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Sports Round Up

From the first edition of Regulus for 2020.

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2019 round up

Air Cadets

Milo Betts (Y11) was promoted to Corporal at Air Cadets and also attained his poutahi, the first level in mau rākau Māori weaponry.

Athletics

A group of 30 Preparatory School students competed at the Canterbury Primary Schools Athletic hampionships at Ngā Puna Wai. Students to reach the podium were:

  • Y6: Sasha McIntyre and Jack Shearer, both third in 1000m;
  • Y7: Rylee McBride second in long jump and 100m, and first in relay. Ana Tau first in 60m and relay. Jasmine Hooker first in 1200m. William Richards fifth in long jump. Gemma Wong and Mia Montgomery first in relay.

New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships

In December, a group of 21 athletes travelled to Wellington to compete in the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships. Despite bad weather, the St Andrew’s team performed exceptionally well, winning three gold medals and national titles, two silver medals, and three bronze medals, along with a number of top 10 placings and personal bests.

Highlights included Eva Pringle and Ayrton Shadbolt (both Y13) picking up medals in their Senior steeplechase events, Maia Anderson-Broughton (Y13) defending the Senior Girls’ 200m title that she won in 2018 in Dunedin, and the win by the Junior Mixed 4×400m relay team, giving the four runners their first ever national medal.

Four students were named in the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Paper Team – Maia Anderson-Broughton, Eva Pringle, Ayrton Shadbolt (Y13) and Claudia Knight (Y12).

Placegetters were:

  • Maia Anderson-Broughton (Y13): gold in Senior Girls 200m;
  • Eva Pringle (Y13): gold in Senior Girls steeplechase;
  • Michael McCaskey (Y10), Sienna Stowers-Smith (Y9), Nikkita McIntyre (Y9), Couper Killick (Y10): gold in Junior Mixed 4×400 relay;
  • Ayrton Shadbolt (Y13): silver in Senior Boys steeplechase;
  • Claudia Knight (Y12): silver in Senior Girls high jump;
  • Tapenisa Havea (Y11): bronze in Senior Girls shot put;
  • Mitchell Corkery and Torin Ward (both Y9): third equal bronze in Junior Boys pole vault.

Basketball

Mac Stodart (Y13), Te Rina Cooper (Y11) and Lauren Whittaker (Y9) were awarded Canterbury Basketball Association All Star singlets.

Lauren Whittaker (Y10) and Madeline-Rose Morrow (Y11) participated in the Canterbury High School All Star games, which were curtain raisers for the Breakers game at Horncastle Arena in December.

Beach Volleyball

Tineke Hinton and Lauren Whittaker won the Year 9 Doubles competition at the South Island Secondary School Beach Volleyball Championships.

Cricket

Rhys Mariu and Jesse Frew (both Y13) were named in the Canterbury U19 cricket squad for the National U19 Tournament.

Year 11 students Scott Janett, Harrison Bisphan, Cameron Slee and Arden Ongley were selected for the Canterbury Metro U17 Red cricket team.

The Preparatory Girls’ First XI competed in the Canterbury Regional Cricket Tournament after qualifying from the Christchurch Zone. After defeating Waimea College, Nelson, and Craighead Diocesan School, Timaru, they progressed to what was essentially a play-off for the national finals against Heaton Normal Intermediate. They lost to a strong Heaton team, receiving silver medals after finishing second in Canterbury.

Football

Charlotte Roche (Y10) was selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Girls’ U16 football team to travel to America in April.

Dylan Smith (Y12) was in the Mainland Football (Canterbury, Nelson and Marlborough) team which won the U16 National Age Group Tournament in December.

Gymnastics

Poppy Rumble (Y9) won bronze at the New Zealand National Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition.

Hockey

Addison Williams (Y8) received the Canterbury Hockey Most Improved Player for the U13B Canterbury Girls’ team.

Jiu Jitsu

Neko Brewer (Y9) won silver at the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi Nationals, with Eli Brewer (Y8) winning gold in his division.

