Matamata top school at MotoX event
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.’’