Sports Report 20th June

Sports Report 20th June

Sports Report 20th June • Bethlehem College

Eden Worsley will be travelling to Hamilton next weekend for national training camp

(around 96 hours training) with her New Zealand team before flying off to South Korea for the FINA World Synchronised Swimming Championships. She will be competing in the senior technical team, senior free team and the senior technical duet. She is also the reserve for the senior free duet. We wish her the very best of luck and know she will represent our school with pride. It is an incredible accomplishment to be performing at a world championships at 17!


Last weekend the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships were held in Timaru. Three Bethlehem College students achieved great results with Summar Tanner getting 11th out of 96 Runners in the Junior Girls category with a time of  12 minutes for the 3km course. Ian Pugh raced in the Junior Boys category and placed 37th out of 120 Runners in a time of 15mins 05secs for the 4 km course. Elliot Pugh competed in the Year 9 Boys race and achieved 4th out of 116 Runners for the 3 km time and in a very quick time of 10mins 47 secs


Ex – student, Samuel Tanner also had success in an invitational international race, improving his NZ Under 19 record and now has the NZ Under 20 record!


On Wednesday the Western Bay of Plenty Cross Country championships were held in perfect conditions at Waipuna Park. Taylin Chandler in Year 7 took out the Boys race. He was in second place for most of the race before sprinting the last 100m to take out the race. Sylvia Thompson also achieved 3rd place in her Year 8 Girls race.  


Bethlehem College had a very successful week on the Basketball court this week. The BC Senior A Boys beat Otumoetai Senior A Boys. It was a really close game that had only one point in it in the third quarter, but with a really committed effort the BC boys came away with a win by 10 points.

The BC Senior A Girls beat the Otumeotai Senior A Team. The game was entertaining and the BC Girls scored several 3 pointers!!  The final score was 42 – 36.

In the Junior division the BC A boys beat Te Wharekura o Mauo Junior A Boys. The game was an intense and closely fought game from the opening whistle but the BC boys came through to win by 1 point with an amazing 3 point buzzer beater in the last 2 seconds by Ian Pugh!