Round the Loop Running Race 2022

By Tina Holst

On Friday 21st October, Otamatea High School students took part in the annual running race around the Maungaturoto Country Club walkway. Year 12 student Morgan Bull won the race for the second consecutive year, finishing in a time of 12.45 which was an improvement of 70 seconds on last year which set a new record. Second place went to year 7 student Leo Fenney with a time of 14.04 ahead of third place, year 10 student Dean Sheppard with a time of 14.13.

Year 13 student Natalia Orchard (13 = overall) took out the girl’s race in a time of 17.03. Second place was year 7 student Jaime McCarthny with a time of 17.56 ahead of third place, year 11 student Alicia Moir with a time of 19.12.

187 students finished. The day was perfect with little wind and warm conditions.

House results

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

Males Year Group Winners  Females
Leo Fenney 7 Zoe Prinsloo
Harry Wood 8 Jaime McCarthny
Reagan Brookes 9 Miah Fraser
Dean Sheppard 10 Tennessee Brewer
Matai Hartles 11 Alicia Moir
Morgan Bull 12  
Alfie Vinnels 13 Natalia Orchard

The top team winner was the boys football team with 7 members of the team pacing in the top 113 runners.

 A huge thank you to all the staff, parents and members from the community who helped to make the event run so smoothly.