Many Columba aerobics competitors competed at the recent NZCAF Sport Aerobics Open competition taking away a number of medals.
The NZCAF Sport Aerobics Open competition was held in Christchurch on Saturday the 22nd of May. Columba College was represented by a group of 12 competitors competing in a wide variety of levels and age groups. The majority of the girls competed in heats and finals on the same day.
Heats and finals were on the same day for this competition with the first category being the secondary fitness teams. Emillie Matthews, Tayla Brough and Bridgette Sutton were all part of the 80s Ladies fitness team which placed 3rd in heats and finals.
Following the fitness team category there were two teams competing in the intermediate pairs and teams category. The first team was the Dream Team consisting of Hannah Bloxham and Luciana Brown, they placed 2nd in their category in heats and finals Potato and Gravy consisting of Tayla Brough and Ruby Jones placed 1st in the same category in heats and finals.
The next section was junior secondary individuals. This was a combination of three categories. Madi Logan Ferris and Emillie Matthews both competed in the individual category. Emillie Matthews performed a great routine in a hard category. Madi Logan Ferris placed 4th in both heats and finals.
Next, was the NZCAF pre-choreographed intermediate teams. The only Columba team competing was comprised of Dani Walker and Cameryn Smith who placed 1st in heats and finals.
The final category of the day for Columba competitors was the NZCAF Secondary teams in which there were two Columba teams. The first team was Just Juicy, consisting of Josie O’Neill and Lucy Quill; these girls placed 4th in heats and finished 3rd in finals. Jo O’Halloran and Olivia Ferris also competed in this category as a pair and placed 1st in heats and finals.
Overall, Columba competitors came away with a total of 11 medals. The girls competing represented Columba as well as their respective club,s Queens Aerobics and Jump Start Aerobics.
These girls are all now training for the NZCAF Otago Regionals which are in Dunedin on the 14th and 15th of August at Kavanagh College.