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FINCHAM Sonia Team Official
FINN Katrina Athlete
FITCH Alison Team Official
GARDNER Scott Athlete
GRANT Keshia Athlete
HANCOCK Michael Peter Athlete
HICKS Verity Athlete
HIGGIE Regan Athlete
HOTCHIN Emma Athlete
HUNN Graeme Team Official

FINN Katrina
First Name Last Name Gender
Katrina Finn Female
Sport Athletics
Event/s 800m
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best 2.11.9
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2004
2003
2004
New Zealand Athletic Nationals - 800m Womens Under 17
New Zealand Secondary School Athletic Nationals - Senior Girls 800m
Otago Championships - Senior Women 800m
1
2
1
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2003
2003
2004
South Island Interprovincial Meeting, Representing Otago In 800m & 1500m Senior Women.
National Athletics Representing Otago In The 800m Womens Under 17
National Athletics Representing Otago In The 800m Womens Under 17
2
9th
1st
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
4 - 5 December 2004
March 2005
National Secondary Schools Athletics Championships
New Zealand Athletic Nationals
Other Interesting Information
Currently hold Otago women's Under 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 800m records.
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire

GARDNER Scott
First Name Last Name Gender
Scott Gardner Male
Sport Boxing
Event/s
WeightClass/Playing Position 57kg Featherweight
Personal Best No 1
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2002
2003
2004
New Zealand Championships
Runner Up
Runner Up
No 1

Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2004 Junior Commonwealth Games Boxing Team
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
2006
2008
Commonwealth Games, Melbourne
Olympic Games
Other Interesting Information
Surfing & running are other hobbies.
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
I want to be somebody and keep fit and healthy!
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Muhammad Ali.

GRANT Keshia
First Name Last Name Gender
Keshia Grant Female
Sport Athletics
Event/s Javelin
Discus
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best Javelin - 40.56m; Discus - 42.50m
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2003
2003
2004
2000
Arafura Games - Top Female Athlete.
New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships
New Zealand Senior Chamiponships
Pacific School Games

1st - Javelin & Triple Jump
1st Under 21 Javelin; Under 18 Javelin, Discus & Triple Jump
1st - Long Jump
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2003/04
2004
2004
2002
International School Girls Netball Championships ( New Zealand Secondary School Team )
Trans Tasman Touch Series - New Zealand Girls Team
New Zealand Open Mixed Touch Team - Australia Tour
New Zealand Secondary Schools Touch Team - Australian Under 18 Touch Tournament
1st


Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
December 2004
January 2005
December 2004
Commonwealth Youth Games
World Cup Touch Under 21
New Zealand College Games - Netball, Touch & Athletics
Other Interesting Information
I represent new zealand in touch, netball & athletics. I had a knee operation in 2002.
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
Watching the Olympic Games (athletics) and admired the athletes, my dreams to compete there and I enjoy it!
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Marion Jones.

HANCOCK Michael Peter
First Name Last Name Gender
Michael Peter Hancock Male
Sport Athletics
Event/s Hammer
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best 65.10
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
Australian Youth Olympic Festival - Hammer Throw
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
Other Interesting Information
Under 18 hammer record - 65.10
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
I have participated in athletics since I was 9 and I enjoyed hammer.
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
My coach Tasha Williams, because she gave me the inspiration and determination to train harder.

HICKS Verity
First Name Last Name Gender
Verity Hicks Female
Sport Swimming
Event/s 200m, 400m, 800m & 1500m Freestyle
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2003
2003
Open Title - 1500m Freestyle
New Zealand Age Group Record

400m Freestyle
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2002, 03, 04
2002 & 03
2003
2004
Australian Age Group Championships
Trans Tasman Tri Series
Australian Youth Olympic Festival
Oceania Championships
3 Gold & 1 Bronze

17th
6th
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
Oct 2004
Jan 2005
Wold Shortcourse Championships
Australian Youth Olympic Festival
Other Interesting Information
4th New Zealand age group records. My nickname is "Variety" & I enjoy netball & snowboarding.
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Sarah Ulmer - world Olympic champion cyclist.

HIGGIE Regan
First Name Last Name Gender
Regan Higgie Female
Sport Athletics
Event/s 400m
Relay
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best 400m - 56.2
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2002
2003
2004
Sydney Youth Olympics
New Zealand Secondary School Championships
New Zealand Senior Nationals
8th
1st
3rd
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2002 Sydney Youth Olympic Team
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
2004 New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships
Other Interesting Information
I hold many Wanganui records and the North Island 200m hurdle records. I also play basketball and ride horses.
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
We had a useless farm dog and someone had to round up the sheep! I have basically been running my whole life.
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Jana Pitman - I raced her in Wellington and I admired the way she gave the Olympics a go despite injury.

HOTCHIN Emma
First Name Last Name Gender
Emma Hotchin Female
Sport Swimming
Event/s 50m Freestyle
100m Freestyle
200m Freestyle
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best 2.07.67 - 200m Freestyle
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
1999 - 2004 New Zealand National Age Group Title Holder
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2004/2005
2004
New Zealand Youth Olympics Team
New Zealand Youth Commonwealth Team

Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
January 2005 Youth Olympic Festival
Other Interesting Information
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire

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