What an outstanding weekend of racing our Cycling team have had. 43 girls represented Baradene at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships, held in Christchurch for the first time. There were well over 600 riders competing from 100 schools, with Baradene providing the largest team.

We came away with a massive 15 podium placings (including 5 National Champions), 39 top 10 placings, and the icing on the cake was being awarded the Top Girls School trophy for both Year 7&8 and for Year 9-13. On top of this Abigail and Ella Morton made history being the first time sisters have both been crowned National Champions in their Road Race grades (see link below for this story).

Congratulations to all our dedicated riders for your contribution to these results and for making this a memorable trip for everyone. And a huge thank you to all our organisers, coaches (especially Head Coach extraordinaire, Paul Leitch) and our wonderful parents for all their support over the 3 days.

Top 10 placings are as follows:
Team Time Trial
Year 7/8 – Y7/8A 1st, Y7/8B 2nd
Junior – Jnr A 3rd, Jnr B 5th, Jnr C 8th
Senior – Snr A 2nd, Snr B 6th
Road Race
Under 13 – Sophia Hyland 2nd, Isabelle Gibson 3rd
Under 14 – Emma Blackmore – 3rd, Bonnie Rattray 7th, Greer Stringer 10th
Under 15 – Ella Morton – 1st, Lydia Stevens 3rd, Alice Hopkinson 6th
Under 16 – Alexandra Galvin 4th, Aimee Blackmore 5th, Christie McCahill 6th
Under 17 – Ireland Miln 4th, Lara Hopkinson 5th, Grace Cummins 10th
Under 20 – Abigail Morton 1st, Greer Haddock 10th
Points Race
Under 13 - Sophia Hyland 1st, Isabelle Gibson 5th
Under 14 – River Miln 3rd, Emma Blackmore 7th
Under 15 – Lydia Stevens 6th, Ella Morton 8th, Alice Hopkinson 10th
Under 16 – Jorja Clouth 4th, Aimee Blackmore 8th, Alexandra Galvin 9th
Under 17 – Ireland Miln 2nd, Lara Hopkinson 3rd, Erica Hipkins 9th, Grace Cummins 10th
Under 20 – Abigail Morton 1st, Isabella Morton 9th,

  https://www.cyclingnewzealand.nz/news/sisters-make-history-at-national-school-road-championships