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Bay of Plenty secondary schools shine at summer tournament week

Monday, April 15, 2019

The national summer tournament week for secondary schools took place at various locations across the country at the end of March, with plenty of participants from the Bay of Plenty.

The individual events, which varied in duration based on size, were held between the March 26 and 29. Bay of Plenty schools had a large representation at these events which consisted of 17 different sports and a balance between North Island and National Secondary School Championships.

The Bay of Plenty played host to many of these events as part of the tournament week, including NISS U15 and U19 Rugby Sevens at Arataki Park in Mount Maunganui, the maiden NZSS 3x3 Basketball at Trustpower Arena in Tauranga and, a little bit further afield, the NZSS Ultimate Frisbee Champs in Taupō.

For many secondary school students, summer tournament week provides an immensely positive sporting experience – usually capping off a season of preparation, commitment and competition.

Overall, Bay of Plenty schools did the region proud and managed some outstanding results.

NZSS Volleyball Championships in Palmerston North

  • Boys: Tauranga Boys' College - Champions. Western Heights High School - 2nd place. Trident High School – 3rd Place. Otumoetai College – 5th place
  • Girls: Otumoetai College – 2nd place. Trident High School – 3rd Place. Whakatāne High School - 5th place, Tauranga Girls College – 6th place.

NZSS Futsal Championships in Wellington

  • Junior boys: Tauranga Boys' College – 5th Place
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NZSS MAADI Cup rowing at Lake Karapiro

  • Otumoetai College: U15 girls double sculls: E Averill, C Wright – 4th place
  • Trident High School: U16 boys single sculls; B Olifiers – 2nd place
  • Tauranga Girls' College: U17 girls double sculls: R Frood, C Ryan – Champions; U18 girls double sculls: R Frood, C Ryan – 4th Place
  • Tauranga Boys' College: U18 boys novice double sculls: G Wilson, C Swanepoel – Champions; U18 boys novice coxed quadruple sculls: G Wilson, C Swanepoel, J Hollard, Z Conayne + C Berkett – Champions; U15 boys double sculls A Shields, X Jarvis – 4th place; U16 boys coxed four: L Booth, J Speidell, J Bacon, J Bailey-Montgomery + C Berkett – 5th place
  • Maunganui College: U18 girls novice coxed quadruple sculls: A Thomas, M Shanks, A Redshaw, R Kapene-Paitai + A Rawson – 5th place

NZSS Waka Ama Nationals at Lake Tikitapu

  • Rotorua Boys High School: U19 Boys - W6 250m Champ Final – 4th place
  • Te Wharekura o Mauao: U16 Boys - W6 250m Champ Final – 8th place
  • Rotorua Girls' High School: U19 Girls - W6 250m Champ Final – 8th place

NZSS Mountain Biking Champs in Wellington

  • Sammie Maxwell 1st Girl U20 XCO & 3rd U20 Mixed Team Combined Taupo Colleges in XCO
  • Justin Rainbow 3rd U15 Boys XCO

NZSS Triathlon Champs in New Plymouth

U14 individual:

  • Boys: Matthew Kirkwood, Tauranga Boys' College – 6th place
  • Girls: Talitha McEwan, Pāpāmoa College – Champion (8th overall)

U16 individual:

  • Boys: Ivan Abele, Taupo Nui-A-Tia – 2nd place, Ben Raven, Taupo Nui-A-Tia – 4th place, Chris Wotton, Bethlehem College – 10th place
  • Girls: Morgan Overington, Whakatāne High School – 5th place

U19 individual:

  • Boys: Jade Stafford, Otumoetai College – 3rd place
  • Girls: Olivia Cummings, Otumoetai College – Champion, Abbie Mortimer, Tauranga Girls College – 5th place

NZSS 3x3 Basketball Championships in Tauranga

  • Mount Maunganui College: junior girls open grade – 2nd place, junior girls elite grade – 6th place, senior girls open grade – 6th place, junior boys open grade – 7th place.
  • Rotorua Girls' High School: Junior girls elite grade – 3rd place, senior girls elite grade – 7th place
  • Aquinas College: junior girls open grade – 3rd place,
  • Rotorua Boys' High School: senior boys elite grade – 3rd place, senior boys open grade – 6th and 7th grade,
  • Tauranga Girls' College: senior girls open grade – 2nd place,

NZSS Waterpolo Champs in Auckland

  • Boys division 1: Tauranga Boys' College – 5th place, Aquinas College – 12th place
  • Girls division 1: Mount Maunganui College – 4th place, Aquinas College – 11th place

NISS Rugby Sevens in Mount Maunganui

  • Katikati College: u19 boys open – 2nd place
  • Rotorua Boys' High School: U15 boys open – Champions
  • Tauranga Boys' College: U15 boys open – 2nd place
  • Trident High School: U15 boys coed open – Champions, u15 girls development – 2nd place
  • Tauranga Girls' College: U19 girls open – 2nd place

420 National Sailing Champs in Takapuna

  • Tauhara College: Sydney Cunliffe – Champion (Has also been selected to represent New Zealand at the Youth Sailing Worlds in Poland this year)

Sport Bay of Plenty commends all students & participants for representing their school with pride and honour on the national stage in multiple sports. We also send a huge congratulations to schools and students for their hard work and dedication. Schools will now turn their attention to winter sports which will commence at the beginning of term 2 – starting April 29.

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