RONCALLI COLLEGE

TIMARU, NEW ZEALAND

Cycling

South Island Schools Cycling Championships
SI Cycling team 2016 Year 9 students Mitchel Fitzsimons and Erin Hall represented Roncalli over the weekend (9 & 10 July) at the South Island Schools Cycling Champs at Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna, Christchurch.
 
Congratulations to Mitchel on winning GOLD in both the U14 boys individual time trial and scratch race, awesome results Mitchel. Erin competing in the girls U15 age group also rode well finishing middle of the field. Well done to both riders and thank you to Aaron Fitzsimons for managing the team SI Cycling - Mitchel Fitzsimons Gold medal U14 boys-7
Aoraki Secondary Schools Road Cycling Champs 2016
The Aoraki Secondary Schools Road Cycling championships were held on Tuesday 14 June at Levels Raceway.  Roncalli was represented with 8 riders competing, this included five year 9 students which is promising for the future of cycling at the College.  
Roncalli Aoraki Cycling Team -  
Jack Gibbs, Cullen Towler, Daniel Goodwin, Mitchel Fitzsimons, Ben Kerr, Nick Goodwin, Charlette Grant, Erin Hall
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In the boy’s events, Mitchel Fitzsimons was 2nd in the under 16 individual time trial and 1st in the 12km scratch race.  Jack Gibbs competing in the over 16 grade finished 4th in the individual time trial and 3rd in the 19.2km scratch race.

Erin Hall competing in the girls under 16 grade was 2nd in the individual time trial and 2nd in the 12km scratch race.  Charlette Grant competing in the same age group finished 4th in both events.

Other results:
 Individual Time Trial     
Scratch Race
16 & over        
Cullen Towler  - 12th
16 & over
Cullen Towler - 11th
Under 16                
Daniel Goodwin - 6th            
Ben Kerr - 10th                
Nick Goodwin - 12th    
Under 16     
Daniel Goodwin - 6th
Ben Kerr - 11th
Nick Goodwin - 12th
  
The boys U16 team placed 1st in the team’s event outclassing Mountainview High School to the finish line – team Ben Kerr, Nick Goodwin & Daniel Goodwin. In the boys 16 and over teams event Roncalli finished 3rd – team Mitchel Fitzsimons, Cullen Towler and Jack Gibbs.  The two Roncalli girls rode in a composite team in the under 16 girls grade along with a year 8 student from Barton Rural.

On the overall school points tally, the boys finished 2nd = with Mountainview High School and only one point behind Ashburton College, a fantastic team effort.

A huge thank you to Aaron Fitzsimons who managed the team on the day, his knowledge and expertise was greatly appreciated by the students.  Also special thanks to the many parents who assisted throughout the day.  Roncalli College is very lucky to have such dedicated and supportive parents.

The next event on the schools calendar is the South Island Schools Championships at Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna Christchurch on Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 July, good luck to those students who are competing.
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Aoraki Secondary Schools Road Cycling Champs 2015
(photos above)
The Aoraki Secondary Schools Road Cycling championships were held on Thursday 18 June 2015 at Levels Raceway. Roncalli was represented with 10 riders competing with three competing for the first time.  The individual time trial and scratch events took place, but unfortunately the teams event was cancelled due to the weather packing up and the very wet and cold conditions made for unsafe racing.  A meeting was called and managers were in favour of this decision.

Roncalli Aoraki Cycling Team - 
Tim Leonard, Chris Hogg, Brad Anderson, Jack Gibbs, Cullen Towler, Liam Pribis, Daniel Goodwin, Laura Cockroft, Grace Faulkner, India Domigan.
In the boys events, Jack Gibbs won the under 16 boys scratch race in a fantastic sprint finish, Jack was 4th in the individual time trial. Chris Hogg was a very close 2nd in the scratch race after a battle with 2 other riders across the finish line, Chris also finished runner up in the individual time trial.
 
Three Roncalli girls competed in the over 16 grade, India Domigan was runner up in both the individual time trial and scratch race. Laura Cockroft competing in her first Aoraki cycling event rode outstanding finishing 3rd in both the time trial and scratch race behind India.  Grace Faulkner was 5th in the time trial.
 
It was unfortunate the teams event did not take place as our teams were looking strong to contest titles in both the girls and boys grades.
 
We had a great turn out of parents who assisted in the running of the event.  Everyone chipped in to help speed up the races before the weather changed.  With the addition of year 7 and 8 students to the event this year there was plenty of young talent around, let's hope for better weather conditions next year.
 
Good luck to Chris Hogg, Jack Gibbs and India Domigan who are competing at the South Island Schools Championships at Ruapuna Christchurch on Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 July.
 
SOUTH ISLAND SCHOOLS CYLING CHAMPS
The South Island Schools Cycling Champs was held on 5-6 July at Ruapuna Raceway, Christchurch.
Six cyclists from Roncalli College travelled to Christchurch to compete during the school holidays, Daniel Goodwin, Cullen Towler, Jack Gibbs, Gabriel Evans, Chris Hogg and India Domigan.  Thank you to Craig Domigan for his time and effort with the cyclists and managing the team in Christchurch, also thank you to the parents who supported throughout the weekend. (U16 Boys Team photo)
SISS cycling - boys team time trial 7th place (2)
Results
Age Group
Individual Time Trial
Scratch Race
Daniel Goodwin U14 6th -
Cullen Towler U15 12th -
Jack Gibbs U15 - -
Gabriel Evans U15 21st -
Chris Hogg U17 10th 12th
India Domigan U16 9th 7th
Boys Teams event
Daniel, Jack, Gabriel, Cullen
U16 7th -


 
Aoraki Secondary Schools Road Cycling Champs 2014
The Aoraki Secondary Road Cycling championships were held on Wednesday 18 June at Levels Raceway. Roncalli was represented with 10 riders producing amazing results.
Junior results –
India Domigan placed 2nd in both the junior girls individual time trial and scratch race.
Jack Gibbs finished a close 2nd in the junior boys individual time trial just being pipped for the title by 1 second and 4th in the scratch race. The junior boys time trial team of Jack Gibbs, Gabriel Evans & Cullen Towler rode outstanding to win the gold over a strong team from Ashburton College by 12 seconds.
Senior results –
Chris Hogg 3rd in the senior boys individual time trial.  Grace Faulkner was 3rd across the line in the senior girls scratch race which was closely contested.  The senior girls time trial team of Emily van der Heyden, Grace Faulkner & India Domigan, finished 2nd, this team included one junior cyclist which was an outstanding result.  The senior boys’ team of Tim Leonard, Chris Hogg and Daniel Goodwin finished 3rd place once again with a junior cyclist in the mix.
Roncalli finished off a great day with the girls and boys teams both 3rd overall in the school points tally.

A huge thank you to the parents who assisted on the day it truly was a successful event.  Craig Domigan was very supportive as team manager on the day and provided excellent advice to the riders. Without support from parents at events like this they would not run as smoothly.

Good luck to Daniel Goodwin, Cullen Towler, Jack Gibbs, Gabriel Evans, India Domigan and Chris Hogg who are competing at the South Island Schools Championships at Ruapuna Christchurch on Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 July.

 
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