Jump Jam

The Years 4–6 Jump Jam team, Uptown Thistles, were second in the Years 4–6 Challenge, in the Challenge South Island Regional Competition. The team was coached by Sophie Goode (Y11), who was the youngest coach in the competition and was awarded Student Coach of the Year.

Karate

Elijah Hyde (Y9) achieved his black belt in mixed martial arts (karate).

Karting

At the Canterbury Grass Kart Championships, Harri Silcock (Y11) was second in the Junior Open class, and Seth Moore (Y10) was second in the Junior Standard Lifan Class.

Motocross

At the Extreme Enduro National Championships Series, Round 3, Cody Doerner-Corson (Y13) was second in the EnduroX and the Hard Enduro, and Luke Doerner-Corson (Y11) was first in the EnduroX and the Hard Enduro. After the final round of the New Zealand Extreme Off-Road Championship Four Round Series, Luke Doerner-Corson finished in first place in Bronze Class Overall.

Mountain Biking

Harri Silcock (Y11), Benjamin Leech and Henry Spark (both Y12) won the ECan Junior Men’s category of the 6-hour Blast mountain bike team relay at McLeans Island. The St Andrew’s Boys’ team placed second overall out of 209 teams.

Mountain Running

Edward McGuckin (Y12) competed at the Bell Hill Challenge Trail Run in Sheffield, a 15km run off-road around the hills, and was third in the Open Men’s category against much older competitors. Edward, along with Benjamin Greenwood and Tom Wells (both Y12), won the Schools Division in the McMillan 10km run from Southbridge to Leeston.

Netball

Lose Faingaanuku (Y11) was one of 50 students to be selected from around New Zealand to attend the National Netball Development Camp, which took place in January 2020, where she was coached by five former Silver Ferns.

Polo

The StAC A polo team of Tom Wells (Y12 – Captain), Tom Turner (Y10 – Most Valuable Player for B Grade – Tournament 1) and Samuel Foote (Y11) won B Grade Division at the SUPA Polo tournament. Tom Turner was also a member of the Christchurch combined team which won the A Grade Division against Christ’s College. Brad Pugh (OC 2018) umpired every chukka throughout the day.

Surf Lifesaving

Rakiatea Tau (Y8) won the Years 7–8 Boys’ title at the Surf Lifesaving Primary School Championships.

Swimming

Megan Lilly (Y11) was in the North Canterbury 4×50m freestyle relay team which broke a Canterbury swimming record for 15–16 year old females.

Tennis

Both the Boys’ and Girls’ Preparatory School tennis teams won their respective A Grade tournament at the Canterbury Primary Schools’ Tennis Tournament, with the boys retaining their 2018 title.

A group of Secondary School students competed at the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Tennis Junior Championships with some outstanding results:

  • Year 9 Boys Singles: Winner Liam Barrett, runner-up Marley Murray;
  • Year 10 Boys Singles: Winner Finn Emslie-Robson and runner-up Blake Cullen;
  • Year 9 Boys Doubles: Winners Marley Murray and Josh McPhail;
  • Year 10 Boys Doubles: Winners Liam Barrett and Blake Cullen;
  • Year 10 Girls Doubles: Runners-up Charli Watts and Selena Gan.

Macklan Robertson (Y8) was third in the Year 7–8 Boys’ event at the Primary and Intermediate School Tennis Championships.

In Years 7–8 Doubles events at the South Island Primary and Intermediate Schools’ Tennis finals, Ricky Kotepong (Y7) and his partner were first, Macklan Robertson (Y8) and his partner were second, and Ruby McPhail (Y7) and her partner were first.

Touch Rugby

Mia Montgomery (Y7) was part of the Canterbury U14 Girls’ team and Fynn Harris (Y7) the Canterbury U14 Boys’ Black team, who were undefeated in all their games in a regional tournament in Nelson.

Trapshooting

Olly Hood (Y12) and Maggie Hood (Y9) represented the New Zealand Shooting Team at the Oceania Shooting Federation Championships in Sydney. Maggie was in the New Zealand Women's Skeet Team which was second in the final behind a strong Australian team.

