Fit, strong, powerful and agile.

Fit, strong, powerful and agile.

2023 Athletics Day had it all!

Despite the erratic weather we successfully got through another Athletics Day at The Catlins Area School. Thank you to all the staff who helped run events and also to the parents who gave a helping hand where it was needed throughout the day.

The results from our TCAS athletics day had a record number of students selected to attend South Otago Primary Schools Athletics in Balclutha on Monday 6th March.   Sopssa Athletics 2023 Programme Of Events (1) (1)

The 25 qualifiers for SOPSA are:

  • Thomas Bradfield
  • Kayden Parkes
  • Bailey Shaw
  • Harry McDougall
  • Graham Twaddle
  • Harry Lietze
  • Tofiga Tyrell
  • Cooper Landreth
  • Austin Morrison
  • Emma Parkes
  • Dannielle Twaddle
  • Ella Sellars
  • Bella Given
  • Brooklyn Landreth
  • Madison Reynolds
  • Lillian Tyrell
  • Hollie Harrex
  • Laniah Shute
  • Harper Melville
  • Astrid Morrison
  • Milly Lietze

Our TCAS students competed with determination and tenacity, each and every one giving 100%. Well done to everyone who took part! A huge congratulations to those who broke the following TCAS records and to the winners of the student, teacher and parent relay:


100m:  Brooklyn Landreth - 14.82s (Previous Record 15.47s)

800m:  Hollie Harrex - 3m 06s (Previous Record 3m 25s) 


Shot Put: Harper Melville - 8.05m (Previous Record 7.48m)


Shot Put Record: Corey Gilbert - 9.76m (Previous Record 8.10m) 

800m: Liv Harrex - 3m 13s (Previous Record 3m 16s) 

Senior GIRLS:

Discus:  Mauosamoa Fatialofa - 20.19m (Previous Record 19.75)    

High Jump: Amelia Morrison - 1.36m (Previous Record 1.31m)   


High Jump: Austin Morrison  - 1.34m - (= Previous Record 1.34m)    


Shot Put: Usufono Namulauulu - 8.38m (Previous Record 8.05m)  

Senior BOYS:

800m Record: Kotaro Nagatsuka -  2m 35s (Previous Record 2m 42s)  

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Winners of the Student, Teacher and Parent relay Amelia Morrison, Jethro Melville and Kotaro Nagatsuka took home bragging rights with a convincing win!

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Mario Leoni, Nat Harrex and Fiona Wilkinson took one for the Teachers' Team in the final relay and finished a commendable second!

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Olivia Parkes, Gary Dawkins and Sam Landreth represented the parents in the last relay coming third in a very close photo-finish .

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Manuka started off with a lead, winning the house chant for being the most cohesive, passionate and loudest!

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