Best Triathlon School in NZ

April 18, 2013 at 11:38 AM

The College Triathlon team, for the fourth year in a row, has been awarded the Teams’ Prize (best overall school) for the 2013 National Schools Triathlon Championships held recently at Pegasus, Christchurch. This is awarded to the school with the highest points when the overall individual and team results are combined. At the National Championships, we were pleased to achieve six podium places.

Individual Results
Year 8 Boys: 1st Dylan McCullough
Intermediate Boys: 3rd Liam Ward

Team Results
Year 8 Boys Teams: 1st (Dylan McCullough/Ryan Church)
Junior Boys Teams: 1st (Fraser Hamilton/Liam Cappel/Daniel Whitburn)
Senior Boys Teams: 3rd (Josh Scally-Sherborne/Tim Mudford/Matt Noland)
Senior Girls Teams: 1st (Samantha Brown/Josie Clow/Maddie Evans)

The College has a large, talented squad of triathletes who train throughout the year. Training to achieve at this level requires a dedicated team of coaches and managers and the team is fortunate to be coached by staff members, Mr Rick Faulding, Mr David Graham, Mrs Susan Mudford and parents, Mr Patrick Harvey and Mrs Tammy Harvey.

Brett Reid, Community Manager for Tri New Zealand said, ‘This is fitting reward for the dedication and effort of many people, as well as the commitment and performances of the students themselves.’

As a result of this achievement the College has been invited to consider a proposal from New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Sports Council, and endorsed by Tri NZ, regarding sending a team of our elite level triathletes to the World Schools’ Triathlon Championships in Puerto Rico during October.

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