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AIMS update including Gold for Jack

IMS Gymsports – Gold for Jack

Jack Jane competed in the Men’s Artistic Twisters. He scored 9.350 on the mat, 9.80 on the vault and 9.300 on the floor. With a total score of 28.450 taking out our 1st Gold medal for 2019!!!! What an achievement well done to coach and mother, Cara McCarthy. Jack was up against 17 other competitors. He is pushing for another medal today in the Men’s Tumbling Twisters. Good Luck Jack.

AIMS Games Swimming

Qualifying times were tough, similar to NZ national qualifying times and three SMC students, Astyn Bidois, Will Chen and Ethan Choo, were among over 300 swimmers to compete at Baywave Aquatic Centre.

The 3 Sancta Maria College students swam extremely well, setting many personal best times and qualifying for 3 finals. All 3 train with HPK swim club and their coach Rachel Palmer attended the meet to coach them over the two days.


Astyn Bidois – 14th in 50m Backstroke, 17th in 50m Breaststroke and 17th in 100m Freestyle.

Will Chen – 12th in 200m Freestyle

Ethan Choo – 8th in 50 Freestyle, 11th in 100m Breaststroke 16th in 50m Backstroke, 9th in 50m Breaststroke and 8th in 50m Freestyle.

AIMS Football

We have had a tough couple of days, playing 5 games. The boys started strongly against Bethleham College with many opportunities going our way, even hitting the cross bar. The game finished 0-0. Second game we came up against one of the top teams in the pool, coming from behind twice before going down 3-2 against Cambridge Middle School.

The next two games were super tough against two teams that have history of dominating the tournament, Northcross and Glen Eden Intermediate. It was a great learning experience even though we lost both games. Our final game on the Tuesday we played Royal Oak and we had a confident win, 6-0. Today sees us play Whakatane and Albany Junior High School. The right results could push us into the top 4 of our pool.

AIMS Netball

The netball girls started off day 1 with games against local east Auckland schools. Game 1 vs Farm Cove was a tight affair, going down 12-11. Game 2 we met local rivals Mission Heights. The team played extremely well but went down 13-10. Game 3 on day 1 was against Whangarei Intermediate, another close battle, going down 18-15.

Day 2 started tough, going down to Albany 14-6. The girls had another Auckland school to play against St Anne’s, Manurewa. This time we fought hard but went down 14-5. Game 3 on day 2 the girls had their first win, beating Ashbrook School 16-5.

Wednesday sees the girls play Kristin School before they move onto different sections and playoffs. Good Luck Girls. Its always hard to be playing 3 games a day.

AIMS Basketball

The boys on Day 1 started well, playing Te Wharekura OMauao. The game was that close it went to double over time, but we were unlucky on s decisions and went down 39- 40. Game 2 the boys regrouped and were more organised and came away with a dominant win 62-17 against Levin.

Day 2 they started off against Pinehurst with a comfortable win 30-20. Game 4 the boys met Rotorua. The Rotorua boys looked like men against our lads but the boys played some fantastic basketball, hitting many 3 pointers to keep them in the game against. SMC eventually went down 21-27 and will need some results to go their way to make the top 16. Today they play Murrays Bay and St Paul’s, Auckland.

AIMS Badminton

Bryan Shi and Isaac Sheng our two badminton boys had a great first day with two wins each, Bryan won 31-22 and 31-6 and Isaac won 31-8 and 31-15. Day 2 saw Bryan win 31-9 and 31-5. Isaac recorded a loss 31-24 and a win 31-17. Day 3 will see Bryan qualifying for Division 1 and Isaac in Division 2. All the best boys and push for a medal

AIMS Cross Country

On Sunday Layla Ngapaku started the team off with 88th placing in the Y7 Girls out of 176 competitors. Next up was our Y8 Girls Cayleigh-Ann Ngapaku who placed 109th and Eva Brownrigg 101st out of 166 Competitors. Lastly was our Y8 Boys Lucas Cooper with a 56th placing and Antonie Smal with 161st place out of 173 competitors. Well done boys and girls for the awesome effort.

On Wednesday we have the MultiSport events which include Kayaking, Running and Mountain Biking where Lucas Cooper, Eva Brownrigg, Isabella Milantoni and Luke McEnteer compete. We also have the start of the Table Tennis Singles where we are represented by Ryan Seo, Oscar Stewart and Jonathan Brzozowski.

Thursday, we have the Table Tennis doubles with OScar and Jonathan competing together. Lucas Cooper looks to push for a medal in the Mountain Biking,

Good Luck to all competitors for the rest of the week.