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Sports Round Up

From the third edition of Regulus for 2019.

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AIMS Games

A group of 46 Preparatory School students (28 hockey players, ten netballers, five tennis players, two cross country runners, one swimmer, and one golfer) competed at the AIMS Games in Tauranga, where a total of 11,500 students from 368 schools participated. There were some outstanding results, with Hayden Lam (Y8) winning a bronze medal in the golf, and the Girls’ First XI hockey team also winning bronze. Others to finish in the top 10 were Ruby McPhail and Lily McHarg (both Y7) who were fourth in the Girls’ doubles tennis, and the Boys’ First XI hockey, which finished eighth.

Artistic Gymnastics

Liam Del Rey (Y4) was first overall (Level 1) at the Canterbury Junior Championships.

Athletics

Maia Anderson-Broughton (Y13) was awarded Athletics Canterbury 2019 Sprinter of the Year for the second year running, which is given to the most outstanding sprinter in Canterbury, male or female, in any age group.

Badminton

Jack Wang (Y12) and Jenny Zhu (Y13) represented New Zealand at the 2019 Badminton World Federation Junior Championships in Kazan, Russia, where the New Zealand Junior team placed 23rd out of the 43 countries competing in the mixed team event. Jack also competed at the New Zealand U19 Badminton Championships where he was runner up in the Mixed Doubles and Men’s Doubles.

The Senior A Girls’ badminton team of Jenny Zhu (Y13), Kelly Ting (Y12), Alyssa Le and Sophia Rutherford (both Y11), and Yirui (Elly) Li (Y9) won the School Sport Canterbury Premier Badminton Competition beating Burnside High School 8–1 in the final. This is rare success in this competition.

Basketball

Mac Stodart (Y13) played in the Steven Adams High School Invitational Game at the NBL Final 4 Weekend as a
pre-game for the NBL Grand Final
at Horncastle Arena.

At the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Tournament, the boys' team finished 22nd and the girls' team 18th.

Charlotte Kyle and Sasha McIntyre (both Y6) competed in the All Stars Basketball Junior competition in the Gators Year 5–6 girls’ team, finishing first overall.

Fynn Harris (Y7) was selected for the Canterbury Metro U13 basketball team to compete at the Basketball New Zealand U13 Southern Regional Championships.

Beach Volleyball

Kate Allan (Y12) travelled to Los Angeles, California with the Junior New Zealand Beach Volleyball team, and played against some of the top U18 beach volleyball players in America. She won a bronze medal at the tournament.

Canterbury Primary Schools’ Winter Tournament

The Year 8 Preparatory A netball team won the netball tournament at the Canterbury Primary Schools’ Winter Tournament, defeating St Margaret’s College 10–6 in the final. The Years 7–8 football team (five aside) finished third equal.

Clay Target Shooting

Three students achieved top three placings at the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Clay Target Shooting Championships:

  • Maggie Hood (Y9) North Island Girls’ Skeet: first place;
  • Olly Hood (Y12) New Zealand Boys’ Skeet: third place;
  • Juliette Newman (Y13) New Zealand Girls’ Skeet: third place.

Cricket

The First XI has made the Gillette Cup National Finals for the first time in the history of the tournament, after beating Christ's College in the Canterbury Gillette Cup Qualifying Final at Mainpower Oval. The National Finals are being played at Lincoln in December.

Rhys Mariu (Y13) was named in the New Zealand U19 cricket team for a five-game one day series against Bangladesh.

Cycling

The U16 Boys’ team of Nate Pringle (Y11), Max Blockley and Joseph Connolly (both Y9) finished second in their grade at the Canterbury Schools’ Teams Time Trial Cycling Championships (Litolff Cup).

Darts

Lachlan Rountree (Year 11) competed at the Junior Darts World Championships in Gibraltar where he finished 11th out of 197 competitors from 31 countries. Lachlan is the number one ranked U18 player in New Zealand and is number three overall in New Zealand.

Duathlon

Several St Andrew’s College students achieved podium finishes at the Canterbury Schools’ Duathlon Championships, which saw them complete a 2km run, 10km bike, and 2km run:

  • U16 Boys’ team – Jake Jackways and Harri Silcock (both Y11) – first place;
  • U19 Boys’ team – Ayrton Shadbolt (Y13) and Nate Pringle (Y11) – second place;
  • U14 Boys’ team – Tom Harris and Max Blockley (both Y9) – third place;
  • U16 Girls’ individual – Jenna Hirschfeld (Y10) – third place.

