Nine-medal haul for Tawa’s Bronson Lloyd
Tawa teen Bronson Lloyd was the best individual swimmer at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Swimming Championships this weekend.
The Tawa College 13-year-old came out firing on the first day collecting three gold medals.
He kept his momentum up through the weekend, winning the 100m backstroke and 100m butterfly on the final day.
He finished with seven gold medals and two silvers.
Auckland’s Brearna Crawford enjoyed eight straight wins in eight events for Mt Albert Grammar to top the individual tables in the girls’ competition.
Diocesan School for Girls claimed the girls’ school championship with 1839 points, a 69 point buffer over St Cuthberts with defending champions Napier Girls overtaking Waikato Diocesan for third on the final day.
Westlake Boys High School retained their national honours on 2043 points after a battle with Wellington College, who finished runners-up on 1974 points ahead of Palmerston North Boys.
Other swimmers of note were Zac Dell, 15, from Pukekohe High School with four gold medals and one bronze and Gina McCarthy, 14 from Waikato Diocesan with seven golds, a silver and a bronze.
The championships have attracted 552 swimmers from 150 schools.
Bronson Lloyd in action at the Secondary Schools Swimming Championships in Wellington.