Auckland Athletes heading to U.S. College
From July and August this year, 13 Auckland athletes in the middle distance and distance event group, will be leaving New Zealand to attend a U.S. College.
Athletics Auckland wishes these athletes all the best with their academic and athletic development over the next 3 to 4 years. We also wish to recognize the coaches that have worked with these athletes in recent times and the other coaches that would have assisted these athletes as they progressed in the sport. Not forgetting also, the athlete’s parents, the AAI Centre (Events and Aspire academies), Clubs, and other coaches that would have supported these athletes over the years.
From our knowledge, these are the athletes that are heading offshore:
Siobhan Balle – Jacksonville State
Chloe Browne – UCLA
Bella Browne – UCLA
Luke Clements – University of North Florida
Holly Harding – Lindenwood
James Harding – Oregon
Luke Hitchcock – Monmouth University
Macey Hilton – Southern Methodist University
Peyton Leigh – Princeton
Joanna Poland – High Point
Zane Powell – Providence
Penelope Salmon – Harvard
Sam Waldin – Charleston Southern University
The Coaches that have recently worked with these athletes are as follows:
Phil Clode, Perry Cunningham, Nick Codyre, Graeme Holden, Paul Lothian (Macey), Barry Magee, and James Kuegler.
We wish all these athletes the best as they move overseas. We look forward to viewing their results as they progress in the sport.
Neil Bartlett – AAI Coach Development manager