Athletics – Canterbury Secondary Schools Championships

Christchurch Boys’ High School has a long and proud history when it comes to sport, with some magical moments over the 140 years of the school’s existence. This success extends to athletics with a number of fine individuals who have worn the school’s colours. You would need to go back some way however, to find a better day for Boys’ High track and field.

On the track

The Under 14s – Our Under 14’s dominated the track events with wins in the:

200m – Hunter Scott 1st 24.57 (tied a 33 year old record), Harry Williamson 2nd, Bill Quigley 3rd
400m – Harry Williamson 1st  56.26, Zack Walton 2nd
800m – Cooper Wightman 1st  2.12.99
1500m – Cooper Wightman 1st 4.34.48, Joel Allott 3rd, Mark Weir 4th
3000m – Joel Allott 1st  Max Aldridge 2nd, Will Allott 4th
4x100m – 48.29 1st, a new record (Bill Quigley, Harry Williamson, Zack Walton, Hunter Scott)

Under 15

200m – Will Haig 1st 23.53
400m – Ollie Singleton 54.31 1st, Josh Tonga 54.40 2nd, Sacha Tahi 54.41 3rd. This was a great race with PB’s to all three.
4x100m – 1st 46.97 (just .23 off the record set in 2004) The team was – Ollie Singleton, Will Haig, Sacha Tahi and Josh Tonga.

Under 16

100m -Luca Tracey 1st 11.16, Asher Pettengell-Brand 2nd
200m – Asher Pettengell-Brand 1st 22.48, Luca Tracey 3rd
4x100m – 1st 45.06 (just .16 off a record that has stood for 46 years). The team was Levi Murdoch, Asher Pettengell-Brand, Beau Brackenridge and Luca Tracey
100m Hurdle – Beau Brackenridge 14.10 1st
300m Hurdle – Beau Brackenridge 1st 41.41 (a new record)
3000m – Luke Johnston 1st 10mins 10secs, Finn Allott 2nd

Under 19

100m – Will Chunn 1st
Will dominated his rivals in the 100m, his 11.03 winning mark just outside the 10.98 set by David Ambler back in 2007.
200m – Will Chunn 1st 22.59secs
110m Hurdles  – Xavier Wehi 1st 15.55secs. It is great to see Xavier back in the sport.
4x100m – 1st 44.83secs. This was a dominant win by Xavier Wehi, Will Chunn, Sam Cartwright and Eli Leifi.

In the Field

While the big CBHS representation was on the track, the field athletes claimed seven titles including a clean sweep of all Canterbury High Jump titles – Hunter Scott U14, James Moore U15, Levi Murdoch U16 and Eli Leifi U19.

Levi Murdoch’s – three Field titles – winning the High Jump 1.93m, Long Jump 6.34m and Triple Jump 12.46m.

Joel Taylor’s winning six metre PB in the U19 Javelin with a throw of 53.24

A notable mention to Hunter whose three titles included two Canterbury records (one tied).

Other placings in the Field events included:

Ice Williams – 3rd Under 19 High Jump
Asher Pettengell-Brand – 2nd U16 Long Jump
Kegan Richardson-Miller – 3rd U16 LJ
James Moore – 2nd U15 Discus, 3rd in U15 Shot Put
Jack Busch-Ward – 2nd U16 Shot Put, 3rd U16 Discus
Harry Williamson – 2nd U14 Long Jump (beaten by just 1cm)
Beau Brackenridge – 3rd U16 Javelin

A great day out for CBHS Athletics. The boys now look towards South Island titles at the South Island Secondary School Championships at Nga Puna Wai on the 9th and 10th of April.