McEvedy Shield threepeat for Town

It was easier than anyone predicted.

St Pat's Town dominated the second half of the programme to run away with the McEvedy Shield at Newtown Park today.

There was little between Town and Wellington College after the opening two rounds, but Town were quick out of the blocks after lunch and had a third successive win in the bag before the relays, which close the meeting.

Town then won three of the four relays to pull out to a 49 point advantage, the biggest margin in recent years.

Town and Wellington College dominated the meeting and Wellington College were more than 90 points clear of third-placed St Pat's Silverstream, with Rongotai fourth but gaining more points than last year.

Town have now won then trophy in five times in the last seven years.The individual stars included Town middle distance runner Marcus Karamanolis, who established new McEvedy records in the 1500m and 3000m.

Wellington College's Renata Mahuika won the open 100m, beating Silverstream's Mitchell Bialy, after the pair had dead-heated last year, while Town's Alex Haye took the open 200m and 400m double.

The Dominion Post