Fantastic Results from Northland Swimming and Triathlon Competitions

By Tina Holst

The Northland Secondary School Triathlon event was held at Kai Iwi Lakes on Friday 21st February. 16 Otamatea High School students participated in the swim, cycle and run disciplines over the age group distances. The day presented with a hot sunny cloudless sky and a gentle breeze to start with the wind picking up later on which made it quite challenging in the swim.

High lights for the day were:

Trista Comer winning the Senior Girls Individual Girls age group.

Analiese Allen, Chloe Comer and Sophie van Harlingen coming third in the junior girls team race.

All students thoroughly enjoyed the day and were rewarded with a much deserved swim in the lake after the event.

Northland Swimming results 2020

Congratulations to Stevie-Raye Rawaho-Ball, Casey Greig, Madi Radd, Olivia Alcock, Analiese Allen, Sonya Steiner, Ashley Greig, Sarah Dickson Lauren Browne, Chloe Comer, Connor Alcock, Emma Browne,  Grace Kemp, Joe Rose who travelled to Dargaville for the Northland swimming sports at the Kauri Coast Community pool on Thursday 20th February.

All swimmers can be very proud of their efforts. This year Northland divided the competition into Division 1 and Division 2.

Division 1 – Top five results

Stevie-Raye Rawaho-Ball – 3rd 100m backstroke, 4th 100m breaststroke, 5th 50m breaststroke 11 and under girls.

Grace Kemp – 1st 50m freestyle, 4th 100m breaststroke girls 16 years and over.

Division 2 – Top three results

11 and under

Casey Greig – 3rd 100m freestyle

Madi Radd – 1st 100m freestyle, 1st 50m freestyle

Olivia Alcock – 2nd 100m freestyle

Lauren Browne – 1st 50m backstroke, 3rd 50m freestyle

12 - 13 years

Sonya Steiner – 1st 100m freestyle, 1st 100m backstroke.

Annaliese Allen – 2nd 50m breaststroke, 3rd 100m breaststroke

Ashley Greig – 1st 50m backstroke, 2nd 50m freestyle, 2nd 100m freestyle.

Sarah Dickson – 1st 50m freestyle, 3rd 100m freestyle.

Connor Alcock – 2nd 50m backstroke.

14 – 15 years

Emma Browne – 2nd 50m breaststroke, 2nd 100m breaststroke.

16 years and over

Joe Rose – 3rd 50m freestyle.

A huge thank you must go to all the parents and staff who supported the students at Northland. Thankyou also to the parents who stepped up and helped with time keeping on the day.