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Athletics NZ Weekly Round-up 23 December 2013

Athletics NZ Weekly Round-up 23 December 2013

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AUCKLAND
Auckland City Athletics Meeting, Mt Smart Stadium – 18 December 2013

Marshall Hall, the  national discus throw champion from 2009-2012 further improved on his personal best within a space of four days with a throw of 57.06 which elevates him to seventh on the New Zealand all time rankings.The throw was the longest by a New Zealander since Ian Winchester set a National record of 65.03 in 2002.
Seven times national 110m hurdles champion and twice 400m hurdles champion James Mortimer won the 60m 7.04 (+2.4), 100m 10.76 (+3.6) and 200m 22.09 (+3.3). Nicholas Gerrard was out 43.19m in the discus throw, 14.85m in the shot put and was over the 100m hurdles in 15.65 (+2.2). Siositina Hakeai threw 54.70m in the discus and Te Rina Keenan 53.99m. Jerram Huston SP 14.58m. Kelsey Berryman 200m 24.96 (+1.2). Peauope Suli U/20 100m 10.87 (+3.6), 200m 22.26 (+3.3).
Georgie Grgec set a personal best 3000m of9:35.59. Jono Jackson won the 5000m in 15:06.38, from Tony Payne 15:34.18, Josh Maisey 15:57.69, Ben Moynihan 15:57.95, Henry Watt 17:14.83 and Jake Wilkinson 17:15.32.

Auckland Domain - 19 - 22 December 2013
Ultra-distance runner Kim Allen set a world record of running without sleep for 86 hours, 11 minutes and nine seconds. The 47 year old mother of four from Tuakau also bettered the previous women’s record of 486km, set by American Pam Reed in 2005 in just over 80 hours, by running 500km. She started running circuits in the Auckland Domain at 6am on Thursday, and completed 332 circuits. Allan was running to support the Spinal Trust.

HAMILTON
Athletics Waikato Bay of Plenty Meeting, Porritt Stadium – 14 December 2013

The 200m results omitted from last week’s report. Joseph Millar 21.49, from Kodi Harman 21.60, Zac Topping 22.34 and Michael Goldie 22.55 into a stiff head wind of 3.8mps.

WELLINGTON
Scottish Night of Miles, Newtown Park – 21 December 2013

The 19th annual Wellington Scottish Night of Miles meeting attracted 130 competitors and raised nearly $700 for the Te Omanga Hospice in Lower Hutt. The cold southerly eased with good running conditions. A total of 38 competed in the all comers mile and 24 in the two race walks. 
Scottish Men’s mile, Ryan McAlister Wellington HAC 4:23.51
Scottish Women’s mile, Tina Harris Wgtn Scottish 4:56.69
Junior Men’s mile, Daniel Hunt Wgtn Scottish 4:45.44
Scottish All Comers mile, Hector Farmer 4:43.43
One mile Race Walk, Stuart Hood, Trentham United 7:49.14

NELSON
Athletics Nelson Twilight Meeting, Saxton Field Athletics Track – 18 December 2013

Rosie Taylor-Richmond fought off a strong southerly headwind to win the women’s 80 metres in 11.54 and the 100m in 14.00. She long jumped 4.95, and was out to 9.57 in the shot put. In her final event, the high jump, Taylor-Richmond cleared a season best 1.50.
The strong wind did no favours to athletes in other events. Dale Pritchard won the men’s shot put with 14.99m and discus with 47.86m. Kai Mason won the M18 shot put with 14.60m and the long jump with 5.52m. 
Brodie Hewlett won the men’s 80m in 10.22, and Andrew Kennedy took out the 400m in 51.90. Tayler Boeyen won the women’s 80m hurdles in 14.58, alongside her brother Riley who finished in 16.87.

CHRISTCHURCH
Athletics Canterbury Meeting, Rawhiti Domain – 21 December 2013

Meeting held in light rain. Derick Lotz 200m 24.88 (-1.3) and 400m 55.04. Matthew Prest 1500m 4:18.01. Kate Newitt 3000m RW 14:51.76, Rosie Robinson 16:16.30. Larissa McKewen U/18 SP 11.65m, DT 36.93m, HT 32.46m.

DUNEDIN
Quick Fire Competition Day Two Hammer Festival, Caledonian Ground – 15 December 2013

Alexandra Tavernier (France) 4kg HT 66.16m, Nicole Bradley 56.04m. Lauren Bruce 3kg HT 58.62m. Matthew Bloxham 6kg HT 68.95m, Thomas Quin 54.82m, Todd Bates 52.96m. 
The meeting that was scheduled to be held at the Caledonian Ground on Saturday was cancelled due to the bad weather.

