2018 - 2019 Children's Season

Children's Report for 2018 - 2019 by Evelyn Armstrong

The 2018-19 Children's Athletics Season was a great season. The weather was amazing, especially after Christmas. We managed so many club champs nights we couldn't fit all the older kids results on one side of their certificates. All the kids seemed to enjoy the season.

 We didn't have a very big team at the Caledonian on Saturday mornings but they all performed well. One highlight for me was at Otago Champs when we managed to get all 4 Evans-Tobata girls to run in the 14 girls relay in age order Sydney, Jordan, Darcie and Elyanah. Their average age was almost 14. Elyanah was a wee star on the final leg and wasn't far behind the big girls.

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Jordan was awarded the Andrew Finn trophy. The Andrew Finn award is made for all-round athletic achievement. This award is made each year to a Grade 13 or 14 athlete selected on the basis of their athletic achievements throughout their time with Otago Children's Athletics, as fair play, teamwork and effort as well as a high level of achievement. The winner will have their name engraved on the cup and receive a smaller engraved replica to keep.

 The South Island Colgate Games were held in Dunedin in January. Jordan Evans-Tobata won the 400m and 800m for 14 year old girls, Becky de la Harpe was 3rd in the 800 m and 2nd in the 1500m for 14 girls. Harry Townsend won the 10 boys High Jump, was 2nd in Shot Putt and 3rd in Long Jump. Jordan got a Nick Willis Scholarship at the Colgate Games.