Cricket Girls 2nd

Congratulations to the Year 5/6 Girls Cricket Team.  A team of encouraging and determined girls, who only formed 7 weeks ago with little to no cricket experience, arrived at Elmwood Park sitting in 5th position. Keeleigh Dick, Melody Ehau, and Olive McKenzie were outstanding with both the bat and ball, each taking high batting scores plus wickets in bowling. Two wins, against Cotswold School and St Patrick’s Bryndwr, saw the girls heading to the finals for first and second place in the afternoon. St Albans School delivered an outstanding game of cricket and took out the competition. Well done Year 5/6 Girls. The encouragement, sportsgirlship, and honour to God was beautiful to watch. We are all very proud of you.

Cricket Girls

 

Year 8 Boys’ Duathletes

Our Year 8 boys did so well at the Duathlon also!

Y8 Boys
From left: Henry Copeland 18th, Sam Tyler 32nd, Elliot Graves 1st, Elliott Perrett 6th – out of a field of 139 finishers!

Duathletes Speedy at Ruapuna

We had excellent results from our team of 21 Year 5-8 Duathletes at Ruapuna Raceway today. All of ours students competed with excellence and it was great to see them putting in a big effort and achieving outstanding results.

We are thankful to God for the gifts and talents on display. Hillview ended up with three champions and a 2nd place today from the eight races – a phenomenal result and unlikely to be seen again, from any school. There were almost 1200 students competing today from over 90 schools from all around Canterbury.

Our champions today were:

1st Gwilym Jones – Year 5 Boys – 159 finishers

1st Silas Jones – Year 6 Boys – 151 finishers

1st Elliot Graves – Year 8 Boys – 138 finishers

2nd Abby Graham – Year 5 Girls – 97 finishers

Elliott Perrett was 6th in the Year 8 Boys and the fastest cyclist of everyone (1182!) at Ruapuna!!! (Elliot Graves was 2nd fastest!)

Well done to all of our awesome athletes today – especially the teams results from the Year 5 Boys (4 in the top 30!) and the Year 8 Boys (4 in the top 32!)

A big thanks to our parents for transporting and training our children!

Full Results (including transitions), see: RESULTS

 

Athletes Shine at Nga Puna Wai

We had 11 athletes competing at the Canterbury Secondary Schools Athletics Finals today at Nga Puna Wai and all of them competed with excellence, giving of their best. Competing in five events, we had some outstanding results with a 4th, two 5ths, a 6th and an 11th.

Our Under 14 Boys’ 4x100m relay team  (Zasha Marshall, Hayden van Vliet, Noah Gemmell and TC Lui) excelled again to run another PB and take 4th place in the final, beating St Andrews College (our best ever relay result from a boys’ team). Sam Meecham was 11 seconds under the Christian Schools U15 Boys’ 1500m record running into 5th in the 1500m recording a PB 4m42sec. Jacob Tauamiti threw a massive PB of 32.83 metres (with a 1.25kg discus)  in the U16 Boys’ discus to come 5th. The U14 Girls’ 4x100m relay team (Abbie Irvine, Eliyah Harris, Eva Bader and Lucy McConnell) ran a strong race to come 6th in the final and Noah Davis had another solid outing to place 11th in the U14 Boys’ 1500m in a good time of 5m07sec.

A big thanks to the parents for getting the students to their events on time and for their vocal support. It was encouraging to also see former students doing so well competing for Middleton Grange and other schools.

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Under 14 Boys’ 4 x 100m Relay Team come 4th – our best ever result from a Boys’ team!

Full Field Results, see: final field results 19

Full Track Results, see: final track results 19