A strong College team of 14 athletes had some excellent results at the National Secondary Schools' Championships in Hastings at the end of last year. The level of competition was extremely high, and so for our athletes to win seven medals and several top six placings was extremely pleasing. Thanks to House of Travel Merivale for supporting our athletes at this event.
In her final national championships representing St Andrew’s College, Christina Shepherd (Year 13) won gold medals in shot put, discus and javelin. During her time at the College, Christina has won 16 medals at national level, and has been a fantastic member of the athletics team.
Students achieving top six placings (please note 2017 student year groups):
- Christina Shepherd (Y13): gold in shot put, discus and javelin in AWD CP category;
- Luke Murray (Y12): gold in Senior Boys high jump;
- Pieta Hansen (Y12): bronze in Senior Girls 400m;
- Claudia Knight (Y10): bronze in Junior Girls high jump;
- Neve Moulai (Y9): silver in Year 9 Girls road race;
- Eva Pringle (Y11): fourth in Senior Girls 1500m;
- Tapenisa Havea (Y9): fourth in Junior Girls 100m, and fifth in the Junior Girls shot put (setting an all time College record for this event);
- Louisa Collerton (Y12), Tapenisa Havea (Y9), Brianna Fidow (Y11) and Pieta Hansen (Y12): fifth in Senior Girls 4×100m relay;
- Pieta Hansen (Y12), Mya Graham (Y12), Tapenisa Havea (Y9) and Neve Moulai (Y9): fifth in Senior Girls 4×400m relay;
- Ayrton Shadbolt (Y11): sixth Open Boys 2000m steeplechase;
- Brianna Fidow (Y11): sixth Junior Girls long jump.
A strong College team of 14 athletes had some excellent results at the National Secondary Schools' Championships in Hastings.