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Sports Round Up

From the second edition of Regulus for 2019.

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Adventure Racing

The Senior Mixed Adventure Racing team of Henry Spark, Tom Wells, Benjamin Leech and Ella Heffernan (all Y12) and Benjamin Ferrier, Molly Spark, Georgia Spark and Alice Egan (all Y11) finished second at the South Island Schools’ Hillary Challenge, six-hour adventure race in Geraldine, covering 50km on bike and foot. This result has qualified them for the five-day national finals to be held in the Tongariro National Park next year.

Artistic Gymnastics

Oliver Del Rey (Y6) was first in Level 3 at the Marlborough Gymnastics Competition.


AthleticsTapenisa Havea (Y11) was named Junior Athlete of the Year at the 2019 Athletics Canterbury Awards and won three trophies – the O’Grady Trophy for the most outstanding track and field athlete still attending school, the Edmond Champagne Cup for the most outstanding athlete at the Canterbury Track and Field Championships, and the E E Mayes Memorial Trophy awarded to an U20 athlete for performance, sportsmanship, and contribution. 


Jack Wang (Y12) was named Canterbury Young Badminton Sportsperson of the Year. His recent successes include finishing runner-up in mixed doubles at the Bay of Plenty U19 Championship, and winning the Boys’ doubles and Mixed doubles at the Auckland U17 Open, where he was runner-up in the Boys’ singles.

Jack Wang (Y12), Jenny Zhu (Y13) and Yirui (Elly) Li (Y9) were selected for the Canterbury Senior badminton team, which beat Southland in Invercargill to win the Neil Cup. Jack played as the number one male and Jenny as the number one female in the team.

Jack Wang (Y12) and Jenny Zhu (Y13) have been selected to represent New Zealand in the U19 team to compete in the Badminton World Federation World Junior Championships in Russia at the end of September.

Jack Wang (Y12) and Jenny Zhu (Y13) competed in the Counties Manukau U19 Open, with Jack winning the Boys’ double and Mixed doubles titles, and Jenny was the runner-up in the Girls’ singles.


Mac Stodart (Y13) was the only Canterbury player selected for the New Zealand U17 basketball team to play at the Oceania Championships at Noumea, New Caledonia in August. This gives him the opportunity to qualify for the FIBA Asia U18 Championships in 2020.

 Mac Stodart (Y13) and Samuel Jenkins (Y12) were part of the Waitaha Canterbury A team which finished third at the U19 Basketball Nationals.

Lauren Whittaker (Y9) was in the Waitaha Canterbury team which finished third at the AON U15 Nationals. Lauren was also named in the tournament team.


Nicholas Daniels (Y12) was invited to be part of the New Zealand High Performance BMX Hub for 15–19 year olds. Only 10 riders are invited into the programme.

Cross Country 

Secondary School Cross Country 

There was enthusiastic participation by students in the Secondary School Cross Country Championships, an event which challenges them physically, and reinforces the importance of physical activity for overall well-being. MacGibbon won the House competition, followed by Thompson in second, Rutherford in third, and Erwin in fourth.

Top three individual place-getters were:

  • U14 Girls: Payton Kimber-Reynolds (Y9) first, Jenna Hirschfield (Y10) second, Sienna Stowers-Smith (Y9) third;
  • U14 Boys: Tom Harris first, Max Blockley second, Oskar Trafford third (all Y9);
  • U15 Girls: Emily Sharpe first, Sophie McNee second, Grace Sullivan third (all Y10);
  • U15 Boys: Tom Ruwhiu (Y10) first, Adam Redway (Y10) second, Lachlan McBride (Y11) third;
  • U16 Girls: Neve Moulai first, Izzy Gibson second, Molly Spark third (all Y11);
  • U16 Boys: Jake Jackways first, Harri Silcock second, Nate Pringle third (all Y11);
  • Senior Girls: Eva Pringle first, Victoria Spratt second, Mikeely Jones third (all Y13);
  • Senior Boys: Ayrton Shadbolt first, Gregor MacKay second, Rhys Blackmore third (all Y13);

Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships

A group of 26 students took part in the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships, where Eva Pringle (Y13) had an outstanding race to claim the Senior Girls’ title, and Neve Moulai (Y11) was not far behind in third place. Other impressive results included Ayrton Shadbolt (Y13) coming third in the Senior Boys’ and Payton Kimber-Reynolds (Y9) fifth in the Year 9 Girls’ race. The U16 Boys’ team was first place, the Senior Girls’ team and Year 9 Girls’ team both finished second, and the Senior Boys’ and Year 9 Boys’ teams were third.

