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The South Island Athletics Team 
Photo by Sandra Pooch

The Summer Athletics Season

Sandra Pooch —

Students at Burnside High School have excelled this term at Athletics

The year started with the Burnside High School Athletics Sports. Participation was very high and a number of records were broken. Many of these records had stood for many years.

U16 Girls Triple Jump Anna Kenworthy  12WWNB 10.44m

U15 Girls Triple Jump Taylah Holdem 10WDNK 10.70m

U19  Girls Shotput New Brigit Kwell  13PZS 13.46m

u16 Boys Shotput New Jaron Ting  11WWLD 12.72m

U16 Girls Shotput New Anna Kenworthy  12WWNB 10.22m

U14 Girls Shot Put New Seruwaia Qalivutu  10WBND 9.04m

The full results are attached.

From the school Athletics we moved on to the Canterbury Championships. We were thrilled to be awarded the title of Top Co-Ed school at these Championships. This is a title we have held many times but not in recent years.

Twelve Canterbury titles were won by our Athletes, including 2 relay titles.

We should feel very proud of all our relay runners who participated in our 11 relay teams. As well as the titles there were others who were well placed. Our Under 16 Boys Calib Bone 11WSMM, Leon Lin 10NCHB, Nathan Dix 11WTNH and Bradlee Lang 11WMNS and our Under 16 Girls Ashley Farrell 11SKRA,  Alysia Gilmore 11NMRC,  Allanah Pile 11SKRA and Anna Kenworthy 12WWNB are now Canterbury Relay title holders. Also, a special mention to Eliza Meekings 12WSUM who came away with two Canterbury titles in Pole Vault and Javelin. The full list of Top 3 places is attached.

We then continued  on to the South Island Championships in Nelson.  There were  three days of tough competition. We came  away with a number of placings.

There was strong leadership from our three Year 13 students Daniel Roswell 13OLK, Brigit Kwell 13PZS and Isabella Pickering 13PZS

South Island titles won were: Calib Bone 11WSMM Under 16 100m, Aryan Rai Under 15 10NBTN, Eliza Meekings 12WSUM Under 19 Pole Vault, Alysia Gilmore 11NMRC Under 16 Pole Vault.
Seconds: Under 16 4 x 100 Relay Bradlee Lang , Calib Bone, Aryan Rai Nathan Dix, and Daniel Roswell,  Under 19 1500m and 800m. All of these were stunning races with close finishes
Thirds: Brigit Kwell Under 19 Hammer, Isabella Pickering Under 19 Pole Vault, Aryan Rai Under 15 200m, Ashley Farrell  Under 16 11SKRA, 200m Vincent Chen 11NMRC.

A marvelous season. The next event is the National Secondary School Championships in December.