SCPSSA Triathlon


23rd May 2017


Thursday 23 March

After a closely fought Triathlon event here at school where all boys who competed showed true ‘Waihi Spirit’, we entered four Waihi teams in the South Canterbury Primary School Sports Association event at Caroline Bay, as follows:

       Year 7/8          Blue Team         Tom Taylor, Archie Tayler, Lewis McLauchlan
                              White Team       Henry Farrell, Hugh Saunders, Will Hancox

       Year 5/6          Blue Team         Will Saunders, Will Studholme, Matai Sheed
                              White Team       Harry Carr, Harry Hanson, Harry Munro

After an eventful trip to Caroline Bay, the day was overcast and a little cool but perfect for a triathlon competition.

The boys all started in different heats and worked hard swimming in the 50m outdoor pool. The swim was followed by a run where all the boys passed at least two other competitors in their individual heats. After the run the boys had to cycle on a wet and at times slippery course.

Every boy competed well. With over 63 boys and 9 teams in each grade, Waihi placed well. All teams were ranked in the top 6. Although competitive, the Year 5/6 competition was won by the Waihi ‘Blue Team’, with our ‘White Team’ placing 6th.

In the Year 7/8 competition, the Waihi ‘Blue Team’ placed 4th and the ‘White Team’ placed 6th.

Also, congratulations go to Will Saunders who placed 1st overall in the Year 5/6 grade.


The winning Year 5/6 Blue Team - Matai Sheed, Will Saunders, Will Studholme


Back row – Tom Taylor, Henry Farrell, Mr Brighouse, Lewis McLauchlan, Archie Tayler, Hugh Saunders
Middle row – Harry Hanson, Matai Sheed, Will Studholme, Will Hancox
Front row – Will Saunders, Harry Munro, Harry Carr


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