Town Win Old Boys Cup, but Streamer jumps to big record.

St Patricks College

St Patrick’s College, Wellington beat St Patrick’s College, Silverstream 341-319 in the Old Boys Cup athletics tourney at Newtown Park on Thursday. The annual track & field contest between the two Catholic schools servers as a warm up to the McEvedy Shield which is held next Tuesday at Newtown Park, Wellington for the 96th time.

The telling difference for Town in their narrow success was the performance of their senior athletes, outscoring Silverstream 82-54. Silverstream won the track 186-174 and Town the field 167-133. The breakdown of points in each age group was as follows:

U14: Stream 75, Town 61

U15: Stream 65, Town 61

U16: Stream 62, Town 74

U17: Stream 63, Town 63

Senior: Stream 54, Town 82

Town won the 100m 200m, 3000m, hurdles, triple jump, shot put, discus and were able to gain a higher number of consolation places. Silverstream won the 400m, 800m, 1500m, relays, high jump, long jump and javelin.

The most outstanding performance of the met was by Sautia Misa in the U15 High Jump. Misa leaped 1.94m a Silverstream record for all grades and the best jump by anyone in his age group in New Zealand this year.  He also won the long jump and 100m hurdles.

Oliver Krynen was a similarly impressive performer for Silverstream scoring wins in six events in the U14 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay, long jump and shot put. Hamish Lock in over-17 sprinting events was another multiple winner for Silverstream.

For Town the following competitors were among the most impressive multiple winners.

U14: Josh Timmer, 1500m, 3000m

U16: Khya Wilson, 100m, 200m

U17: Isaac Oliver, 100m, 200m

Senior: Oscar Schmidt-Uili, 100m, 200m, triple jump