AKSS Athletics: 26 March, 2024.

On March 26, the Auckland Secondary School Athletics Championships took place at Mount Smart Stadium with 28 students representing the school, through qualifying at the zone meet three weeks ago.
Eight students and two relay teams came away with medals in their events.
Students who medalled were:
Maddie Earley: 1st Intermediate Girls Long Jump
Anika Todd: 2nd Senior Girls Javelin
Ty Gonzales:  3rd Intermediate Boys Long Jump,  3rd Intermediate Boys 300m Hurdles
Ryan Shen: 3rd Senior Boys Long Jump
Ella Kerrigan: 2nd Junior Girls 100m
Kendra Scally-Tui: 1st Intermediate Girls 200m
4 x 100m Intermediate Girls Relay (Zara Bint, Kendra Scally-Tui, Jessica Freeman, and Maddie Earley): 1st
Jy Gonzales: 1st Junior Boys 300m Hurdles
Sam Carryer: 2nd Senior Boys 2000m Steeplechase
4 x 400m Open Boys Relay (Ty Gonzales, Sam Carryer, Ryan Shen, and Benjie Fairclough): 2nd

Several students had busy days competing in multiple events and performing well.  Maddie Earley showed her talents, winning the Intermediate Girls Long Jump, finishing 5th in the Triple Jump and the 200m. Ty Gonzales was competitive across several events with two bronze medals in the Intermediate Boys 300m Hurdles, Long Jump and narrowly missing out on a 3rd individual medal in the 100m Hurdles, finishing 4th.  Jy Gonzales narrowly missed out on a second medal in the hurdles with a 4th place in the Junior Boys 80m Hurdles.
Ella Kerrigan won the Junior Girls 100m semi-final with a time of 12.72.  In the final, she narrowly missed out on first place by 0.04 with a time of 12.86.
Kendra Scally-Tui enhanced her reputation of being one of the best teenage sprinters in New Zealand by winning the Intermediate Girls 200m final with a time of 24.60 and beating 2nd place by 0.88 seconds.  She also won the 200m semi-final in comfortable fashion as well.
The Intermediate Girls 4 x100m Relay team was in good form again, with an impressive run and improving on their time from the zone meet by 1.22 seconds.  They won the final with a time of 50.61, beating Saint Kentigern College by 0.28 seconds.  A special mention also goes to our 4 x 400m Open Boys Relay team that came 2nd in the last event of the day.  Three of the boys had competed in other events throughout the day and one runner was called in at the last hour to compete.