College harriers set hot pace at nationals
Otto Church and Jasper Moss have produced superb runs at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross-Country Championships and the Regional Cross-Country Team Relay Championships at the Saxton Field Sports Complex in Nelson.
In good conditions but on a slushy surface, the seven College harriers have delivered strong runs over both days.
Otto’s performances of note include a 6th place in the individual Year 9 event, only 20 seconds behind the winner, and finishing the best of the South Island harriers. He has also anchored his Year 9 relay team with the fastest lap, securing the team’s 3rd place in the regional event on Sunday.
Jasper has dug deep to defend his senior title in a hotly contested race. An impressive team captain, Jasper finishes his outstanding school career with three national titles in total.
Both Master-in-Charge Graeme Christey and manager Jai Moss have provided strong support for the boys throughout the season.
|Year 9 Team 3km|
|Junior Boys Team 4km|
|Regional Relay results – 5x2km (two 1km laps each)|
|Year 9 boys|
|Otto Church – Canterbury A team||3rd|
|Oliver Simpson – Canterbury B team||5th|
|Henry Church – Canterbury B team||9th|
Senior Composite Team
|Finlay Sharpe – Canterbury D team||17th|
|Noah Goodfellow – Canterbury D team||17th|