Athletics, Mt Smart Stadium – 13 November 2010
Nicholas Southgate lived up to his expectations, he predicted last week, in the pole vault at the battle of the regions meeting on Saturday.
The 16 year old not only qualified for the world youth championships in Lille France next year but also claimed the New Zealand M16 record.
Southgate cleared 4.75m on his second attempt, for the world championships qualifier. He then had the bar raised to 4.80m which he was successful at, also on his second attempt, for the New Zealand record.
The national M16 champion said that the 4.80m clearance came as a big surprise for him.
“I was aiming for the 4.75m for the world youth standard, the next height is just an added bonus really,” he said.
“Apparently I was well over it, I’m happy with the jump and I just go on from there,” said Southgate.
He had one attempt at 5.00m, but was unsuccessful.
“My next goal is 4.90m which is the standard for a New Zealand M17 record and by the time of the world youths 5.00m would be perfect,” he said.
National 100m sprint champion Carl Van der Speck opened his season of racing in fine style winning the sprint double with times of 10.54s over 100m and 21.50s in the 200m.
James Mortimer was second on both occasions in 10.88s and 21.80s.
Van der Speck said it was great to be back on the track.
“It felt good to be back out again, I raced last month in New Caledonia and that was just kind of a training run – it’s good to be out here and racing hard,” he said.
“I wasn’t pushed too hard, but it is still early days,” he added.
The 33 year old said that he will compete in most of the Grand Prix meetings in Australia and also some of the New Zealand GP events.
“I’ll be aiming to get my times down and defend my title at the end of the season,” said Van der Speck.
Louise Jones won the women’s sprint double, clocking 12.19s over 100m and 24.68s in the 200m.
Portia Bing and Rochelle Coster were unable to be separated in the 100m hurdles, dead heating in 14.38s. Coster had earlier recorded 11.80s over 100m in a race with the M16 sprinters, following up on her 11.74s clocking last week.
Damian Smuts won the shot put with 15.30m and the discus throw with 46.57m. Delhi Commonwealth Games decathlon sliver medallist Brent Newdick was second in both events with 12.38m and 43.28m. Michael Whitehead won the 3000m in 8m 54.79s and Joshua Hawkins showed good early season form in the M16 200m in 22.32s and 14.46s over the 110m hurdles.
North won round one of the competition with 459 points, from Central 281, West/Northland 270 and Waikato Bay of Plenty 203. Round two will be held at Porritt Stadium Hamilton this coming Saturday.
Viaduct Harbour 5km Series – 9 November 2010
Stephane Brindel won in 16m 28s from Neil Madgwick 16m 33s. Jo Carrell was the first woman in 18m 54s.
Eastside 5km River Run – 9 November 2010
Kent Hodgson won in 17m 42s from Glenn Sexton 17m 46s. Helen Rountree was the first woman in 19m 2s from Megan Arthur 20m 49s.
Toi’s Challenge, 18.5km Trail Run – 14 November 2010
Sjors Corporaal won in 1h 18m 7s, over seven minutes ahead of Sam Clark 1h 25m 31s and Nick Williamson 1h 27m 27s. Karen Hanlen was the first woman in 1h 32m 37s, beating Ruby Muir 1h 34m 34s and Jill Fuller 1h 42m 24s.
Athletics, Newtown Park – 13 November 2010
Yarride Rosario won the M19 100m in 11.29s (+3.2), Andrew Kennedy the senior 100m in 10.93s (+3.2). Richard Fernando won the M19 400m in 52.73s. Kieran McDonald recorded 1m 57.55s in the M16 800m with Charles Scannell running 1m 57.58s. Scott Thomson was out to 14.20m (+0.2) in the triple jump and Richard Thomson had the shot out to 14.11m.
Waterfront 5km Series – 9 November 2010
Peter Mackenzie won in 16m 48s from the first woman Sarah Drought 17m 22s and Peter Stevens 17m 32s.
Tim Dutton won the walk in 28m 40s, with Jackie Wilson the first woman walker in 33m 57s.
Athletics, QEII Stadium – 13 November 2010
Hazel Bowering-Scott won the 100m in 12.46s (+0.0) and 200m in 25.58s (+0.0). Fiona Morrison was over the 100m hurdles in 14.76s (-0.3). Rebecca Hodgson was out to 47.86m in the W19 hammer throw. Margot Gibson won the W16 3000m in 10m 26.25s.
