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Otago Athletics Champs
Photo by Frankie Vella

Athletics Champions

Frankie Vella —

Congratulations to our fantastic Athletics team. Zack Hibbert won Silver at the New Zealand Secondary School Athletics Championships in December.

Zack Hibbert, Nico Alvarez Rey-Virag and Rebecca Dalphin traveled to Wellington for the New Zealand Secondary School Athletics Championships.

Zack won a silver medal in the Junior Hammer and Nico made the 400m final and placed 5th. He was the youngest in the field, at 14 years old.

Nirvana Hepi-Breen and Zack are South Island Champions in their field events.

We had 23 students attend the Otago Secondary School Athletics Championships and 8 students qualified to attend the South Island Secondary School championships in Nelson in March.

Students had to be in the top 3 in Otago to qualify. Standouts for Otago were Nirvana Hepi-Breen and Zack Hibbert who both threw record breaking throws. Nick James-Pirie, Nico Alvarez Rey-Virag and Rebecca Dalphin ran brilliantly in their finals. 

6 students travelled to Nelson for the South Island Champs and again Nirvana was a standout winning all three of her throwing events: Hammer, Discus and Shot put.   Zack Hibbert also performed magnificently, coming first in Hammer in the South Island.   Viviane Dalphin ran very well to place 2nd in her 3000m and Nico placed 2nd in his 400m and 3rd in the 800m. 

This has been the most successful Athletics season in some time. We are looking forward to attending the Nationals in December. 

 Well done everyone. 

Athletics Seasons results listed below:

Nirvana Hepi-Breen 

Otago Secondary School Champs U14

1st Hammer Record breaking throw

1st Discus Record breaking throw

3rd Discus

South Island Secondary School Champs U14

1st Hammer

1st Discus

1st Shotput

Viviane Dalphin

Otago Champs U15

2nd 3000m

South Island Champs U15

2nd 3000m

Nicolas Alvarez Rey-Virag

Otago champs U14

2nd 400m

2nd 800m

South Island Champs U14

2nd 400m

3rd 800m

Zack Hibbert

Otago champs U15

1st Hammer record breaking throw

1st Discus

South Island Champs U15

1st Hammer

Jorja Hutton

Otago Champs U16

2nd Discus

Rebecca Dalphin 

Otago Champs U16

1st 3000m

Caitlin McDonald Waters

Otago Champs U15

3rd High Jump 

Nicholas James-Pirie

Otago champs U15

2nd 200m 

3rd 100m 

Ziggi Katai-Martin

Otago Champs U17

3rd Triple Jump