College harriers set hot pace at nationals

22 Jun 2022

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.


AWD 2km

Jasper Moss1st8.19
Year 9 Team 3km
Otto Church6th10.32
Oliver Simpson43rd11.36
Nisal Pathirana83rd13.24
Junior Boys Team 4km
Henry Church69th15.18
Finlay Sharpe87th15.58
Noah Goodfellow98th16.32
Regional Relay results – 5x2km (two 1km laps each)
Year 9 boys
Otto Church – Canterbury A team3rd
Oliver Simpson – Canterbury B team5th

Junior Boys

Henry Church – Canterbury B team9th

Senior Composite Team

Finlay Sharpe – Canterbury D team17th
Noah Goodfellow – Canterbury D team17th