New Zealand Cross Country Championships 

Ayrton Shadbolt (Y13) was part of a Canterbury team which placed second in the Senior Boys’ relay at the New Zealand Cross Country Championships. Eva Pringle (Y13) and Neve Moulai (Y11) were members of a Canterbury team which placed fourth in the Senior Girls’ relay.

ISSA Cross Country/Canterbury Primary Schools’ Cross Country Championships

A group of 48 Preparatory School students competed at the Independent Schools’ Cross Country Championships, with several students placing in the top three, and 11 qualifying for the Canterbury Primary Schools’ Cross Country event in June. Seven students achieved a top 10 placing at this event, which saw them qualify for the Canterbury team. This was an outstanding effort as the students were competing in large fields. Eddy Connolly was a standout runner, winning the Year 7 Boys’ race in a field of 189 students.

Top 10 place-getters:

  • Year 6 Girls: Sasha McIntyre third, Jessica Drury eighth;
  • Year 6 Boys: Jack Shearer seventh;
  • Year 7 Boys: Eddy Connolly first, Adam MacFarlane eighth;
  • Year 7 Girls: Jasmine Hooker sixth;
  • Year 8 Girls: Isabella Pringle seventh.


Jesse Frew and Rhys Mariu (both Y13) were selected for New Zealand U19 cricket team to play four games against the Australian U19 team.


Elleanor Bell (Y7) and her pony, Kinloch Violet, won the Canterbury Dressage Autumn Series Level 1 Pony.


Ryan Stewart (Y10) was second in the New Zealand/Oceania U15/17 Fencing Championships in Wellington. In March, he was sixth at the New Zealand U20 Nationals and went on to represent New Zealand in the Australia U15/17 Nationals in Sydney in July.

William Couper (Y8) won a silver medal in the Canterbury Games of Future fencing competition and was third in the Canterbury U13 Fencing Championship. 

Ryan Stewart (Y10) competed in the Cadet and U15 National Oceania Championships in Sydney over the holidays, winning bronze in the U15 men’s foil team.

Figure Skating 

Milla Newbury (Y10) competed in Figure Skating at the Centaurus Ice Skating Club Championships on Sunday 7 July and placed first in the Ladies Freestyle (U18) Basic Novice grade. She has qualified to represent Canterbury at the New Zealand Nationals In October and will compete at the South Islands in August.

Milla was also first in the Basic Novice Ladies’ Free Skate at the Winter Whirl Alpine Trophy 2019.


Frankie Morrow (Y13) and Jasmine Donald (Y12) were in the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Girls’ football team, which competed in Dallas, Texas during the Term 2 school holidays. Frankie also recently scored her 100th goal for the St Andrew’s Girls’ First XI this season.


Over the holidays, a small group of St Andrew’s College students represented Canterbury at the Youth Futsal Championships. Frankie Morrow (Y13) and Britney-Lee Nicholson (OC 2017) were in the winning Canterbury team for the U19 Girls’ tournament, with Britney-Lee also a member of the New Zealand Futsal Ferns. In the U16 Girls’ tournament, Sophia Lazor and Annabel Surveyor (both Y11) finished fifth overall.


Sebastian May (Y9), Mika MacDonald (Y11) and Hayden Lam (Y8) were part of a successful five-person Canterbury U16 representative golf team which won the U16 competition at the South Island Age Group Interprovincial Tournament.

