10 medal scoop at Athletics Champs

The Red-Light gathering sizes saw a new look Greater Auckland Secondary School Athletics Championships this year.

The event was split over three days across three weeks, with different sessions for the field events and two separate days of track events. This year the qualifying standards were extremely tough, and our school was represented by 13 athletes across the three days.

It was a very successful event with the team picking up an outstanding total of 10 medals – 9 Gold medals and 1 Silver medal, with an additional four top fiveplacings. Congratulations to all those who competed.

The medallists and top five performers were:

Karmen Maritz  (pictured top)

Gold: Junior Discus
Gold: Junior Shot Put
Gold: Junior Javelin
*Greater Auckland Secondary School Championships Record – 35.24m (beating the previously held record by nearly 5 meters)

Fernanda Tirado

Gold: Junior 80m Hurdles
Gold: Junior Long Jump
Gold: Junior Hammer Throw
*Greater Auckland Secondary School Athletics Championships Record – 40.35m (smashing the previous record by over two and a half meters)



Kate Borton

Gold: Intermediate 800m
Gold: Intermediate 400m
Silver: Intermediate 200m




Mulan Riseborough

Gold: Intermediate Girls Triple Jump







Emily Cowan

5th place: Junior 200m
5th place: Junior 300m







Leah Thomson

5th place: Intermediate 200m





Kalei Morgan-Tafea

4th place: Senior 800m
5th place: Senior 1500m