35 students who were picked on their long distance running strength, commitment to training and dedication to turning up to weekly meetings took up the 12km challenge of running in the mud. The group travelled to Helensville to compete against other schools, in a field of about 1000 runners of which only 90 took up the 12km challenge, and we smashed it!! Unfortunately, for us they had changed the rules to award the toughest top school to the 6km division, which was disappointing and hardly worth the title of toughest school! This will call for a different team strategy next year. Podium places were:
Senior boys – 2nd Eli Molloy-Wolt, 3rd Jarred Thomson
Senior girls – 1st Kate Ward, 2nd Julie Autet, 3rd Anna Yarrall
Just a quick update on Jack Honey and Helena Sanderson Europe Campaign representing New Zealand. They are currently in Geneva and for the last 3 days have been racing in the Nacra 15 Swiss Nationals. They have finished in 6th place overall in a fleet of 27. They have been experiencing a heat wave with several days hitting around 44 degrees where they are racing, even the water is around 25 degrees! Tomorrow they are heading to Italy for a Nacra 15 training camp with several other teams who they will be racing against in the Youth Worlds in Poland.
The Kerikeri High School International Sailing Academy sent three teams to the 29er Nationals held in Howick over Queens Birthday weekend. The field was made up of the best young talent in New Zealand, including the world champions and full time coached young sailors. Despite the weather making for challenging conditions for both competitors and committee (only 9 of the 16 races were completed) the teams did extremely well. Jaime Framis Harguindey and Jack Honey finished 4th, Leonardo and Mathias Crespo finished 19th. and Timm and Matti Biedermann were Close behind in 21st place. All our sailors had a great time and learnt a lot. They should be very proud of their efforts.
Rebecca Clements (year 9) will join the New Zealand Junior Development team tour travelling to Brisbane in the July school holidays, where she will compete in 3 tournament over 2 weeks. They will be staying with Lifetime Tennis, the top tennis Academy in Brisbane. This is Rebecca’s first International Tennis Championship
Pictured – Rebecca at the Primary/Intermediate School Finals in Wellington 19/11/2018
On Tuesday 18 June we had
21 year 7 & 8 students travel to Takou Bay to compete against other Far
North Intermediate Cross Country runners. Schools that attended were Riverview ,
Kerikeri Primary, Springbank, Hukeranui,
Kamo and Bay Of Island Academy. The farm was reasonably dry this year but the hilly
course was still very challenging. We had some great results from the day. Best
placed runners on the day were:
One hundred and eight year 7 & 8 students were sorted into nine teams to compete against other Northland schools (22 teams played on the day). We were fortunate to have sixteen senior students coach and umpire for the teams on the day otherwise we could not have taken such a large group to have so much fun.
Students organise themselves in peer groups so most teams are evenly matched with allot of first time players. The game of quick rip is exactly the same as sevens rugby but half field, no tackle (ripper belt). We have to teach the girls how to do scrums and lineouts which is lots of fun and giggles!
A great day both weather wise, behaviour and how the games were played.
Thirty of our best runners travelled to Barge Park Whangarei to compete at the NSSSA Cross Country Championships on Tuesday 11th June. They were greeted with a fine but challenging course. The team were all in great spirits and we came away with some fantastic results. Well done everyone involved and thank you Mrs Gordon and Mr Connon for taking the team. The top results for the day were:
On Tuesday 28th May, Gabi Hislop Year 10 and Emily West Year 11 were invited to attend the NZ Fern U17 Identification match held at QBE stadium, Auckland. This match is for the NZ selector/coach Leon Birnie to identify young talented female footballers coming through for possible selection into the 2020 U17 World Cup team.
Gabi and Emily currently play for the Kerikeri High School 1st XI Girls team and Northland Football Club Womens Team.