Western Zone Athletics

18 Newlands students braved the monsoon conditions that took hold at Newtown Park on Wednesday 7 March. Unfortunately having an all-weather track and no back up day due to the tight schedule with Regionals the next week saw everyone having to compete against the elements as well as their fellow athletes.

Notable performances from the day were:

Ronelle Pieterse – 3rd Junior 100m

Sam Smith – 2nd in Intermediate 800 & 1500m

KiiKoro Rongonui – 3rd in Intermediate 100 & 20om

Ellie Strawbridge – 2nd in the Intermediate Long Jump

Victoria Green – 1st in Senior 200 & 400m

Tui-Aroha Fransen – 2nd in Intermediate High Jump and winner of the 200m and Long Jump

Based on results elsewhere Sam, Kii Koro, Ellie, Victoria and Tui-Aroha made it through to regionals along with the Intermediate Girls Relay team.