A strong contingent of local high school students travelled to the Bay of Plenty for the 2019 AIMS games, which featured 11,500 participants across 23 sports.
Mahurangi College had the largest contingent sending girls and boys hockey teams, a rugby 7s team, quick rip team, netball team and a football team.
Esme Greenwood placed 4th overall in the rock-climbing finals, missing out on bronze by a single climb, despite a personal best of eight seconds up the speed wall.
Max Matthews finished 9th overall in the Year 7 multisport event, while Joe Kuwano finished 14th overall in the breaststroke event.
The Mahurangi cross country Year 7 boys and girls teams both finished 14th overall.
Meanwhile, Matthew and Alex from Wellsford School were awarded the bronze medal by Susan Devoy in the team squash event.
Wellsford also sent a team which performed admirably in the cross-country event.
Otamatea Netball sent a junior team which placed 14th out of 32 in C grade, winning seven of its games.
The team played three games a day over five days.
Mahurangi’s Esme Greenwood.