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‘It’s a kid’s dream’ – Macleans student out to match Olympic success of legendary father

‘It’s a kid’s dream’ – Macleans student out to match Olympic success of legendary father
1 NEWS: Without question, Olympic silver medallist Dick Quax is one of New Zealand’s all-time greats on the track, now his 17-year old son looks certain to follow in his footsteps. Theo Quax is proving to be a rising star in his own right, claiming national titles at under 20 level in 1500m, and all without a coach – until now. While many would be intimidated at the though of living up to such a famous name, Theo is more than happy to compare himself to his legendary father, who... Read More

Dame Valerie Adams assisting discus thrower Connor Bell in quest for future Olympic glory

Dame Valerie Adams assisting discus thrower Connor Bell in quest for future Olympic glory
Newshub: Paris and Los Angeles are now all but guaranteed to host the Olympic Games after 2020, all that’s left is for the IOC to announce which city gets to go first. Wherever they’re held in 2024, one young Kiwi hoping to be there is teenage discus thrower Connor Bell. Bell is in year 11 at Westlake Boys High School and is the number one discus thrower in the world for his age. He won Australia’s under 18 men’s title earlier this year and is the current New Zealand under... Read More

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Teenage discus talent sets bold ambitions

Teenage discus talent sets bold ambitions
NZ Herald: Commonwealth Youth Games bound Connor Bell is another immensely talented young thrower coming through the ranks here in New Zealand. Steve Landells chatted to the gifted 15-year-old to found out more about his rapid ascent. When Connor Bell first discovered discus as a 13-year-old and began training at North Harbour Bays club his mum, Jenette, describes the uber-talented teenager as finally finding “his herd” and it is easy to see why. Always the biggest kid in class the youngster from a lifestyle block in the small town of... Read More

Running Against The Odds

Running Against The Odds
College Sport Media:  “My body was tight. My hamstring tore slightly and I had to take five weeks off,” James Guthrie-Croft laments of his experience at the National Secondary Schools Athletics Championships in December. In the semi-finals of the 100m Guthrie-Croft ran a quicker time than eventual champion Nick Smith, but was forced to withdraw from the decider. “It would have been an interesting race. Nick ran a great final so who knows if I would have won, but it was disappointing to miss out.” Guthrie-Croft admits. The misfortune of... Read More

Overend back on his feet

Overend back on his feet
College Sport Media: Dominic Overend is a creature of habit.  The Auckland Grammar School sprinter has specific routines he follows before and during major races. “The week before a big race I always have a pie and eat a packet of skittles. The night before I enjoy steak and shave my sideburns. I wear no socks when I compete like Usain Bolt. I don’t know why I do this, but I always have and it seems to work.” Overend explains. At last December’s National Secondary Schools Championships in Auckland the... Read More

Amazing Grace thrives on juggling four sports

Amazing Grace thrives on juggling four sports
NZ Herald: There are allrounders, and then there is Grace Lui. The 16-year-old Year 12 Kelston Girls’ College athlete is the epitome of the busy school sports girl. In summer she is full-on with athletics – she is a natural thrower of the discus, shot put and javelin – and waka ama, where she is a key member of the champion Kelston under-19 crew which won the Sport Waitakere sports team of the year. In winter, Lui’s sport diet consists of netball and rugby, but she is often pitching in... Read More

Talented athlete takes the family legacy in his stride

Talented athlete takes the family legacy in his stride
NZ Herald: Theo Quax is gunning for the top of the podium. This weekend the 16-year-old Year 12 Macleans College middle distance runner will line up, barring any mishaps, in the New Zealand schools athletics nationals 1500m senior boys’ final at Waitakere’s Trusts Stadium as one of the favourites. Burning in his mind is the memory of last year’s fourth-place finish in the same event. “I’m aiming for top of the podium, hopefully, especially as I took out the under-18 club nationals in March. I’ve built a lot since last... Read More