College athletics day brings lots of fun

Saturday July 14, 2018 Written by Published in Education
Ararua College senior girls line up for the 100m event at Thursday’s athletics carnival. 18071308 Ararua College senior girls line up for the 100m event at Thursday’s athletics carnival. 18071308

There was plenty of running, jumping and throwing at Araura College’s annual athletics day on Thursday.

An abundance of fun and healthy competitiveness was on display and Tapuae Tai won the overall house title with 300 points, while Akaiami came in second on 288.

One of the day’s many highlights was a record-breaking time recorded in the 400m by Duane Hosea in Year 9, with a time of 1.02.

Araura College principal Tracy Spiers said the day was “hugely positive”.

“The athletics day was really well organised. Many of the students participated in the day’s events with the remainder cheering hard for their peers.

“Our students are really positive and support each other when it comes to events such as this and this year we were lucky enough to have the UK Travel teachers to also enourage and inspire our athletes”.

The day finished with a relay run that saw the visiting Travel Teachers verse the senior boys and girls with a close finish but the students took out first place in both events.

Spiers thanked the school’s hard-working staff, the visiting Travel Teachers and the event’s sponsors, BSP, Vaka Cruise, Bluesky, Tamanui Beach Resort and the Aitutaki Sports Association for ensuring the day went off without a hitch.

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