Perfect Conditions for Medals at Aquathon
March 20, 2017 at 11:56 AM
Perfect autumnal conditionals proved ideal for racing this year's Auckland Secondary Schools Aquathon Championships held at the College last week. Unlike the more usual swim-bike-run combination of a triathlon event, the Aquathon calls for competitors to combine a swim-run. This event is one of the last opportunities for our triathletes to compete before heading away to the National Championships at the end of the month.
Saint Kentigern College presented the largest team of any school, with 33 of our students taking on the challenge.
Our Junior Girls competed in a 400 metre swim and 4km run, gaining two podium placings with Sophie Spencer taking 1st place and Sacha McLeod in 3rd, closely followed by Emma Hannan in 4th place.
Dylan McCullough led from start to finish opening a huge lead over the 500m swim and 4km run, completely dominating the Intermediate Boys’ race. Maddy Clarke raced well over the same distances to claim 2nd in the Intermediate Girls.
In the Senior race, over a 750m swim and 6km run, Saint Kentigern students showed good form. Ryan Church won the swim portion and continued strongly to take 3rd overall. Daniel Whitburn finished the swim in 4th place before running up to claim 2nd place. Anna Wilkinson raced consistently throughout both the swim and the run to gain 3rd in the Senior Girls.
The College Triathlon team is now poised to compete to potential at the Triathlon and Aquathon Nationals in Whanganui during Summer Tournament Week.
Junior Girls: 1st Sophie Spencer, 2nd Sacha McLeod
Intermediate Boys: 1st Dylan McCullough
Intermediate Girls: 2nd Maddy Clarke
Senior Boys: 2nd Daniel Whitburn, 3rd Ryan Church
Senior Girls: 3rd Anna Wilkinson
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