Papamoa repeat win at the 2014 NZ Pool Championships

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Papamoa held on to their lead on Day Three of the 2014 New Zealand Pool Championships today to take out the Paul Kent Memorial Trophy for the second year in a row.

The club finished on a high note, setting a new record in the final race of the event, winning the 6x50m Mega Relay in a time of 2.22.29.

The Bay of Plenty Club finished on 979 points; 129 points clear of Mount Maunganui's 850 points. Mairangi Bay came in third place on 562 points.

Some of the day's top performances included Midway's Chris Dawson edging out Titahi Bay's Seven Kent and St Clair's Andrew McMillan in the 100m Manikin Tow with Fins in a time of 56.37.

Papamoa's Madison Kidd broke the U19 Women's Manikin Tow with Fins record in a time of 1.06.44. Meanwhile fellow clubbie Natalie Peat edged out Wainui's Laura Quilter to set a new pool record in the 100m Manikin Tow with Fins in a time of 1.04.43.

New Zealand Youth Team member Jacob Hales (Papamoa) continued the club's winning streak setting a new record in the 100m Manikin Tow with Fins in a time of 59.27.

Surf Life Saving New Zealand Sport Manager Mike Lord says the NZ Pool Championships is always an exciting event on the annual calendar and this year was full of highlights. "I'd like to say a big thank you to all our competitors along with the officials, time keepers, water crews and all volunteers who helped make the event possible," he says.

For a full breakdown of today's results click here.

NZ Individual Event Records Broken on day three:

100m Manikin tow with fins:
U16 Women's - 1.08.31, Piha, Hannah Newham-McGrath
U19 Women's- 1.06.44, Papamoa, Madison Kidd
Open Women's- 1.04.43, Papamoa, Natalie Peat
U19 Men's- 59.27, Papamoa, Jacob Hales
Open Men's- 56.37, Midway, Chris Dawson

Final Top Club points:

1. Papamoa SLSC 979
2. Mt Maunganui LS 850
3. Mairangi Bay SLSC 562
4. Piha SC 457
5. Waikanae SLSC 428
6. Lyall Bay SLSC 301
7. Sumner SLSC 245
8. Red Beach SLSC 205
9. Orewa SLSC 182
10. Whangamata SLSC 170
11. Midway SLSC 134
12. Fitzroy SLSC 134
13. East End SLSC 128
14. Omanu Beach SLSC 74
15. Kariaotahi LS 62
16. St Clair SLSC 54
17. Titahi Bay SLSC 54
18. NPOB SLSC 48
19. Otaki SLSC 47
20. Wainui SLSC 43
21. Westshore SLSC 20
22. Rarangi SLSC 17
23. Whakatane SLSC 7
24. Paekakariki SL 6

Final Top Masters Club points:
Clubs Total Points

1. Orewa SLSC 99
2. Waikanae SLSC 62
3. Fitzroy SLSC 48
4. East End SLSC 35
5. Papamoa SR 35
6. Mt Maunganui LS 15
7. Levin-Waitarere SLSC 15
8. Nelson SLSC 11
9. Kariaotahi LS 6
10. Rarangi SLSC 4


To view the photos from Day Three, click here.

For more information please contact: 

Lisa Honeybone, Media & Communications Specialist, SLSNZ
Phone 09 303 9335 or 0276 488 823