WGHS students, Harriet Gowing and Coco Mauger represented WGHS strongly at the Auckland Secondary Schools Snowboarding Championship held at Snowplanet on 23 June 2020, winning 5 x medals and 2nd place over all in the Girls Competition. Snowsports is a growing sport at Westlake Girls so this is an excellent achievement.
The Year 10 students competed in three events, the Giant Slalom, Slopestyle and Dual Slalom and after a nervous start in Slopestyle, both boarders attacked the slope in the GS and Dual Slalom races. With three attempts in each event, Mauger narrowly missed out on a podium finish while Gowing won a phenomenal 5 medals. She won silver medals in the Junior Giant Slalom, Overall GS, Junior Dual Slalom, Overall Dual Slalom and a bronze medal in the Junior Slopestyle.
Gowing’s races were tightly contested with Isla Brown from Long Bay, losing by just 100th of a second in the very exciting Dual Slalom final.
Westlake Girls finished 2nd place overall in the Girls division, just 2 points behind Long Bay and 3 points ahead of Baradene who finished on 20 points.
There were 16 competitors in the event.