2009 National Sprints Results – How our region did

Hi everyone,

Firstly congratulations to all the paddlers that competed and volunteers that assisted at Nationals 2009.

We were extremely lucky this year to have Karmen Wallace from Tai Tonga 41 OCC who took on the heavy role as regional coordinator which involved many hours of hard work leading up to and during Nationals and is a highly regarded position within the region and at National level. We hope that next year another club will take the iniative to head this important role. On behalf of Hoe Tonga, thank you Karmen for your expertise and time you gave to assist us all.

The attached document is a summary of how Hoe Tonga (All the clubs within the Wellington region) did at Nationals this year. Click here HTPWAA : 2009 National Sprints Regional Successes

Arohamai, trends/results were taken from the Finals only, please don’t be offended if your club was not noted in this doc which is a reflection of the official results and/or if I have left a team or person out by accident. The doc was a manual compilation of results.

We are proud to announce in acknowledgement of your success and achievement that amongst the regions 8 clubs that competed at Nationals this year, Hoe Tonga (Wellington) brought home a grand tally of 20 x medals. Well done to you all.

To our regional paddlers who raced at Nationals 2009 in the OC1 category!

Hoe Tonga Committee wishes to congratulate the following OC1 paddler:
Claire Sykes – Bronze OW 500m & Silver MW 500m – Kokiri Tai Patu Waka Ama Club

Amy Roberston, Christina Chase, Mereana Hodges, Chris Fox, Joern Scherzer who all made finals in their respective divisions.

See here for the results of the Nationals Survey http://www.wakaama.co.nz/site/story/1001593/

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