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A run, swim and a bike to bronze

St Paul's Collegiate School —

St Paul’s had six teams competing at the Waikato Bay of Plenty Teams Triathlon Championships, which was held at the Lake Karapiro Domain on Tuesday, 19th March.

In the under-14 division, we were represented by Boston Tordoff in the swim, Jackson Dwyer in the bike and Matthew Chanwai in the run. Their race consisted of a 250m swim, a 12km bike and a 3.2km run. The boys raced solidly to finish midfield in their age group.

We had two boys teams and one girls team competing in the under-16 age group. Their race consisted of a 500m swim, a 15km cycle and a 3.2km run. In the boys A team we were represented by Samuel Peoples in the swim, Thomas McAdams in the bike and Oliver Larcombe in the run. The B team consisted of Boston Tordoff, Toby Finlayson and Ben McGregor. The girls' team consisted of Grace Kingsnorth, Ellie Deane and Jessica Scatchard. The boys A team raced well to place third. The girls' team finished a close fourth.

In the under-19 division, we were represented by Ben Littlejohn, Jack Deane and Trey Lincoln. The girls' team, consisting of Kaitlyn Sosa, Holly Rowan-Sanders and Darcy Hunter, put in a very creditable performance to finish third.


  • Under-16 boys' (Samuel Peoples, Oliver Larcombe and Thomas McAdams) - bronze
  • Under-19 girls' (Kaitlyn Sosa, Holly Rowan-Sanders and Darcy Hunter) - bronze