If you want to keep fit, stay active, challenge yourself or simply be with like-minded people, give athletics a go.
Our school Athletics Day is our first House competition of the year. Held in Term 1 at Porritt Stadium.
Top performing SHGC athletes are selected to participate at the local Central Zones Event and depending on placings may attend Waikato Bay of Plenty Championships and North Island Secondary Schools.
A lot of students who participate in Athletics (October – April) 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.
Great to see track records broken at the SHGC Athletics Day. Kiana Pohe-Bright broke the Intermediate 100m, 200m and 400m. Krystie Solomon also broke three records in the senior grade, 200m, 400m and 800m. And in the junior grade Rejoice Nhemachena broke the 100m and 200m. House Points:
1st – Aubert (389)
2nd – Lisieux (259)
3rd – Barbier (230)
4th – Avila (207)
5th – McKillop (189)
6th – Siena (165)
We had 22 girls compete at the Central Zones Athletic Champs at Porritt Stadium on March 3rd. It was a great effort from all the girls, with the following gaining top three places. Rejoice Nhemachena won both the Junior 100m, 200m and 800m; Ciara O’Rourke Nicholson placed 3rd in the Junior 800m; Jenni Oliver 2nd equal in the Junior High Jump and Marley Martin 2nd in Junior Discus. In the Intermediate age group Zoe Keenan placed 2nd and Sophia Wenceslao 3rd in the 100m. Sophia then went on to place 2nd in the 200m and Zoe was 3rd in the 80m Hurdles. Zara Ludbrook 2nd in the Long Jump, Elenoa Fihaki 2nd in Shot Put and Alana Oliver won the Discus. Krystie Solomon had a great day in the Senior age group placing 2nd in both the 200m and 400m. 14 of the athletes qualified for the WaiBOP Athletic Champs.
SHGC Athletic Record Holders
Code Coordinator Mrs Jodene Spencer
SHGC singlet, black shorts/tights. NB: the Athletics singlet is not sold. Instead, students are loaned a singlet from the school. If the singlet is not returned by the due date (as advised by the Code Coordinator), $40.00 will be invoiced by the school.
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 Code Coordinator.
Junior – Under 14, Intermediate – Under 16, Senior – Under 19 (as at 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.