Athletics

Athletics, X-Country/Road Running

If you want to keep fit, stay active, challenge yourself or simply be with like-minded people, come and give running a go. Our school Athletics Day is our first House competition of the year – so get involved!

A lot of students who participate in Athletics (October – April) and X-Country/Road running (May – September) are affiliated with a local Club. All of these clubs provide coaching and help to their members. The internet will provide you with contact details and information regarding these clubs.

TIC Mrs Antonia Solomon
Manager/Assistant Mr Darcy Solomon
Uniform SHGC singlet, black shorts/tights.

NB: the Athletics singlet is not sold. Instead, students are loaned a singlet from the school and a $10.00 bond will be charged to their account. If the singlet is not returned by the due date (as advised by the TIC), the bond will not be refunded and a furtehr $20.00 will be invoiced by the school. SHGC crop tops can be purchased from the Teamwear Uniform Shop.

Fees An affiliation fee is paid by the school each year. For all competitions, individual fees are based on the # of events a student enters. Payment details will be advised by the TIC.
Age Groups Junior – Under 14, Intermediate – Under 16, Senior – Under 19 (as at 1 January in the year of competition). Athletes whose birthdays fall on this date fall into the younger age group.

NB: For all NZ Secondary School events/championships – there are only two age groups (Under 16 = Juniors, Under 16 = Seniors). All other secondary school competitions are in the three age groups above. X-Country/Road Running – usually include a Year 9 grade also.

Highlights in 2017:

Outstanding Performers

  • Kayla Goodwin (Multi-events) – represented NZ at the World NZ team at the Polynesian U18 Champs in Tahiti (2016)
  • Kayla Goodwin – represented NZ at Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas (2017).
  • Kayla Goodwin – ranked 1st in the NZ U18 100m hurdles, 2nd in triple jump, 2nd in long jump, 3rd 4 x 100m relay (2017)
  • Krystie Solomon – 3rd NZ U18 – 800m (2017)
  • Sophie Young – 3rd NZ U18 – 4x400m relay (2017)

New Zealand Track & Field Championships

  • Kayla Goodwin – 1st 80m hurdles, 2nd 300m hurdles, 1st triple jump, 1st long jump, 2nd high jump (2017)
  • Kayla Goodwin – Brent Newdick Trophy for ‘Most Promising Multi-Event Athlete’ (2016/2017 season)

North Island Secondary Schools Championships

  • Brooke Batters – 1st junior girls high jump (2017)
  • Kayla Goodwin – 2nd intermediate girls long jump, 2nd triple jump (2017)
  • Krystie Solomon – 1st junior girls 300m, 1st junior 800m & new record (2017)

Waikato Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Championships

  • Brooke Batters – 1st junior girls high jump (2017)
  • Kayla Goodwin – 1st intermediate girls high jump (2017)
  • Krystie Solomon – 1st junior girls 300m, 1st 800m (2017)
  • Sophie Young – 2nd intermediate girls 400m (2017)
  • Siobhan Hayman – 3rd senior girls 1500m (2017)

Events in 2017:

 


NZ Secondary Schools Track/Field & Road Champs, Friday 1-Sunday 3 December, Hastings.

Students may choose to participate in this event based on their aspirations. For general standards (based on previous years) – visit nzssaa website.

  • Uniform: SHGC singlet and black shorts/tights.
    • NB: Parents will be responsible for making all arrangements for their daughter to participate at this event. A designated individual may be present and available during competition and will likely act as SHGC Team Manager.

Any inquiries to be made to the TIC – Athletics.


WINTER (May/June – Sept)

This year, Brendon Hunt has kindly offered to coach the Cross Country team. We are grateful for his willingness to assist us in this role. More details will be passed on as soon as possible.

School Cross Country. [This event will be held on the morning of Wednesday 17 May 2017 (Term 2) at the Waikato University grounds].

    • This event will be compulsory for all Y9/Y10 students. Seniors who wish to run competitively (in the hope of making the school team to run at the WBoP champs and or NZ X-C champs) may also run.
    • Age groups will be Y9, Juniors (U16), Seniors (U19).
    • It will be a ‘fun’ event. However, those who wish to run competitively are encouraged to do so. Those who would prefer to walk may do so.
    • Students from the Y10 Advanced PE class will be responsible for the organisation (planning/implementation) of this event as part of their course credits.
    • Uniform: House colours or school PE uniform may be worn.
    • A school team will be chosen for the WBoP X-Country champs (selection likely to be based on times/placings – tbc).

Inquiries regarding qualification / team selection for the WboP to be made to TIC – Athletics.


 

WBoP Cross Country Champs, venue and date yet to be confirmed.

Uniform: SHGC singlet and black shorts/tights.

    • NB: Parents will be responsible for making all arrangements for their daughter to participate at this event.
    • Students who place at this event may want to go on to represent their school at the NZSSX-Country champs.

Administration / EOTC inquiries to be made to the TIC – Athletics; Training / Coaching Session inquiries to be made to the Coach – Brendon Hunt.


NZ Secondary Schools X-Country Champs, QEII, Christchurch.

  • Uniform: SHGC singlet and black shorts/tights.
  • Students who wish to participate in this event may do so at their discretion.
  • NB: Parents will be responsible for making all arrangements and meeting all costs for their daughter to participate at this event. An entry fee will be charged to students participating in this event.

Administration / EOTC inquiries to be made to the TIC – Athletics; Training / Coaching Session inquiries to be made to the Coach – Brendon Hunt.

Sacred Heart students who have gone on to represent our school and/or region include:

2016/2017 Track & Field Season
North Island Children’s Champs, Hastings, January 2017:
Brooke Batters – High Jump (1st), 70m Hurdles (3rd)
Krystie Solomon – 400m (1st), 1500m (2nd)
The North Island Champs is the most prestigious event on the calendar for this age group – so well done to Brooke and Krystie!

2015/2016 Track & Field Season

SS WBoP Representatives

Athletics – 2016:

  • Brooke Batters (High Jump)
  • Ani Gemmill (800m, 1500m, 3000m; Senior age – school champ)
  • Kayla Goodwin (Long Jump, Triple Jump, Hurdles; Intermediate age – school champ)
  • Krystie Solomon (300m, 800m; Jnr age – school champ)
  • Sophie Young (400m)

NZ Representatives

Athletics – 2015/2016:

Kayla Goodwin

Oceania Champs, Tahiti: U18 grade results:

– Gold – Triple Jump (11.02m)

– Silver – Long Jump (5.23m – PB)

– Bronze – High Jump (1.50m)

– Gold – 4 x 100 m relay team

World U18 NZSS medalist in Long Jump, Triple Jump, 80mH, 300mH

NZSS Track & Field Champs, Auckland: Junior: recipient of Most Promising Multi-Event Athlete award.

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