CBHS Athletes Impressive Results during the Xmas-New Year Break

04 Feb 2022

The schools track and field athletes have been busy over the Xmas and New Year period representing their clubs. Thanks to Mike Drury for this update on Asher Pettengell-Brand

Year 13 student Asher Pettengell-Brand has certainly had a start to remember this new year. We are not even four weeks into 2022 and Asher sits atop the NZ Under 18 rankings in three events.
The year started out for Asher on 8 January as he headed down to Timaru for the Lovelock Classic. In the windy conditions, that were not conducive to fast times, Asher clocked a very good 22.45 in running second behind the classy John Gerber. While outside his PB, this time currently ranks Asher 1st over the 200m.

Last weekend, Asher was back at Nga Puna Wai his home track producing a couple of superb performances. He was too strong for his great mate Beau Brackenridge in the 110m Hurdles running a new PB of 15.05, giving himself a second national best for this year. Not done there, he then turned his attention to the 400m. After going so close to breaking the 50 second mark before Xmas – 50.07, Asher well and truly put paid to this mark burning up the track in 49.60, in running second to another older and nationally proven athlete in John Wells.

Part of the impressive Jill Morrison stable of athletes, that includes CBHS’ Beau Brackenridge and Jordan Veitch, Asher is well on track for the big events over the next few months, that include the National Track and Field Championships in Hastings 4-6 March.

Congratulations on the hot form that you have shown to date and we look forward to following all the great things that you will do this season.