MBC tri team tag national title

Four Marlborough Boys’ College triathletes combined superbly to claim a national title in New Plymouth recently.

At the National Secondary Schools Tri Champs on March 28 the MBC quartet of Finn McKenzie, Ryan Marfell, Joe Coldwell and Gus Marfell won the under-19 Tag Team Relay title.

In this event each athlete completes a short triathlon, then tags their team mate with the fastest overall time deciding the placings.

Making their achievement even more meritorious was the fact that only Gus was in the under-19 age group, the other three being under-16 athletes.

They would have raced in that grade alongside under-16 team mate Cam Anderson, but he is injured at the moment so the youngsters raced up a grade alongside Gus.

There was more Marlborough success when Bohally student Neve McKenzie took out the national girls title in the under-13 triathlon, finishing fourth overall, and Mark Grammer picked up a silver in the North Island Sprint Champs.