Congratulations to Elenoa Asi (Yr 6) who competed at the New Zealand Junior Swimming Championships in Auckland last week. Elenoa competed against girls from throughout the country and was the top South Island swimmer in her age group. Elenoa got a silver medal in the 100 m breaststroke and a bronze medal in the 200 m breaststroke and got 4 other top 10 finishes. She competed in 8 races overall. During these championships, Elenoa also qualified in 5 events for next years junior championships as she beat the qualifying times required for next year at that meet. Well done Elenoa and watch this space!!
Last Sunday, the North Otago Primary Yr 7 & 8 cricket team played against Mid Canterbury in Oamaru in which North Otago drew with Mid Canterbury as they were playing tournament rules. North Otago got 234 runs which came about by a fantastic batting partnership of 144 runs by Lachlan Brookes and Jack Cameron. The score was 5 wickets for 67 runs when the boys came together to begin their amazing partnership. Lachlan got an impressive 104 runs which is a personal high score and batted 2 1/2 hours to get his runs. Jack got a personal high score of 54 runs and ended up getting run out on the last ball! After they finished batting, they had to go and out and field for 2 hours. Great work boys to get these high scores. Jacob Fowler (captain), Campbell Fowler and Sam Keno also played in this team. Next they play against South Canterbury this Sunday in Timaru. Good luck.
Congratulations to Duran Cooper (Yr 8) who has been selected for the North Otago U14 Tennis team. This season he has played against South Canterbury, Otago, Central Otago and Southland. Duran plays in the singles and mixed doubles teams and has had mixed results. Good luck for the rest of the season.
Last weekend a group of 13 children from St Joseph's competed at the Otago Athletic Champs competing under North Otago Athletics in beautiful weather on good track conditions. Nearly all the children made their finals and got lots of top 3 finishes resulting in 8 athletics being named in the Otago team. They will play in an Otago triangular tournament in Timaru on Otago Anniversary weekend. Congratulations to Grace and Jada-Rose Keno, Jacob and Mia Robinson, Sebastian Spillane, Matthew Gough, Michael Woodhouse, and Max Fatafehi on being selected in the Otago team. Well done.
Congratulations to Duran Cooper, Tegan Souness and Jacob Fowler who have been selected in a 12 person squad for the North Otago U15 boys and girls representative teams. After a few more practices the squad will be reduced to 10 players where they will then travel to Invercargill to play in a regional tournament on the 1st April to 3rd April with further tournaments coming up. Good luck in your selections.
On Tuesday our Yr 7/8 cricketers played in a North Otago primary school cricket tournament where the winners of this tournament go onto play against the winners of the Dunedin primary school cricket tournament. They played against Papakaio in the morning and won that game and played against Oamaru Intermediate in the afternoon and lost against them by about 20 runs. The game didn't finish until 4.00 pm so it was a long day. Special thanks to Justin Fowler, Glynn Cameron and Gary Whiston for your help and support.