Triathlon chal­lenges prove hard work

Central Otago Mirror - - SPORT - By JO McKEN­ZIE-McLEAN Ju­nior Boys Triathlon: Ju­nior Girls Triathlon: Ju­nior Boys Team Triathlon: Ju­nior Girls Team Triathlon: Mul­ti­sport Ju­nior Boys: Girls: Boys: Se­nior Mixed Team Triathlon: Mul­ti­sport Ju­nior Mul­ti­sport Se­nior

Blood, sweat and tears summed up the swel­ter­ing OtagoSouth­land Sec­ondary School Triathlon Cham­pi­onships at McNulty Inlet, in Cromwell, last week.

About 300 stu­dents com­peted in the two events: a triathlon which in­cluded a 300m swim, 15km bike and 6km run and a mul­ti­sport event that re­placed the swim with a kayak op­tion.

High tem­per­a­tures chal­lenged most com­peti­tors.

Some cross­ing the fin­ish­ing line col­lapsed in tears.

Cromwell Col­lege stu­dent Re­gan Huck­le­bridge, 13, said the 300m swim was ‘‘quite hard’’.

‘‘Ev­ery­one just kicks and you get pulled un­der,’’ Re­gan said. Lo­cal Re­sults:

Janus Stra­nen­berg, of Mt As­pir­ing, first and Nick Toepher, of Mt As­pir­ing, sec­ond. Phobe Young, of Mt As­pir­ing Col­lege, first.

Mt As­pir­ing, sec­ond.

Wakatipu High

Roxburgh

School,

Col­lege,

first. first. Tim of Dun­stan High McGimpsey, School, first.

Kia Wales, of Dun­stan High School, first.

Sam McCulloch, Dun­stan High School; Craig Mur­ray, of Mt As­pir­ing, sec­ond.

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