Australian Junior Championships, Sydney Olympic Park – 10/14 March 2011
Day 1, 10 March: U/15 3000m Imogen Hull 8th 10m 43.91s. U/18 5000m walk Matthew Holcroft 2nd 22m 36.29s.
Day 2, 11 March: Joshua Hawkins highlighted day two for New Zealand winning the U/18 200m in an outstanding time of 21.38s (+0.2). He missed setting a New Zealand M16 record by a month, with his birthday being 9th February 1994, making him 17. He earlier qualified for the final in 22.27s (-1.2). Dalton Coppins also qualified for the final in 22.08s (-0.7) finishing 4th in the final in 21.89s. Hawkins also earlier had qualified for the final of the U/18 110m hurdles in 14.14s (-0.1).
Other performances on day two, Madison Gipson, now a resident of Sydney, U/17 100m hurdles 14.66s (-1.2) Q, Gipson also qualified for the final of the U/17 200m 25.61s (+0.4) finishing 4th in the final in 25.32s (-0.4), Mackenzie Keenan U/18 100m hurdles 14.72s (-1.0) Q, Hazel Bowering-Scott U/20 400m 57.62s q, Frazer Wickes U/20 400m DQ, Brooke Cull U/18 200m 25.98s (-1.1) DNQ, Siositina Hakeai U/18 discus 11th 32.40m, Tom Quinn U/17 800m 2m 2.01s DNQ, Kieron McDonald U/18 800m 1m 56.35s DNQ, Joel Farley U/18 800m 2m 00.50s DNQ, Kerry White U/18 800m 2m 14.85s Q, Stevie Paine 2m 19,58s DNQ, Eliza McCartney U/16 pole vault 3.40m, Tom Walsh U/20 discus 2nd 52.15m, Richard Callister U/20 discus 6th 47.47m, Jerry Peseta U/20 discus 11th 42.00m, Timothy Girling-McLean U/17 shot put 4th 15.67m, Leesa Lealaisalanoa U/20 discus 3rd 49.96m, Jesse Bryant U/18 long jump 6th 6.84m (+0.7), Michael Vercoe-Curtis U/20 1500m 4m 1.38s q. U/18 high jump; Keeley O'Hagan 2nd 1.76m, Paige Harwood 5th 1.71m and Ashleigh Sando 7th 1.71m.
Day 3 12 March: Kerry Charlesworth and Nicholas Southgate highlighted day three setting New Zealand pole vault records. Charlesworth, 2nd in the competition, added five centimetres to her national W17, W18 and W19 record after clearing 4.05m and Southgate also 2nd added five centimetres to his national M16 and M17 record with his height achieved of 4.95m. Lucy McGall was 4th in the U/20 pole vault with 3.55m. The Oceania team of Joshua Hawkins (Auckland), Blair Grant (Oamaru), Jonty Rae (Hamilton) and Dalton Coppins (Auckland) were third in the U/18 4 x 100m relay in 42.39s. Three of the team are 16, but Hawkins at 17 unfortunately rules this time out as a New Zealand M16 record. Hawkins was second in the U/18 110m hurdles in 14.01s (+0.6) while Madison Gipson was also second in the U/17 100m hurdles in 14.14s (+0.1). Tom Walsh won the U/20 shot put with 19.82m with Jerry Peseta 8th with 14.49m. Alex Fafeita 1st U/18 hammer 59.84m, Richard Callister 5th 47.24m. Michael Vercoe-Curtis 11th U/20 1500m 4m 6.81s, Annika Pfitzinger 6th U/20 1500m 4m 40.16s, Hazel Bowering-Scott 4th U/20 400m 56.55s, Kerry White 6th U/18 800m 2m 15.12s, Eliza McCartney 5th U/16 high jump 1.65m, Mackenzie Keenan U/18 400m hurdles 67.55s DNQ, Matthew Holcroft U/20 5th 10,000m walk 49m 34.27s. Open women 4 x 100m relay New Zealand (Madison Gipson,Mackenzie Keenan, Laura McKenna, Hazel Bowering-Scott) 2nd 49.44s. Molly Creagh U/18 400m 18th 60.91s.
Day 4 13 March: Scott Walker U/20 100m 10.78s (+0.8) Q, final 4th 10.69s (+2.3). Brogan McDonald U/20 100m 12.98s (+0.7) DNQ. Siositina Hakeai U/18 shot put 3rd 13.59m. Jesse Bryant U/20 long jump 8th 6.78m (-1.1). Lydia Taylor U/17 pole vault 4th 3.30m. Richard Callister U/18 discus throw 3rd 50.93m, Alex Fafeita 4th 50.47m.
