Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Athletics Day!!!

Reremoana School

Tuesday, 15 November, 2016

Athletics Day!
On Friday 11th of November, Reremoana School traveled early morning to attend their annual school Athletics Day. This event was held in Lloyd Elsmore Park at Pakuranga. Athletics day is where the athletes compete with each other and also have a good time. The day started of with a bang. All the field events were happening with the juniors and the track events by the seniors. The field events were amazing to watch as the little kids laugh and enjoy themselves. The track events however were more suspenseful to watch as the races determine who will win the ribbons. In between events people bought many snacks and lollies that were on sale and also ate some lunch. As from 10:45 am, the seniors were starting to do the field events and the juniors were doing the 60 metres. The 60 metres were fun to watch as the kids try to break many records. Next from 11:20 am, the 200 metre races started. This was one of the big events along with the 100 metres. Every single student had to participate and it was incredible watching the them run. The little kids looked so adorable running with each other. They kept smiling and laughing the whole way through the race.
Whereas the seniors were more focused on securing their places to get the ribbons. Watching the seniors is quite interesting as you see each individual using various of techniques to determine their placings. As they come towards the finish line, many smiles appear on their faces. Some however finish with disappointment in themselves. Next it was time for final event to happen which was the house relays. For this event, all houses get a boys team and a girls consisting of 4 people each. Then all the house team go head and head sprinting 100 metres to reach their teammates. This goes on until the student hands the baton to the last athlete. Then in full speed they race to the finish line. From there the top 3 places get ribbons. Rimu came first and second then Totara came third. Seeing the relay is really exciting as representatives from your house compete with the others team. It is a time to cheer the house teams on especially your own. My team was Rimu so I was really happy when they finished the race first. Ending the day with the relay race was really amazing because it brought all the houses together as one big family. Every single person supported and encouraged their teammate and it was a great thing to see.

Stand Outs For The Day
  • Rimu House winning the girls relay. Johanri, Leche, Hayley, Stephanie
  • Rimu House winning the boys relay. Avansh, Jared, Mitchell, Caelin
  • Relay Results
  • Rimu, Totara, Kauri, Kowhai
Year 8 Girls Results
  • High Jump - Leche, Miriama
  • Long Jump - Leche, Miriama, Jessica
  • Shot Put - Miriama, Jessica, Leche
  • 100m - Miriama, Leche, Jessica
  • 200m - Miriama, Leche, Grace
  • Discus - Leche, Grace, Miriama
  • 1500m - Grace, Sky, Miriama

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Photos By Ms Fothergill

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