Robyn shows prom­ise at SS na­tion­als

South Waikato News - - SPORT -

Pu­taruru sprinter Robyn En­gels has shown real prom­ise in her first year at the New Zealand Sec­ondary Schools Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onship.

Com­pet­ing in Hast­ings last week Robyn raced in the ju­nior 100m and 200m events. Both events fea­tured heats, quar­ter­fi­nals and semi-fi­nals to find the fi­nal­ists.

In the fi­nals Robyn ran 12.77 sec­onds in the 100m to fin­ish in sixth place. Just 0.2 of a sec­ond sep­a­rated the 14-year-old from the race win­ner. In the 200m fi­nal Robyn ran a time of 25.77 sec­onds to claim fourth place and miss out on a bronze medal by .001 of a sec­ond.

Coach Chris Wil­liams was im­pressed with his charge’s ef­forts and called he a cham­pion in the mak­ing.

‘‘You could not ques­tion her at­ti­tude, her times where ex­cep­tional for her age. This com­pe­ti­tion will hold Robyn in good stead for her fu­ture in the sport.’’

Photo: CHRIS WIL­LIAMS.

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