Maggie Hood (Y9) was first in the North Island Girls’ Skeet. Olly Hood (Y12) was third in the New Zealand Boys’ Skeet, and Juliette Newman (Y13) was third in the New Zealand Girls’ Skeet.

Triathlon

At the Canterbury Primary and CAIM Schools Triathlon, Sasha McIntyre (Y6) and Amber de Wit (Y7) both finished second in their races, Jessica Drury (Y6) was fourth, and Sam McAlister, Adam MacFarlane and Eddy Connolly (all Y7) all finished in the top 10.

Volleyball

At the South Island Junior Secondary School Volleyball Championships, the Junior Boys’ team was second in Division 2. They were the only team to take a set off eventual winners Linwood College all week, losing a tight, hard fought final 1–2. The Junior Girls’ A team was eighth in Division 1, and the Junior Girls’ B team finished in the top 12 in Division 2.

Tineke Hinton (Y9) and Madeline-Rose Morrow (Y10) were named in the tournament team at the Canterbury Junior Volleyball Championships.

2020 round up

Adventure Racing

The Mixed adventure racing team of Henry Spark, Tom Wells (both Y13), Benjamin Ferrier and Molly Spark (both Y12) biked, ran, abseiled, and kayaked their way to first place in the Mixed category at the South Island Secondary Schools’ Adventure Racing Championships. They finished second overall from 46 teams in 7 hours
10 minutes hours.

In the Absolute Wilderness Six-hour Adventure Race on the West Coast, the Year 12 team of Molly Spark, Benjamin Ferrier and Alice Egan finished second in the Mixed team category and were the third fastest team overall.

Badminton

Jack Wang (Y13) was second in Mixed doubles at the Badminton Auckland Open Championships. He also won triple titles in the Open level at the Canterbury St Paddy’s Day Tournament.

Basketball

Madeline-Rose Morrow (Y11) was selected for the Canterbury U17A Girls’ basketball team to play at the National Championships.

Beach Volleyball

Kate Allan and Marijke Hinton (both Y13) won the silver medal in the Senior Girls’ Division 1 at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Beach Volleyball Championships. Kate and Marijke went on to represent the Canterbury U19 team at the New Zealand Provincial Beach Volleyball Championships, where they won bronze.
Tineke Hinton (Y10) won a gold medal in the U17 grade at the New Zealand Provincial Beach Volleyball Championships, alongside her partner from Burnside High School.

BMX

Nicholas Daniels (Y13) was first in the Elite Men’s category of the BMXNZ South Island Championships.

Canterbury Sports Awards

The First XI cricket team were named as finalists for the Lincoln University Outstanding Junior Sports Team of the Year 2020 at the Canterbury Sports Awards.

Coast to Coast

Henry Spark (Y13) was first in the Male School Category in the individual Two Day event in the Coast to Coast, with a time of 12 hours and 36 minutes. He was 47 minutes ahead of the next competitor. He also placed fifteenth overall in the Two Day competition out of 268 competitors.

Molly Spark (Y12) competed in the individual Mountain Run, placing first in the Female School category, second in the Female category, and sixteenth overall from 104 runners. Molly ran 33km in 3 hours and 21 minutes.

Cricket

Harrison Bisphan (Y12) was selected for the New Zealand U17 Indoor Cricket team.

At the Canterbury Cricket Awards, the Year 9B team won their grade for 2019, the First XI won the Ara Shield and were the joint winners of the One Day Trophy. Jordy Frew (Y12) was awarded Bowler of the Year and Rhys Mariu (OC 2019) Batsman of the Year.

The following group of Preparatory School students were selected for Christchurch Junior Cricket Association (CJCA) Summer Tournament teams: 

Year 6 – Spencer Hammar-Campbell, Angus Laing, Hunter Mason and Charlie Russell;

Year 7 – Spencer Ballinger, Joshua Blackman, Liam Costeloe, Thomas McIntosh, Tom Simpson and Alessio Viettone-Smithson;

Year 8 Emerging – Fraser Balasingam and Benjamin Harkerss.

