School trio on target

Zach Wood, Annabel Goodrich and Blake Allison, right will represent New Zealand.

Cambridge High School’s Blake Allison, Zach Wood and Annabel Goodrich have shot their way into a national team which will compete against their British counterparts.

Cambridge Target Shooting hosted the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Inter-Secondary Schools Teams match last weekend.

The club operated as a satellite range for the Target Shooting New Zealand’s national inter-secondary schools team competition. The event involved 33 high school teams and 99 students competing at six ranges throughout the country New Zealand.

The Cambridge High School trio won both the regional and national matches then qualified for and competed in the North Island team, which beat their South Island counterparts.

They were all selected as individuals to compete in the New Zealand Team of 12 – it’s match up against British schools will be a postal event.

“This has been a great finish to an outstanding season for these three young shooters,” Cambridge Target Shooting president Glen Brownlee said.

“Both Annabel and Blake were selected and travelled to Christchurch last month to compete in the North Island Junior Team (under 21) which beat the South Island. Blake shot significantly well to then qualify for the New Zealand Junior team of 12 to compete against United Kingdom Home Counties teams.”

All three were part of a Waikato team of five that won the national inter-association junior postal match and also came second in the National Triple S postal competition.

Annabel Goodrich was fifth in the TSNZ B grade aggregate postal match while Zach Wood won in the C grade division. These three individually have won or placed in many graded competitions throughout the year at various competitions around the country.

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