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Thursday 1 September 2011 | Published in Regional


The students of Titikaveka College posted five new records in events at the schools athletics carnival last Friday during a fierce day of competition.

House 2 came out trumps over houses 1 and 3 for the day, building off its early win in the marching competition for the days track and field events.

Brooke Miller and Kara Matenga were both named as the senior girls champions and Akiona Tairi went home as the senior boys champion.

Travel Tuaputa and Sara Repoama were named the intermediate boys and girls champions respectively.

In the junior section, both the boys and girls crowns were given to two people. Maraeara Maea and Tereinga Napa won the boys champions title with Kiani Taumaa and Loana Taikakara named the girls champions.

Titikavekas head of physical education Rachelle Owen-Cooper said the day had revealed a lot of flair at the school.

Everyone was very supportive and encouraging, and there are some talented athletes coming up through the grades. There were five records broken, which is awesome, she said.

The marching competition was fierce and really set the tone for the day, some excellent moves and some well rehearsed chants.

The day included many of the usual events sprints, relays, discus, javelin but also included some events you wouldnt see at the Olympics like the tug-of-war and the truck push, an event in which 10 pupils pushed a ute over 100 metres to see who could post the fastest time.