Athletics, Mt Smart Stadium – 12 March 2011
Michael Cochrane finally grabbed the New Zealand M19 110m hurdles record outright after a slashing sprint over the sticks in 14.06s on Saturday evening.
The Tauranga athlete, who is now resident in Auckland attending university, recorded 14.06s, to better the previous record of 14.22s that he jointly held with James Mortimer.
Cochrane said that he knew the record was there going into the race.
“I’ve been doing consistent New Zealand records with illegal winds, so it was just a matter of time before I did it with a legal wind,” he said.
“The conditions were perfect coming into it, so I knew that it was going to be close,” he added.
Cochrane now holds the New Zealand M19 110m and 400m hurdle records.
“It’s quite cool to have both of them. I’ve trained hard for both and they go hand in hand,” said Cochrane.
Cochrane will race at the New Zealand championships in Dunedin at the end of the month.
“That will be my last race ever at that height of hurdle so I think that I can lower today’s record further,” he said.
Peter Callagher of Pakuranga set an Auckland M19 record of 14.44s in finishing second to Cochrane, clipping 0.04s off Antony Pownall’s time from 1997.
Mortimer raced the 400m flat in 48.30s. Sarah Cowley won the 100m hurdles in 14.20s.
Hayden McLaren, up from Christchurch, ran a personal best of 3m 41.64s in winning the 1500m. Brett Tingay also from Canterbury was second in 3m 49.65s.
“That’s a good two seconds off my previous best, I’m in good shape so I thought I’d just go for it tonight,” said McLaren.
“With QEII Stadium wiped out, I’ve moved up to Auckland to stay with my coach Chris Pilone for a few months and keep the training going at a high level before kicking on to Europe,” said McLaren.
Reid Hunter and Paul Hamblyn provided the perfect pace for McLaren.
“They were good pace makers, I just cruised around there for a good kilometre and then all I had to do was run the last lap,” said McLaren who has yet to decide whether he will race the 1500m at the nationals.
Katie Wright ran her best 1500m this season of 4m 21.26s. Louise Jones covered the 400m in 54.61s, while Andrea Koenen was sharp in the sprints winning the double in 11.78s over 100m and 23.94s in the 200m. Isaac Tatoa held out the men’s 100m field in 10.68s. In the jumps Ryan Roselli of Wellington was out to 7.18m while Todd Swanson cleared 14.37m in the triple jump and Nneka Okpala recorded 12.62m in the women’s triple jump.
In the throws Damian Smuts won the shot put with 14.80m and the discus 43.96m. Ana Pou’hila-Kisina won the women’s shot with 15.30m and the discus throwing 45.66m. Earlier in the day at Sovereign Stadium Smuts had the hammer out to 55.05m and Mark Cumming threw 49.51m. Millie McNie had a throw of 49.46m in the hammer, Nicole Bradley W19 hammer 43.90m and Ella Pilkington had a personal best of 41.02m in the W16 hammer.
Round the Bays 8.4km Fun Run, Quay Street to St Heliers – 13 March 2011
Scott Winton led in up to 70,000 others to win the 8.4km run from Quay Street to St Heliers in 26m 19s.
The New Zealand marathon representative went stride for stride with Jonathon Jackson for three quarters of the race before making a bid for victory coming through Kohimarama. Jackson was ten seconds back at the finish at Velenoweth Green with a further ten seconds to Paul Hamblyn in third.
Winton said it was a short race to what he is used to.
“I managed to hold on to Jonathan and coming around Kohimarama I got a little bit of a lead and just managed to hold that to the end,” he said.
“It was a good hit out and a bit of speed work for the Rotorua marathon in seven weeks time,” said Winton.
Former New Zealand steeplechase champion Rachel Penney was the first woman to finish in 34m 17s, beating Kate Campbell by over a minute with Kaitlin Petherick third in 35m 38s, 20 seconds ahead of Kristen Allan.
Bays Distance Series, Sovereign Stadium – 8 March 2011
Aunese Curreen won in 1m 51.49s, from Michael Whitehead in a PB 1m 51.73s, Paul Hamblyn 1m 51.83s, Joshua Tattley PB 1m 52.44s and Reid Hunter PB 1m 54.95s.