The Canterbury Order of Merit golf season concluded with Hayden Lam winning the U13 Boys and Sebastian May runner-up in the U16 Boys.

Grass Kart

Harri Silcock (Y11) was fourth overall in New Zealand in the Junior grade at the New Zealand Grass Kart Championships in Timaru. 


Kalisa Zhang (Y4) won five events at the Olympia Ashburton Junior Championships rhythmic competition – overall, freehand, ball, rope and Grade 1 group. 


A group of 13 St Andrew’s College hockey players were selected for Canterbury U18 regional and association teams:

  • Canterbury U18 Regional Women: Isabella Ambrosius (Y13);
  • Canterbury U18 Association Women: Aleisha Davis, Ella Heffernan and Jemma Watson (all Y12) and Mikeely Jones (Y13);
  • Canterbury U18 Regional Men: Lucca Burley and George McCallum-Clark (both Y12), Harrison Darling, Lewis Edmond, Etienne Harrington-Watt, Oscar Nation and Oscar Story (all Y13);
  • Canterbury U18 Association Men: Cameron Slee (Y11).

Over the holidays, the National U18 hockey tournament was held in Napier. The Canterbury Men’s U18A Regional, the Men’s U18 Association and Women’s U18B Association teams all won, with the Women’s U18A Regional team placing third. Mikeely Jones (Y13) played for the Central team, her home province, and won the U18A Regional title.

Canterbury U18A Regional Men – Lucca Burley (Y 12), Harrison Darling (Y13), Lewis Edmond (Y13), Etienne Harrington-Watt (Y 13), George McCallum-Clark (Y 12), Oscar Nation (Y13) and Oscar Story (Y 13).Central U18A Regional Women – Mikeely Jones (Y13)

Canterbury U18A Regional Women – Isabella Ambrosius (Y13)

Canterbury U18B Association Women – Aleisha Davis, Ella Heffernan and Jemma Watson (all Y12)

Canterbury U18 Association Men – Cameron Slee (Y11)

The following players were selected for Canterbury U15 teams:

  • U15A – Holly Gilray (Y9), Jakarta Klebert, Hugh Nixon, Adam Redway, Jonathon (Jock) Rollinson, Corin Simcock and Harry Withers (all Y10);
  • U15B – Alex Rippin and Luke Slee (both Y9), Jonty Foote, Rico Gamble, Rhys Marshall and Scarlett Wilson (all Y10).

The following five players have been named in the New Zealand U18 hockey squad:

  • Isabella Ambrosius (Y13)
  • Lucca Burley (Y12)
  • Harrison Darling (Y13)
  • Etienne Harrington-Watt (Y13)
  • Oscar Nation (Y13)

Ice Hockey

Timothy Thomas (Y11) was selected for the Red Devils Canterbury Men’s ice hockey team, the Canterbury U20 team, and the Canterbury U18 team.

Indoor Cricket

Harry Bisphan (Y11) was selected for the Canterbury U16 team, which played at the Junior Nationals in Auckland during the holidays, and the Canterbury U22 team, which competed at the Senior Nationals in Palmerston North at the end of July.


Sophie McNee (Y10) won gold in U15 Premier Kumite (fighting), bronze in U15 Premier Kata (display), and silver in Team Kumite (fighting) at the New Zealand Open Karate Competition. She also won gold in the 14/15 Years Kumite (fighting) and 14/15 Years Kata (display) at the Canterbury Westland Karate Championships.

Cindy Xiong (Y10) competed in the 2019 New Zealand National Karate Championships on Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 July in Auckland, winning a gold medal in the Female Kumite 14–16 Premiere Division to become the 2019 National Champion.

Billie Revis (Y8) and Corbin Revis (Y6) achieved their Purple belts as 6th Kyu, under the instruction of Sensei Hayden Wilmott of New Zealand Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Association.  

At the New Zealand Karate National Championships, Sophie McNee (Y10) won gold in the Team Kumite (fighting), silver in the 14/15 years Premier Individual Kumite (fighting), and bronze in the 14/15 years Premier Individual Kata (Display). At the National Secondary School Championships, Sophie won bronze in both the U14 Premier Individual Kumite (fighting) and Individual Kata (Display).


