Sydney Track Classic, Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre – 18 February 2012
Valerie Adams rounded out her final competition before the world indoor championships with an impressive performance at the Sydney Track Classic meeting on Saturday evening.
The World and Olympic shot put champion was out to her season’s best distance of 20.67m, setting her up for an interesting clash with her nemesis Nadzeya Ostapchuk at the indoor championships.
The Belarusian, who will be defending her world indoor title, extended the shot out to 20.70m at their indoor championships in Mogilev last week.
Adams four recorded attempts were all over 20 metres, her next best being 20.61m. She also had the satisfaction of adding 10cm to her meeting record set in 2010, in beating Kim Mulhall of Australia who recorded 15.36m.
Elizabeth Lamb followed up her break through clearance of 1.90m in the high jump in Hamilton last week with a win on count back over Australian Ashleigh Reid after they both were over the bar at 1.85m.
Delhi Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Andrea Miller was third in the 100m hurdles in 13.46s, behind world champion and Olympic Games silver medallist Sally Pearson and American Nia Ali. Veronica Torr was fifth in 14.10s and Sarah Cowley seventh in 14.14s.
Marshall Hall was third in the discus throw with 51.51m with fourth placings going to James Mortimer in the 400m hurdles in 50.96s and Tom Walsh in the shot put with 17.74m.
New Zealand performances:
1500m: Hamish Carson 3m 43.41s 11.
400m hurdles: James Mortimer 50.96s 4.
Shot put: Tom Walsh 17.74m 4.
Discus throw: Marshall Hall 51.51m 3.
800m: Angie Smit 2m 4.77s 5.
1500m: Hannah Newbould 4m 23.35s 8, Lydia O’Donnell 4m 25.08s 9.
100m hurdles: Andrea Miller 13.46s 3, Veronica Torr 14.10s 5, Sarah Cowley 14.14s 7.
Shot put: Valerie Adams 20.67m 1.
Long jump: Torr 5.93m 8.
High jump: Elizabeth Lamb 1.85m 1.
Athletics New Zealand Senior 3000m championships, Otago Track and Field Championships, Day 1, Caledonian Ground – 18 February 2012
First time national champions Camille Buscomb and Malcolm Hicks won the respective New Zealand 3000m titles on Saturday evening.
Both also ran personal best times Buscomb from Hamilton recording 9m 29.60s and Hicks of Canterbury 8m 7.94s.
Buscomb, who returned to New Zealand last year after attending Purdue University on an athletic scholarship, beat twice previous champion Fiona Crombie. Hicks, who was third in last season’s 1500m championship, headed in Callan Moody by eight seconds.
Malcolm Hicks (Cant) 8m 7.94s 1, Callan Moody (Otago) 8m 15.78s 2, Matt Lambet (Nelson) 8m 19.59s 3, Brett Tingay (Cant) 8m 23.53s 4, Dougal Thorburn (Otago) 8m 24.77s 5, Daniel Balchin (Otago) 8m 26.76s 6.
Camille Buscomb (Hamilton) 9m 29.60s 1, Fiona Crombie (Cant) 9m 31.29s 2, Kellie Palmer (Cant) 9m 40.04s 3, Rachel Kingsford (Otago) 9m 46.91s 4, Christina Taylor (Sthld) 10m 9.94s 5.
Andrew Whyte SM 200m 22.01s (+2.7) and M20 400m 48.95s. Glen Ballam SM 800m 1m 54.50s. Rebecca Gibson SW 200m 26.38s (+1.9), Blair Grant M20 100m 11.26s (+1.8). Anna Kean W20 1500m 4m 43.78s. Roseanne Robinson SW 3000m walk 13m 42.30s. Laura Saville 48.66s from Zoey Flockton 48.86s in the W17 300m hurdles. Greer Alsop SW long jump 5.37m (+1.1) and second in the W20 triple jump 12.36m (+2.0), won by Charlotte Muschamp with 12.49m (+2.0). Dean Rusbatch M20 hammer 49.50m and Shot put 14.60m. Ben Musson M17 3000m 8m 49.48s, Shaun Burgess SM 3000m 8m 52.03s.
Athletics, Douglas Track Waitakere – 18 February 2012
Kerry Charlesworth scaled to new heights in the pole vault extending her national junior record to 4.06m at Trusts Stadium Waitakere on Saturday.
The 18 year old added 1cm to her New Zealand W18 and W19 records with a comfortable clearance at the new height.
The ambitious Charlesworth then had the bar raised to 4.15m and went very close to making it in two of her attempts.
“That’s just the start, 4.15m it was close,” said Charlesworth.
“I’ve held off for a year just working on my technique with my new coach (Rob Mallinder) and now I’m pulling out the big guns and should be peaking by July and expect to be jumping 4.25m,” she added.
Charlesworth has qualified for selection to the world junior championships in Barcelona in July.
Rochelle Coster established a personal best in the long jump, with a leap of 5.74m. Tama Toki was sharp in the sprints winning the 100m in 10.61s and the 200m in 21.40s. Isaac Tatoa collected the 60m in 6.4s and recorded 10.67s over 100m. Dalton Coppins won the M17 sprint double in an impressive fashion recording 10.97s over 100m and 22.41s over 200m.
