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Friday 9 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Athletics, Sports
Maunga Roa relay team members exchange the baton at the National Stadium in Nikao yesterday. CALEB FOTHERINGHAM/22090811
annual event was held in preparation for the CITC Prince of Wales Primary
School Athletics Championships on September 13 and 14.
Arorangi principal Mairi Heather said the event had four teams competing. They
were named after the maungas (mountains) in Arorangi.
(black) finished in second place followed by Raemaru (red) in third and Takaa
(yellow) in fourth place.
said 115 students from Early Childhood Education to Year 8 participated in the
event competing in track and field events and novelty games such as sack race
and tug of war.
focus was more on participation and that’s why we held novelty games to give
other students a feel of what it is like competing in an athletics event,”
was a good day, although the forecast was for some shower, it turned out to be
a beautiful day of racing.”
thanked the parents for their support as well as the officials and CISNOC/CIIC
for the venue.
Arorangi is hoping to fill athletes in all the events at the Prince of Wales
Primary School Athletics Championships.