With all eyes on Josh Hou, it was another athlete that gained his share of the limelight at the South Island Secondary School Track meet in Timaru.
Liam Wilson won three individual events at this meet, breaking three records in the process, one of which was his own New Zealand record. He won the Para one and two hundred meter sprint in South Island record time then went onto break his own New Zealand record in the Long Jump.
Josh Hou sets such high standards for himself that he was disappointed he didn’t break Eddie Crow’s 20-year-old record in the under 15 800m. Although Josh had run faster times during the season it wasn’t to be on this occasion. He went out quick, running the first 400 in 56 seconds but tied up in the home straight, narrowly missing the record by .03 of a second. He wasn’t to be denied in the 1500m where he set a new record.
Another record was set by McGlashan in the 4 x 400 m relay. Josh, Dom Morrison, Nathan Harrison and Ben Lund, blitzed the field beating the National champions and setting a new record in the process.
Dom Morrison placed third in the under 16, 800m, Nathan Harrison was second in the same age group, high. Riley Meason competed on Fridays hammer throw event and also placed second.