Greater Auckland Athletics Championships

March 30, 2016 at 11:40 AM

Twenty-six medals, including nine gold, and breaking a record that had stood for 26 years! That was the haul achieved by College competitors at the Greater Auckland Athletics Championships. Our top runners, jumpers, and throwers took part in the event at Mt Smart Stadium, which was held in trying wet and windy conditions. Year 9 student, Cecile Sililoto led the way with three gold medals in the Junior Girls’ long jump, 200m and 300m. Lisa Putt won gold in the Intermediate Girls’ long jump, triple jump and as part of the 4x100m relay team. Luke Johnson was 0.01 of a second away from winning gold in the Senior Boys’ 200m One of the best performances of the entire meet was by the Open Boys’ 4x400m relay team of Matthew Manning, Dominic Devlin, Mitchell Gibson and Ben Paanakker. The boys won by seven seconds in a time 3m 28.75s which beat the record that had stood since 1993 by 0.12 seconds!

Congratulations to everyone who competed and especially to our medal winners!


Cecile Sililoto, Junior Girls’ long jump, Junior Girls’ 200m, Junior Girls’ 300m

Lisa Putt, Intermediate Girls’ long jump, Intermediate Girls’ triple jump

Open Boys’ 4x400m relay team

Matthew Manning, Senior Boys’ 1500m

Intermediate Girls’ 4x100m relay team

Luke Paanakker, Intermediate Boys’ high jump



Luke Johnson, Senior Boys’ 200m

Dominic Devlin, Senior Boys’ 400m

Victoria Kolose, Senior Girls’ 200m

Mayah Coleman, Intermediate Girls’ javelin

Dylan McCullough, Intermediate Boys’ 1500m



Senior Boys’ 4x100m relay team

Ryan Barrett, Senior Boys’ high jump

Viona Silao, Senior Girls’ discus

Victoria Kolose, Senior Girls’ 100m

Cameron Low, Senior Boys’ 3000m

Michael Wood, Open Boys’ 2000m steeplechase

Luke Paanakker, Intermediate Boys’ long jump

Silafono Solo Titiuti, Intermediate Boys’ shot put

Mayah Coleman, Intermediate Girls’ discus

Jaymie Kolose, Intermediate Girls’ 200m

Ryan Church, Intermediate Boys’ 1500m

Junior Girls’ 4x100m relay team





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