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Pārāwai School student Sienna Moore at the Waikato athletics meet. Photo: SUPPLIED

Pārāwai student wins big at Waikato athletics day

Thirteen-year-old Sienna Moore was named Year Eight Girl Overall Champion at the recent Waikato Full Primary Athletics Day, after taking out first place in all four of her chosen events.
The Pārāwai School student headed to Te Awamutu on November 29 with primary students from across the region to compete in the 100 metre sprint, 200metre sprint, high jump and long jump events. Sienna’s high jump topped out at 1.32metres, and her long jump result was 4.99 metres – just shy of her personal goal of 5 metres, and a new personal best.

At the end of the day, her total of 20points was enough to net her the trophy, with the runner-up achieving 6 points. She was the only athlete on the day to win all four chosen events. Her club, Thames Amateur Athletics Club, said it was very proud of all her efforts. “Sienna has the dedication and mind-set of someone much older than her 13years.“[She] only trains once a week for an hour, whereas the majority to at-tend these big events from substantial schools have daily training and specific coaches for their chosen event. ”Sienna’s next long jump goal of hitting5m will be attempted at the North Is-land Colgate Games in January, and the following month she will start college where she has set her sights on beating some school sports records.