Levi Wilson (Y13) won the Canterbury Senior Enduro - Rotax Light Division – a two hour non-stop karting race. 


Top level kayaker, Olivia Brett (Y13) represented New Zealand in the Asia Pacific Kayak Championships at Lake Karapiro, competing against kayakers from Australia, Japan, Cook Islands, and Singapore. She had outstanding results, placing first in the U18 K1 200m and K2 200m, second in K2 500m, and third in the Mixed K4. In the U21 age group, she placed third in the K4 500m. Olivia was then part of the mega relay made up of one male and one female from each of the U16, U18, and U21 age groups, where the New Zealand team were beaten on the line by Australia. 

At the end of June, Olivia competed at an international regatta in Italy. She then headed to Romania, where she competed in the World Championships at the beginning of August.

Mountain Biking

Edward McGuckin (Y12) was second in the Male Student category at the Contact Epic Race, finishing this tough 35km mountain biking event with a race time of 01:45.01. He finished 14th overall out of all 71 competitors.


The St Andrew’s College team of Ethan McBreen and Luke Doerner-Corson (both Y11), and Cody Doerner-Corson, Angus Wakeman and Gus Jeffries (all Y13), came third at the South Island Secondary Schools’ Motocross Championships, which was held in Timaru on Saturday 13 July. Cody Doerner-Corson also won gold in the Year 13 Class and Ethan McBreen won gold in the Year 11 Class.

The students have also achieved the following results recently:

  • Cody Doerner-Corson – fourth New Zealand Enduro Championships (7 Round Series) – Expert AAE2 Class;
  • Ethan McBreen – first Mudfest Hokitika 2-day Enduro TT1 Class, first New Zealand Enduro Championships (7 Round Series) – Intermediate TT1 Class and third Intermediate Overall;
  • Luke Doerner-Corson - third Mudfest Hokitika 2-day Enduro TT2 Class and second New Zealand Enduro Championships (7 Round Series) Intermediate TT2 Class.

Mud Run

St Andrew’s had eight teams of four students competing in the annual UC Mud Run at the Christchurch Adventure Park, with the Year 9 boys’ team of Joseph Connolly, Blake Rossiter, Campbell Heasley and Michael Brownlie finishing second in the 5km run.


Molly Spark (Y11) was third in the U16 Girls’ individual event at the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Multisport Championships at Blue Lake, Rotorua. She completed the 4.5km kayak, 21km mountain bike, and 5.5km run in 2 hours 19 minutes.


Ruthie Konusi and Tehinnah Ratulomai (both Y12) were selected for a Fiji International Mixed netball team, which will play later this year.

The following students were selected for Canterbury representative netball teams:

  • U14 Red: Sienna Stowers-Smith and Lily Champion-Smith (both Y9);
  • U14 Black: Pippa Henderson (Y10);
  • U15 Red: Isabella Tuaine and Natasha Lind (both Y10), and Grace Cameron (Y11);
  • U15 Black – Lynonahdolphin Tausa and Angie Doig (both Y10).

ISSA Winter Tournament

A total of 14 Preparatory School teams took part in the annual ISSA Winter Tournament, where the Preparatory School A netball team, for the third year running, won the ISSA Netball Cup. Also qualifying for the CPSSA Tournament were the Year 7–8 StAC Navy football team (current holders at Canterbury level) and the Year 6 Navy netball team. 


Ayrton Shadbolt (Y13) and Alice Egan (Y11) were selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ orienteering team to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2019 Australian Schools Championships.

Rupert Shepherd (Y11) finished fifth in the long course event at the National Orienteering Championships.

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Sara Yu (Y6) won first in hoop, third in freehand, and first in the group routine at the Wellington Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition.

Road Race

There were some great individual and team results at the 2019 Road Race Championships. 

