FROM THE FRONT PAGE Stu­dents show their tal­ents

Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS - By CHE BAKER

Speed, pre­ci­sion and style were show­cased by the next gen­er­a­tion of top skiers and snow­board­ers who took to Cardrona Alpine Re­sort on Mon­day for the Otago South­land se­condary school ski and snow­board cham­pi­onships.

Cardrona event man­ager Gra­ham Dun­bar said more than 100 stu­dents spent the blue­bird day com­pet­ing in ski gi­ant slalom, ski and snow­board-cross speed rac­ing and snow­board slope-style events.

The com­pe­ti­tion dou­bled as a tal­ent iden­ti­fi­ca­tion for New Zealand team se­lec­tion and re­sults would be re­viewed by Snow Sports NZ, Dun­bar said.

Event team mem­ber Libby Black­ley said stand­out ath­letes in­cluded Ro­nan Thomp­son, Zoe Sad­owski Syn­nott, Ben Richards and Craig Mur­ray, of Mt As­pir­ing Col­lege, and Alex Hull, of Wakatipu High School.

Cardrona will host the South Is­land se­condary school champs on Septem­ber 13 and 14.

Fly­ing high: Mt As­pir­ing Col­lege stu­dent Isaac Men­nie sails over a kicker dur­ing the snow­board slope-style at the Otago South­land se­condary school ski and snow­board champs at Cardrona Alpine Re­sort on Mon­day.

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