Equestrian

Gemma Lewis (Y10) was selected as the (non-travelling) reserve for the New Zealand U17 team competing in the World Team Championship (Mounted Games) being held in Scotland in August. She was also a member of the Canterbury team that competed in the Mounted Games regional competition, and the Canterbury U17 team, which competed in three events at the Horse of the Year Competition. Georgia Lewis (Y7) was third overall in U12 pairs mounted games at the Horse of the Year Competition.

Football

Jasmine Donald (Y13) was selected for the Senior Women’s Team for Māori Football New Zealand. In January, the team took part in the Trans-Tasman Clash of the Cultures, against an Australian First Nations team, with New Zealand winning 3–2.

Futsal

The Senior Girls’ team were crowned Canterbury champions after winning the Canterbury Regional Futsal Tournament.

Golf

The St Andrew’s College golf team won best team gross at the Canterbury Secondary Schools Golf Championship. Madeleine May (Y12) also won the overall individual competition (boys and girls). The win qualified the team for the national tournament. Team scores were: Madeleine May (Y12) 72, Hayden Lam (Y9) 76, Sebastian May (Y10) 75 and Mika MacDonald (Y12) 78.

Karate

Cindy Xiong (Y11) was first in the 14–15 years Premier Grade Kumite at the Canterbury Classic 2020 Competition, and was third in the Kata.

Mountain Biking

Three teams competed in the Rakahuri Rage six-hour mountain bike relay race. Henry Spark (Y13), Harri Silcock (Y12) and Benjamin Leech (OC 2019) completed approximately 150km between them in the six-hour race, finishing second out of the 105 teams. Tom Wells (Y13), Nate Pringle (Y12) and Bailey Graham (Y10) finished ninth and were the third Junior team. Molly Spark (Y12), Jenna Hirschfeld (Y11) and High Performance Fitness Centre Manager, Greg Thompson, entered the Open Mixed Team category, finishing fourth from 16 teams.

A group of Preparatory School students raced in pairs in the Huxster Mountain Bike Schools Team Relay at McLeans Island, with four students reaching the podium. They were:

  • Scarlett Gray and Amber de Wit (Y8): first place Year 7–8 Girls Team race;
  • Sasha McIntyre and Jessica Drury (Y7): third place Year 7–8 Girls Team race.

Polo

Tom Turner (Y11) has had a great polo season. He played in Queenstown Polo Sotheby’s Silver Cup, the South Canterbury Six Goal where he got Best Playing String of Ponies, and the Blenheim Six Goal Tournament where he was awarded Most Improved Player. Tom was also selected to play in the South Island U21 team.

Tom was also awarded the prestigious Most Improved Junior Player award by the South Island Polo Association.

Rogaine

At the Canterbury Secondary Schools Rogaine Championships, Henry Spark (Y13) and Clayton Shadbolt (Y12) teamed up to convincingly win the title, amassing 1600 points and beating Cashmere High School by 150 points. The boys were second overall in the Open Four-hour Event, competing against all the adult teams.

Rowing

Benjamin Farrell (Y13) and Caleb Brown (Y12) were selected for the Rowing New Zealand Junior Trial Squad after they earned silver in the U18 coxed four at the South Island Rowing Championships. A longer than usual list of 67 athletes was named after the scheduled Maadi Cup National Secondary Schools’ Regatta which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lachlan Muir and Dylan Smith (both Y12), Henry Farrell and James McLaren (both Y11) have been named on the South Island U18 trialist list. Unfortunately, due to the lockdown, trials are no longer taking place.

Rugby

First XV players Mini Toga, Isileli Saumaki, Joel Parry and James Carr (all Y13), Jack Harding, Torian Barnes and DAngelo (Lino) Tauti (all Y12) were selected for the Crusaders Pre Academy.

Skiing

Alys Scott (Y11) represented New Zealand in the FIS Youth Slalom and Giant Slalom U16 races in Pokal Loka, Slovenia, and Zagreb, Croatia. There were 28 nations involved in these races and over 70 girls in the U16 category. In Zagreb, Alys placed 18th in the Slalom and ninth for her birth year, and in Giant Slalom placed 19th and ninth for her birth year. In Pokal Loka, Alys placed 28th in Slalom, ninth for her birth year and in Giant Slalom placed 44th and 17th for her birth year.

