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Javelin records highlight first day of NZ Schools Championships in Hastings

2 December 2017 8:42am

Two athletes broke the previous record in the senior girls javelin competition, one of the first events at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Track & Field and Road Championships being held over three days in at the Hawkes Bay Regional Sports Park in Hastings.

First Caitlyn Bonne from St Margaret’s College surpassed the previous record of 44.44m with a fantastic throw of 47.97m and then Tanya Murray of Santa Maria College unleashed a huge effort of 48.95m in the fifth round to take the title. Jessica Senior finished third with 41.05.

Cam Robinson from Wellington College was in great form in the senior boy’s javelin hitting a big personal best of 69.68m on his first attempt, well ahead of Anton Schroeder on 58.23m in second and Lochlainn Marryatt with 54.48m filling third place.

Andres Hernandez from St Bede’s in Christchurch won the first track final of the championships, taking out the junior boys 3000 final in a time of 9:05.30 from William Taylor and Josh Hou.

In a surprise result in the senior girls 3000m, Liliana Braun (Cashmere High) was victorious in 10:01.49 from Aimee Ferguson with 10:03.15 and pre-race favourite Hannah O’Connor in 10:12.80.

Charli Miller and Jemima Antoniazzi provided a one-two finish for St Peter’s School in Cambridge. Miller’s time of 10:24.24, just ahead of Antoniazzi in 10:27.06 with Tillie Hollyer in third place.

Samuel Harris was winner of the senior boys pole vault for Shirley Boys, clearing 4.25m ahead of Matthew Aucamp (4.15) and Anthony Barmes (3.65) while Joshua Bull (Catholic Cathedral) won the junior boys vault with 3.00m.

Sam Colyer from Southland Boys won the junior boys long jump with 6.28m, ahead of Harley Patel-Muxlow on 6.06m and Max Teruaa 5.87m.

The junior boys hammer was a benefit for Whangarei Boys High School with Nik Kini throwing 56.05 and Jordyn Heteraka getting out to 54.21. Third place went to Joseph Quinn on 53.57.

Zion Trigger-Faitele (Scots College) was the winner of the junior boys shot put, tossing the 5kg implement 16.62m, ahead of hammer winner Kini (16.08) and Adam Stack on 13.46.


27 November 2017 4:10pm

Scratching from single events closes Tuesday November 28 at midnight.

Scratchings should be performed in the online entries system. To scratch an athlete from a single event click on the athlete’s name in Current Entries and when their information opens select ‘clear’ next to the left of the event the athlete wishes to scratch from. To remove an athlete completely from the competition select Remove to the right of their name in Current Entries.

Timed Programme

25 November 2017 9:38pm

Please note: Friday Junior Girls Long Jump will have 2 qualifying pools at 1 pm and 2.30 pm. Junior Boys Long Jump will be a final starting at 4.00 pm . Junior and Senior Girls 3000m will be straight finals on Friday evening. Heats are required (at this stage) for the Senior Boys 2000m Steeplechase on Saturday at 5pm. In the short hurdles only Junior Girls require a semi final on Sunday morning.

Agenda of 2017 NZSSAA AGM

23 November 2017 12:00am

Championship T-Shirts

26 October 2017 9:23am

Championship T-shirts are available for purchase through online entries. Orders (sizes and payment) need to be completed by the person responsible for entries.

T-shirts cost $25 and the following sizes are available (1/2 chest): S – 50.5cm, M – 53cm, L – 56 cm, XL – 58cm, 2XL – 60.5cm.

Orders can be done in Online Entries or using the order form below.

California Track & Field Tour 2018

23 October 2017 1:08pm

Applications are being accepted from New Zealand Secondary Schools athletes in all events for the eighth annual California Track & Field Tour. The team will leave Auckland on April 3 and return April 21. The athletes will be based in Los Angeles and compete in meets over three weekends in Southern and Central California. Athletes on past tours have achieved many personal bests against top U.S. high school competition in an ideal climate conducive to top performances. To learn more about the tour and to apply, go to californiatour.co.nz or contact Greg Lautenslager, Athletics Nelson Head Coach and California Track & Field Tour Director at (O) 03 923-2321 or (M) 027 343-5521 or via e-mail: coach@nzrunningacademy.co.nz.