Fencing

Ryan Stewart (Y10) competed for the Canterbury Mid-South team which finished second at the National Fencing Championships. Ryan placed fifth in the individual épée.

Figure Skating

Milla Newbury (Y10) maintained her first place rank in Canterbury in 2018 after finishing eighth at the National Championships. She was also second in the U18 Ladies’ Freeskate at the Canterbury Masters Figure Skating Club Open Championships.

Football

Frankie Morrow (Y13) and Jasmine Donald (Y12) were selected for Pride Canterbury.

The Girls’ First XI finished runners-up in the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Premier Football Competition, losing the final to a strong and determined team from Burnside High School. The girls showed great strength of character after battling illness, injury, and playing in new positions on their way to the final.

Jackson Blake (Y9) was in the winning Canterbury United football team at the South Island U14 Football Tournament in Dunedin.

James Blake (Y13) won a silver medal with his Canterbury team at the South Island U17 Football Tournament in Timaru.

Alex Tutty, Annabel Surveyor and Sophia Lazor (all Y11), Charlotte Roche (Y10), and Kinda Khanafer and Amelia McAllister (both Y9) were selected for U14 or U16 National Age Group Canterbury football teams. 

Golf

Madeleine May (Y11) finished third in the New Zealand U19 Golf Championships held at Millbrook Resort, Queenstown. She finished two shots behind the winner, eight under par, and shot 68 on her final two rounds of the competition. Madeleine was also selected for the Canterbury U19 Women’s golf team to play in the U19 Girls’ Interprovincial Representative Tournament.

Sebastian May (Y9) was selected for the Canterbury U16 Men’s golf team to play in the U19 Boys’ Interprovincial Representative Tournament.

The Senior golf team of Madeleine May (Y11), Sebastian May (Y9), Mika MacDonald (Y11) and Hayden Lam (Y8) were unbeaten at the Canterbury Golf Match Play Championships, beating St Bede’s College 4–0 and Christchurch Boys’ High School 4–0 on their way to winning the title. 

Hayden Lam (Y8) and Ethan Lam (Y6) competed at the U.S. Kids New Zealand Junior Golf Open in Queenstown where Hayden was first in the 13–14 Year Boys’ competition, and Ethan was third in the 9–10 Year Boys’ competition.

Gymnastics

Sara Yu (Y6) was second in the Ball Routine – Stage 3 at the 2019 New Zealand Gymnastics Championships in Auckland.

Poppy Rumble (Y9) was selected to represent New Zealand at Level 7 at the Rhythmic Gymnastics Intermediate Victorian Championships in Melbourne.

Hockey

Isabella Ambrosius (Y13) represented the TeWaipounamu (South Island) Māori hockey team at the National Māori Hockey Tournament and was later selected to represent the New Zealand Māori U21 Women’s and New Zealand Māori Senior Women’s hockey teams for 2019/2020.

Holly Gilray (Y9) played won bronze with the Canterbury A hockey team at the National U15 Girls’ Premier Tournament.

The following students were selected for Canterbury teams:

  • U13A – Isabella Pringle (Y8);
  • U13B – Rylee McBride (Y7), Addison Williams and Zac Zaalberg (both Y8);
  • U13 Girls’ Development Team – Mia Montgomery (Y7);
  • U13 Boys’ Development Team – Max Murphy, William Bainbridge-Smith, Jack O’Neil and Harrison Justice (all Y8).

The Preparatory School Girls’ First XI hockey team won the Division 2 final of the Canterbury Junior Hockey Kwik Sticks 11 a-side Competition.At the Festival of Hockey Tournament in Oamaru, Mia Montgomery (Y7) played for the Canterbury Development Team, which won the tournament undefeated. Mia was awarded the Most Valuable Player at the tournament.

Ice Speed Skating

Anthony Kutovoy (Y7), Louis Johnson (Y4), Artem Kutovoy and William Johnson (both Y3) placed third in the 1000m Juvenile Relay event at the New Zealand Short Track Championships.

Karate

Sophie McNee (Y10) won three medals at the New Zealand Karate Championships – gold in team Kumite (fighting), silver in the individual Kumite (fighting) (14–15 years Premier), and bronze in the individual Kata (fighting) (14–15 years Premier). She also won a bronze medal in the individual Kumite (fighting) (U14 Premier) and bronze in the individual Kata (fighting) (U14 Premier) at the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Championships.

