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Archie Jones in action in the Under 15 3000m
Photo by Morgan Oudemans

Roncalli College athletes shine

Noah Oudemans —

Our track and field team had a great trip to the South Island Secondary School Athletics Championships in Christchurch last weekend.

On 9-10 April, Roncalli sent a strong team of 16 athletes to Christcurch to compete at Ngā Puna Wai sports hub. The team consisted of Emily Thompson, Karen McDonald, Harrison Laing, Gabriel Dickerson, Bethany Oudemans, Rhiana Nimo, Madison Sugrue, Lachlan List, Archie Jones, Sean Newlands, Monica McDonald, Rhys Stevens, Maika Mason, William Laing, Noah Oudemans and Charli Nevin. 

We travelled up in two vans driven by Mrs Toni Oudemans and Mrs Cat Sutherland.  The team had a good bonding experience, staying at Addington Jailhouse. This was a good experience for the team with the only downside being the huge amount of leftover pasta. 

A huge thanks to Toni Oudemans, Morgan Oudemans, Ms Leckie and Mrs Sutherland for managing the team and looking after everyone.

Even though the conditions weren’t the best at the track with a huge swirling wind, our athletes competed very well with most getting top-eight finishes.

Harrison Laing: 1st under 14 boys 400 metres and 800 metres

William Laing: 1st under 16 boys 400 metres

Gabriel Dickerson: 1st under 14 boys hurdles and 3rd Javelin

Lachlan List: 7th under 15 boys 400 metres and 6th 800 metres

Archie Jones: 7th under 15 boys 3000 metres

Rhys Stevens: under 15 boys 8th High Jump, 7th long jump and 5th triple jump

Maika Mason: under 16 boys 7th High Jump and 6th Long Jump

Noah Oudemans: under 19 boys 6th Triple Jump

Congratulations to Harrison, Maika, Lachlan and William who got 3rd in the under 16 boys 4x400 metres relay.

Karen McDonald: under 14 girls 1st Javelin

Bethany Oudemans: under 15 girls 7th 80 metre hurdles, 6th Triple jump and 4th Javelin

Monica McDonald: under 16 girls 80 metre hurdles 6th and 6th Javelin

Charli Nevin: under 19 girls 5th 800 metres and 6th 1500 metres

Congratulations to Karen, Bethany, Rhiana Nimo and Monica who got 6th in the under 16 girls 4x100 metre relay

Congratulations to all the athletes and a big thank you to the parent and teacher helpers for making this a great outing.