Top places were:

  • Eva Pringle (Y13) – second in the Senior Girls race;
  • Neve Moulai (Y11) – third in the Senior Girls race;
  • Ayrton Shadbolt (Y13) – second in the Senior Boys race;
  • Girls Senior team placed second;
  • Girls Year 9 team placed third.


The New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Rogaine Championships were held on Saturday 13 July in Blenheim. 

The Intermediate girls’ title was won by Molly Spark and Alice Egan (both Y11), Rupert Shepherd and Clayton Shadbolt (both Y11) won the Intermediate boys’ title, and Henry Spark and Tom Wells (both Y12) placed second in the Senior boys’ race.


A group of 13 players from the First XV were selected to attend the Crusaders Knights Representative rugby camp during the holiday break. The players were: Forwards – Sebastian Calder, Jack Sexton, Charlie Murray, Jack Stokes and James Carr (all Y13), Aminiasi (Mini) Toga (Y12) and Torian Barnes (Y11). Backs: Dominic Clarke and Ben Innes (both Y13), Isileli Saumaki and Joel Parry (both Y12), Jack Harding and DAngelo (Lino) Tauti (both Y11).

Ashleigh Brett (Y11) attended the New Zealand Māori U18 rugby camp in Rotorua and played in one of the curtain raiser games, before the Māori All Blacks played Fiji.


Alys Scott (Y10) represented New Zealand at the Whistler Cup international children’s ski race, against over 140 U14 girls from across the globe. She placed 23rd in the giant slalom and 33rd in the slalom (first race). As a member of the New Zealand U14 Ladies’ team she placed third in a field of over 20 countries in the panel slalom. 


At the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Squash Championships, William Dobbs (Y10) was runner-up in Division 2. 


Angus Kelliher (Y12) and Taiko Torepe-Ormsby (Y11) have been chosen to represent New Zealand at the 2019 Australian State Short Course Swimming Championships in Canberra in October.

New Zealand Age Groups Championships

A group of nine St Andrew’s College students competed at the New Zealand Age Group Swimming Championships in Wellington.

Outstanding results were:

  • Angus Kelliher (Y12) won six Nationa Age Group titles in the 50m, 100m, and 200m backstroke, as well as the 50m, 100m, and 200m butterfly. He broke two of his own Swimming Canterbury West Coast records and was also a member of the 4×200m Zonal Freestyle Relay;T
  • aiko Torepe-Ormsby (Y11) won three National Age Group titles in the 100m butterfly, 50m backstroke, and 50m freestyle, breaking the Swimming Canterbury West Coast records for the latter two events, as well as in the 100m backstroke and 50m butterfly in which he won silver;
  • Henry Crump (Y12) won bronze in the open 50m and 100m freestyle, and 50m and 100m butterfly;
  • Bryn Rumble (Y13) won silver in the 4×100m club medley relay 16 Years and Over.

Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Swimming Championships 

A team of 39 swimmers competed at the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Swimming Championships, achieving impressive results with 22 top three placings in individual events and seven top three placings in relays. Angus Kelliher (Y12) set a new record in the 16–18 50m backstroke, and Taiko Torepe-Ormsby (Y11) was named the Canterbury Secondary School Outstanding Male Swimmer. 

Gold medal winners were:

  • Isabella McConchie (Y9): 12–13 year 50m breaststroke;
  • Lachlan Frazer (Y13): 14 year 50m breaststroke;
  • Oliver Graves (Y11): 15 year 50m freestyle;
  • Rebecca Hurley (Y11): 15 year 50m butterfly;
  • Taiko Torepe-Ormsby (Y11): 15 year 50m butterfly, senior Boys’ 200m medley relay, Boys’ Open 100m butterfly;
  • Connor Barr, Lachlan Frazer, Oliver Graves, Taiko Torepe-Ormsby (all Y11): 15 year 200m freestyle relay;
  • Angus Kelliher (Y12): senior 50m backstroke;
  • Manaia Butler (Y12): senior 100m freestyle;
  • Bryn Rumble (Y13): senior 100m freestyle, open 200m freestyle;
  • Henry Crump (Y12), Marshall Setu (Y12), Angus Kelliher, Bryn Rumble: senior Boys’ 200m freestyle relay;
  • Katie McBride (Y12): open 100m backstroke;
  • Oliver Graves, Angus Kelliher, Bryn Rumble, Taiko Torepe-Ormsby: open Boys’ 200m medley relay, open Boys’. 

