College wins South Island Secondary Schools’ Athletics titles

20 Apr 2021

College athletes have taken home nine titles at the South Island Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships at Ngā Puna Wai in Christchurch.

Armani Lemalu won both the U15 shot put and U15 discus, setting a remarkable 53.07m South Island record in the discus and overshadowing the previous 51.71m set in 2012.

Marcus Hamilton also scored a double, claiming the U19 discus and U19 hammer titles.

The other standouts were PJ Palamo winning the U14 shot put; AJ Madondo, the U15 triple jump; Hopo Leota, the U15 hammer; Charlie Cameron, the U19 pole vault and Jasper Moss, the U19 800m CP.

Master in Charge Graeme Christey says that the boys all performed admirably in often trying conditions, stepping up to the challenge.

PJ Palamo (U14 discus, U14 hammer), Rico Lemalie (U14 80m hurdles), AJ Madondo (U15 100m), Hopo Leota (U15 shot put) and Joseph Nash (U16 200m) all finished 2nd in their events.

Rico Lemalie (U14 discus), PJ Palamo (U14 hammer), Matty Hickman (U15 800m), Joseph Nash (U16 100m), Sam Idiens U19 1500m and Jack Jones (U19 hammer) finished 3rd in the finals.

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