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Sports Round Up

From the first edition of Regulus for 2019.

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2018 achievements

The outstanding achievements of our young sportspeople in late 2018 are featured below.

2018 New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships

A strong team of 25 students represented St Andrew’s at the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships in Dunedin, achieving excellent results, with lots of top eight and top 16 finishes. The highlight was Maia Broughton (Y12) winning gold in the Senior Girls’ 100m and 200m with top level performances. Maia was a young competitor in this age group and has another year left of competing at this level. The top results were:

  • Maia Broughton (Y12): gold in the Senior Girls’ 100m and 200m sprint races. She was selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ 2018 Championships team, cementing her place as one of the senior athletes of the meet.
  • Tapenisa Havea (Y10): gold in the Junior Girls’ shot put, and silver in the 80m hurdles;
  • Luke Murray (Y13): silver in the Senior Boys’ high jump, clearing over 1.90m;
  • Ayrton Shadbolt (Y12): fourth in the 2000m Open steeplechase;
  • Eva Pringle (Y12): sixth in the Senior Girls’ 1500m;
  • Neve Moulai (Y10): sixth in the Junior Girls’ 1500m;
  • The Senior Girls’ 4×100m relay team of Bella Caughley (Y11), Maia Broughton, Brianna Fidow (both Y12), and Tapenisa Havea (Y10), was fourth, only 0.05 seconds off a medal;
  • The Senior Boys’ 4×100m relay team of Harry Cockram (Y13), Cameron Trumper, and Angus Gilbert (all Y13), and Hugh Montgomery (Year 11), was seventh.


A group of Year 5–8 students competed at the Independent Zone Athletics Sports with the following achieving first place:

  • Jack Shearer (Y5): first in 1000m;
  • Tom Simpson (Y5): first in long jump;
  • Monty Scott-Lysaght (Y5): first in high jump;
  • Sasha McIntyre (Y5): first in 80/100m, 1000m;
  • Sasha McIntyre, Olivia Ratcliffe, Madison Fahey, and Jenna Russell (all Y5): first in relay;
  • Will Richards (Y6): first equal in long jump;
  • Ruby McPhail (Y6): first in 50/60m;
  • Rylee McBride (Y6): first in 80/100m and long jump;
  • Macklan Robertson (Y7): first in 80/100m and long jump;
  • Megan Simpson (Y7): first in 50/60m, first equal in long jump, first in discus;
  • Bella Pringle, Megan Simpson, Holly McCarthy, Christine Jeon (all Y7): first in relay;
  • Edwin Short (Y8): first in high jump;
  • Brad Thorn (Y8): first in long jump;
  • Nikkita McIntyre (Y8): first in 80/100m;
  • Caitlin Muir (Y8): first equal in long jump;
  • Tineke Hinton (Y8): first equal in high jump.

Year 11 students, Ben Greenwood, Tom Wells, and Hayden Riches won the Male High School Teams’ 10km event at the Selwyn Running Festival and placed second overall.


Carter Rhodes (Y7) was one of only 80 players in New Zealand selected to attend the 2019 U14 National Talent Camp.


Madeline-Rose Morrow (Y9) was selected for the Christchurch Metro Red, Junior Magicians Metro Cricket Girls’ team, and the Christchurch U15 Girls’ Cricket team to represent Canterbury at the National Girls’ 15s Cricket Tournament, held in early 2019.


Blair Currie (Y13) was in the New Zealand U17 football team at the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, making history to become the first New Zealand team to make it through to the semi-finals, winning a bronze medal.

Charlotte Roche (Y9) was selected for the 14th Grade Girls’ Mainland Football team. Jasmine Donald (Y11), Alex Tutty (Y10), Annabel Surveyor (Y10), and Sophia Lazor (Y10) were selected for the 16th Grade Girls’ team.

Grass Karting

After five intense rounds, Harri Silcock (Y10) won his class to become the 2018 Canterbury Grass Kart Champion.


Isabella Ambrosius (Y12) was selected for the New Zealand Māori U21 and Senior teams after top performances at National level.

Ice Hockey

Ellie Dugdale (Y11) was selected for the New Zealand U18 Women’s Ice Hockey team, to compete in April 2019 in Abu Dhabi at the CCOA (Challenge Cup of Asia).

