St Peter's shines at central zone athletics
NO. 1 FOR FEMALE CHAMPIONS AND NO.2 FOR MALE CHAMPIONS IN THE REGION
St Peter's has placed first for female champions and second for male champions in the Central Zone Athletics championships.
Sport Waikato calculated the official results based on points earned across all track and field events in all age groups - junior, intermediate and senior. Each school earned points for every 1st – 6th placing.
St Peter's punched above its weight given its small size - we topped the region in both the Raw score (overall points for the day across all age groups) and the Roll score (the total points divided by the school roll).
Run by athletics coaches Jess Patrick and Ange Russek, the St Peter's Athletics programme is coached in specialty squads - Sprint and Relay, Middle Distance, Hurdles, Jumps and Throws. The programme is individualised to suit each athlete's event, stage of development, goals and strength.
"We have proven results, and we believe we can continue to develop future athletes to medals if they are committed to the programme."
Ange Russek, St Peter's track coach
As well as getting great results locally and regionally, St Peter's focuses on developing the athlete from a junior level through to national representation level.
"We have proven results, and we believe we can continue to develop future athletes to medals if they are committed to the programme. We go out of our way to support them out of school hours in training, mentoring and attending meets with them. We get so much satisfaction from seeing athletes improve and grow into great people through their sport," says Ange.
"We are big on culture, training and supporting each other at every session. Athletics is an individual sport, however we create a team environment that both parents and athletes engage with."
The St Peter's Cambridge Track and Field team