Scott Walker won the 100m in 10.88s (+0.4) from Alex Jordan 10.93s. Tim Jones was the best over 200m in 21.56s (-0.2). Mark Bailey won the 3000m in 8m 36.70s with Jason Lawrence second in 8m 57.58s. Hayden Hall M19 shot put with 13.30m and discus 47.04m. Jesse Bryant M16 long jump 6.78m (-0.5) and shot put 14.03m.
Athletics, Caledonian Stadium – 13 November 2010
In the javelin throw Bryn Jones won the M16 with 45.99m and Hannah Blair won the women’s with 43.07m. Charlotte Muschamp was out to 11.72m (-1.0) in the triple jump. Rebekah Green was a double winner in the W19, the 1500m in 4m 24.55s and the 400m in 59.70s. Andrew Whyte won the M19 400m in 49.31s. Roseanne Robinson won the 3000m walk in 14m 37.19s.
Southland Marathon, Riverton to Invercargill – 14 November 2010
Master athletes took the first three placings in the annual marathon, Ricky Gutsell winning in 2h 41m 53s, from Andrew Hall 2h 42m 42s and John Bayne 2h 43m 8s. Victoria Beck was fourth and the first woman in 2h 43m 45s, Alexandra Williams was fifth and second woman in 2h 46m 28s with Sarah Chisnall third in 2h 49m 41s and seventh overall. Ingrid Frost was the first master in 3h 21m 17s, Val Muskett was second in 3h 22m 19s. In the half marathon Kieran Cody won in 1h 12m 56s, from David Keith 1h 15m 35s and Shaun Burgess 1h 15m 55s. Kirsty Morris won the women’s half in 1h 25m 7s, from Amy Scarlett 1h 36m 43s and Olivia Carelton 1h 39m 47s. Oliver O’Sullivan won the 10km in 35m 11s from Blair Jordan 35m 58s. Carole Shuttleworth was first in the women’s 10km in 41m 19s.
Regional cross country championships, this last weekend, men 8km women 6km.
At Maddison, Conneticut, the Kiwi girls dominated with the Van Dalen twins running 1st and 2nd with Lucy recording 19.48 and Holly was close behind in 19.52. Fellow Soneybrook University Kiwis Annie Keown was 8th (20.20), Hayley Green 10th (20.21) and Olivia Burne 118th (22.25). They were split by Laura Nagel returning from injury to finish 25th in 20.59. Kiwi men also did well with Dominic Channon 5th (29.56), Julian Matthews 21st (30.37) and Tim Hodge 27th (30.50).
At Peoria, Illinois, Paula Whiting was 3rd (20.05), Katie Wright 12th (20.25) and Melanie Clelland 48th (21.24).
At Louisville, Kentucky, Laura Sinclair was 30th (21.19).
At Rochester, Michigan, Camille Buscomb was 23rd (21.25) and Terefe Ejigu 15th (30.41), Caden Shields 36th (31.18), Dallas Bowden 67th (31.58).
At University Park, Pennsylvania, Mathew Mildenhall was 10th in 30.23, Hugo Beamish 15th in 30.36 and Carl Mackenzie 65th 31.58.
NSW 3000m Championships, Sydney – 13 November 2010
Shaun Krawitz was 15th in 8m 42.87s.
At the 2010 Harbour Sport Excellence Awards on Friday evening, athletics featured well amongst the various awards presented. Congratulations to the following:
Coach of the Year: Didier Poppe
Club of the Year: North Harbour Bays Athletic Club (Bays Cougars)
Junior Sportsman: Jacko Gill
AUT Sport Acknowledgement Award: Russ Hoggard
Supreme Overall winner: Jacko Gill
Congratulations also to Malcolm Taylor of Tauranga who received a lifetime achievement award at the recent Bay of Plenty Watties Volunteer Coach of the Year Awards.
Congratulations to the following athletes who received awards at the ASB College Sport Auckland Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards last Thursday evening:
Jacko Gill, athletics
Siositina Hakeai, athletics
Georgie Grgec, distance running
Declan Wilson, distance running
Maddie Dillon, multisport
Sam Morreau, multisport
Young Sportsman of the Year, Jacko Gill
Athletics official Trevor Davis received a service to secondary school sport award.
Congratulations to the following athletes who won their category award at the College Sport Wellington Awards:
Anna Roche, athletics, cross country/road running.
Yarride Rosario, athletics
Hassan Roble, cross country/road running.
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