It was a perfect day for yesterday’s Cross Country with students enjoying an afternoon jog in the sunshine. Our campus is the perfect location for an event like this with a large section of the course making the most of our estuary boundary.
Year 13 student, Amy McNeil, placed first in the C final of the Girls U18 Single Sculls today at Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel. Amy, who is coached by Strathallan parent Mike Ruiterman, and rows out of Mercer Club, won the race in 9:01.02 minutes.
With a week of ups and downs it certainly ended on a high note for ACG Strathallan Year 10 student, Erin O’Mara, at the Division II New Zealand Swimming Competition at Splash Palace in Invercargill. Winning her first national medals, Erin won gold in the 200m breaststroke and followed up with a bronze in the 400m individual medley.
Besides encouraging students with the academic challenges of school, Strathallan students are always encouraged to pursue their love for sport and many find great enjoyment and success in this area. In recent years, to support this pursuit further, students have been able to participate in inter-school tournament events held in various towns and cities across the country.
Going to Italy to race Karts is nearly every boy’s dream. It was certainly a dream come true for 12 year old current New Zealand champion and Year 8 ACG Strathallan student Billy Frazer last month.
Getting to the top of your game isn’t for the faint hearted. And for ACG Strathallan student Scarlet Boxall-Hunt, her hard work and determination has helped her come second overall in the International Level 7 NZ National Gymsports Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Scarlet also received first on vault and floor; she placed second on the bar and third on the beam.
Work hard, work hard and strive each day to be better. This was the advice of Dillon Boucher, New Zealand representative basketball player and guest speaker at last night’s College Sports Awards evening. Speaking of his own sporting journey, Boucher inspired the many talented athletes who had gathered to celebrate our sporting successes for the 2014/15 season.