Newlands College students impress at North Island Colgate’s Athletics Games

Two Newlands College students representing the Olympic Harriers Athletics team have had a very successful time at the North Island Colgate’s Games held in Whangarei.

Kushla Smith (Y9) ran in the 12 age group won the 800m and 1500m plus was runner up in the 400m. This meant that she backed up her 3 gold medals from last year.

Ben Murdoch racing in the 13 age group was runner up in the 100m, 200m, High Jump but claimed 1st in the long jump.

Congratulations to Kushla and Ben, we look forward to seeing them at the upcoming Western Zone and Wellington Regional Athletics meets.

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