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Sports Round Up

With the term finishing earlier than expected we weren’t able to finish our summer sport season, but we still have some fantastic results from the beginning of the year that ought to be celebrated.

Woodford House Swimming Sport

On Friday 28 February we held our annual Woodford House Swimming Sports. It was great to see the House spirit on display, and it was a fantastic way to officially open the new pool. Well done to Wallingford for taking out the House competition for another year and to our championship winners.

Swimming Sport Prize giving 2020

Parents’ Association Award for Effort

Year 7/8 – Claudia Patel Gaunt

Year 9 – Soomin Lee

Year 10 – Kayleigh Stubbs

Year 11 – Alana Blow

Year12/13 – Lily Brittin

Open Events

100 Freestyle – Alia Wentz

200 Freestyle – Alia Wentz

100 Breaststroke – Sarah Kean

100 Backstroke – Harriet Park

Backstroke Points Cup – Harriet Park

Year 7/8 Individual Medley – Evie Skidmore

Junior Individual Medley – Harriet Douglas

Intermediate Individual Medley  – Charlotte Treadwell

Senior Individual Medley – Harriet Park

Runners Up

Year 7/8 – Mela Tremain

Year 9 (Junior) – Poppy Finnie

Year 10 – Zoe Elliott

Year 11 – Martine Sandberg

Year 12/13 – Alia Wentz

Overall Champions

Year 7/8 – Evie Skidmore

Junior (Year 9) – Harriet Douglas

Year 10 – Alexandra Clark and Kyla Evans

Year 11 – Emily Moore

Intermediate – Emily Moore

Senior (Year 12/13) – Harriet Park

House Points

1st Wallingford

2nd = Tauroa

2nd = Frimley

4th Rouncil


Hawke’s Bay Secondary School Swimming Championship

On Thursday 5 March a group of Woodford House students competed at the HBSS Swimming Championships. Well done to everyone that competed at these championships and to Harriet Park who placed in the top 3 in four of her events.

Harriet Park

1st Girls 16 and over 50m Backstroke

2nd Girls 16 and over 50m Breaststroke

2nd Open Girls 100m Individual Medley

3rd Girls 16 and over 50m Butterfly

East Coast North Island Athletics Championships

On Wednesday 11 March our Athletics team competed in the ECNISS Athletics Champs at Mitre 10 Sports Park. All the girls can be extremely proud of how they competed against the best athletes in Hawke’s Bay. A special mention to the following girls who placed in their respective events.

Zoe Coyle
1st Junior Girls Long Jump
2nd Junior Girls 100m

Molly Kinnear
2nd Intermediate Girls High Jump

Zoe Elliott
3rd Intermediate Girls 80m Hurdles

Charlotte Treadwell
3rd Intermediate Girls Triple Jump

Tessa Burns
1st Senior Girls 2000m Steeplechase
2nd Senior Girls Long Jump

Harriet Park
2nd Senior Girls 100m
2nd Senior Girls 200m
2nd Senior girls 100m Hurdles


Derek Ward Hawke’s Bay Secondary School Tennis Championship

On Thursday 12 March we took a group of six girls to compete in the Derek Ward Hawke’s Bay Secondary School Tennis Championships. It was a fantastic day with the girls playing some great tennis and all finishing in the top four for their respective grades. Final placings are as follows.

Junior Girls (Year9/10)

1st Alex Cave

2nd Sophie Ward

3rd Molly Kinnear

4th Tamzin Buck

Senior Girls (Year11-13)

1st Samantha Cave

4th Emilia Koesling

NZCT 2020 New Zealand Canoe Sprint Championship 

Congratulations to Sophie Lawson and Holly McKendry for their fantastic results at the NZCT 2020 New Zealand Canoe Sprint Championship at Lake Karapiro on 14-16 February.

Sophia Lawson – Hawke’s Bay Kayak Racing Club

2nd U16 Woman K2 500

3rd U16 Woman K2 200

Holly McKendry – Poverty Bay Kayak Club

2nd U16 Woman K4 200