Johannes (Jacques) Prinsloo (Y13) was selected for the New Zealand U18 National Squad for the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation World U18 Championship, Division 3, Group A, held in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Luke Doerner-Corson and Ethan McBreen (both Y10) competed in the Tracktion six-hour cross country team event, finishing second. Cody Doerner-Corson (Y12) finished third in the six-hour SOLO event.


Ashleigh Brett (Y10) was selected for the Canterbury U15 Sevens rugby team.


Liam Heasley (Y9) was a member of the Canterbury Scholastics Surfing team which won the ‘Team with the Most Points’ trophy at the National Secondary Schools’ Surfing Competition for the first time in its 30-year history.


Macklan Robertson (Y7) was selected to represent Canterbury in the 12-year Boys’ team, and Finn Emslie-Robson (Y9) was selected to represent Canterbury in the 14-year Boys’ team, at the 2019 National events.

At the Canterbury Junior Tennis Championships, Finn Emslie-Robson (Y9) won the Year 9 Boys’ Singles, with Campbell Horsbrugh (Y9) runner-up in the Year 9 Boys’ Singles, Division 1. Farrah Richards (Y10) was runner-up in the Year 10 Girls’ singles, and she and partner Charli Watts (Y10) were runners-up in the Year 10 Girls’ doubles.


Ashleigh Brett (Y10) was selected for the Canterbury U16 Girls’ Touch team.

Mia McNaughton-Vincent (Y9) was selected for the Canterbury U14 Girls’ Touch team.

Jackson Foster (Y9), Isabella Galvan (Y10), and Tom Ruwhiu (Y9) were selected for the Canterbury U16 Mixed Touch team.


Jakarta Klebert (Y9) was fourth in Syncro at the Trampolining World Championships in Russia and placed tenth overall.


Te Rina Cooper (Y10) was named in the tournament team at the Canterbury Junior Volleyball Championships.

The Junior A Girls’ volleyball team finished third at the South Island Junior Volleyball Championships.

Water Polo

The Year 9–10 Boys’ water polo team finished second at the South Island Secondary Schools’ Tournament. Lachlan Frazer and Benjamin Steel (both Y10) were named in the tournament team.

Lachlan Frazer (Year 10) was selected for the Canterbury U14 Water Polo team to play at the New Zealand Nationals U14 Water Polo Tournament.

2019 achievements

Our young sportspeople have also started 2019 with some fantastic results.

Adventure Racing

The St Andrew’s College Adventure Racing team, comprising Alice Egan, Isabella Galvan, Georgia Spark, Molly Spark, Samuel Foote, Clayton Shadbolt, Rupert Shepherd (all Y11), and Regan Holden (Y10), competed in the national final of the Torpedo7 Junior Get2Go Services at Great Barrier Island. They placed fifth following five arduous days of problem-solving activities, a two-day land and sea expedition, and a full on adventure race, including paddle boarding, rafting, kayaking, high ropes, swimming, mountain running, and orienteering. Molly Spark was selected as a member of a ‘Dream Team’ named after the event by Hillary Commission instructors.

Henry Spark (Y12), Molly Spark (Y11), and Tom Wells (Y12) won the Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race, which consisted of a 12km raft, a steep 13km mountain bike ride, a 6km navigation run, and a 17km mountain bike to the finish. As well as being the first school team to finish, they were the first team overall in a time of 5.11 hours, beating all the adult teams.

Regan Holden (Y10), Rupert Shepherd, Benjamin Ferrier and Molly Spark (all Y11) were the second placed Mixed team at the South Island Secondary Schools’ Adventure Racing Championships.


Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships

The St Andrew’s College 60-strong athletics team achieved some impressive results at the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Championships. Three records were broken –Tapenisa Havea (Y11) in the U16 Girls’ shot put and 80m hurdles, and Couper Killick (Y10) in the U14 Boys’ discus. Maia Broughton (Y13) won three individual titles, and Torian Barnes (Y11) was another leading competitor with two titles. St Andrew’s College also won the U19 Girls’ 4×100m, U19 Girls’ 4×400m, and U15 Boys’ 4×100m relays, and was third in both the U16 and U16 Girls’ 4×100m relays. Students to achieve top three placings were:

