The Brierly name was hot on the score sheets at this year’s Rodney College Athletics Day held at Centennial Park on February 27.
Georgia Brierly picked up seven first places, while her brother Jackson grabbed two in the intermediate boys 800m race and 1500m race.
Georgia took things one step further, setting a new 100m race record for senior girls with a time of 13.15 seconds.
Her other first places were in the senior girls 200m race, 400m race, 1500m race, discus, long
jump and high jump.
One other record was broken, with Javarne Porter throwing 11.79 metres in the senior boys shotput.
Porter also grabbed first place in the senior boys 100m race and 200m race.
This year marked the first time the event was held at Centennial Park, instead of Rodney College. Principal Irene Symes says Centennial was a great choice.
“All of the teachers supported the move, and it helped recognise that we have a dedication to sporting excellence so we will return there next year,” Ms Symes says.
Winners by category were as follows: senior boys, Javarne Porter; senior girls, Georgia Brierly; intermediate boys, Noah Pride; intermediate girls, Drew Crosbie; junior boys, Kaden Mill; junior girls, Freesia Bates.
Meanwhile, Mahurangi College held its athletics day on March 1 and saw three school records topple.
Zoe Peacock, Year 7, continued her good form, setting a high jump record of 1.26 metres.
She also broke the high jump record at last year’s inter-school primary event. In addition, she won the Year 7 girls long jump.
Ava Jane-Rashleigh, Year 7, continued her athletics success, throwing the discus a record 20.95 metres after competing in the Trans-Tasman Challenge last month. She also placed first in shotput.
Blake Heaven was the other record setter, winning the intermediate boys 100m race with a time of 11.83 seconds.