North Island Secondary Schools Championships, Tauranga Domain – 31 March/1 April 2012
In perfect conditions national youth sprint champion Dalton Coppins of Auckland set a fresh New Zealand youth 100m record on Saturday.
The 16 year old reduced Joseph Millar’s 2009 M16 record of 10.80s to 10.78s (+0.2) in easily winning the senior boys title from Waikato’s Blake Gordon who clocked 10.95s.
North Island championship records were set by; Kyle Van der Merwe SB discus throw 56.64m, Niven Longopoa JB 80m hurdles 11.53s (-0.3), Tau Fa’aolataga JB 300m 36.97s, Ellie McCleery SG 400m 55.50s, Talia Horgan IG 400m 56.26s, Emma Fulbrook IG javelin throw 39.90m, Maria Hodge JG 300m 41.10s and in the 4 x 100m relays Waikato Bay of Plenty in the IG (Abby Goldie, Amy Robinson, Talia Horgan, Brooke Somerfield) 48.32s, JG (Dione Treadaway, Ella Ransley, Samantha Bitcheno, Mary-Rose Scanlon) 50.62s, IB (Blake Gordon, Tony Smith, Brock Goodman, Alex Wood) 43.97s and Wellington in the JB (Reece Ford, Tau Mafutaga, Siosaia Paese, Tau Fa’aolataga) 44.80s. On Sunday Kieron McDonald SB 1500m 3m 53.15s.
ISF World Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships – 27 March 2012
Girls School Race - Rangi Ruru Girls' School Team Place 4th 3400m 9 - Trevella, Philippa - 12.23 10 - Gray, Gabrielle - 12.23 16 - Vincent, Annabelle - 12.47 36 - MacDonald, Kate - 13.26 39 - Vincent, Elizabeth - 13.34 62 - Beckett, Lauren - 14.23
Boys School Race - New Plymouth Boys' High School Team Place 11th 5300m 40 - Jansen, Liam 95 New Zealand - 18.34 45 - Hardie Boys, Max - 18.46 50 - Kelly, Chris - 18.57 60 - Jones, William - 19.17 80 - Furze, Matthew - 19.53 117 - Stembridge, Ross - 23.48
Girls International Race Team Place 6th 3400m 5 - Flanagan, Rosa - 11.37 25 - Lynch, Susannah - 12.25 27 - Dalley, Philippa - 12.29 33 - Mendonca, Denise - 12.39 35 - Kirk, Isabella - 12.44 44 - Grogan, Aneke - 13.35
Boys International Race Team Place 2nd 5300m 6 - Wilson, Finn - 16.38 11 - Priddey, Jacob - 16.45 14 - Musson, Benjamin - 16.47 19 - Baan, Josh 95 - 16.53 30 - Robertson, Timothy - 17.26 34 - Bishop, Rhys - 17.41
Athletics, Mt Smart Stadium – 31 March 2012
Ben Moynihan ducked under the world junior 1500m A selection performance standard of 3m 47s, running the distance in 3m 46.71s on Saturday evening.
The 17 year old national junior 1500m champion carved nearly three seconds off his previous best set at the Porritt Classic in February. He finished second to Malcolm Hicks who clocked 3m 46.24s. Andrew Haigh was third in 3m 54.51s. The world junior championships will be held in Barcelona in July.
In the 200m 32 year old Ben Potter, who has a best of 21.27s three years ago, recorded 21.92s (-2.6).
Pakuranga 5km Series, 26 March: Mark Toplis 17m 52s, Kevin Palmer 18m 15s. Jane Moore 21m 14s.
O’Hagan’s Viaduct 5km, 27 March: Joshua Rawlinson 16m 2s, Darren Meredith 16m 33s. Marnie Oberer 18m 51s.
Rat Race 5km, Takapuna, 28 March: Danny Shaw 16m 45s, Peter May 16m 54s.
25th Anniversary Whenuapai Half Marathon, 1 April: Joshua Rawlinson 1h 16m 7s, Sasha Daniels 1h 16m 17s. Katrin Gottschalk 1h 33m 13s, Jacqueline Eastman 1h 34m 48s.
Eastside 5km River Run, 27 March: Kerry Suter 16m 21s, Kent Hodgson 17m 0s. Katherine Prumm 18m 38s.
Lifestyle Sports Waterfront 5km Series, 27 March: Bryn Davies 16m 25s, Tomas Bridgman 16m 54s. Tineke Berthelson 19m 15s. Walk, Terri Grimmett 31m 1s, John Roskvist 31m 41s.
Mt Lowry Challenge, Eastbourne Lower Hutt, 11.75km 400m climb, 25 March: James Richardson 58m 53s, Daniel Clendon 1h 00m 49s. Robert Dabb 50+ 1h 13m 3s. Samantha Blanch 1h 12m 22s, Gemma Cartwright 1h 14m 28s. Yvette Baker 40+ 1h 23m 56s.
South Island Secondary Schools Championships, Saxton Field Athletics Track – 31 March/1 April 2012
Records set at the South Island championships were; Todd Bates B19 HT 52.02m, Charlie Gamble B16 DT 59.29m, he also won the SP 15.27m, James Sandilands B16 HJ 2.00m, Jordan Rackham B16 1500m 4m 11.93s, he also won the 800m 2m 00.38s, Jordan Pinnock B15 SP 14.87m and DT 51.71m, Dean van der Busse B15 HJ 1.90m, he also won the LJ 5.73m (0.0), Sean Eustace B15 3000m 9m 9.93s, he also won the 1500m 4m 14.24s, Jacob Matson B15 200m 22.99s (+0.9), Jack Bryant B14 SP 16.15m, he also won the DT 45.73m, Greer Alsop G19 TJ 11.67m (0.0), she also won the LJ 5.46m (+1.5) and HJ 1.65m, G19 100m H Mackenzie Keenan 14.29s (+1.2), Libby Jones G16 HT 34.72m, Hannah Cooke G16 SP 12.50m, Lauren Bruce G15 HT 44.27m, Courtney Martin G15 DT 36.62m, Christina Ashton G15 80m H 12.07s (+0.5), Eirlys Bond G14 HT 40.83m, Christina Ryan G14 80m H 12.78s (+0.6).
In winning the girls open 2000m walk Courtney Ruske was just outside the meeting record winning by nearly four minutes in 9m 30.93s.
Jesse Bryant was one centimetre short of Peter Cox’s B19 LJ record with his winning leap of 6.98m (+0.7). Bryant also won the HJ 1.95m.
Nick McGrath won the B19 SP 15.37m and DT 50.72m.
Three Peaks 26km Mountain Race – 1 April 2012
Dougal Thorburn defended his title winning by over 15 minutes in 1h 57m 41s. Peter Meffan was second in 2h 13m 17s, followed by Stewart Paul 2h 19m 11s, Nathan Bell 2h 23m 59s and Tony McManus 2h 24m 42s. Louisa Andrew was the first woman in 2h 37m 44s with Whitney Dagg second in 2h 38m 41s.
The course started at Woodhaugh Garden, over Flagstaff, Swampy and Mt Cargill finishing at Chingford Park.
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