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Dio Top School at NISS Swimming Champs!

posted 21 May 2017, 21:32 by Jane Schilov   [ updated 22 May 2017, 17:48 ]

After taking out the WSS Champs our swimmers have now gone one further and took out top school overall at the NISS Swimming Champs in Palmerston North last weekend. Congratulations to all of you on your outstanding results. We have highlighted top ten placings however for a full list of results then click on the link below.

14yrs and Under
Gina McCarthy 
1st - 200M Breaststroke 
1st - 200M Backstroke 
1st - Girls 400M Freestyle

Sarah Wilson
1st - 100M Breaststroke 
2nd - 200M Breaststroke 
2nd - 50M Breaststroke 
5th - 50M Butterfly

Hannah Morgan
1st - 50M Breaststroke 
2nd - 200M Backstroke
3rd - 100M Backstroke 
6th - 50M Backstroke

Charlize Tordoff
3rd - 50M Backstroke
4th - 50M Freestyle
6th - 100M Backstroke
7th - 100M Freestyle

Holly Isaac
7th - 50M Backstroke

Brooke Bigwood
7th - 200M Backstroke
8th - 50M Backstroke

Kelly Lewis
7th - 50M Butterfly
8th - 100M Freestyle

15 yrs and Over
Sophie Lewis
2nd - 100M Freestyle
2nd - 50M Freestyle
8th - 100M Breaststroke

Jess Chapman
3rd - 50M Breaststroke 
5th - 50M Freestyle 
6th -  200M Breaststroke

Grace Soo Choon 
1st - 100M Butterfly 
2nd - 50M Butterfly
2nd - 200M Backstroke
2nd - 200M Butterfly

Sarah Miller
3rd - 200M IM
3rd - 100M Fly
4th - 200M Butterfly
5th - 50M Butterfly

Katie White
5th - 100M Butterfly 
6th - 50M Butterfly
6th - 50M Freestyle

Madison Chapman
3rd - 50M Breaststroke 
6th - 50 Breastroke
8th - 50M Butterfly

Sarah Jeffcoat
7th - 200M Backstroke

Relay Teams
1st Girls 200M Freestyle Relay - Gina McCarthy, Madison Chapman, Jess Chapman and Sophie Lewis
2nd Girls 200M Freestyle Relay - Katie White, Grace Soo Choon, Sarah Miller and Charlize Tordoff
6th Girls 200M Freestyle Relay - Hannah Morgan, Kelly Lewis, Sarah Wilson and Freya Sirl
1st Girls 200M Medley Relay - Gina McCarthy, Grace Soo Choon, Sophie Lewis and Holly Isaac
2nd Girls 200M Medley Relay - Charlize Tordoff, Jess Chapman, Sarah Miller and Madison Chapman
5th Girls 200M Medley Relay - Sarah Jeffcoat, Sarah Wilson, Katie White and Brooke Bigwood

Dio swimmers make waves at the WSS swimming

posted 2 May 2017, 15:17 by Melanie Benge

Waikato Secondary Schools Swimming

Stellar results at the Aon Maadi Cup

posted 1 May 2017, 15:46 by Melanie Benge

Aon Maadi Cup

Success at NISS Athletics

posted 9 Apr 2017, 19:16 by Jane Schilov   [ updated 9 Apr 2017, 21:42 ]

The NISS Athletics Champs were held in Inglewood from 7 - 9 April and our Dio athletes who finished in the top three or four (in some events) at the Waikato Bay of Plenty Athletics Champs were selected to represent the Waikato/Bay of Plenty team at this event. We were once again blown away by how well our athletes did at this event and this was highlighted with Arden Mason winning the Intermediate Hammer with a personal best throw of 43.15 metres.

Congratulations to all of you who took part and were selected to compete at this event.  Below is a summary of our athletes achievements.

Lucy Vellenoweth

3rd - Junior Girls 300m
7th - Junior Girls 200m
16th Junior Girls Long Jump
8th Junior Girls Shot Put

Lydia Ryan
2 = Junior Girls High Jump

Scarlett Davies
10th - Junior Girls 70m Hurdles

Ele Barton
11th - Intermediate Girls 1500m

Arden Mason
1st - Intermediate Girls Hammer
10th - Intermediate Girls Discus
17th - Intermediate Girls Shot Put

Annabelle Cadogan
5th - Senior Girls 400m
8th - Senior Girls 200m
2nd - 4x100m Senior Girls
4x400m Open Girls Relay

Grace Ritchie
2nd - Senior Girls 1500m and 3000m

Cara Wynne
5th - Senior Girls 100m Hurdles

Swimmers stand out at National Age Group Champs!

posted 9 Apr 2017, 13:45 by Jane Schilov   [ updated 9 Apr 2017, 13:58 ]

At the recent National Age Group Swimming Champs in Wellington our Dio Swimmers produced some excellent results.

Hannah Morgan (Year 9,pictured above left) won the NZ National title for 12/13 year old's in the 50m breaststroke which was also the first gold medal won by Waikato and Gina McCarthy (Year 10, pictured above right) continued that success for Waikato with 2 golds and 6 silvers!

Congratulations to all of you that competed and well done to the swimmers below on your top 10 placings.

