to break the girls 13+ high jump record by 4cm.

Zac Cunningham (Taieri College) broke the boys under-12 long jump record of 4.75m by jumping 4.81m. Photographer Christine O’Connor captured the action.

 

Add a Comment

ev-and-hybrid-banner-updated_0.jpg

 

Advertisement

postanote_header_620_x_80.png

postanote_620_x_25.jpg

Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter