31 Mar Nayland athletes in action at SISS champs

Six athletes represented Nayland College superbly at the South Island Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships held at Saxton field last weekend. The team earned a number of top placings in a diverse range of track and field disciplines.


For Kalani Sheridan, his first placing in U15 Boys 3000m was “unexpected”. Kalani also finished third in his 1500m race. Bailey Cotton put on a strong performance, winning his U16 200m final and placing 3rd in his shotput and discus events. Bailey said that a false start in his 100m final was disappointing. However, his 200m result places him 7th in NZ in the U18 Boys grade.

The team wishes to thank Denis Kale, manager, as well as Claire Nicholson, Mandy White and Jess Bygate for helping out with the event, and of course all the supporters who turned out to cheer them on.

Next on the Athletics calendar are the National Championships, held 5-6 Dec in Timaru.

Nayland College? Results:

  1. Bailey Cotton U16 Boys
    • 1st Boys 200m (23.17 sec)
    • 3rd Shot Put (12.59 m)
    • 3rd Discus (40.07 m)
  2. Kalani Sheridan U15 Boys
    • 1st 3000m (9 m 33 sec)
    • 3rd 1500m (4 m 29 sec)
  3. Tayler Boeyen U16 Girls
    • 5th Triple Jump (9.80 m)
    • 7th Javelin (23.14 m)
  4. Riley Boeyen U15 Boys
    • 8th 80m Hurdles (13 m 65 sec)
    • 8th Triple Jump (10.45 m)
    • 11th Discus (28.58 m)
  5. ? Ben Kirby U14 Boys
    • 8th Discus (29.44 m)
    • 9th Long Jump (4.79 m)
  6. Darlene Rangiuia U14 Girls
    • 11th Shot Put (8.83 m)

Photos courtesy of TSS Sport.