National 800m champion Michael Whitehead was too strong down the final straight winning the 800m in 1m 54.67s. Matthew Nicholls continued to impress in the high jump clearing 2.04m.
O’Hagan’s Viaduct 5km, 14 February: Joshua Rawlinson 15m 49s, Jon Healey 16m 30s, Matthew Ogden 16m 37s. Lesley Ryan 18m 51s.
Rat Race 5km, Takapuna, 15 February: Ben Visser 17m 42s from Grant Donoghue 18m 6s. Karen Dye 23m 40s.
Northland Centre Championships – 18 February 2012
EJ Nathan (Kaitaia) M20 shot put 13.86m and discus throw 46.00m. Blayne Smith (Whangarei) M20 javelin throw 48.65m.
Eastside 5km River Run, 14 February: Sunil Ritchie 17m 26s, Andrew Wark 17m 38s. Olivia Ritchie 17m 47s third overall, Kristen Milne 19m 51s.
Waikato Bay of Plenty Track and Field Championships, Day 1, Tauranga Domain – 18 February 2012
Monique Williams made a welcome return to the track following a prolonged injury winning the 100m in 12.13s (+2.5). Kristie Baillie was second in 12.23s. Baillie won the 400m in 55.59s. Ellie McCleery collected the W20 400m in 57.39s with the W17 going to Talia Horgan in 58.04s. Tracey Hale the national 400m hurdles champion won the 100m hurdles in 14.97s (+1.9). Blake Gordon won the M17 100m in 10.90s (+2.4) and also recorded 10.78s (+2.3), with Ryan Howe clocking 10.88s (+2.3). Cameron French won the M20 400m in 49.63s. In the 1500m Jacob Priddey M17 ran 4m 9.78s and Scott Hilliar M20 in 4m 6.65s.
Wellington Track and Field Championships, Day 1, Newtown Park Stadium – 18 February 2012
Billy Crayford won the high jump in 2.10m, Valerie Chan the W17 HJ in 1.66m. Scott Thomson was out to 14.34m (+3.0) in the triple jump. Seventeen times National champion Philip Jensen won the senior hammer in 56.72m. Ryan Tinkle won the M20 hammer with a throw of 62.40m. Alex Fafeita M20 shot put 13.93m and second to Tinkle in the hammer with 55.30m.
Evan Cooper won the SM 800m in 1m 57.26s from Jonathan Justice 1m 57.33s and Tim Cornish 1m 57.78s. Kieron McDonald the M20 800m winner in 1m 57.50s. The W17 800m produced a good result with Ariana Harper winning in 2m 14.07s from Kara MacDermid 2m 14.62s and Alison Andrews-Paul 2m 15.25s.
Grant McLean won the M40 5000m in 15m 42.34s while the M20 5000m went to Hassan Roble 15m 42.62s.
Lifestyle Sports Waterfront 5km Series, 14 February: Levente Timar 15m 50s, Rohan Biggs 16m 17s. Stephanie Mackenzie 18m 12s, Fiona Lusinsky 18m 30s. Walk Terri Grimmett 31m 6s.
Mahar Cup, Athletic Park – 18 February 2012
Chris Brake M17 was in top form establishing a meet record in the high jump clearing 1.96m. He also won the 100m in 11.4s and the triple jump 12.59m.
Brendon Barnett M20 was equally impressive winning the 100m 11.4s, 200m 24.3s, long jump 6.37m, shot put 12.44m, discus throw 35.08m and the senior long jump 7.20m and the senior javelin throw 47.49m.
Dale Pritchard set a meet record in the senior shot put with 14.43m. He also won the discus throw with 43.22m and was second in the javelin throwing 41.10m.
Brodie Hewlett won the senior 100m in 10.8s, 200m 22.8s and 400m 59.1s. Claire Erasmus won the women’s sprint treble, 100m 12.6s, 200m 26.7s and 400m 65.6s.
Nelson won the competition with 355 points from Marlborough 161 and West Coast 108.
Honest Lawyer 5km Series, 13 February: Jamie Luxwell 17m 18s, Stuart Hodgkiss 18m 22s. Colette Read 19m 59s.
Athletics, Rawhiti Domain – 18 February 2012
Charlie Gamble M17 shot put 14.83m and discus 48.40m. Hayden Hall M20 discus 49.24m. Olivia Maisey W17 triple jump 10.22m (+0.3), Fuatai Lai Kong W17 long jump 5.10m (+1.3), Erica Winton W17 high jump 1.65m and Emma Sutherland W20 high jump 1.65m.
Twilight meeting, Surrey Park – 17 February 2012
Matthew Robinson (St Pauls) won the 100m in a tight finish over Hill City’s Daniel O’Shea, 11.92s to 11.00s (+0.7). Robinson also took out the long jump with 6.74m (+1.6) while O’Shea won the 200m in 22.30s (+1.4). Rebecca Gibson (Gore) won the 100m battle of the Rebecca’s, holding out Rebecca Peterson (Inv) 12.88s to 12.95s (+1.3). Rebecca Peterson was the best of the women long jumpers with 5.12m (+1.8) ahead of Jade Graham (Gore) on 4.98m (+1.6). Mark Flaus throwing his M50 weight implements impressed in the shot and discus with 12.36m and 35.57m.
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