  • Tapenisa Havea (Y11): first U16 Girls’ shot put, 100m, and 80m hurdles;
  • Maia Broughton (Y13): first in U10 Girls’ long jump, 200m, and 400m;
  • Torian Barnes (Y11): first in U16 Boys’ shot put, javelin;
  • Eva Pringle (Y13): first in U19 Girls’ 800m, second in 1500m;
  • Brianna Fidow (Y13): first in U19 Girls’ 300m hurdles, second in triple jump;
  • Ayrton Shadbolt (Y13): first in Open Boys’ steeplechase;
  • Couper Killick (Y10): first in U14 Boys’ discus, second in shot put;
  • Mitchell Corkery (Y9): first in U14 Boys’ high jump;
  • Sienna Stowers-Smith (Y?): first in U14 Girls’ 100m, second in 200;
  • Jonah Cropp (Y9): second in Open Boys’ walk;
  • Neve Moulai (Y11): second in U16 Girls’ 1500m;
  • Claudia Knight (Y12): second in U16 Girls’ high jump;
  • Pippa Henderson (Y10): second in U14 Girls’ triple jump, second in javelin;
  • Victoria Spratt (Y13): third in U19 Girls’ 800m, and 1500m;
  • Izzy Gibson (Y11): third in U16 Girls’ 1500m;
  • Hayden Vickery (Y10):): third in U15 Boys’ 200m;
  • Oliver Graves (Y11): third in U15 Boys’ 400m;
  • Katelin Parnell (Y9):): third in U14 Girls 80m hurdles;
  • Lucas Te Rangi (Y9): third in U14 Boys’ shot put.

South Island Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships

The South Island Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships were held in Nelson at the end of Tournament Week. Many students achieved a top eight finish, with the following students doing incredibly well to reach the podium:

  • Sienna Stowers-Smith (Y9): first U14 Girls’ 400m, second 200m;
  • Couper Killick (Y10): first U14 Boys’ discus;
  • Pippa Henderson (Y10): third U14 Girls’ trip jump;
  • Torin Ward (Y9): third U14 Boys’ high jump;
  • Sienna Stowers-Smith, Jorja Williams, Nikkita McIntyre (all Y9), and Pippa Henderson (Y10): second U14 Girls’ 4×100m relay;
  • Michael McCaskey, Maxwell Bradley, Couper Killick, and Hayden Vickery (all Y10): first U15 Boys’ 4×100m relay;
  • Tapenisa Havea (Y11): first U16 Girls’ shot put (new South Island record), hurdles, and 100m;
  • Claudia Knight (Y12): first U16 Girls’ high jump;
  • Maia Broughton (Y13): first Senior Girls’ 200m, long jump, second 400m;
  • Brianna Fidow (Y13): second Senior Girls’ 300m hurdles, third triple jump;
  • Ayrton Shadbolt (Y13): second Senior Boys’ 2000m steeplechase;
  • Victoria Spratt (Y13): third Senior Girls’ 800m, and 1500m;
  • Tapenisa Havea (Y11), Maia Broughton (Y13), Brianna Fidow (Y13), and Bella Caughley (Y12): second Senior Girls’ 4×100m relay.

Jennian Homes New Zealand Track and Field Championships

At the New Zealand Track and Field Championships, Tapenisa Havea (Y11) won gold in the U18 4×100m relay. Maia Broughton (Y13) silver in the 100m hurdles, U18 shot put, U18 400m, and U18 4×400m relay, along with bronze in the U18 200m and U20 shot put. She was fourth in 100m sprints and the Senior Women’s shot put. Eva Pringle (Y13) won silver in
the U20 800m and was fourth in the U20 1500m.

Australian Football League (AFL)

Lachlan McBride (Y11) was selected for the New Zealand AFL U15 team, and Connor Hotton (Y12) was selected for the New Zealand AFL U17 team, to represent New Zealand in a Trans-Tasman series against Australia.


Jack Wang (Y12) competed at the 2019 Victor Oceania Junior Championships in Melbourne, winning the Boys’ doubles. Jack and Jenny Zhu (Y13) were part of the New Zealand Junior Oceania team, which won a silver medal in the Mixed team championship.


Samuel Jenkins (Y12) and Mac Stodart (Y13) were invited to attend the New Zealand U17 National Selection Camp in Auckland.

Beach Volleyball 

At the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Beach Volleyball Championships, Kate Allan and Marijke Hinton (both Y12) won a bronze medal in the Senior Girls’ Division 1 competition. Kate and Marijke also represented Canterbury at the New Zealand Provincial Beach Volleyball Championships, winning the U17 Grade to become national champions.


