Otamatea High School 2020 Cross Country

By Tina Holst

Thursday 24th June brought fantastic cross country weather with plenty of rain over the past couple of days and a cloudy wet day for the race. The ground conditions were perfect for a wet and muddy race. The outstanding results for the day go to 

Sub Junior Calvin Mikaere who matched Dean Sheppard’s 2019 record of 14 minutes and 16 seconds.

The Level Two stats 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, Helen Mckenzie and Tony Fawkes who helped marshal on the day.

Thank you to the Otamatea High School 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 closely contested with only 7 points difference between first and third places.

1st Whātua, 2nd Ngāpuhi, 3rd Arawa, 4th Maniapoto.