Otago Cross Country Champion

By Frankie Vella | Posted: Monday May 27, 2019

Congratulations to Viviane Dalphin (15) who won the Otago Cross Country race at the end of May.

And to Nico Alvarez Rey-Virag who came second in his section in the Otago Cross Country race.

Viviane and Rebecca Dalphin have been selected to represent Otago in the relay event in the  New Zealand  Champs in June.  They will also compete as individuals in their age group.  

May Sports Round Up

Other recent highlights include 16 year old Laura Graham's selection for the New Zealand U19 Handball development team.

Zack Hibbert (15) competed in Senior Otago Athletics this season and in the Men's U20 category he shared the honours of the W.J. (Bill) Dryden Memorial Trophy for the most points over the season in a throwing event (hammer, discus, shotput).  Zack also broke Otago records earlier this season in his age group.

As well as the stunning Otago Cross Country results above, we've  had some fantastic results in the OSSSA Cross Country series.

In the Logan Park Road Race, Viviane Dalphin (15) won the Junior Girls section in 10:34. Viviane has gone from strength to strength as a runner. In the Otago/Southland Relay she ran 6.51 which was the second fastest time for boys and girls in the Senior race. Viviane is a Junior Girl running in the senior race. Rebecca Dalphin, Nico Alvarez Rey-Virag and Nick James Pirie all had top 10 placings. The Otago/Southand Relay Race was run on a warm sunny day in Milton. Our Senior team of Zack Hibbert, Rebecca Dalphin, Viviane Dalphin and Harry Major placed 2nd. Our Junior team of Ethan Lambeth, Hannah Yeardley, Cora Chapman and Nick James Pirie placed third.  

During the school holidays Zishen Fu represented Otago in a Southern Shield Table Tennis clash held in Invercargill.  Otago was victorious in retaining the shield winning 57 games to 31.  Zishen Fu played in the Under 18 boys team and had some stiff competition from the Southland boys. They narrowly lost 5-7 however Zishen played well and showed fantastic sportsmanship on and off the table.

In April, Head Boy of Sport, Ziggi Kaitai-Martin won the National Parkour Youth section for the second year in a row.  He placed first in Style and second in Skill.  

Our Student Sports Council have organised our school lunchtime Interhouse Dodgeball competition this term which means our gym has been packed at lunchtimes with some serious House rivalry and fun. Aoraki was the winner.

The Winter Sports season has started positively with increases in team numbers in Football, Hockey and Netball.

Students are enjoying the positive team cultures and we appreciate all the efforts from our wonderful coaches, managers and parents. 

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