Gina McCarthy
- 7th 14 year old 100 free
- 1st 14 year old 50 breast
- 2nd 14 year old 800 free
- 5th 14 year old 100 back
- 2nd 14 year old 100 breast
- 2nd 14 year old 200 free
- 1st 14 year old 400 IM
- 2nd 14 year old 200 back
- 2nd 14 year old 400 free
- 2nd 14 year old 200 IM

Sarah Miller
- 2nd 14 year old 200 fly
- 6th 14 year old 800 free
- 9th 14 year old 50 fly
- 6th 14 year old 200 free
- 4th 14 year old 400 IM
- 3rd 14 year old 100 fly
- 5th 14 year old 400 free
- 5th 14 year old 200 IM

Sarah Wilson
- 5th 13 year old 50 breast/ 4th in NZ (visitor ahead)
- 4th 13 year old 200 breast
- 4th 13 year old 100 breast/ 3rd in NZ

Charlize Tordoff
- 4th 13 year old 50 free
- 10th 13 year old 50 back/ 9th in NZ

Hannah Morgan
- 2nd equal 13 year old 50 breast/ 1st equal in NZ
- 8th 13 year old 100 back/ 7th in NZ

Grace Soo Choon
- 4th 16 year old 200 fly
- 7th 16 year old 100 fly

Sophie Lewis
- 5th 16 year old 100 free
- 6th 16 year old 800 free
- 6th 16 year old 50 free/ 4th in NZ
- 10th 16 year old 200 free/ 9th in NZ

Holly Isaac
- 7th 14 year old 100 back
- 8th 14 year old 50 back

Jess Chapman
- 10th 17/18 year old 50 breast

Great results at WaiBop Athletics!

posted 30 Mar 2017, 13:13 by Jane Schilov

Once again our Dio athletes did us proud at the Waikato Bay of Plenty Athletics Championships which were held on Saturday 25 March. To compete at this event these girls had to qualify at Central Zone Athletics by placing in the top 6. The next stop for these athletes that placed in the top 3 (or 4th in some events) is NISS Athletics, 7-9 April in Inglewood. Well done to all who competed on your outstanding results!

Lucy Vellenoweth - 2nd in 200m, 300m, Long Jump and Shot Put
Scarlet Davies - 3rd in 70m hurdles 
Lydia Ryan - 2nd in High Jump

Arden Mason - 1st in Hammer, 2nd in Discus and 4th Shot Put 
Lucy Farrell - 4th in the 3000m
Georgia Ronowicz - 8th in 200m

Grace Richie - 1st in the 1500m and 3000m
Annabelle Cadogan - 4th in 200m, 3rd in 400m and 2nd in 800m
Cara Wynne - 2nd in 100 hurdles 
Eva Kessels - 7th in 100m

Emily Irvine - 4th in 3000m 
Libby Mansill - 9th in Discus

For a full list of results please click on the link below.

Dio Cyclists perform well at Track Nationals

posted 26 Mar 2017, 18:59 by Melanie Benge   [ updated 26 Mar 2017, 19:04 ]

NZ Track Cycling Nationals

Dio's Top Triathletes

posted 23 Mar 2017, 15:15 by Melanie Benge


DioNews eNewsletter Issue Two

posted 19 Mar 2017, 19:13 by Megan Udy

Sports News and Results


Click below for the latest rowing information and a list of results from recent regattas.


Congratulations Ali Wilshier on being named as one of 21 in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Squad.

Central Zone Athletics

Once again our Dio girls did us proud at Central Zone Athletics! We came away with several top three placings as well as a number of athletes gaining a top six place, which was qualification into the upcoming Waikato Bay of Plenty Athletics. 


Congratulations to Grace McCartney and Zoë Clapcott, who both played at the Tennis Regional Tournament in Papamoa. Grace played in the U18s and Zoë in the U14s.  Zoë's team, Waikato/Thames Valley (four girls and four boys), won the tournament for U14s.  Zoë played three doubles and three singles matches and won all six.  Grace's team placed 3rd.  Great results girls!


Kelly Lewis (Year 9) competed at the NZ Junior Festival-Aquaknights zone meet. This involved swimmers from Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, and Hawke's Bay/Poverty Bay who are 12 years and under.  Kelly came home with three silver medals in the 400 freestyle, 50 butterfly, and 200 freestyle and three bronze medals in 50 backstroke, 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle.
Great result Kelly, well done!

Swimming Sports

We had a wonderful day at our annual School Swimming Sports. The sun was shining, the girls were in good spirits and an enjoyable day was had by all. Well done to all who competed and congratulations to the girls who placed in their finals. See below for a list of Individual results and the House points placings for the day

3rd Place - Sarah Wilson 
2nd Place - Charlize Tordoff
1st Place - Kelly Lewis - Kelly also broke a record in the 2 lengths butterfly.

3rd Place  - Madison Chapman
2nd Place - Sarah Miller
1st Place - Gina McCarthy - who also broke records in each of her events

3rd = Katie White and Hannah Knighton
2nd Place - Jess Chapman - Jess also broke records in the Breaststroke and Freestyle events
1st Place - Grace Soo Choon - Grace also broke records in each of the three events she entered

House Point Table
1st - Blake
2nd - Hillary
3rd - Ross
4th - Wilson
5th - Scott
6th - Shackleton

Touch Rugby

Congratulations to Tiāna Thompson (Year 12) who won Gold with her Waikato U18 Girls Representative Touch team at a tournament played in Counties Manukau over the weekend. This Team are now the U18 Girls National Touch Champions!

Promising results ahead of Mardi Cup

posted 15 Mar 2017, 15:54 by Melanie Benge   [ updated 15 Mar 2017, 19:49 ]

North Island Secondary Schools Rowing Regatta

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