Last year ended and this year has started with some great sporting achievements for our McGlashan boys.
At the end of the year, George Hope finished an impressive third place in the Javelin event at the New Zealand Secondary Schools' Track, Field and Road Race Championships, Waitakere. George's best throw was 55m 19cm. Taylor Mechen cleared 1.75m to secure 16th place in the Senior High Jump event, and Lochie Chittock completed the 6k road run in 23 minutes 18.3 seconds (71st place).
Our sailors of Ollie Gilmour, Jack South, Henry South and Drew Schievink were busy competing in some events over the Christmas holidays. Ollie, in particular, had some great results including:
- Sir Peter Blake Regatta, Auckland: Second in Open Bic class
- National Open Bic Regatta, Dunedin (Jan 21st /22nd): First New Zealander, second overall
- South Island Fresh Water Championships, Queenstown: First
In recognition of these performances, Ollie has been asked to travel to Lake Garda, Italy in July with Russell Coutts to compete in the World Open Bic Regatta.
Henry South achieved a second place in the Under-19 New Zealand Regatta in the Bic Class.
Year 8 Boys, Marshall Macready and Ollie Sinclair, recently competed in the South Island Under-14 Surf Lifesaving Championships.
Marshall finished second in the Under-13 men's beach flags. He also attained three third place finishes (men's board, sprints and sprint relay). Ollie finished first in both the Under-12 men's beach flags and board relay event.
Both Marshall and Ollie will be competing in the Under-14 National Surf Lifesaving Championships in early March.
John McGlashan College swimmers showed their strength at the recent Otago Swimming Championships. They achieved the following results:
Eli Familton (Boys 13-14 years) - First, 200m Breaststroke; Third, 100m Backstroke; Fifth, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle.
Tom Gold (Boys 13-14 years) - Second, 100m Freestyle; Third, 50m Fly, 200m Individual Medley; Fourth, 200m Freestyle.
Max Wolf (Boys 13-14 years) - First, 50m Fly, 100m Breaststroke, 100m Backstroke, 100m Fly, 100m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley, 200m Freestyle; Second, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle
David Cannon (Boys 15- 16 years) - First, 50m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke, 1500m Freestyle; Second, 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 400 Freestyle; Third, 50m Freestyle; 4th 200m Individual Medley
Geoffrey Kemp (Boys 15- 16 years) - First, 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley, 400m Individual Medley; Second, 50m Freestyle, 200m Breaststroke
Courtland Ellis (Boys 17 and over) - First, 50m Backstroke; Second, 50m Fly, 100m Freestyle; Fifth, 200m Freestyle
Nathan Wolf (Boys 17 and over) - Second, 50m Freestyle, 100m Fly; Third, 50m Fly, 100m Freestyle, 200m Fly; Fourth, 200m Free
The 2017 Otago Secondary Schools Triathlon Championships were recently held in Cromwell, and John McGlashan College had two entries in both the senior team race and junior boys race.
Both Grayson Westgate in the Junior race and the senior team of Courtland Ellis (Swim), Flynn Cooper-Forster (Bike) and Ben Carr (Run) just finished out of the medals in fourth place.
The second team of Oliver Walker (Swim), Thomas McCracken (bike) and Nathan Harrison (Run) and individual competitor Max Wolf both achieved ninth place finishes.
At the end of last year, Ryan Whelan (2016 college graduate) was selected to compete for the New Zealand Under-18 Cricket team. In a competition first, the Under-18 team competed at the New Zealand Provincial A Tournament at Lincoln University, in preparation for the Under 19 World Cup, which is to be held in New Zealand in January 2018. The team won two 50-over matches of six and lost four, finishing level in the wins column with Canterbury and Auckland and ahead of Otago. Wellington won the tournament.