Kuranui College’s annual athletics day was held in scorching sunshine and the students certainly came to the party with record numbers participating in events both serious and not-so-serious.
In the U19 girls, Amelia Butcher dominated on the track, with victories in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m, while Lincoln Williams was equally dominant in the U19 boys, breaking the tape in the 100m and 200m, winning the long jump and finishing as runner-up in the triple jump.
Amelia O’Connell left the opposition in her wake in the U16 girls category, taking out the 100m, 400m, 800m, long jump and triple jump, and rounding out an outstanding set of performances with second places in the 200m and discus. Kyle Green and Connor Turton won two events each in the U16 boys, a feat also achieved by Manish Narayan in the U14 boys.
There was fierce competition amongst the U14 girls, with Holly Evans winning three events and Bonnie Green finishing with two firsts, a second and a third. Aorangi excelled in the house relays, winning three out of four, while Tararua went home with the highly-coveted tug of war trophy.
Kuranui sports coordinator, Donald Yee, was delighted with the day. “It was great to see so many of our students taking part and a good mixture of fun and healthy competition,” he explained. “A big thank you goes to everyone who helped out to make the event run smoothly: students, teachers, parents and helpers.”