Kayaking

Olivia Brett (Y13) competed at an international regatta in Italy where she won both her K1 heat and semi-final, before finishing second in the ‘A’ final. She also competed in the K2 event with former St Andrew’s College student Tilly Pritchard (OC 2019), finishing second in the final. After competing in Italy, Olivia joined the rest of the New Zealand team in France, training in 40 degree heat for the World Junior Canoe Racing Championships in Romania. At the World Championships, Olivia placed third in her heat, then fifth in her semi-final, qualifying her for the ‘B’ final where she placed sixth, giving her an international ranking of 15. In the K2 event, Olivia and her teammate were one position off making the ‘B’ final.

Olivia also had outstanding results at the South Island Schools’ and Open Kayaking Championships, finishing first in Open K1 200m, Open K2 200m, Open K2 500m, Open K4 500m, Open Mixed K2 200m, Open Mixed K4 200m and U18 K1 200m. She was also third in U18 5km.

Motocross

Cody Doerner-Corson (Y13) and Luke Doerner-Corson (Y11) competed in the Husqvarna Hard Adventure Enduro, where Cody was first in the EnduroX Silver Class, and second overall in the two-day Hard Enduro, and Luke was first overall in the bronze two-day Hard Enduro. 

Lori Graham (Y12) won the Senior Women’s class at the South Island ATV Motocross Championships, the Canterbury TT Racing Series, the Memorial Racing series, the 2019 New Zealand TT Championships, and after racing at the 2019 New Zealand MX Championships, was crowned number two in New Zealand.

Riding in the Premier Junior Motocross class, Bailey Graham (Y9) won the South Island Motocross Championships, the Canterbury TT Racing Series, the Memorial Racing series, the 2019 New Zealand TT Championships, and the Canterbury Motocross Championships. Bailey also won the 2019 New Zealand MX Championships and is now the top junior rider in New Zealand.

At the South Island Motocross Championships, Ethan McBreen (Y11) was first and Luke Doerner-Corson (Y11) was third in the Junior 12–16 125cc.At the New Zealand Extreme Off Road Championship Series Round 2, Luke Doerner-Corson (Y11) was first, and Cody Doerner-Corson (Y13) was fourth. 

Multisport

Henry Spark (Y12) won the Male Student U19 race at the ‘Salmon Run’ multisport event in Rakaia.

Netball

St Andrew’s College netball teams had good success in their local competitions:

  • U17A beat Christchurch Girls’ High School 20–19 in the final;
  • Senior B were runners-up to St Margaret’s College 19–35 in the final;
  • Year 8A U13 beat Marist Albion 28–9 to win Division 1;
  • Year 7A U12 beat Hornby 27–9 to win Division 2.

Orienteering

St Andrew’s students performed well at the Canterbury Schools’ Orienteering Championships:

  • Alice Egan (Y11): first in Intermediate Girls’ sprint event and Intermediate Girls’ long distance event;
  • Clayton Shadbolt (Y11): first in Intermediate Boys’ sprint event and Intermediate Boys’ long distance event;
  • Ayrton Shadbolt (Y13): first in Senior Boys’ sprint event and third in Senior Boys’ long distance.

At the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Orienteering Championships, Ayrton Shadbolt (Y13) finished third in the sprint distance and fourth in the long distance forest race. 

Ayrton Shadbolt (Y13) and Alice Egan competed strongly for the New Zealand Schools’ Orienteering team at the 2019 Australian Schools’ Orienteering Championships in Australia. Clayton Shadbolt (Y11) also entered the event, with Ayrton and Clayton reaching the podium:

  • Ayrton Shadbolt: first in Senior Boys’ Oceania Sprint, Oceania Middle Distance, and Senior Boys’ Schools Relay, and second in Oceania/Australian Relay. Ayrton was the first New Zealander home in the Schools’ Long Distance event, placing fourth, and his team won the overall prize at the event.
  • Clayton Shadbolt: third in Junior Boys’ Oceania Middle Distance.

Preparatory School Sports Tour

A group of 36 Preparatory School students travelled to Queensland, Australia, during the Term 2 holidays for the annual Australian Tour, with the rugby and football teams visiting Brisbane, Toowoomba, and the Sunshine Coast. Each team played four games, against Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) in Brisbane, Toowoomba Grammar School, St Andrew’s Anglican College in Peregian Springs, and Matthew Flinders Anglican College in Buderim. They were excellent ambassadors for the College. During the trip, the students had the opportunity to billet for two nights with families from Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie), visit Dream World, White Water World, Australia Zoo, and watch the Brisbane Broncos rugby league team at Suncorp Stadium with their billets.

