2016 New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships


Six Westlake Boys students competed in the Senior Boys Championship section of the 2016 New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships held at St Peter’s School in Cambridge over the school holidays. The St Peter’s facility provided a top class centre for the orienteering event that was spread out over three days.

13775852_1391743024186156_917155275366136837_nCongratulations to Ryan Williams who won a gold medal in the individual event and Andrei Popovici who won silver. In the Team Relay, Westlake’s number one team finished third and our number two team finished in fifth place. It was a great achievement with over 50 schools from across New Zealand taking part in the event.  Well done to all involved.

Results were as follows:

  • Sprint Race – Ryan Williams 3rd, Andrei Popovici 10th, Luke Mercieca 11th, Ashton Philo 16th, Oliver Lawrence 25th, Tayler Haynes DNF
  • Long Race – Ryan Williams 1st, Andrei Popovici 2nd, Ashton Philo 14th , Luke Mercieca 17th, Tayler Haynes 21st, Oliver Lawrence 31st
  • Relay Team Race – Team 1 finished third (Ryan Williams, Luke Mercieca, Andrei Popovici) and WBHS Team 2 finished fifth (Ashton Philo, Oliver Lawrence, Tayler Haynes)

Special congratulations to Andrei Popovich on his selection into the New Zealand Secondary Schools Senior Boys team who will compete against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2016 Australian Schools Championships from 24 September to 2 October 2016 for the Southern Cross Trophy