St Pat's Town defend 2013 shield

St Pat's Town win McEvedy Shield

TIM BARTON
Last updated 18:01 05/03/2013
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St Pat's Town team captain Aleks Noble-Campbell with the hard-won McEvedy Shield.

McEvedy Shield 2013

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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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