Surf Life Saving

A group of Preparatory School students took part in the Surf Life Saving Canterbury Championships. Podium finishers were:

  • Sam McAlister (Y8): second diamond race, third surf race;
  • Adam MacFarlane (Y8): second beach sprint.

At the South Island Life Saving Championships, podium finishers were:

  • Sam McAlister (Y8): U13 Boys – second board race and run swim run, third surf race, second overall U13 boy;
  • Lucy McAlister (Y6): U10 girls – second board race and diamond race, second overall U10 girl.

Swimming

At the Swimming Canterbury West Coast Junior Championships, Rylee McBride (Y8) won eight gold, one silver and one bronze medal, and Jessica Drury (Y7) won a silver medal. At the 2020 Junior Festival – All Stars, Rylee McBride also won seven gold, three silver, and two bronze medals.

Rebecca Hurley (Y12) won a silver medal in the 15–19 year age group at the La Grande Swim, swimming 5km from the harbour in Wainui to the Akaroa Recreation Grounds.

A group of Preparatory School students competed at the ISSA Zone Swimming Sports achieving 11 first placings, eight second placings, and 13 third placings. First placegetters were:

  • Anthony Song (Y5): breaststroke;
  • Jessica Drury (Y7): freestyle, breaststroke;
  • Charlotte Kyle (Y7): backstroke;
  • William McConchie (Y8): backstroke, breaststroke, relay;
  • Sam McAllister (Y8): relay;
  • Rylee McBride (Y8): breaststroke, butterfly, relay;
  • Elia Short (Y8): relay.

Tennis

At the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Tennis Championships, Farrah Richards (Y12) was runner-up, and Blake Cullen (Y11) was third overall.

Finn Emslie-Robson (Y11) was the youngest Canterbury player in Men's Premiere Tennis this season, and won seven out of nine matches.

Touch

Tom Ruwhiu (Y11) was selected for the New Zealand U16 touch team.

Jackson Foster and Tom Ruwhiu (both Y11), Lucas Te Rangi (Y10) and Tom Harris (Y10) played in the Canterbury U16 Boys’ touch team which won the Junior National Touch Tournament. The team was coached by Paul Harris (father of Tom Harris) and Te Reo/Māori Studies teacher, Pete Westrupp.

The following students were recognised at the Touch Canterbury Junior Prizegiving:

  • Canterbury Team of the Year U16 Boys: Tom Ruwhiu and Jackson Foster (both Y11), Lucas Te Rangi and Tom Harris (both Y10);
  • Most Valuable Player Canterbury U16 Boys: Tom Ruwhiu;
  • Team Contribution Award U16 Girls: Sienna Stowers-Smith (Y10);
  • Canterbury Touch Coach of the Year – Te Reo/Māori Studies teacher and Senior Touch Rugby Coach, Pete Westrupp.

Volleyball

Anaya Cole (Y12) was selected for the New Zealand Junior Women's Volleyball team, which will compete in the Asian Championships later in 2020. Also selected for the team were Georgia Hollings (OC 2019) and Georgia Bonne (OC 2019), with the three girls being the only players from the South Island in the team.

At the South Island Senior Volleyball Championships the Senior Girls’ team defended the South Island title they won in 2019. They were unbeaten in five matches, dropping only one set before beating Marlborough Girls’ College in the semi-final 3–0. The final against Burnside High School was an epic encounter, with momentum swinging both ways. However the St Andrew’s girls came out on top to win 3–1.

Other St Andrew’s teams also performed well at the South Island Senior Volleyball Championships, with the Senior Boys’ team finishing fourth, the Senior B Girls’ team finishing fourth in Division 2, and the Senior C Girls’ team taking out the Division 3 title, following a hard-fought 3–2 win over Taieri College in the final.

From the first edition of Regulus for 2020.

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