All the winners from Wednesday's race at Tawhero Golf Course
The cancellation of the North Islands last year means a record number of debutantes now.
Athletics attention switches to Hawke's Bay this weekend to the NZ Track and Field Champs.
Whanganui High School athletes stood out on a day of outstanding performances.
The Cooks Classic will feature the NZ One Mile Championship for Men last run in1969.
Whanganui is represented at NZSS by large numbers by three schools.
Cooks Gardens will host the first 1500m Olympic qualifying trial in the world on Tuesday.
The buzz is greater after much of last season was lost to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
Athletics season promises much to look forward to.
George Lambert had a strong race in the Whanganui Secondary Schools Cross Country event.
Providing NZ stays virus-free leading young athletes can add depth to domestic meetings.
Athletes prepare for Whanganui Schools in August and New Zealand Schools a month later.
Mellsop and her team of volunteers are to be congratulated on their determination.
Good buildup for Whanganui and national championships.
Second time Whanganui Schools Championships cancelled in its 47-year history.
Whanganui athletes travelled home with excess baggage after an outstanding medal haul.
The old relay firm of Genna Maples and Tayla Brunger at the NZ Champs.
Also, several youngsters have success at Colgate Games.
Records are expected to fall if conditions are right at Cooks Gardens on Saturday evening.
The action is not confined to the track and also features class performances in the field.
Whanganui athletes had an outstanding season with the second half yet to come.
The numbers do not lie - again Whanganui leads the way at the NZ championships.