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Athletics Day 2024

Athletics Day 2024

Athletics Day 2024

Even the threat of a rainy day could not dampen the spirits of the students as they started flooding the field for the annual school Athletics Day. As soon as the starting pistol goes off for the 1500m races and the first javelin gets thrown for the morning, athletics day is kicked into high gear with lots of excitement and energy! The tug-o-war was a highlight with battles between houses, as well as a showdown between staff and students. Even though the students tried their hardest, they couldn’t overpower the mana of the staff whom were victorious in both contests! 

The crowd was brought to their feet surrounding the relay events with everyone rallying behind their respective houses, eagerly anticipating to see who will cross the finish line first. Combining both the junior and seniors (plus staff) relay races, Tama-nui-te-rā claimed the top spot, closely followed by Ruaumoko, while Tāne Mahuta secured the third position.

A massive congratulations to the students listed below who have been crowned our athletics day champions for 2024! 

Junior Girls

  • 1st – Kate Wilcox
  • 2nd - Tessa Dixon
  • 3rd – Sharlise Barton

Junior Boys 

  • 1st – Carter Rameka
  • 2nd – Ethan Hunter
  • 3rd – Joshua Williams

Intermediate Girls

  • 1st - Amy Thomson
  • 2nd - Tiara Dixon
  • 3rd Equal – Mason Renz / Lisepa Tohi

 Intermediate Boys

  • 1st – Ariki Cooper
  • 2nd Equal – Alex Buchanan / Tyler White
  • 3rd – Bono Kacurov

Senior Girls

  • 1st – Leia Smith
  • 2nd – Sophie Wallace
  • 3rd – Thereza S’ua

Senior Boys 

  • 1st – Timon Boyack
  • 2nd - Lorenzo Pearce
  • 3rd – Isaac Lee-Sang

Also, a big shoutout to the 36 students who are off to represent Rutherford College at the Central East & Western Zone Athletics Day on Tuesday 5th March. Best of luck, we know you will make our school proud.  

Thank you to the Sports Committee who were an amazing help setting up and helping to run the day, Matua Jeff for his booming voice on the mic and all the staff who were involved in the different events. An honorable mention to all the students and staff who competed throughout the day, it was awesome to see so many of you smashing it and having fun!

by Kinga Rozmus 


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