Australian All Schools Athletics Championships Adelaide 8-10 December

24 September 2017 9:00am

Congratulations to the athletes that have been selected to compete at the Australian Championships:

Additional Coach/Managers required

Expressions of interest for 2 positions of assistant coach/manager (either 2 women or a man and woman) to take the NZSSAA team to the Australian All Schools Athletics Championships in Adelaide, December 8,9,10 are called for. The team will depart on December 6 and return on December 12. Applications should be emailed to John Tylden, NZSSAA Chairman by October 9 2017 using oe@nzssaa.org.nz.
Please provide a brief resume of your experience with secondary school athletes and team management. If you have any questions please email John Tylden.

The New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics Association is proposing to select and manage a team to this year’s Australian All Schools Athletics Championships to be held in Adelaide. Although these championships are associated with the Pacific Schools Games our team will be taking part in the All Schools Championships rather than the Pacific Schools Games themselves. The NZSSAA team will be a maximum of 32 athletes with a maximum of 18 from one gender and a minimum of 14 from the other gender plus 4 Team Manager/Coaches.

Kennedy Park Resort NZSSAA Track, Field and Road Championships, Hawkes Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings December 1-3 2017

31 August 2017 8:39am

Suggestions of changes to the placement and timing of events are welcome to John Tylden at oe@nzssaa.org.nz by July 31. The times shown are indicative only and the final timing will occur after entries have closed in November.

One change has already been made: Shot Put JB from 1.30 Sunday to 5.00pm Friday. Contact John Tylden if this proposed change is a problem (e.g. travel already arranged to suit original time) for anyone please.

ISF World Secondary Schools' Cross Country Championships, Paris, April 2018

22 August 2017 9:20am

Congratulations to the schools and athletes below that have been selected to represent New Zealand at the ISF World Cross Country Champs in Paris in 2018.

School Girls team – St Cuthberts College
School Boys team – Westlake Boys

Selected Girls – Hannah O’Connor (Sacred Heart Girls’ College New Plymouth), Phoebe McKnight (Hutt Valley High School), Tessa Webb (Fielding High School), Tessa Hunt (Wellington East Girls College), Aimee Ferguson (Rototuna Senior High School), Sofia Kennedy (Middleton Grange School). Non Travelling reserves: Gemma Baldey (Whakatane High School), and two others yet to be named.

Selected Boys Team – Samuel Tanner (Bethlehem College) , Murdoch McIntyre (Westlake Boys High School), Liam Back (Wanganui Collegiate School), George Cory-Wright (Kings College), Logan Slee (Hutt International Boys School), Andres Hernandez (St Bedes College). Non-travelling reserves in alphabetical order are: Jack Elliott (New Plymouth Boys’ High School), Dion Housten (Christ’s College), George Lambert (Wanganui Collegiate), Will Taylor (Christchurch Boys’ High School).

Australian Cross Country Champs

13 August 2017 11:02pm

The report and results from the Australian Cross Country Championships 2017 are available.

NZSSAA Service Awards

9 August 2017 9:40am

NZSSAA is calling for nominations for service to secondary school athletes from teachers, coaches and others involved with our sport (Track, Field, Road Race and Cross Country). People may nominate themselves or be nominated by someone who has knowledge of their nominee’s involvement.

NZSSAA has been in existence since 1973 and there are many who have given years of service over that time and we wish to recognise that with the presentation of a service badge even if they have been retired from active involvement for a number of years.

As a guide for those being nominated we have used the Athletics NZ 20 years of involvement as being the requirement for a service award but will be flexible on that depending on circumstances.

Please email your nominations with the name of the school or region they have been most closely associated with and a brief citation covering their service to secondary school athletics to John Tylden by Nov 1 2017.

Major USA Indoor Competition Opportunity - Simplot Games

27 July 2017 8:37am

NZ Secondary School would like to select a small team of 6-8 athletes to compete in the Simplot indoor games from 15 -17 February, 2018. The team will depart on February 12 and return on February 20, 2018. This is the largest indoor high school invitational in the western half of the USA. There will be US Olympians in attendance to meet and mentor participating athletes. The meet patron is Dick Fosbury who changed the high jump with his new technique in the late 1960s.

Athletes Expression of Interest

Selection for this team will be based on performances during the 2016-17 season. If you are interested, please supply all relevant performances to support your selection, particularly at Athletics New Zealand Championships and North/South Island Champs.

Costs to team members are yet to be set but are likely to be around $3000 (which will cover airfare and hotels. Meals will be as we go). Selection will be made from senior high school athletes between the ages of 16 and 18 who will still be enrolled in high school in February 2018. Please email Ed. Fern by August 18 at ferns7@xtra.co.nz to register your interest. Put “Simplot Games” in the subject line of the email.

Information about this event can be found at http://simplotgames.com/

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