Mata­mata top school at Mo­toX event

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Mata­mata Col­lege proved the top Waikato school at the Mo­toX in the Maize mo­tocross com­pe­ti­tion hosted by St Paul’s Col­le­giate School and Huntly Mo­tocross Club.

More than 170 rid­ers from 21 schools took to the course for the in­au­gu­ral event, with about 400 spec­ta­tors watch­ing the ac­tion.

Tau­ranga Boys Col­lege were the top school dur­ing com­pe­ti­tion, led by Trent Hay­wood tak­ing out the top Com­pet­i­tive 250cc com­pe­ti­tion.

Hau­raki Plains Col­lege pupil Ben­jamin Broad won the 125cc class, while Aaron Baker of Hamil­ton Boys’ High School won the 85cc class.

Tyla Cush­ion of Hill­crest High won the girls’ all in com­pe­ti­tion.

De­spite not hav­ing any in­di­vid­ual win­ners, their over­all per­for­mance gave Mata­mata Col­lege sec­ond over­all at the com­pe­ti­tion, while Hau­raki Plains Col­lege fin­ished third.

‘‘Tau­ranga Boys High were tough com­pe­ti­tion on the day, tak­ing out the com­pet­i­tive 250cc event and the over­all schools ti­tle,’’ St Paul’s di­rec­tor of ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties Peter Gil­bert said.

‘‘Even though we didn’t win a ti­tle this doesn’t mean St Paul’s won’t be host­ing Mo­toX in the Maize again next year. We are keen to give it an­other shot.’’


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