St Pat's Town defend 2013 shield

19:02, Mar 11 2013
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Twin bothers Robbie Delany (right) and Harry (left) took out first and second in the U16 3000m at the McEvedy Shield, Newtown Park, with Rusi Jagose in third.
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Max Press, 14, of St Pat's Silverstream takes out the U14 800m at the McEvedy Shield, Newtown Park.
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Thomas Cummack, 14, of Wellington College outpaces the opposition in the U15 800m.
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Wellington College Boys get vocal at the McEvedy Shield.
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Caleb Toleafoa of Rongotai College in the U15 high jump at the McEvedy Shield.
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Isaac Letoa, 14 of Wellington College, in the U15 high jump.
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Marcus Karamanolis of St Pat's Town takes out the senior 3000m ahead of Riva Williams of Wellington College at the McEvedy Shield.
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Marcus Karamanolis of St Pat's Town takes out the senior 3000m at the McEvedy Shield.
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Nick Mannix, 16, of St Pat's Silverstream in the open Javelin at the McEvedy Shield, Newtown Park.
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Shawn-Reece Ford races to victory in the U15 100m at the McEvedy Shield, Newtown Park.
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Alex Haye of St Pat's Town wins the U16 100m at the McEvedy Shield, Newtown Park.
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St Pat's Silverstream show their support at McEvedy Shield.
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St Pat's Town nervously watch the McEvedy Shield, Newtown Park.
Rongotai team members sign off with a haka, McEvedy Shield, Newtown Park, Wellington.
St Pats Town supporters at the McEvedy Shield , Newtown Park, Wellington.
Wellington College supporters make their voices heard.
Shawn-Reece Ford takes out the Under-15 400m at the McEvedy Shield.
Wellington College supporters give it heaps.
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St Pat's Town team captain Aleks Noble-Campbell with the hard-won McEvedy Shield.
St Pat's Town team celebrate victory.
Ours, ours, ours... St Pat's Town team get their hands on the coveted shield.
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St Pat's Town celebrate their winning the McEvedy Shield with a rousing challenge to runners-up Wellington College.
St Pat's Town supporters do a haka from the stands
St Pat's Town get rousing support

St Pat's Town have defended their McEvedy Shield title.

The result was still in doubt leading into the relays but Town sealed the win by winning the first two relays.

Click here for full results of this year's McEvedy Shield.

Town's eventual winning margin was 16 points, an advantage that was magnified by the fact that Wellington College had two relay teams disqualified.

Town, who have now won the McEvedy in four of the past six years, finished on 197 points with Wellington College on 181, St Pat's Silverstream on 124 and Rongotai on 40.

Wellington College established a 10 point advantage late in the morning but Town clawed their way back to share the honours at the interval.


Some of the individual highlights included a stunning run by Wellington College's Shawn-Reece Ford in the under-15 200m. Ford recorded 23.11 seconds, breaking the previous meeting record of 23.40 which had been set in 1990.

Runner-up Mafutaga Tau (Town) was also inside the previous record.

Wellington College rugby star Nelson Asofa-Solomona was also in record breaking form, using his powerful frame to win the open discus with a record throw of 53.60m.

There were some particularly tight finishes in the sprints, with even the photo finish and electronic timing unable to separate Silverstream's Mitchell Bialy and Wellington College's Renata Mahuika, who deadheated for the first in the open 100m. 

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