South Island Schools Cycling Championships
Aoraki Secondary Schools Road Cycling Champs 2016The 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
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.
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.
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 CHAMPSThe 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)
Aoraki Secondary Schools Road Cycling Champs 2014The 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.