INVERCARGILL
Athletics Southland Meeting, Surrey Park – 21 December 2013

The presence of Scott and Anna Thomson, visiting from Wellington, and Charlotte Muschamp, home on holiday from WSU added to the triple jump competition, although high winds, lashing rain and waterlogged sand pit made it difficult for the jumpers.  Scott however reached 15.08m, albeit with a 7.9 tailwind.  Also: Todd Swanson 13.31m (+6.8), Sean pay 13.28m (+2.8) and Jared Greig 12.73m (+3.4).  Of the women, Charlotte jumped 12.02m with the only legal wind reading of the day (+1.2); Anna Thomson 11.16m (+6.4), Atipa Mabonga 10.99m (+4.0), Rebecca Peterson 10.68m (+3.8), Jade Graham 10.37m (+3.9) and Sally Martin 10.35m (+2.2).  Patrick Taberner (15) had best high jump with PB 1.91m, Emma Sutherland also visiting, 1.65m.  Deejay Kennedy best of the track performances, 11.18 over 100m (NWR); Rebecca Peterson 12.93 100m and Kaitlin George (Hill City) 12.98; mile won by Jordan Rackham 4:52.51 to Jack Beaumont 4:54.15, women’s mile Hannah Miller 5:30.32; Hinewai Collins 31.30m hammer best of the throws.

AUSTRALIA
Melbourne – 21 November 2013

Sarah McSweeney 1500m 8th 4:35.3.

Strive Interclub, WA Athletics Stadium Perth- 19 December 2013
Haden Martin of Auckland City Athletics won the 400m in 48.59.

VALERIE ADAMS WINS LONSDALE CUP FOR UNPRECEDENTED FOURTH TIME
Olympic double gold medallist Valerie Adams has further cemented her position in New Zealand sporting history taking the prestigious New Zealand Olympic Committee’s Lonsdale Cup for an unprecedented fourth time.
The Cup goes to the athlete or team who made the most outstanding contribution to Olympic or Commonwealth sport in the preceding year. Adams is the first person to win the Lonsdale Cup four times.
The award was made on the back of another stand-out year for Adams that included becoming the first shot-putter in history to win four World Championship titles, following a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow in October. 
She has also remained unbeaten in the Diamond League since 2010, with a record 42 consecutive wins. Her 2013 season finished with 13 wins.  
New Zealand Olympic Committee CEO Kereyn Smith says she is delighted to award the trophy to Adams. “Valerie is an inspiration to young New Zealanders and continues to perform at the very top of her field. Four world championship wins is outstanding.”
Smith added that Adams’ contribution to sport extends to her work an ambassador to the Get Set Go youth programme delivered by Athletics New Zealand. 
Adams herself said she was honoured to receive the New Zealand Olympic Committee award. "I am so humbled by this, what an amazing year it has been for New Zealand sport and Olympic sports producing World Champions. I am very proud of my year and especially creating history for New Zealand. It’s great that the New Zealand Olympic Committee recognises achievements like this each year and I thank them for this. It is a very special award."
Adams was short listed for the Female Athlete of the Year by the IAAF. 
Adams won the Lonsdale Cup in 2006, 2007 and 2011 and was the first person to be awarded the award for both a third and fourth time. 
The Cup was first presented in 1961 to Sir Murray Halberg. Since then it has been awarded to outstanding New Zealand athletes including Sir John Walker, Sir Peter Snell, Rob Waddell and Hamish Bond and Eric Murray.
The Cup is sterling silver and of historic value, having its origins in a 1911 sporting festival between the United Kingdom, Canada and Australasia held to honour the accession of George V.
The Lonsdale Cup winner is selected by New Zealand Olympic President’s Council (business and sporting leaders) and the New Zealand Olympic Committee Board. 

ROAD RACES AROUND THE COUNTRY
Auckland 

O’Hagan’s Viaduct 5km, 17 December: Luke Hurring 15:41, Robbie Johnson 15:46, Stuart Grange 16:19. Pip Meo 19:19.
Rat Race 5km, Takapuna, 18 December: Gary Chadwick 18:20, Shaun Cooper 18:32, Brett Katterns 19:00. Libby Evans 20:59.
Cornwall Park 5km, 21 December: Sam Corbett 18:13, Daniel Chen 18:36, Rudy Baptist 19:16.

Hamilton
Lake Park 5km, 21 December: Michael Mannings 17:51, Seb Ellice 19:47, Samuel Wood 20:18.

Wellington
Lifestyle Sports Waterfront 5km Series, 17 December: Dave Parsons 16:22, Andrew Wharton 16:28, Peter Stevens 16:37. Nicola Hankinson 20:52. Walk Fraser Samson 29:56, Jacqueline Wilson 32:13.
Lower Hutt Parkrun 5km, 21 December: Andrew Crosland 18:14, Alastair Willis 18:19, Warwick Smith 19:02.

Murray McKinnon 
Athletics Correspondent
Athletics New Zealand
0274 806 086
murray@mckinnon.co.nz

 

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