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Auckland 3rd, Counties 4th at the 2015 Grade 12&13 Interprovincials

The 2015 Grade 12&13 Interprovincials were held over Easter weekend at Porritt Stadium. Between the two Auckland teams we had athletes that won 3 out of 4 grades and had 8 placgetters out of a possible 12 placings.

The team placings were;

1st Canterbury - 117573

2nd Wellington

3rd Auckland

4th Counties Manukau

5th Waikato/Bay of Plenty

6th Southland

7th Otago

8th Taranaki

9th Hawkes Bay Gisborne

10th Northland

11th Manawtu Wanganui

12 Tasman

Individual Age Group Winners

12 Girls

  • 1st Kaia Tupu-South (Auckland) - 3075
  • 2nd Fia Lai Kong (Canterbury) 2943
  • 3rd Cecile Silioto (Counties Manukau) 2793

12 Boys

  • 1st Stephen Thorpe (Auckland) 3217
  • 2nd Harry Jones (Wellington) 3170
  • 3rd Tyron Hilton (Counties Manukau) 3095

13 Girls

  • 1st Kayla Goodwin (Waikato/BOP) 2939
  • 2nd Jaymie Kolose (Counties Manukau) 2917
  • 3rd Kalisi Longopoa (Auckland) 2897

13 Boys

  • 1st Edward Travers (Counties Manukau) 3861
  • 2nd Tom Cowie (Southland) 3756
  • 3rd Dylan Moon (Counties Manukau) 3601

Background of the Grade 12&13 Interprovincials

This event started in Easter 1979 when the first meeting was held in Nelson. There were only 5 teams present, but over the years it has grown to where every athletic centre in New Zealand, has a team represented. Each team consists of a maximum of 44 athletes and 8 adults. There are 11 male and 11 female athletes from each grade. (Part teams can be sent). Every athlete must be able to compete in 4 events, excluding relays. They must also be a combination of track and field events. Athletes score points for each event and this goes towards the team total. Relays are included in the overall total. The points are based on the decathlon scoring system. There are no semi-finals, finals or individual placings.

Interprovincial Meets in 2016

U16 and U18 North Island Interprovincials

  • Friday 29th - Sunday 21st January
  • Porritt Stadium, Hamilton

Grade 12&13 Interprovincials

  • Thursday 24th - Monday 28th March
  • Dunedin

NZ Children's Athletics Association website link

Photos from Jo Murray (Athletics Wellington)

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