Good sports reap the re­wards

Central Leader - - News - By Lisa Sloan

Aer­o­bic gym­nast Honor Lock is tum­bling her way to in­ter­na­tional suc­cess.

The Avon­dale Col­lege stu­dent is de­ter­mined to make it to the world gym aer­o­bics cham­pi­onships next year.

And the 17-yearold has made a very good start along the way.

She was named col­lege sport ASB sportsper­son of the year for gym aer­o­bics in a cer­e­mony at Eden Park.

She is thrilled with the achieve­ment.

“This has been my best year yet,” she says.

“I feel a real sense of ac­com­plish­ment.”

Honor trains up to 12 hours a week at the Vor­tex gym in How­ick.

She rep­re­sented New Zealand in aer­o­bic gym­nas­tics at the Suzuki world cup in Ja­pan, plac­ing sev­enth in the ju­nior cat­e­gory.

She placed first in the ju­nior di­vi­sion at both the Auck­land and New Zealand sec­ondary schools aer­o­bics cham­pi­onships.

She also came fifth in the Amer­i­can Na­tional Aer­o­bic Cham­pi­onships.

Avon­dale Col­lege vol­ley­baller Ja­cob Lee was also nom­i­nated for a young sportsper­son award.

While he missed out on the top award, he racked up a range of ac­co­lades through­out the year.

He was se­lected for the tour­na­ment team at the Auck­land and New Zealand sec­ondary schools se­nior vol­ley­ball cham­pi­onships.

He cap­tained the New Zealand un­der-17 men’s vol­ley­ball team and the New Zealand un­der-19 men’s vol­ley­ball team.

“It’s been great,” he says.

An­nalie Longo of Re­muera was named over­all young sportswoman of the year and Paul Snow-Hansen of Taka­puna was named young sports­man of the year.

Photo: JA­SON OXENHAM

Great achieve­ment: Avon­dale Col­lege stu­dents Ja­cob Lee and Honor Locke were nom­i­nated for the ASB young sportsper­son of the year awards. Honor took out the ti­tle for gym aer­o­bics.

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