Eva Goodisson crowned World Champion
Year 12 student Eva Goodisson has been crowned the under 20s Aquathon world champion after competing at the Triathlon World Championship in Chicago in September.
A day after Eva’s victory, she made the top 10 in the sprint distance race. She was the youngest competitor in both of the Under-20s triathlon events and was one of seven triathletes from Hawke’s Bay.
Her overall time in the aquathon, which involved a 750m swim in the Chicago Lake Harbour and a 5km run in a sweltering 32C, was 34m 16s.
Eva’s achievements gained attention from the media, featuring in Hawke’s Bay Today, the New Zealand Herald and our very own television station TVHB.
Eva with Chatroom presenter Rob Holden
Changing the Athletics Finals to a twighlight event proved to be a success yesterday with a rise in the number of families being able to attend in support of the girls. Thank you to the Parents’ Association for the idea, and for hosting the delicious gourmet barbecue.
The evening was packed with a range of events, including an enjoyable parent and daughter three-legged race, and the energy amongst the girls, staff and parents was high. The level of sporting excellence was impressive across the year groups with one student, Ruby Hansen, breaking her own 300m hurdles record by 1.35secs.
Congratulations to this year’s champions, and thank you to all of the parents and staff who supported the event.
Education USA visits Woodford
The Woodford Sports Academy hosted Education USA for a seminar on studying and sports scholarships in America. Education USA is based out of the US Embassy in Auckland.
Education Advisor Katie Sleeman held a 90-minute session, which covered a range of topics including applications, SAT testing, university options and scholarships.
Woodford Sports Academy students were joined by athletes from a range of Hawke’s Bay schools with more than 70 students, parents, teachers and career advisors, attending the popular seminar.
Road Race Championships
Congratulations to the following girls who competed in the East Coast North Island Secondary School (ECNISS) road race championships in September.
Well done to all 18 girls who represented Woodford at the Hawke’s Bay Sports Park in Hastings. The results are:
Individual Junior Girls
- Ginny Gibbs: 1st
- Monique Way: 3rd
- Ginny Gibbs, Monique Way and Teegan Gearey: 1st
Hawke’s Bay Football Reps – Under 13
Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected for the Under 13 Hawke’s Bay Football team:
• Rachel McDougall
• Tessa Burns
• Harriet Park.
Mr Chris McIvor, Head of Sport