6 girls represented Pukekohe High School at the recent Junior Auckland Secondary Schools Waka Ama regatta on Saturday:
We were also grateful to take three amazing volunteers who worked tirelessly in the loading bay:
The girls had 2 races. The first a 500m race including a turn, where they won their heat by 7 secs and headed into the championship final as the fastest qualifying team. The girls paddled hard to bring home a silver medal in their 500m championship final.
The second race was a 250m straight sprint where the team hit a head wind out in lane 4 and finished 4th place in their heat and 4th place in their plate final, missing out on a medal by milliseconds.
It was a glorious day for Waka Ama at our school bringing home our first set of Waka Ama medals.