Ex-All Black’s record tumbles at school meet

Ex-All Black’s record tumbles at school meet

A total of nine records were broken at Mahurangi and Rodney College athletics days, both held on February 28.
Mahurangi College saw Sean Willcox break records in both intermediate high jump and long jump at Shoesmith Domain.

His high jump of 1.75 metres beat the previous record by one centimetre, while his long jump was five centimetres further than the six metres ex-All Black Robin Brooke jumped in 1982.

Kaleigh Morris smashed the junior girls discus record by 2.34 metres with a throw of 28.37 metres.

Titera Bura extended the Year 8 boys shot put record by 1.15 metres to 11.58 metres, while Korotake Tebutoki set a new distance in the intermediate girls shot put of 11.02 metres.

The only track record to be broken was in the Year 8 girls 800 metres, which Maia Collins-Bowman ran in 2.46.85, just over one second faster than the previous record.  

Khan Thompson broke the Year 7 boys long jump record of 4.20 metres by six centimetres.

Other outstanding performers were Luke Hitchcock and Sam Cadwallader, who took out numerous senior boys events, and Heather Nicholls and Moana Courtenay in senior girls.

At Rodney College, Jade Zaia broke the senior boys discus record of 36.20 metres set in 2001 with a throw of 40.60 metres. Last year Jade came fifth in the New Zealand Secondary School Athletics discus event.

Sapphire Norburn-Cormack set a record in intermediate girls javelin with a throw of 28.24 metres, beating the previous best of 27.52 metres set in 2001.

Georgia Brierly took out the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m track events for intermediate girls, after recently winning the 5km female run at the Kaiwaka Top of the Rock challenge.

Drew Crosbie won the 100m, 200m and 400m races and high jump, triple jump and shot put for junior girls. Javarne Porter came first in the 100m and 200m races, and won high jump, long jump and shot put for intermediate boys.
Harrison Warahi came first in the 200, 400, 800 and 1500 metre senior boy’s races while Jackson Brierly came first in the 400, 800 and 1500 metre races for junior boys. Jackson also won the long jump event and took out a race like his sister  Georgia at the recently held Kaiwaka Top of the Rock challenge.

From here students of Mahurangi College will be chosen to compete in the North Harbour Athletics Championships and Rodney College students will compete at the Lower Northland Athletics Championships, which will both be held this month.

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