Sports News 6th April 2018

2018 School Sport Canterbury Summer Sport Awards

On Thursday afternoon Jared Neighbours (Year 13) attended the 2018 School Sport Canterbury Summer Sports Awards at St Margaret's College, where he was awarded a School Sport Canterbury Champions Badge for his achievements in Term 1 Athletics, for placing 1st in Canterbury for Open Boys’ Javelin and Shot Put.


Jared has also competed in two Championships representing Canterbury during Term 1 as follows:


2018 NZ Combined Events Championships - Wanganui - 24-25 February

Jared competed in the Decathlon alongside previous Commonwealth and Olympic Games decathletes. It was a huge mental experience for Jared learning many lessons throughout the two days of competition.  He walked away with a PB of 5336 points and a Silver medal in the Under 20 NZ Men’s age group. 


2018 NZ Track and Field Championships – Hamilton – 9-11 March

Jared’s National results were all in a new age group of Under 20’s. He had only spent two months in this age with all new implement weights before heading off to National individual events. 



3rd (Bronze Medal) Javelin throwing 47.20m

4th Shot Put

5th Pole Vault

And a surprise Bronze medal in discus, throwing over 40 metres for the first time in any age group and knocked out the favourite for third place.  Sports News 6 April 3