Thursday 13th February saw the 55th Otamatea High School Swim Sports. The day was a scorcher with everyone wanting to cool off in the pool.
Our stand out results came from Grace Kemp who broke 4 records . Grace broke the following records:
25m breast held by O Shadbolt (2018) of 18.00 with a new time of 17.41.
50 back stroke held by O Shadbolt (2018) of 34.79 with a new time of 34.71.
50 breast stroke held by J Kingi (2006) of 40.78 with a new time of 39.17.
200m Open Girls – breaking her own record of 2m 34.88 (2019) to 2m 31.88.
A huge thank you to all the parents who helped time keep on the day. Thank you Paul Chambers and Nikola Kemp for being our stroke inspector/turn judges for the day. Thank you to all the staff and students who helped throughout the day in the many jobs to keep the day running smoothly. Lastly thank you to all the swimmers who stepped up and swam their hearts out to make this an enjoyable competition.
Iwi Results 1st Whatua 2nd Ngapuhi 3rd Arawa 4. Maniapoto
Tuesday 25th February saw the Otamatea Athletics Championships Sports take place. The day was hot and sunny with very little breeze.
Congratulations to the following students who broke records on the day:
Junior Girls shot put – Harlia Harris broke Amy Tohu’s 2017 record of 7m 94 with a new distance of 8 m 29 cm.
Senior girls 100 m –Cheylysse Flannagan broke the record of Tanisha Batten and Aleesha Butt of 13.34s set in 2019 with a new time of 13.12 s.
Senior girls 800 m – Trista Comer broke Sharlene Birt’s record of 2 m 45.1 sec s in 1991 with a new time of 2 m 43.42 s.
Iwi Results 1st Arawa 2nd Whatua 3rd Ngapuhi 4. Maniapoto
Thanks to all the fantastic parents/whanau who made this championship event possible by stepping up and time keeping the running events and helping some of the field events. Thank you Helen McKenzie for being our chief timekeeper and Kay Robinson for doing the recording. Thank you to all the staff and students who helped throughout the day in the many jobs to keep the day running smoothly. Lastly thank you to all the athletes who gave all competitions their all to make this an enjoyable day.
(Our apologies - there were no photos taken on this day)