Nicholas Daniels (Y12) was awarded the Mainland North Regions’ (Canterbury and Nelson regions) BMX Rider of the Year.

Canoe Racing

Flynn McGuiness (Y12) and Olivia Brett (Y13) competed at the Canoe Racing Nationals at Lake Karapiro (with all events doubling as Oceania Championships). Flynn made the A final in the U18 K1 200m, was second in the K4 200m, and third in the K2 1000m and K4 500m. Olivia won all five of her U18 age group events including K1 200m and 500m, K2 200m and 500m, and the K4 500m. She also competed in the Open K1 200m against top athletes from Australia, France, and New Zealand, finishing fourth in the B final. This placed her second overall in the U23 age group. Olivia also has automatic selection into the New Zealand team for the World Junior Championships as the K1 paddler.

Flynn and Olivia were named in the New Zealand team to compete in the Asia Pacific Championships to be held in New Zealand in May.


Spencer Menzies (Y7) was first in the Bouldering section and second in the Top Rope section in the U14 age group at the South Island Climbing Competition.

Coast to Coast

The St Andrew’s College Coast to Coast team of Henry Spark, Benjamin Leech (both Y12), and ex StAC student, Fiona Murray, finished seventh overall, from around 500 two-day competitors. The team also won the schools’ grade by 1.35 hours. Both are outstanding achievements.


The First XI cricket team placed second in the two-day competition in the new 20/20 Premier competition. Rhys Mariu (Y13) and Jesse Frew (Y13) were selected for the New Zealand U19 cricket team to tour Bangladesh. Rhys was also selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Māori team.


At the Horse of the Year Competition, Gemma Lewis (Y9) was second in the Under 14 pairs and her team came fifth in the Under 17 competition, also winning the Under 14 Cup.


Lachlan Rountree (Y11) won the South Island Junior Darts competition.


Gemma Lewis (Y9) represented Canterbury/Wellington/Wairarapa at the New Zealand Pony Club National Dressage Championships held in Blenheim, with her team placing fourth overall. She also finished second in the U14 age group at the South Island Show Jumping Championships.

Figure Skating

Milla Newbury (Y10) won five events in her grade at the ‘Figure it Out Alpine Trophy 2018’ figure skating event.


Jago Godden and Adam Supyk (Y10 in 2018) were invited to become members of the Wellington Phoenix Football Academy in 2019. They are attending Scots College in Wellington and training daily using the facilities provided by New Zealand’s only professional football club.

Charlotte Roche (Y10) was invited to attend the New Zealand Women’s ID Camp in Auckland.


The Girls’ senior futsal team won a silver medal at the Mainland Futsal Secondary Schools’ tournament.

Ice Hockey

Timothy Thomas (Y11) was selected for the 2019 New Zealand U16 Ice Hockey team.

Martial Arts

Sophie McNee (Y10) attended the Southern Districts Multi-Style Martial Arts Karate Championships in Tapanui, winning a gold medal in the U15 Kumite (fighting) and a bronze medal in the Women’s Open Kata (display).


Ethan McBreen (Y11) won first place and Luke Doerner-Corson (Y11) third place at the Gold Nuggets Moto X, 12–16 years 125cc. Ethan also won first place in the Gold Nuggets Junior Feature Race, and the 12–16 years 125cc event, and Junior Feature race at the TT’s three round series, where Luke Doerner-Corson was third.

Mountain Biking

At the Canterbury Schools’ Cross Country Mountain Biking Championships, Joseph Connolly (Y9) was first in the U14 Boys’ event, Bailey Graham (Y9) was third in the U15 Boys’ event, and Benjamin Leech (Y12) was third in the U20 Boys’ event.

Jenna Hirshfield and Monique Weber (both Y10) were the first placed female team at the Hanmer Springs 4-Hour Mountain Bike race.

Benjamin Leech and Henry Spark (both Y12) were the third placed team overall in the Hanmer Springs 8-Hour Mountain Bike race.


At the South Island Orienteering Championships, Ayrton Shadbolt (Y13) placed third in the M20 sprint, and Clayton Shadbolt (Y11) placed second in the M16 sprint and the M16 middle distance.


For the second time this year, the StAC A polo team, captained by Tom Wells (Y12), won the B Grade Division at the South Island SUPA Polo Tournament Series, and Tom Turner (Y10) was named Most Valuable Player in the grade.


