New Zealand Secondary Schools Swimming Championships:
Last week on Thursday the 28th of July to Sunday the 31st of July, the annual New Zealand Secondary School Championships were held at the Waterworld pool in Hamilton. There was a lot of action that took place throughout the three-day event as the event had a total of 6 sessions, and all swimmers from all secondary schools competed for the top secondary school of the year.
Eva Borkowski represented St Hilda’s and she competed in the Women’s 17-18 year olds age group category. Eva had excellent swims throughout all of her races, as well as earning a bronze medal in the women’s 17 - 18 year old 50m freestyle.
Her results were :
Photo credit: Swimming New Zealand
Women’s 17-18 years : 3rd - 50m freestyle
Women’s 17-18 years : 9th - 50m backstroke
Women’s 17-18 years : 4th - 50m butterfly
Women’s 17-18 years : 4th - 100m meter freestyle
Women’s 17-18 years : 20th - 50m breaststroke
Well done to Eva who achieved excellent results throughout all of her races, and represented St Hilda’s very well.
Well done to the Hockey first XI team who have made it to the secondary school division 1 final against Columba. this will be played on Tuesday 16th August
Congratulations to Zara Geddes who competed in the NZ Club Cross Country Championships in the U18 5000m. Zara finished 3rd which is an awesome result.
Winter Quad Programme
On Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th August, St Hilda's will be hosting the annual winter quad exchange. The school will host St Margarets, Craighead & Columba and partake in Hockey, Netball, Debating and Badminton. Any spectators that are watching an inside sport must wear masks.
9.45 SHCS vs Craighead
11am Columba vs SMG
1pm SMG v Craighead
2.15pm Columba vs SHCS
9.15am Craighead vs Columba
10.40am SHCS vs SMG
9.30 Craighead vs SHCS
11am Columba vs SMG
1pm Columba vs SHCS
2.15pm SMG vs Craighead
9.30am SMG vs SHCS
10.40: Columba vs Craighead
Badminton: Monday Only
Rounds take place at 9.30, 11.30 & 1.30pm, all teams play at these times.
Debates take place at 9.45, & 2pm. Tuesday: 9.45
It has been an exciting week watching the Commonwealth Games. I have had a few late nights and early starts to catch our kiwis in action. It was awesome to see former students Kate Heffernan (Netball), Eden Carson (Cricket) and Tessa Jopp (Hockey) take part and be critical members of the NZ team. Who will be the next SHCS student taking part in years to come??