Cambridge shooters hit the mark

Cambridge High coach Brad Pierce with Nathan Allison, Samuel Wilde and Abby Pierce.

Three Cambridge shooters have selected for the New Zealand Secondary School Team.

Nathan Allison, Abby Pierce and Liam McDonald earned selection at the national Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island small bore shooting event in Wellington where Cambridge High School made its debut and win a bronze medal.

St Peters produced a solid performance to finish 14th in a field of 21 schools, four from the North Island and seven from the South Island.

The Cambridge Premier team included Abby Pierce, a national junior team shooter, Nathan Allison and Samuel Wilde.

Allison won a silver medal for second highest individual score.

He, Pierce and Liam McDonald from St Peters were selected for the North Island team which won an inter-island challenge, and all three were then picked for the national secondary school team.

St Peters Coach Bern McDonald with Dylan Karpel, Liam McDonald and Feonn Ball.

St Peters was represented by McDonald, Dylan Karpel and Feonn Ball.

Allison and Pierce also shot for the New Zealand team in an international competition with Great Britain – but must wait a fortnight for the results.

Cambridge team manager Sharonn Pirie said she was proud of the team’s achievements.

“The quality of coaching the students have received from Glen Brownlee and Brad Pierce has been excellent and enabled these shooters to be their very best.

“It was also great to team up with St Peters for the experience and represent Cambridge as a whole.”

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