Sports Update

By Mrs Kim Andrews | Posted: Wednesday March 21, 2018

Aoraki Athletics

On Wednesday 14th March we took a team of 45 students to Timaru to compete in the Aoraki Athletics. It was a very impressive day for GHS getting 38 places with 45 athletes competing.

U14 Girls

Emma Becroft - 1st 100m (school record), 1st 80m Hurdles and 2nd High Jump, Amelia McKeown - 2nd Long Jump, 3rd 200m and 400m, Destiny Lafai - 3rd Shot Put

U15 Girls

Gabby Rusbridge - 2nd 800m and 3rd 400m, Samantha James - 2nd Discus, Aleisha Wilton-Armitage - 3rd Long Jump

U19 Girls

Jasmine Wells- 1st 1500m and 2nd 800m, Lani Curtis - 3rd High Jump

U14 Boys

Hayden Sturm - 1st 200m, William Wilson - 1st 400m

U15 Boys

Kahn Ashton - 1st 3000m, 2nd 800m and 1500m, Xavier Henwood - 3rd Shot Put

U16 Boys

Zion Lafai - 1st Shot Put and 3rd Discus

U19 Boys

Jack Rusbridge - 3rd 200m

Girls AWD

Jessica Adams-Stachurski - 1st Discus and Shot Put, Megan Isherwood - 2nd Discus and Shotput and 3rd 100m, Nicole Taroy - 1st 100m and 3rd Discus

Boys AWD

Tyson Cunningham - 1st 100m (AORAKI RECORD), 2nd Shot and 200m, Jack Leov - 2nd Discus and 3rd Shot Put, Fergus Wilson - 3rd Discus

U14 Girls Relay - Emma Becroft, Amelia McKeown, Emily Osborne and Christine Bendsen - 3rd

U14 Boys Relay - Hayden Sturm, Angus Grant, William Wilson and Dylan Wilton-Armitage - 2nd

A Great day out with great students.


Canterbury Triathlon

On Thursday 8th March Mr Wilcox took a team of eight students to compete in the Canterbury Schools Triathlon. What a fantastic effort and awesome day.

Marcus and Robert Furrer competed in the individual U16 Triathlon - sixteen boys in total. Marcus placed 7th with a time of 38:21 and Robert placed 10th with a time of 39:06. This involved a 350m ocean swim, a 9.5km bike ride and a 3km run. Their transitions were a huge improvement.

The Girls U14 team of Molly Kate Morrison (swim), Katie Moginie (bike) and Amelia McKeown (run) placed 3rd with a time of 41:39. Nine teams were in their race. It was a very close finish with Rangi coming 4th with a time of 41:44. An amazing effort and all three girls were buzzing.

Boys U16 team of Conor Foley-Smith (swim), Lochlan Price (bike) and Khan Ashton (run) placed 3rd with a time of 34:33. Five teams were entered in their race. Another huge effort from all three against very good teams from STAC and Cashmere High School.

SCPSSA Triathlon

On Friday 16th March we had 12 students enter in the SCPSSA Triathlon. It was great day in Timaru - the teams were outstanding!

The Girls Teams placed 1st and 3rd. Top 10 were: Kristin Schoneveld 2nd, Emily Coleman 3rd, Emma Becroft 5th and Lydia Hanrahan 6th. Charlotte Harding and Maelle Rossignol were placed in the low 20’s.

The Boys Team placed 2nd and 4th. Top 10 were: Jack Boorer-Lilley 1st, Jonty Sowden 7th and Ben Wyborn 11th. Ben Goodman, Billy Wheeler and Will Morrison were placed in the low 20’s.

Excellent achievements all round!


The Geraldine Swimming Club took a team of 12 swimmers to Invercargill during the weekend 10th - 11th March, to compete in the South Island Town & Country Meet.

Quite a few of the swimmers were Geraldine High School students, so I thought I would let you know the results.

Emily Coleman - 100m Butterfly 3rd place, 200m Freestyle Relay 1st place.

Daniel Gould - 200m Breaststroke 3rd place, 200m Freestyle 2nd place, 100m Butterfly 2nd place, 50m Butterfly 3rd place, 100m Breaststroke 3rd place, 100m Backstroke 2nd place, 200m Butterfly 2nd place.

Sophie Leigh Holden - 50m Backstroke 2nd place, 50m Freestyle 1st place, 200m Freestyle Relay 1st place

Kristin Schoneveld - 50m Backstroke 1st place, 100m Individual Medley 1st place, 50m Freestyle 3rd place.

Sarah Gould, Lydia Rae, Charlotte Orange and Maelle Rossignol were also at the Meet. They swam very well achieving lots of personal best times. Many of these students were competing against students a year older than them as they have just gone up an age group so these are great results.

Marcus and Robert Furrer also went to the Town & Country event in Invercargill.


1st: 200m Breaststroke and 100m Breaststroke

2nd: 100m Individual Medley, 50m Breaststroke and Mixed 13-14 200m Individual Medley Relay

3rd: 50m Freestyle


3rd: 200m Breaststroke

Well done to all students who competed.


Well done to Ben Cosgriff and Patrick Goodwin who have made it into the South Canterbury Under 17 Cricket team.

What an amazing start to the 2018 Sport Year. We have so many amazing achievements. Well done to all those students who have given something new a go and/or been succeeding in their chosen sport

If you know of anymore sporting achievements please let us know.

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