by Rachael Parker

August Sporting Update

Winter Quadrangular Tournament

Last Monday and Tuesday, 50 plus students participated in the annual winter quad sports tournament.  This year it was hosted by Columba College with visiting teams from St Margarets and Craighead.  The traditional sports of netball, hockey, badminton and debating were joined this year by football and basketball.  This was a one off opportunity to give more girls the chance to play in a tournament given many main tournaments have been cancelled due to Covid-19.  It was a great couple of days and the girls relished in competition and fairplay.  

Our footballers played exceptionally well and took out the football title.  In hockey and netball there were close games and not much in the scoreline with both groups coming second.  Basketball had some great games, badminton and debating had tough opponents but did well overall.  We hope that all that played or came to watch enjoyed the tournament.

Otago Swimming Short Course 

Congratulations to Anna Hutchens, Sophie Hutchens, Meg McLaughlan, Malaika Ogbuehi, Amara Ogbuehi, Jess Scott and Sophie Shallard who all achieved finalist placings at the Otago Short Course Swimming Champs held over the last weekend. Special mention to the medallists:

Anna: Bronze in 50m Free, Free Relay & Medley Relay

Sophie H: Silver in 200m Back, 50m Breast & 50m Fly and Bronze in 100m Fly, 100m Free, Free Relay & Medley Relay

Meg: Silver in 50m Breast, Free Relay & Medley Relay, Bronze in 100m Breast, 200m Breast & 200m Free

Malaika: Bronze in 100m IM

Jess: Gold in 200m IM, 200m Fly & Medley Relay and Bronze 50m Fly, 100m Fly

Sophie S: Gold in Free Relay, Silver in 100m Back & 400m IM and Bronze in 400m Free & Medley Relay.