Regulus // Issue 2 // August 2023
On a beautiful sunny day in Blenheim, the StAC Knights team of Elliot Graves, Luke Skinner (both Y12), Freddy Todhunter (Y13) and Ethan Griffin (Y11) competed in the Senior Mixed category, a three hour event at the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Rogaine Championship. Their total of 1840 points out of a possible 2100 points was easily enough to crown them New Zealand Champions.
The St Andrew’s 9A was dominant throughout the South Island Secondary Schools’ Junior Netball Tournament, comfortably winning all their pool games, their quarter-final game against Mt Aspiring College and semi-final against Ashburton College. The team had an emphatic 44–20 in the final against St Hilda’s Collegiate School which saw them win the tournament and become the South Island champions.
After comfortable wins in pool games, and a quarter-final win against Marian College, the Year 10A netball team had a solid 27–18 win in their semi-final against St Margaret’s College to qualify for the final against Columba Girls’ High School from Dunedin. This was a hard-fought game, with the team going down 30–21, claiming second place for Year 10 in the South Island.
In the Long Course race at the South Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships, at Rabbit Island, Elliot Graves (Y12) was first and Luke Skinner (Y12) second in their grade. This was a great result given they had not done a lot of orienteering.
Ethan Griffin (Y11) and Elliot Graves (Y12) competed in the Long Course at the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Orienteering Championships and both did exceptionally well, winning their respective Division 2 titles. Ethan also finished 13th overall in New Zealand in the Sprint race.
Three St Andrew’s students competed at the South Island Secondary Schools’ Cyclo Cross Championship, with Abigail Scott-Douglas (Y10) winning the South Island U15 Girls’ title, and William Pringle (Y10) finishing a close second in the U16 Boys’ race.
At the South Island Secondary Schools’ Road Cycling Championships, Cohnor Walsh (Y10) was fourth in both the U16 Boys’ Time Trial and Road Race (following a photo finish). Sophie Lampe (Y9) in her first road race was fourth in the U15 Girls’ event.
In challenging conditions, with significant wind chill, St Andrew’s target shooters set the bar high at the South Island Secondary Schools’ Clay Target Championships, with the following results:
The St Andrew’s U15 Boys’ hockey team placed seventh out of 16 teams at the Tanner Cup Boy's Hockey Tournament. They won their pool easily, but after losses in their quarter-final and semi-final games, beat Tauranga Boys’ High School 2–1 in a play-off for seventh place.