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Ath­let­ics: Last week 74 stu­dents trav­elled to Ro­torua Lakes High School and com­peted at the Mid Is­land Ath­letic Cham­pi­onships. Fif­teen stu­dents were placed in the top three of their in­di­vid­ual events and will now head to the Do­main in Tau­ranga to com­pete at the WBOPSS Ath­letic Champs. Among the top per­form­ers were An­ton Milnes who was first in the se­nior boys shot put and dis­cus throw and sec­ond in the javelin, Tyro Hewett who was first in the in­ter­me­di­ate boys high jump and triple jump and third in the long jump, Eu­gene Whetu who was first in the ju­nior boys 3000m and sec­ond in the 1500m, and Es­ther Ahsin who was first in the in­ter­me­di­ate girls dis­cus throw and third in the shot put. Girls Rugby 7s: A mix­ture of ex­pe­ri­enced and first time play­ers rep­re­sented For­est View High School at the WSS Girls Rugby 7s tour­na­ment held last Fri­day. For­est View won their first two games con­vinc­ingly against Mor­rinsville and Hill­crest but went down to Sa­cred Heart and a Waikato Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Com­pos­ite team. The U15 7s team will play in Hamil­ton this Fri­day in the WSS U15 Boys com­pe­ti­tion. Touch: A young and in­ex­pe­ri­enced team went to the NZSS Waikato Re­gional Touch Tour­na­ment re­cently. For­est View posted wins in pool play send­ing them through to the top four. This au­to­mat­i­cally qual­i­fied them to rep­re­sent Waikato in the Zonal Qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment in Ro­torua later in March. Head girl Leah Townsend led the team well with her rep­re­sen­ta­tive ex­pe­ri­ence and kept the team set­tled against very ex­pe­ri­ence teams. Young play­ers Anisha Te Hiko and Quinzel Cody are both rep­re­sent­ing the Bay of Plenty at the NZ Touch Age Group Na­tion­als. Se­nior boys Zak van den Berg, Bryce McMullen, Ryan Liv­ingston, Karly Ka­rauna, Matthew Bul­lock and Teau Takave worked hard at link and mid and were well sup­ported by the new boys Sasha Te Whare, Jayme Walker and Uma Takave. Success at also seen in the Mixed Touch with the girls Ella Liv­ingston, Shavaughn Uer­ata, Sarah Cof­fin and Rae­lene Loye per­form­ing well. The team is work­ing hard for Zones hop­ing to qual­ify for the Na­tion­als in De­cem­ber. Swim­ming Cham­pi­onship: Year 13 stu­dent Cor­ben Brown rep­re­sented For­est View at the King Coun­try South Waikato Sec­ondary Schools cham­pi­onship held in Tau­marunui re­cently. Cor­ben amassed a to­tal of 10,750 points af­ter be­ing placed first in 25m but­ter­fly and 25m freestyle, sec­ond in 100m med­ley, 25m breast­stroke, 50m freestyle and 50m breast­stroke.

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