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NZ Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships - Auckland Review

New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships - Dunedin

The New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships headed south to the Gladfield Golf Course in Dunedin. Below is a summary of the key Auckland results. Congratulations to Individual winners Isabella Richards and Conal Wilson for both winning the Senior races. Congratulations also to St Kentigern College and Westlake Boys for winning the Senior 3 man teams titles and to Sacred Heart College and St Cuthberts for winning the Senior 6 man team titles.

Year 9 Girls

Natayla Carter - Bardene College was the first Aucklander across the line in 4th place.Other Aucklanders to finish in the top 10 were 

  • Krystal Clark - Macleans College (Pakuranga Athletic Club) 5th, 
  • Zaria Ireland - Epsom Girls (Wesley) in 10th.

3 man team results

  • 2nd Baradene
  • 3rd St Cuthberts College

6 man team results

  • 2nd St Cuthberts College

Year 9 Boys

Murdoch McIntyre - Westlake Boys was Auckland's first medalist, placing third in the year 9 boys event. Other Aucklanders inside the top 10 were 

  • Lachan Dickson - Auckland Grammar 4th, 
  • Sam Duncan - Auckland Grammar 5th, 
  • David Moore - Westlake Boys - 8th
  • Ronnie Green - Auckland Grammar 9th

3 man team results

  • 1st Auckland Grammar
  • 2nd Westlake Boys

6 man team results

  • 1st Auckland Grammar
  • 2nd Westlake Boys

Junior Girls

In the Junior Girls event the best finishing Aucklander was;

  • Madeline Falconer - St Cuthberts College

3 man team results

  • 2nd St Cuthberts College

6 man team results

  • 1st St Cuthberts College

Junior Boys

In the Junior Boys event the best finishing Aucklander was;

  • Liam Barry - St Peters College - 18th

Senior Girls

With the Senior Girls event the medals for Auckland started to flow. Isabella Richards - St Kentigern College won the Gold medal and Grace Wood - St Kentigern College (ACA)  won the Bronze medal.

Other Aucklanders to finish inside the top 20;

  • Emerson Deverell - Kings College - 6th
  • Georgia Clode - Baradene College 8th
  • Maiya Christini -St Marys College (ACA) 11th
  • Lucy Jacobs - Takapuna Grammar (Takapuna) - 12th
  • Alyssa Bullot - Glendowie College (ACA) -15th 
  • Alana Sherman - Kings College (Pakuranga) - 20th

3 man team results

  • 1st St Kentigern College
  • 3rd St Cuthberts College

6 man team results

  • 1st St Cuthberts College

Senior Boys

Conal Wilson (Wesley) - Auckland Grammar became the third Wilson brother to win the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships after Declan won in 2010 and 2011 and Finn in 2013.

In second place was triathlete Dan Hoy - Westlake Boys. Other Aucklanders to finish inside the top 20 were;

  • James Uhlenberg - Sacred Heart College (ACA) 14th
  • Trent Dodds - Macleans College (Pakuranga) 16th

3 man team results

  • 1st Westlake Boys

6 man team results

  • 1st Sacred Heart College 
  • 2nd Auckland Grammar

Athletics NZ event review

Photos of the winners available on Athletics NZ Instagram

NZ Herald Article on Conal Wilson

Full Results

Photo Credit - Sacred Heart College

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