Manaia Butler (Y12) competed in the Swim Canterbury West Coast Short Course Championships, where she placed first in the 15–16 year old Women 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle, second in the 15–16 year old Women 200m freestyle and 50m butterfly, and first in the 15 and Over Women 4x100m relay and 4x100m medley relay.


Campbell Heasley (Y9) was second in the U14 age group at the South Island Surfing Championships in Dunedin and was third in the Kaikoura Grom Competition. 


Duncan McCall (Y9) won the U14 singles and doubles titles at both the Tecnifibre Central Junior Open 2019 and the Tennis Canterbury Junior Championships 2019. He was also selected to represent New Zealand at three Australian international tennis championships in June and July.

Fynn Harris (Y7) played in the Canterbury Country team which won the South Island Tennis Tournament. Fynn was also named the Most Consistent Boy of the Tournament.

Finn Emslie-Robson (Y10) competed in the Rod Laver Lead-in and the Rod Laver tennis tournaments in Brisbane over the holidays, placing third in the singles and first in the doubles in both tournaments.


Olly Hood (Y12) was selected into the New Zealand Men’s team for the International Skeet Shooting Federation to attend the 2019 Oceania Championships taking place in November in Sydney. He is currently ranked the number one junior in New Zealand and is fifth in the men’s section. 

Maggie Hood (Y9) was selected into the New Zealand Women’s team for the same event. Maggie is currently ranked third in the Women’s Open ISSF in New Zealand.

The South Island Secondary Schools’ Clay Target Championships were held in Invercargill on Saturday 6 July with seven St Andrew’s College students competing against 110 students and 22 squads from 26 schools.


  • Maggie Hood (Y9) Highest Overall Skeet;
  • Maggie Hood and Olly Hood (Y12) First in 2 person Skeet Teams (Paterson Shield);
  • Olly Hood 2nd Boys’ Skeet, third Single Rise, third Points Score and runner up for High Gun;
  • Harrison Green (Y13) Highest Overall Points Score;
  • PS Team was won by Lincoln High School (270) with St Andrew’s College scoring 268.


Georgia Hollings (Y13) and Anaya Cole (Y11) were selected for the New Zealand Junior Women’s volleyball team to compete at the USA HP Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in July.

Georgia Bonne (Y13) was selected for the New Zealand Junior Women’s Development Team to compete in the Australian State Junior Volleyball Championships in July.

Zack Waite (Y11) was selected for the U17 Canterbury volleyball team.

The following students were selected for Canterbury teams to take part in the New Zealand Inter-provincial Volleyball Championships:

  • Canterbury U17: Kate Allan and Kate Hughes (both Y12), Anaya Cole (Y11) and Tineke Hinton (Y9);
  • Canterbury U19: Georgia Hollings and Georgia Bonne (both Y13), Alice Thomson and Marjke Hinton (both Y12);
  • Canterbury U21: Hayley Neill (Y13).

Water Polo

Benjamin Steel and Lachlan Frazer (both Y11) won gold representing the Canterbury U16 Boys’ Water Polo Development Team. Lucy Hamilton (Y11) won silver in the U16 Girls’ team.

Unicycle – Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award

James Holyoake (Y12) rode the 152km Otago Central Rail Trail on a unicycle in attempt to achieve his Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Gold Award. James completed the trail in two days, despite the freezing cold, wet conditions.


Charlotte Johns (Y12) won both the female Youth (14–18 years) and female Junior (U20) sections at the South Island Weightlifting Championships. She also finished first overall in the Youth section and second overall in the Junior section. Charlotte has qualified for the National Secondary Schools’ Championships being held in Wellington at the end of August.

From the second edition of Regulus for 2019.

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