It was a hot and blustery day down at Nga Puna Wai for the annual STC Athletics Day. But as temperatures climbed the boys showed great Manawa, getting involved in not only track events, but the field events such as shotput, discus, long jump, and high jump. In the house competition, Rice started strong early and continued this form throughout the day taking out Athletics Day for 2021.
Shout out to Year 7 student, Caleb Carstairs, who showed his versatility on the track taking out both the 100m and the 800m in the Year 7 age group. In Year 9, another strong performance from Neihana Mata’afa saw him take 1st place in the long jump, high jump, and discus. Neihana also achieved placings in the 100m and shotput events.
Highlight/disappointment of the day would have to go to Mr Tennent who bottled it in the staff relay, tripping over and throwing away a sure victory for the team.
Overall, Athletics Day was a great event and a great showcase of the Manawa and brotherhood within the school community.
Caleb Carstairs, Joshua Ross, & Riley Metcalf-Ngaronga
Josh Lennon & Josh Rea