My name is Lorcan Rabbitte and I’m a track and cross country athlete from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. My objective for my college experience is to race track and cross country at a competitive level while getting a solid education.
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington Regional Team
Teams in the past year:
Havelock North High School
Hastings Athletics Club
Hastings Harriers Club
Hawkes Bay Gisborne Regional Team
National Road Championships U20 men's. 10th September 2023 - 8km, I came 3rd place 24:54.
National Cross Country Championships U20 men's. 29th July 2023 - 8km, I came 5th place 26:30. Next day I ran the 4x2km relays 6:03 3rd runner. Race results for U20 XC Nationals 2023
North Island Cross Country Championships U20 men's. 1st of July 2023 - 5km, 5th place - 16:14.2
Wellington Cross Country Championships U20 men's. 16th of July 2023 - 8km, 1st place
Wellington Road Championships U20 men's. 19 of August 2023 - 7.5km, 2nd place - 24:12
New Zealand U20 National Athletics Championships 2023, from 3rd - 5th of March - I came 2nd place in the 3km steeplechase running 9:34.12
National Secondary Schools Athletics 2022, from 9th– 11th of December - I came 2nd place 2km steeplechase running 6:02.24 and semifinalist in the 800m with a time of 1:59.87.
New Zealand U18 National Athletics Championships 2022, from 3rd – 4th March - I came 1st place 2km Steeplechase with a time of 6:08.89, 7th place 3km with a time of 8:46.76, 10th place 800m with a time of 2:00.93.
Secondary Schools National Cross-Country Championships 2022 and 2021 - 20th place in the 6km running 20:24 in 2022. 30th place in the 6km on the 19th June with a time of 21:20 in 2021
Cooks Classic U20 3km with a time of 8:43.61, 10th place.
Capital Classic U20 mile with a time of 4:27.44, 10th place.
Hawke’s Bay Gisborne Championships - 4th place 800m with a time of 1:59.37.
Additional sporting info
Represented East Coast North Island in both cross country and athletics at New Zealand national events.
Represented Wellington for national cross country.
3km - 8:43.61
3km steeplechase - 9:34.12
2km steeplechase - 6:02.24
1mile - 4:24.22
800m - 1:59.37
400m - 52.82
What makes you different?
I have experience competing in a variety of events and distances. Therefore, I am versatile. Alongside being a committed runner I am also passionate about earning my degree. I feel that my experience in other sports, alongside consistent training, gives me an edge on my competition. Whilst competing in sports such as orienteering, field hockey and swimming I have obtained physical and tactical skills which others may lack.
Why do you want to compete in college?
Competing at the collegiate level would allow me to learn from my peers and coaches. I am excited to surround myself with like-minded athletes who I can study and train alongside. I believe that competing at college will be the first major step towards starting my professional career.
I want to use the resources available to me at the collegiate level to improve in hopes of making the U20 worlds for the 3km steeplechase in 2024.
Havelock North High School
Havelock North High school is located on the east coast of New Zealand, and is a co-ed school with just over 1000 students. However, we had a strong 3-man running team which came 3rd in New Zealand at 2022 school nationals.