Year 10 student, Amaya Tan-Peters, finished a stellar year on the Auckland College Rock Climbing circuit, winning 1st overall in the series last weekend. Tan-Peters met her usual rival and former Western Springs College school friend, Sophia Bland, in the fourth and final round of the series at Boulder Co in Westgate and lost to her narrowly, taking one more attempt at a “route” than Bland. However, Tan-Peters previous results of 1st, 1st, 4th and now 2nd, was more than enough to win the Auckland Junior Year 9-10 title for 2023.
Fellow Westlake Girls students also competed well. Larissa Chen made the finals for the junior category like Tan-Peter and earnt a 5th place finish. The final member of the Westlake team, Alanya Chen competed in the Senior Year 11-12, just missing the finals but equalling her best result from the season. Westlake Girls went on to finish 4th overall in the team’s event.
Westlake Girls top climber now heads to Tauranga for New Zealand Secondary Schools Climbing Cup from 28 – 29 August.