Kirsten and Pat Helier conducted a successful coaching weekend for athletes and coaches in Whangarei over the weekend. Also in attendance were the two Chinese athletes Kirsten coaches – Li Ling, Asian Games shot put champion who has a best of 19.94m ranked second woman in China and Liu Yang ranked in the top six men in China with a personal best shot put of 18.40m. They will both compete at the New Zealand championships in Dunedin at the end of the month.
Eastside 5km River Run – 1 March 2011
Steven Rees-Jones won in 15m 47s from Richard Harris 16m 47s. Helen Rountree set a women’s course record of 17m 45s. Katherine Prumm recorded 18m 18s.
Open Meeting, Tauranga Domain – 12 March 2011
Julian Oakley M19 won the 3000m in 8m 33.05s, from Cory Whiting 8m 39.76s and Tim Stewart 8m 58.88s. In the sprints, Ryan Howe M19 100m 10.92s (+0.8), Mariah Ririnui W19 100m 12.54s (+1.4) also 5.10m long jump, Cameron French M19 200m 22.54s (+3.0), Kristie Baillie W19 200m 25.25s (+2.8).
In the field, Joseph Reynolds M16 high jump 1.83m, Luke Davison M16 javelin 40.60m, Livvie Duggan W19 hammer 35.15m, discus 35.01m.
Off Road Half Marathon – 6 March 2011
Sjors Corporaal won in 1h 11m 28s, from Phil Murray 1h 15m 28s and Nick Pannett 1h 16m 52s. Angela Simpson recorded 1h 24m 35s with Stina Haikka running 1h 27m 51s.
Taranaki 3000m Championships – 8 March 2011
Dougan Butler won in 9m 9.01s, 23.05s ahead of Robin Grant.
Gold Programme, Newtown Park Stadium – 12 March 2011
Jonny Huynen won the M16 100m in 11.89s (-1.8) and the 300m hurdles in 41.20s. Nick Kalivati won the senior 100m in 11.37s (-1.8). In the 800m Brad Mathas won in 1m 51.72s from Hamish Carson 1m 52.31s, Matt Harris 1m 53.40s and Evan Cooper 1m 55.24s. Tina Harris won the 1500m in 4m 34.51s. Anna Thomson cleared 11.20m (+2.9) in the W16 triple jump while Charlotte Muschamp was out to 11.32m (-0.9) in the M19 triple jump. Ryan Tinkle threw the M19 hammer out to 61.27m.
Lifestyle Sports Waterfront 5km Series – 8 March 2011
Stuart Grange won in 16m 15s, from Levente Timar 16m 20s. Andrea Smith recorded 21m 49s and Dean Crowley was the first walker in 28m 26s with Daphne Jones the first woman walker in 36m 38s.
In the 10km race Michael Beaumont won in 35m 25s, from Todd Stevens 35m 55s. Mandy Simpson recorded 41m 39s.
Karori 11.8km Gutbuster – 6 March 2011
Glenn Hughes won in 47m 28s, half a minute ahead of Daniel Clendon. Marjolein Ros recorded 57m 25s with Tina Harris second in 58m 26s.
Athletics, Caledonian Stadium – 13 March 2011
Hannah Newbould won the W19 800m in 2m 12.53s from Christina Taylor 2m 21.04s. The men’s 800m went to Daniel Balchin in 1m 54.41s while Glen Ballam won the M19 800m in 1m 52.69s. Matthew Robinson won the M19 400m in 48.65s. In the 3000m, Peter Meffan won in 8m 44.11s, Tony Payne recorded 8m 48.00s, Alex Fowler M19 in 8m 59.08s and Rachel Kingsford 9m 29.12s. Fiona Morrison won the sprint double in 12.62s (-0.3) over 100m and 25.65s (+1.2) in the 200m. Emma Blake won the W19 100m in 12.93s (-0.3) and 200m in 26.61s (+1.2). Debbie McCaw won the women’s hammer with a throw of 50.80m, Hamish Finnie won the M19 hammer with 42.59m and the discus with 41.73m. Dean Rusbatch the M16 hammer with 46.78m and discus with 41.58m. Marshall Hall won the senior discus with 49.58m.
NCCA Div 1, Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium, College Station Texas – 11/12 March 2011
Lucy Van Dalen was third in the 3000m in 9m 14.12s. Julian Matthews 1 mile 4m 1.55s DNQ.
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