Sensational Silas!

Silas Jones had the Hillview run of the day at the Primary Sports Canterbury Cross Country yesterday at Halswell Quarry. He had an exceptional effort to earn 9th place in a field of 120 Year 5 Boys over a muddy 2km course. By getting in the top ten he has been selected to run for Canterbury in the Inter-Regional Cross Country in Nelson in September. What a super effort from Silas who was 7th in the South Zone event and only made the Canterbury race due a boy going overseas!

Our Year 8 Boys had a fantastic race with all five making it into the top 31 places and wunning the Silver in the Zones team event (all Hillview!). Max Blockley (10th), Zachary Landers (14th) and Matthew Fairhall (21st) have made it into the race against Year 8s from Intermediate next Wednesday at Roto Kohatu Reserve. Noah Davis (28th) and Duncan McCall (31st) both ran brilliantly well in a field of 105 finishers.

Elliot Graves was very impressive to take 9th, Toby Meecham 24th and Henry Copeland 50th in a field of 117 Year 7 Boys over the muddy and testing 3km course.

Bonnie Graves ran very well to place 44th in the Year 5 Girls but only 30 seconds from 18th!

For full results, please click here: PSC CC 2018

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Badminton 3rd and Basketball 7th

A great effort for our Year 5/6 Badminton and Basketball girls today at the Primary Sports Canterbury Indoor Tournament. The Badminton girls (Lily Norton, Susannah Regnault and Emma Ford) were 3rd place out of the 8 Badminton teams playing at Badminton Hall and were the first all girls team – beaten by two all boys teams.

Basketball report from Paul Davis: The Year 5/6 girls got stronger as a team by the end of the tournament – finishing 7th from 12 teams with 3 wins and 3 losses. They lost 10 – 6 in their first game to the eventual finalist so not a bad effort and didn’t get beaten by much in the games they lost. The team attitude was great and listening to instructions very good. I think all in all they all grew in confidence and with a few more games together they could be quite good. They certainly looked to play as a team which was great to see.

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A big thanks to parents Tim Ford (Badminton) and Paul Davis (Basketball) who took the teams today.

Sixth and Silver for Sam

Sam Meecham had a very successful weekend in Taupo at the New Zealand Secondary School Cross Country Champs. In the Year 9 Boys field of 150 runners from all over NZ he claimed 6th place after a slow start where he was 50th but he worked himself up to be comfortably in the top ten – a mighty performance!

The next day he lead his Canterbury Year 9 Boys’ relay team to a silver in the 5 x 2km Inter-Provincial Relay at the testing Spa Park course. Waikato- Bay of Plenty enjoyed the home town advantage to win the Gold with Wanganui claiming the Bronze ahead of Wellington and Auckland.

We thank God for Sam’s gifts and talents that he was able to display.

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Sam with 500m to go in the Year 9 Boys’ race at Taupo