Cross Country Entries
5 May 2013 10:22am
The online entries for the Cross Country Championships is now open.
The T-shirt and disco order forms are now also available:
Entries received so far are below. Please note that these are updated periodically, and entries only appear after payment has been received.
Accommodation Offer in Christchurch
1 May 2013 7:25am
Don Dalgliesh has about 15 beds available in Christchurch for the NZSSXC. A package deal is available at $170 per head, which covers bus, accommodation and meals, or could provide accommodation only. This deal is available to students, teachers and parents.
Anyone interested to contact: Don Dalgliesh, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 04 473 9414, Mobile: 027 407 0988.
Past Cross Country Results
28 April 2013 9:48am
A history of the NZSS Cross Country Champs is being collated in an effort to celebrate 40 years in 2013. Unfortunately two years, 1996 and 1998, are proving difficult to find results for.
A request is now being made to previous teachers, parents, coaches and athletes in an attempt to complete a full set of results for these two years.
Any results booklets or information for either the 1996 event in Nelson or the 1998 event in Christchurch for the top ten athletes in both the Junior and Senior grades as well as in the three- and six-person team events would be greatly appreciated.
For the individual results the top ten finishers in all grades as well as the first, second and third place getters times are being sought.
North Island Champs Survey
12 April 2013 8:10am
A huge thank you to everyone who came last weekend to what was the biggest NISS meet for some time. We had tremendous fun hosting you. It was a very exciting weekend of athletics with new records set and wonderful examples of good sportsmanship and team spirit. We felt very blessed that the weather, while hardly tropical, was better than forecast.
Our Athletics Wairarapa organising committee is currently undertaking a 360 review of the event and in particular, a root cause analysis of the difficulties experienced with the timing/recording system. We regret that despite best efforts, these difficulties could not be resolved in a timely manner, resulting in unacceptable delays for athletes and disruption to scheduling, particularly on Saturday afternoon. In compiling a detailed report, we hope to better understand the issues, and share the learning. Another expected outcome of our review will be the creation of an organisers’ NISS Handbook for our use next year, and for future event organisers.
To assist us with the 360 review, we have created this survey.
We would appreciate it if you could distribute this survey widely to athletes, team managers, coaches, officials, parents and spectators. A good cross-section of feedback would really help us to evaluate what went well, what could be done better, and what could be developed to further enhance the experience for everyone and promote the sport.
Thanks to those who have already fed back ideas for consideration – these have ranged from wider entry gates and a disability ramp, to having a local accommodation ‘go-to’ person to help negotiate accommodation for visiting teams.
Please take the time complete the online survey or if you prefer, contact me directly on 06 377 4959, 027 273 1154 or at email@example.com
Thanks for your participation!
North Island Secondary Schools' Athletics Championships
9 February 2013 10:10am
Please note that entries are done by each regional team coordinator only (not teachers in charge of athletics/sports coordinators, or individual athletes). Regional team coordinators can find the online entries via the Entry Procedures for this competition.
Paper Team Application Form
21 December 2012 8:39am
Below is the application form for the 2012 paper teams.
13 December 2012 10:23pm
Please find below the NZSSAA selected teams for Track, Field and Road Race 2012.
NZ Sec School Champs Day 3
9 December 2012 11:09pm
Day 3 of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Track & Field Champs saw two further records fall to Matt Baxter from New Plymouth Boys High and Jesse Bryant of St Bede’s College.
Both were long-standing records, with Baxter’s 3000 metres time of 8 min 15.50 sec taking three seconds of the time set by Phillip Starr in 1991 and Bryant’s Long Jump of 7.36 metres equalling Nigel Park’s performance from 1990.
Talia Horgan from Cambridge High School had the satisfaction of reaching the World Youth selection standard for the woman’s 400 metres, with a time of 55.14 seconds, while Rosa Flannagan was well under the standard for the girls 3000 metres with her 9 min 38.26 sec.
They joined Matt Bloxham (Hammer) and Eliza McCartney (Pole Vault) who reached the standards earlier in the championships.
Zoe Hobbs from New Plymouth Girls High was the most prolific athlete at the champs with gold medals in the junior girls 100m, 200m and Long Jump, along with a silver in the triple jump.
Double victories went to Molly Florence, Rosa Flannagan, Paige Harwood, Siositina Hakeai, Jacob Matson, Sean Eustace, Alexander O’Neill and Matthew Bloxham.
More records on day 2 at NZ Secondary Schools Champs
9 December 2012 11:08pm
The New Zealand Secondary Schools Track & Field Championships continued Saturday in Dunedin with more records, World Championships qualifiers and other outstanding results.
Pole Vaulters Eliza McCartney and Nicholas Southgate both set Secondary Schools records in their respective events. McCartney, from Takapuna Grammar, cleared 3.85 metres to add five centimetres to the Secondary schools record with her third attempt. The record jump also equals the qualifying standard for the 2013 World Youth championships to be held in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Southgate, from Auckland’s Rosmini College, cleared 5.00 metres to add ten centimetres to his own boys schools record and equalled the New Zealand M18 record he already shared with Paul Gibbons. Southgate, who finished fifth at the 2011 World Youth Championships in France has set his sights on clearing 5.20 – 5.30 this season.
The third record of the day went to Discus thrower Siositina Hakeai (Auckland Girls Grammar) whose best of 56.27 metres bettered her own New Zealand W18 record twice during the competition and added a massive four metres to the previous Secondary Schools champs record. Hakeai, who finished fourth at the World Junior Champs in Barcelona earlier this year goes from strength to strength as she is compared to World and double Commonwealth Discus champion Beatrice Faumuina.
Orewa College’s Matt Bloxham, the Hammer throwing star of day one, featured again, this time in the Senior Boys Shot Put, shooting from 3rd position after five rounds to claim the title with a massive toss of 18.34 in the final round. He also added a bronze in the Senior Boys Discus to go with his two gold medals.
Sunday’s actions sees all of the track event finals and the Road Races as well as more field event finals.
At the conclusion of the championships on Sunday evening a team of 30 athletes will be named to contest the Australian Youth Olympics in January.
Australian Youth Olympic Festival Team Announcement
9 December 2012 8:56am
Athletics New Zealand has announced their selected team for the Australian Youth Olympic Festival to travel to Sydney in January. 15 males and 15 females have been selected as well as 10 reserves.