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Canterbury Track & Field Championships

On the 16 and 20 of March 47 athletes competed in the Canterbury Track & Field Championships at Nga Puna Wai.

Winners were Charlie Applegarth in the U/14 Long Jump, Finlay Neale in the U/15 80m Hurdles, Ethan Smolej in the U/19 800m and Ben Phillips in the U/19 Shot Put.

We also we gained nine seconds and seven thirds.

South Island Track & Field Championships

Last weekend St Bede’s College hosted the South Island Track & Field Championships at Nga Puna Wai. Many thanks to all those athletes and parents who helped as officials out in the arena or looking after officials catering.

We had 35 athletes selected to represent Canterbury in each event where a maximum of 16 athletes compete against each other.

Findlay Neale was our outstanding athlete, gaining a win in the U/15 80m Hurdles and seconds in High Jump and Long Jump along with third in the 4 x 100m with Max Hammett, Bronson Rueben and Genesis Sherlock. Findlay was also a member of the winning U/16 4 x 400m relay team along with Ethan Hansen, Bronson Reuben and Dylan Butler.

Ben Phillips took out the U/19 Shot Put and came third in the U/19 Discus.

Ethan Smolej won the U/19 800m and came second in the 1500m.

Ethan then combined with Sam de Roo, Sam Doherty and Cameron Mantell to come second in the U/19 4 x 400m event.

Peter Gamble picked up third in the U/15 Shot Put.

The U/16 4 x 100m relay team of Dylan Butler, Ethan Hansen, Riley Lucas and Ryan Wilson claimed third place.

Dylan Butler also gained a third in the U/16 100m Hurdles.

Full results for both events can be found at https://www.canterbury.schoolsport.org.nz/athletics-information/