OSSSA Cross Country  by Frankie Vella

June Sports Round Up

Term 2 was a busy time on the sporting front.

In the Otago Secondary School Swimming Championships, Timo Schaefer was first in the Men's Over 15 200m backstroke and 3rd in the 200m freestyle.  The Team of Timo Schaefer, Maggie Franks, Shima Jack and Sersha Forde placed third in the Mixed 200m freestyle relay. 

 In the OSSSA Cross Country Series we had a strong team with all our runners performing well with Top 10 placings. Louis Freeman was 6th in Senior Boys and Joe McKee 7th in the same event. Rebecca and Viviane Dalphin were also in the top 10. 

 Our best result of the Cross Country series came in the Otago Southland Relay Race with Louis Freeman, Declan Parsons, Rebecca and Viviane Dalphin coming 2nd place in the Senior Mixed Race. Our Junior Boys team of Liam Black, Nicolas Alvarez, Nick James-Pirie and Alex Cameron ran well in a strong field finishing in the Top 10. 

The runners continue to develop and we are looking forward to future challenges like the Duathlon and Co-Ed Cross Country in September.

In Netball Grace Jones has been selected for the Otago U14 Development programme.Our Junior girls Gold and Senior Development team attended the Otago Secondary School Netball Champs this month. Both teams found the experience challenging and positive. 

In Girls Football our teams are going well with 2 teams finishing second in their pools after the first round. 

The Student Sports Council started a lunchtime Inter-House Handball competition which ran until the end of the Term. 

The Co-Education Winter Sports tournament is a highlight on the Term 2 calendar.   Approximately 130 students participated.   Students competed in Basketball, Netball, Football, Hockey, Curling and Badminton. 

Ziggi Kaitai Martin competed in Sydney in a Parkour competition in June.  Ziggi finished first in the heats Intermediate Free-running with a score of 50/70.   He went on to place second in the final.  This follows on from his success and impressive record at the New Zealand Championships and national titles earlier this year.  

Theo Molteno, Zack Hibbert and Alex Cameron recently attended the Secondary School Otago Table Tennis Tournament. The boys enjoyed their experience. Theo Molteno was commended on his leadership and fair play.