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McEvedy Shield 2002

The 2002 McEvedy Shield was one that coaches and athletes alike would prefer to forget with the loss of the shield. The signs were present after the 2001 result where Silverstream performed comparatively better than Wellington College for the size of the school. This was confirmed by very good performances from a large Silverstream team at the Nationals in December of that year. Unfortunately complacency from too many athletes who failed to turn up to training on a regular basis meant that the team was under prepared. This, combined with a rained out school sports (there was no back up date available due to the resurfacing of the Newtown Park Track), contributed to the loss of the shield to Silverstream.

There were still some very good performances with the middle distance athletes managing to dominate despite a strong Silverstream challenge. Matthew Prosser and Patrick Rosevear dominated their age groups, both winning the 800-1500 metre double. We also saw the rise of a future star with Terefe Ejigu winning his 800 metre race and placing 2nd in the 400 metres. The long and triple jumpers acquited themselves well with very good performances from William Helu, Tama Makamaka, Patrick Rosevear and Jared Williams. The unwillingness to train by many of the sprinters meant that we gave up ground to well prepared Silverstream athletes and if these athletes do not change their attitude in the future the situation will worsen. The major disappointment was the inability of an able group of throwers to produce the points of which they were capable. Once again the throwers failed to regularly attend practices preferring instead to throw on their reputations.

An examination of the detailed results below reveals two additional facts (i) the lack of points in the hurdles highlighting the need for a specialist hurdle coach and (ii) the domination of the results by a few athletes. Anyone who has been involved in McEvedy Shield will be aware that the 3rd and 4th placings are essential to winning McEvedy and that these often come from athletes who may earn very few other points. Unlike athletics in general which is an individual sport McEvedy is a team event and those athletes who get out and put in the effort to gain a 3rd or 4th place contribute as much to the victory as the "blue chip" athletes who are guaranteed to win their events.

Detailed Results

Name

Event

Placing

Performance

Under 14

David Nichols

High Jump

2nd

1.45m

Ben Clayton

Shot Put

4th

10.62m

Matthew Hope

100 metres

1st

12.2

Matthew Hope

200 metres

1st

25.5

Matthew Hope

80 metre Hurdles

4th

14.2

Terefe Ejigu

800 metres

1st

2:13.1

Terefe Ejigu

400 metres

2nd

59.3

Zaan Janse

400 metres

3rd

61.5

Wynton Brown

Javelin

3rd

35.28m

Albert Tangataloakepa

Javelin

4th

32.55m

Roger Wilson

1500 metres

1st

4:51.8

 

4 x 100m Relay

3rd

51.1

 

Under 15

Dylan Taylor-Edwards

200 metres

4th

24.4

Ryan Stanton

3000 metres

1st

10:14.2

Sam Herrick

3000 metres

4th

10:28.0

Patrick Rosevear

800 metres

1st

2:08.7

Patrick Rosevear

1500 metres

1st

4:46.1

Patrick Rosevear

Long Jump

1st

5.88m

Adam Cahill

800 metres

2nd

2:10.6

Adam Cahill

1500 metres

3rd

4:50.1

Jared Williams

Triple Jump

1st

11.47m

Laurent Robert

Triple Jump

4th

10.90m

Laurent Robert

Discus

3rd

40.59m

Liam Townsend

100 metres

4th

12.1

Beau Brown

400 metres

2nd

56.0

Kent Hutchison

Long Jump

3rd

5.40m

 

4 x 100m Relay

1st

46.8

Under 16

Tama Makamaka

Long Jump

1st

6.01m

Tama Makamaka

100 metres

1st

11.5

Tama Makamaka

200 metres

1st

23.6

Tama Makamaka

Triple Jump

4th

11.76m

William Helu

Long Jump

2nd

5.98m

William Helu

100 metres

2nd

11.5

William Helu

Shot Put

1st

14.01m

William Helu

100 metre Hurdles

1st

14.7

William Helu

Triple Jump

2nd

11.85m

William Helu

Discus

2nd

39.40m

Axel Tie

800 metres

3rd

2:08.9

Axel Tie

1500 metres

   

Oliver Davie

800 metres

4th

2:14.3

Seminar Manu Tinela

Javelin

3rd

40.06m

Mark Tinkle

High Jump

1st

1.86m

Ryan Ingram

High Jump

4th

1.45m

Tristram Lupo-Samoa

Shot Put

3rd

12.95m

 

4 x 100 metre Relay

1st

 

Senior

Selimoa Latuila

Triple Jump

3rd

12.86m

Selimoa Latuila

Long Jump

4th

5.98m

Selimoa Latuila

100 metre Hurdles

4th

14.9

Selimoa Latuila

High Jump

2nd

1.75m

Edward Beable

200 metres

1st

22.7

Edward Beable

400 metres

1st

50.1

Edward Beable

100 metres

4th

11.5

Joe Highet

3000 metres

2nd

9:10.4

Lyndon McGaughran

3000 metres

3rd

9:36.4

Matthew Prosser

800 metres

1st

1:58.6

Matthew Prosser

1500 metres

1st

4:4:16.7

Ben Milne

800 metres

2nd

2:00.9

Sam Grubi

Discus

1st

39.71m

Arden Perrot

Shot Put

3rd

13.21m

Zak Levick

1500 metres

4th

4:28.4

 

4 x 100 metre Relay

3rd

44.7