Mount Maunganui College

Shania Callender

Football:

The Mount Maunganui College 1st XI boys showed an impressive improvement this week in their game against the 2nd XI Tauranga Boys' College team. Colby Brennan was again able lead the Mount side to success scoring a goal for the third time in the past three games. However, Tauranga Boys' hit back just before half-time and were the overall victors, 3-1. Man of the match was earned by talented displays from Jordan York in central midfield and Cairo Daisley in defence.

Rugby:
There were plenty of skills on display when Mount Maunganui College's 1st XV boys played against Bethlehem College. The Mount side won with an impressive score and every player showcased their talent during the game. Reuben Kelly, George Robins and Shae Tutaki all played outstandingly.

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The school's U14 and U15 boys teams also had impressive wins during the week.


School Cross Country:
Mount Maunganui College held their school-wide cross country last Wednesday, with all year levels taking part and many representing their house in their house colours.
The school's Year 9 and intermediate students run 3km, with the course running along Ōmanu Beach.

The school's senior students run 5.5km, taking them to Tay Street before making their way down the beach toward Ōmanu Surf Club and back to the school.

This year the school also introduced a walking race so students who wished to participate without running could also get involved.

In the Year 9 girls' race, Olivia Lassey won the 3km run, Jazmin Mitchell placed second and Emma Merson came in third. In the Year 9 boys race Ethan Chamberlain placed
first, Luke Devine in second and Ashton Pellow third.

The top spot in the intermediate girls' race was taken by Year 11 student Lucia Cook. Sarah Burns, another Year 11 girl, finished second, and Year 10 student Poppy Wilson came third.

Year 11 Salem Broughton won the Intermediate boys division, with Year 11 Sonny Eades behind him and Jahnu Rosemeyer in third.

Gold for the senior girls' division went to Year 12 Ella Barratt, followed by Year 12 student Blayze Waddicor and Year 13 student Emma Burns in third.

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The senior boys' division was won by year 13 Fynn Millar, while second went to Year 13 student Sam Sheaff and third to Year 12 student Tanner Baxter.

Some of our most talented runners will now compete in the Bay of Plenty Cross Country which will be held at Waipuna Park on May 21.


Wakeboarding
At the 2019 New Zealand Wakeboarding Championships Casey Ward won the Junior Boys competition. Casey has been competing in many competitions throughout the country and winning this title is a result of being part of these competitions.