Pupils perform well at trapshooting champs

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Oamaru pupils performed well at the New Zealand and South Island secondary schools trapshooting championships in Christchurch last week.
Jess Fraser (St Kevin’s College) enhanced her status as one of the best shooters in the country by winning the New Zealand girls’ single-barrel title.
Fraser was also second in New Zealand skeet, won the South Island girls’ skeet competition and joined schoolmates Ellie Monk and Anna Craig to finish third in the South Island team points score.
Harry Simpson (Waitaki Boys’ High School) won a silver medal in the South Island boys’ skeet, and represented the South Island in the interisland skeet, losing to the North by a single target.
Harry and brother Jack led Waitaki Boys’ to third in both the South Island and New Zealand skeet team events.
Monk was third in the New Zealand girls’ skeet and fifth in single rise, and Craig was third in South Island points score and won silver with the Central South Island team in the regional challenge.
Clark Ewing (St Kevin’s)¬†shot a 170 in down-the-line, finishing fourth equal in the New Zealand championships and sixth equal in the South Island event, and scored a possible (60 out of 60) in points score. Ewing qualified to shoot in the Central South Island team.
Corbyn Hocken (St Kevin’s) scored a possible (20 out of 20) in single rise and qualified for the South Island shoot-off.
Jack Simpson shot four possible scores and was in no fewer than five shoot-offs but was frustratingly unable to claim a medal.