2021 OHS Cross Country

By Tina Holst

Thursday 15th June brought fantastic cross country weather with plenty of rain over the past couple of weeks and a cloudy day for the race. The ground conditions were perfect for a wet and muddy race. It was exciting to see the biggest entry numbers for many years. There were no records broken on the day, but the junior boys top two boys came very close with 14 and 20 seconds off the record of 12.44.

The Level one PE class were chief marshals and did a great job of making sure all students knew where to run. A huge thank you to members of the community Stella Clyde, Eileen Parsons and Tony Fawkes who helped marshal on the day.

Thank you to the Otamatea Staff who went above and beyond to help set up/run the morning and tidy up afterwards.

Lastly thank you to all the students who participated making the morning a great success. 

The winners and runners up of the event were:

This year’s inter Iwi competition was very clearly won by Whatua.

1st Whatua, 2nd Ngapuhi, 3rd Arawa, 4th Maniapoto.

Current School records

Sub junior Girls         2018               3000m             14.57  Ella Crum

Sub Junior Boys       2019               3000m              14.16  Calvin Mikaere

Junior Girls                2017               3000m             13.50  Trista Comer

Junior Boys               1990               3000m             12.44  Lee Sheppard

Intermediate Girls      2018               3000m             14.00  Trista Comer

Intermediate Boys      2019               4000m             15.47  Joshua Sheppard

Senior Girls               1985                 3000m            14.12  Jayne Evans

Senior boys               1987                 5000m             20.18  Lesley Vaughan