Athletics: Schools field their best

Pupils from the western zone competed at Poroti School yesterday for the chance to attend next week's Whangarei interzone championships. The top two competitors from each of the western zone track and field events will go through to next Tuesday's Year 4-6 finals of the Whangarei Primary School Athletics Association Championships at Kensington Park. One of the organisers, Maunu Primary School deputy principal Diana Hesketh, said the Whangarei district competition at Kensington was kick- started again last year after being mothballed. ``I thought it strange that we have regional swimming and cross country competitions but no athletics, so I thought it was about time we got all the schools of Whangarei together for a regional event,'' she said. The western zone includes Maungatapere, Poroti, Maunu, Pakotai and Maungakahia primary schools.

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