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Poppy Rumble (Y9) was selected to represent New Zealand in Level 7 at the Rhythmic Gymnastics Intermediate Victorian Championships in Melbourne. She was also second in ribbon at the Canterbury Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, third in ribbon and fourth overall at the South Island Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition, and qualified for the New Zealand National Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships. 

Sara Yu (Y6) was first in group, third in ball, second in hoop, and third overall Stage 3 Division at the Canterbury Rhythmic Championships.

Rowing

James Tavendale (Y12) was selected for the Canterbury Interprovincial Men’s U20 rowing team for 2019, with George Rutledge and Tom Flavill (both Y13) selected as coxes.

Rugby

Jack Sexton and Sebastian Calder (both Y13) were selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ rugby team to play against Australia’s U18, Fiji Schools, and the New Zealand Schools’ Barbarians teams.

Ashleigh Brett (Y11) was selected for the Canterbury U18 Women’s rugby team for the third year. She also captained the Canterbury U17 Māori team at the South Island tournament, as well as playing for the Canterbury Māori Women’s team. Ashleigh was selected into the South Island tournament team for both the U17 and the Women’s teams, and was asked to join the Canterbury Women’s Sevens wider training squad. 

Henry Russell (Y12) was given the Up and Coming Coach Award for his work with the Merivale Papanui U12 rugby team in 2019.

The U14 rugby team won their division final in tough conditions against Christchurch Boys’ High School, 36–12, showing commitment, grit and belief. 

DAngelo (Lino) Tauti (captain), Torian Barnes, Tamati Frost and Arden Ongley (all Y11) were part of the U16 Canterbury Metro Red rugby team, which won the prestigious South Island U16 Tournament. The team was coached by Te Reo/Māori Studies teacher, Pete Westrupp, and fellow St Andrew’s College coaches, Willie Brown and Tom Houghton. Jack Harding and Connor Newton were also selected but were unable to play due to injuries.

Charlie Murray, Ben Innes and Dominic Clarke (all Y13), together with Joel Parry, Aminiasi (Mini) Toga and James Carr (all Y12) were in the U18 Canterbury Metro rugby team that finished as runners-up at the South Island U18 Tournament. Jack Sexton and Sebastian Calder (both Y13) were also selected for the Canterbury U18 team but didn’t play due to commitments with the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ team. Isileli Saumaki (Y12) was also selected but was unable to play due to injury. Jack Stokes (Y13) played for the Canterbury Country U18 team in the same competition.

Jack Harding and Connor Newton (both Y11) were selected for the U16 Canterbury Metro Black team. 

Andrew Blay (Y13) was selected for the U18 Canterbury Barbarians rugby team.

U15 Rugby Tour

During the Term 2 holidays, a group of 28 of U15 rugby players toured Australia, participating in the Gold Coast Rugby Festival and a High-Performance Rugby Camp. 

The team played in a sevens tournament, winning three of five games. This was followed by three days of 15-a-side rugby where the team contested six games, winning three and being placed fourth overall in the U15 age group category. James McLaren (Y10) was named in the Best and Fairest team selected within the tournament. The tour saw great growth throughout the entire squad and all players were involved in an intensive programme to help develop their rugby skills and game understanding. 

Ski and Snowboard

Alys Scott (Y10) was third in the U16 Women’s event at the National Points Super G which was also the South Island Championships Super G. She was third in the Women’s U16, and second in the Women’s U16 Slalom at the Mt Hutt National Points Giant Slalom and won three gold medals at the Porter Heights National Points Slalom Race event. She was also second in the U16 Women’s event at the New Zealand National Indoor Slalom Championships.

A group of Preparatory School students competed at the New Zealand Snow Sports Porter’s Junior Interfield Race with a number of students reaching the podium:

  • Edie Burtscher (Y6) – second Women’s U12;
  • Nicholas Burtscher (Y5) – third Men’s U12;
  • Luke Russell (Y1) – second and third Men’s U8;
  • Jenna Russell (Y6) – third Women’s U12.

Preparatory School skiers achieved some excellence results at the Christchurch Independent Schools’ Ski Championships:

  • First Place Mixed Team and Fastest Team Overall – StAC Co-ed Blue: Nicholas Burtscher (Y5), Jenna Russell (Y6), Claudia Russell and Eddy Connolly (both Y7);
  • Second Place Mixed Team – StAC Co-ed White: Cherry Zhou (Y8), Toby Browne (Y7), Luke Russell (Y1) and Lily Ellis (Y7);
  • Third Place Mixed Team – StAC Co-ed Red: Elia Short (Y7), Estelle Russell (Y4), William Richards (Y7) and Oliver Searle (Y6 – DNS).

