Best of the best converge on town pool
Listed below are the final placegetters in each event and year level at the 2018 Far North Zone Swimming Sports championships which were held on Wednesday, March 21, at the town pool in Kaitaia.
The six zones that make up the Far North are: Kaitaia (k) central (c), eastern (e), western (w), and north and south Hokianga (nh, sh). Within the six zones are 27 schools from as far west as MitiMiti, far north as Te Hapua, far east as Totara North and far south as Mangamuka.
The weather was good on the day with the annual event contested by an estimated 300 swimmers, while spectators enjoyed the calibre of swimming as well as the donatede sausage sizzle and goodies on offer. BOYS. Year 4, freestyle: Kentaro Mitchell (w) 1, Damon Murray (c) 2, Eli Harrison (w) 3; backstroke: D Murray 1, Mekhi Heka (k) 2, Taz Walden (e) 3; breaststroke: E Harrison 1, Hunter Thompson-Jobe (w) 2, Ryan Wakarua Noema (w) 3. Year 5, freestyle: Awanuiarangi Kaiawe (c) 1, Raidon Reich (c) 2, Tom Wallace (nh) 3; backstroke: A Kaiawe 1, R Reich 2, Will Wright (c) 3; breaststroke: Jahn Ryan (c) 1, Awanui Parangi (c) 2, Max Richards (c) 3. Year 6, freestyle: Chez Cooper (e) 1, Tawa Frape (c) 2, Niwhai NathanKapa (k) 3; backstroke: T Frape 1, N Nathan-Kapa 2, Koby Hokai (c) 3; breaststroke: T Frape 1, Mitchell Wells (c), K Hokai 3. Year 7, freestyle: Daithi Parlour (c) 1, Nikau Dromgool (k) 2, Quentin Shanks (c) 3; backstroke: N Dromgool 1, Q Shanks 2, D Parlour 3; breaststroke: Q Shanks 1, Kaden Cutler (c) 2, Ash Lucich (k) 3. Year 8, freestyle: Whitianga Kaiawe (c) 1, Rico Margison (k) 2, Te Ngo Christie (n) 3; backstroke: Leyton Tracey (c) 1, R Margison 2, W Kaiawe; breaststroke: R Margison 1, Nathan Murray (c) 2, Alexandra Campbell Lewis (c) 3. Open butterfly: Rico Margison (k) 1, Cohen Harrison (w) 2, George Parslow (k) 3. GIRLS. Year 4, freestyle: Waipaia Heemi (c) 1, Dahlia Pirini (c) 2, Kashana Murray (k) 3; backstroke: W Heemi 1, D Pirini 2, Jacey Pure (k) 3; breaststroke: K Murray 1, Teal Mallet (w) 2, Lilly Wells (c) 3. Year 5, freestyle: Ataaria Patuwairua (c) 1, Aurora Porter (c) 2, Lauvale Pesaeli (w) 3; backstroke: A Patuwairua, Armani Brooker (w) 1, A Porter 2, Kyvana Karena Barlow (k) 3; breaststroke: Kaylee Brown (e) 1, Danika Lucich (c) 2, Maia Collins (e) 3. Year 6, freestyle: Calista Shanks (c) 1, Kahlia Murray (c) 2, Chilli Rameka (w) 3; backstroke: Atareta Puhareti (c) 1, K Murray 2, Ariana Burnett (w) 3; breaststroke: Garnet Berghan (w), Caitlin Russell (e) 1, C Rameka 2, Piki Te Ora Takawe (n) 3. Year 7, freestyle: Waitangi Piripi (c) 1, Shakinah Tahitahi (c) 2, Zaria Murray (nh) 3; backstroke: S Tahitahi 1, W Piripi 2, Leah Marie Simons (e) 3; breaststroke: W Piripi 1, Eloise Russell (e) 2, S Tahitahi 3. Year 8, freestyle: Waikahuia Cassidy (k) 1, Waiaria Frape (c) 2, Daisey Seabourne (e) 3; backstroke: W Cassidy 1, Cohen Christensen (k) 2, W Frape 3; breaststroke: W Frape 1, W Cassidy 2, Brooke Gamble (k) 3. Open butterfly: Waikahua Cassidy (k) 1, Shakinah Tahitahi (c) 2, Brylee Gardiner (k) 3.