March Sports Roundup

The past month has been fantastic for our school’s sporting talents, with numerous achievements and victories across various disciplines. From track and field to duathlon, orienteering to table tennis, and volleyball, our athletes have showcased outstanding dedication and skill, making our school proud on multiple fronts.

In the realm of athletics, several of our students soared to victory at the Otago Secondary School Athletics Championships. Fynn Jackson demonstrated remarkable prowess by securing top honors, while Amelia Kaloga, Moshe Kelly, and Luca McKenzie also excelled, each finishing within the top three in their respective events. Additionally, our relay teams exhibited great teamwork and speed, with Shay Sculpher, Keanu Topping, Ollie Warrington, and Taman Mladenov claiming an exhilarating second place in the U16 relay race. Meanwhile, Isabel Taylor, Lilah Langi-Scott, Amelia Smith, and Mikayla Secord exhibited grit and determination to clinch third place in the U14 girls’ relay.

Fynn Jackson continued to dominate. He competed in the South Island Secondary School Duathlon, clinching first place in the Senior Boys Individual Race, showcasing his versatility and endurance across multiple sports.

The success story continued in orienteering, with Odin Hyink and Geordie Stephenson leading the charge for the second year in a row. Odin secured first place in the Senior Boys category, closely followed by Geordie in second place. Logan Park emerged victorious, claiming the Senior Boys Champions Cup, a testament to the dedication and skill of our orienteering team. Logan Park has a regular group of students competing on Sunday afternoons in the Secondary School and Club league. This group outstandingly claimed the Teams Cup for best Secondary school team. Team members: Odin Hyink, Geordie Stephenson, Torin Stephens, Anika Leigh, Amiria Jameson, Otto Hale, Simon Macknight, Briar Henwood, Elise Hyink, James Sycamore, Henry Eyles, Cameron Russell and Oskar Weber.

Logan Park Table tennis stars, Lara Wallace and Annie Luong, represented Otago with pride as part of the winning team in the Junior Southern Shield Clash. Their emerging talent contributed to a memorable victory.

Not to be outdone, our volleyball teams also left their mark. The Senior A girls’ team performed admirably, finishing third in both the South Island Volleyball Championships and the Otago Volleyball Championships. Lily Abbott’s exceptional performance earned her a well-deserved place in the Otago Champs tournament team. Our Senior Boys competed in the South Island tournament also. They were selected for the 1st Division. More news via separate articles.

We also had a convincing win for Senior A boys in a Futsal exchange with Cromwell College. The boys had a slow start with Cromwell in front at half time. Logan Park fired up for the second half winning 6-2.

These achievements reflect not only the individual talents of our athletes but also the collective spirit and teamwork that define our school’s sporting culture. The commitment, hard work, and sportspersonship displayed by our students both on and off the field are a testament to their character and determination.

As we celebrate these outstanding achievements, let us also recognize the coaches, teachers, and supporters who have played pivotal roles in nurturing and guiding our athletes. Their dedication and encouragement have undoubtedly contributed to the success of our sporting endeavors.

Let’s continue to cheer on our athletes and support each other as we strive for excellence in sports. Congratulations to all our athletes on their remarkable achievements, and here’s to more victories as we head into the Winter sports season.

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