Alys Scott (Y10), Thomas McKendry and Joseph Connolly (both Y9) were second in the Giant Slalom Mixed Team at the South Island Secondary Schools’ Ski and Snowboard Championships at Cardrona Alpine Resort. 

Surf Life Saving

Taiko Torepe-Ormsby (Y11) competed at the 2019 New Zealand Pool Rescue Championships in Auckland, where he won gold in the U19 Male Pool Lifesaver Relay and bronze in the U19 Male 50m Swim with Fins.

Swimming

Taiko Torepe-Ormsby (Y11) broke the Swimming New Zealand Short Course 15 Years Boys’ 50m fly record in a time of 25.03. This New Zealand record is in addition to the Swimming New Zealand Long Course 15 Years Boys’ 50m backstroke record, which he already held and broke again in a time of 26.43 at the Swimming New Zealand Open Championships in June.

Amelia Kyle (Y8) gained the Canterbury record for 200m medley relay, Women’s 11–12 Years, at the 2019 Swimming Canterbury West Coast Club Relay Championships.

National Secondary Schools Swimming Championships
A group of 13 swimmers competed against 730 swimmers at the National Secondary Schools’ Swimming Championships in Hamilton. Relay team gold medals went to the St Andrew’s College Mixed 16 and Over team in the 200m freestyle relay, Mixed Open team in the 8×50m freestyle relay, and 16 and Over Boys’ team in both the 200m freestyle relay and the 400m freestyle relay. An impressive 55 personal bests were recorded at the competition by St Andrew’s College swimmers, with a total of 20 medals won. Individual medalists were Angus Kelliher (Y12) – four gold, one silver and two bronze, and Taiko Torepe-Ormsby (Y11) – four gold, two silver, and two bronze.

2019 State Championships (Australia) 
Angus Kelliher (Y12) and Taiko Torepe-Ormsby (Y11) competed at the 2019 State Championship in Canberra, Australia, as part of the New Zealand Swim team, with some outstanding results. Taiko was second in the 50m backstroke and third in the 50m freestyle, with his times setting new Canterbury records for the 16 Year Old Male category. Angus won bronze in the 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke and 50m butterfly events. He also won silver in the 4×100m medley relay. He set new Canterbury 17 Year Old Male records in the 100m backstroke and 50m butterfly, and was also chosen as a Team Leader for the Championship

At the Swimming Canterbury West Coast annual awards evening, Taiko Torepe-Ormsby (Y11) won the Male Swimmer of the Year (15 and Under) for the second year in a row. 

Touch Rugby

The following students were selected for Canterbury Representative touch teams for the upcoming 2019/2020 season:

  • Canterbury U14 Girls’ Black: Mia Montgomery (Y7);
  • Canterbury U14 Girls’ White: Addison Williams (Y8);
  • Canterbury U14 Boys’ Red: Macklan Robertson (Y8);
  • Canterbury U14 Boys’ Black: Fynn Harris (Y7).

Trap Shooting

At the Canterbury Provincial Championships, Harrison Green (Y13) was first in B Grade and Sam Long (Y10) third. 

At the ISSF North Island South Zone Championships (skeet), Olly Hood (Y12) was first in B Grade and first in Juniors. Maggie Hood (Y9) was second in C Grade, second in Juniors, and third overall.

Volleyball

Kate Hughes (Y12) was selected for the New Zealand Junior U19 Development volleyball team to tour Australia.

Anaya Cole (Y11) and Georgia Hollings (Y13) represented New Zealand in the Junior Women’s team at the USA High Performance Championships in Florida, finishing 10th out of 145 teams. Georgia was captain of the New Zealand Women’s Junior Development team which competed in the USA State Championships in Fort Lauderdale.

Water Polo

Lucy Hamilton (Y11) and Lucy Hamilton (Y10) competed for the Canterbury U16 Women’s water polo team, in the Division 1 U16 National championships, where the team placed third. 

Weightlifting

Charlotte Johns (Y12) achieved six out of six lifts at the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Weightlifting Championships, where she achieved a personal best and placed fifth out of a field of 15. 

Zonta Sports Awards

The St Andrew’s College Adventure Racing Team won the Most Outstanding Team Mixed at the annual Zonta Sports Awards. The College’s Swimming Mixed relay team and Boys’ relay team were Highly Commended in the Most Outstanding Team Mixed category, as was George Rutledge (Y13) in the Most Valued Contribution to a Team Male category for rowing. 

From the third edition of Regulus for 2019.

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