Tom Flavill (Y13) competed as a cox at the New Zealand Rowing Championships winning gold medals in the Men’s Novice Four, Men’s Novice Eight and Women’s Senior Eight, plus a silver medal in the Men’s Senior Eight.

Surf Life Saving

Lucy McAlister (Y5), Sam McAlister (Y7), and Mia Montgomery (Y7) competed at the Surf Life Saving Canterbury Junior Championships. Lucy was second in board relay (team race) and third in beach relay (team race). Sam was second in diamond race, second in board race, and third in surf race (all individual events). Mia was third in surf swim, second in beach sprints and second in beach relay (team event).

Laine Creighton (Y9) competed at the Southern Region Championships in Dunedin in the U13 age group, winning the swim run, board race, and ironman, and placing second in the surf swim race and beach flags. He also competed at the Canterbury Championships, placing second in his surf race, board race, ironman, and beach flags.

At the Southern Region Senior Surf Life Saving Championships, Manaia Butler (Y12) was first in the Open Women surf race, second in the Open Women tube rescue, and third in the U19 Women run swim run, and Open Women run swim run.

Taiko Torepe-Ormsby (Y11) was selected for the 2019–2020 Surf Life Saving New Zealand High Performance Youth Squad.


A number of students won medals at the New Zealand Division 2 Swimming Competition:

  • Skye Atkins (Y10): gold 400m individual medley;
  • Rebecca Hurley (Y11): silver 200m butterfly, bronze 100m butterfly and 400m individual medley;
  • Callum Lockhart (Y10): gold zonal relay, silver 200m individual medley, bronze 200m backstroke;
  • Josh Baxter (Y12): bronze 800m and 1500m freestyle.


Jamie Garbett (Y13) was runner-up in the Senior Boys’ singles at the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Senior Tennis Championships. Farrah Richards (Y11) was third in the Year 11 Singles competition.

Finn Emslie-Robson (Y10) was second in the 14s Doubles at the New Zealand Tennis National Championships. He is to compete in the Rod Laver Tournament in Brisbane in July.

Touch Rugby

Tom Ruwhiu, Isabella Tuaine, Isabella Galvan, and Jackson Foster (all Y10) played in the Junior National Touch Tournament for the Canterbury U16 Mixed touch team in Rotorua, placing eighth out of 12 teams. Tom was selected to attend the Touch New Zealand U16 Talent Identification Camp.


The following St Andrew’s College teams achieved placings at the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Triathlon:

  • U19 Girls’ – first place: Manaia Butler (Y12), Amelia Taylor (Y12), and Eva Pringle (Y13);
  • U19 Boys’ Blue – second place: Bryn Rumble, Benjamin Leech, and Henry Spark (all Y13);
  • U16 Boys’ – second place: Joshua Baxter (Y12), Harri Silcock, and Jake Jackways (both Y11);
  • U14 Girls’ – second place: Isabella McConchie, Holly Gilray, and Nikkita McIntyre (all Y9);
  • U19 Boys’ White – third place: Henry Crump (Y12), Benjamin Ferrier (Y11), and Jack Rule (Y12).

Benjamin Greenwood (Y12) was second in the U20 age group in the Sea to Sky Triathlon Challenge, the first time he had entered a triathlon.


The Girls’ Senior A volleyball team became South Island champions for the first time in the College’s history, after winning Division 1 at the South Island Secondary Schools’ Mainland Volleyball Championships, with a 3–0 win over Nayland College in the final. The team also won their Canterbury Division 1 Championship final against St Margaret’s College, making them the Canterbury Champions for the second year in a row.

At the South Island Secondary Schools’ Mainland Volleyball Championships, the Girls’ Senior B team finished second in Division 2 after losing a close five set match 2–3 to Cashmere High School in their final. The Senior Girls’ C team finished third in Division 3, with the Senior Boys’ A team placing fifth in Division 2. The Senior Boys’ volleyball team finished second in the Canterbury Championships Division 2 after losing a close final to Christ’s College.

Water Polo

At the Canterbury Water Polo Prizegiving for 2018, Lachlan Frazer (Y11) was named U14 Most Valuable Player and Benjamin Steel (Y11) U16 Most Improved Player. Lachlan was also selected for the New Zealand Water Polo Cadet Boys Born 2004 Squad.

From the first edition of Regulus for 2019.

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