Secondary pupils begin Challenge Wanaka events

Competitors get ready to head into the water at the start of the Under-14 girls race at lake...
Competitors get ready to head into the water at the start of the Under-14 girls race at lake Wanaka yesterday at the Challenge Wanaka and Otago secondary school triathlon championships. Photo: Supplied
There will be plenty of swimming, cycling and running in Wanaka this weekend.

Challenge Wanaka race is on tomorrow and there are various events associated with it.

It all started yesterday with the Challenge Wanaka secondary schools triathlon which was combined with the Otago secondary schools triathlon championships.

The race involved 280 competitors, many participating in teams.

The winner of the under-19 boys grade was Grayson Westgate, of John McGlashan College, while Sophie Shallard, of St Hilda’s Collegiate, won the under-19 girls race.

Otago Boys’ High School won the team race, James Hargest College won the girls race and South Otago High School won the under-19 mixed grade.

In the under-16 grade, McKay Watson, of Mount Aspiring College, won the boys race and Catherine Lund, of Columba College, won the girls race. Otago Boys’ High School won the boys race, Otago Girls’ won the girls race and Mount Aspiring College won the mixed grade.

In the under-14 grade, Tom Sides of Mount Aspiring College won the boys race while Hayley Cornwall, of Palmerston North Girls’ High School, won the girls race. Rosie Falcous, of Otago Girls’ High School won the Otago championships.

Mount Aspiring College won the boys grade, the girls grade was won by Columba College while Taieri College won the mixed grade in the under-14 grade.

Challenge Wanaka will today switch to the primary school children.

The New Zealand schools championships will take part in Wanaka on Sunday.

 

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