St Patrick’s Wellington Old Boy at Rio Olympics

St Patrick’s College, Wellington old boy Quentin Rew is representing New Zealand in two Olympic events in Rio. He will complete in the 20km Walk starting at 5.30am (NZT) on Saturday August 13 and the 50km Walk starting at 11pm (NZT) on Friday August 19.

The school says Rew, who attended St Pat’s from 1998-2002 was a Prefect, a keen athlete, and an all-rounder.

In his final year at St Pat’s, he was awarded Victor Ludorum, which is given to a student that has made a major contribution and achieved to a high level in sport.

In the hotly contested annual McEvedy Shield of 2002, he won the 3000m, came second in the 1500m, and fourth in the 800m.

School sources say he then went on to win the 3000m at the Regionals, North Islands and finished his days running in the school’s white and blue singlet with second place at the National Secondary School Champs.

Rew also made the National Secondary School Cross Country Team by placing sixth at the School Cross Country Nationals.

On top of his stunning athletics achievements in 2002, Rew rounded off his abilities by winning the Wellington Tennis doubles Champs with fellow old boy James Parker.

Furthermore, St Pat’s notes Rew was a prominent member of the Senior A debating team, was top of his class for R.E, and took part in the College production that year.

“Quentin Rew could not have been more of a model St Pat’s boy, and can provide current students a positive outlook towards reaching one’s fullest potential,” the school says.


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