Above: Eliza McCartney set a New Zealand record of 4.92m in Mannheim, Germany. Photo by Foto Poma.
Junioren Gala, Mannheim - 23 June 2018
Eliza McCartney set a New Zealand, Oceania and Commonwealth record of 4.92m. She cleared 4.86 to improve her record from 4.85 set in Oregon, USA last month and then cleared 4.92 to extend it even further. The series was 4.50 0, 4.70 0, 4.86 0, 4.92 x0, 5.00 xxx. McCartney is now fourth on the world all-time list and the 4.92m is the 14th all-time best performance. Olivia McTaggart U/20 PV 4.40m +PB (2) (4.00 x0, 4.10 x0, 4.20 xx0, 4.30 x0, 4.40 0, 4.45 xxx), Imogen Ayris U/20 PV 4.10m (4).
Maddison-Lee Wesche U/20 SP 17.00m PB (1), (14.80, 15.85, 15.44, 17.00. 15.26, x). 6cm improvement on her performance at the New Zealand championships in Hamilton in March and takes her to number five on the New Zealand all-time list surpassing Beatrice Faumuina’s 16.96m.
Athletics Auckland Cross Country Grand Prix 4, Long Bay Regional Park – 23 June 2018
Peter Wheeler made short work of the annual 4km around the sand based Long Bay Park winning in 12:52, 19 seconds ahead of last year’s winner Jono Jackson.
Max Thomson was third in 13:18. Adam Gallagher was the best of the masters over the same distance in 13:53. Nick Pannett recorded 13:58 and Nick Moore 14:01.
Olivia Burne won the women’s 4km in 14:32, from Penny Peskett and Esther Keown. Michelle Hopkins led in the masters in 16:22, followed by Kapiti visitor Renae Creser and Melissa Vickers.
Under 20 winners were Stuart Hofmeyer and Hannah Houghton. Jude Darby won the under 18 men and Kimberley May the under 18 women.
Other winners were Luke Clements U/15, Finlay Smith U/13, Samuel Rickerby U/11, Max Cook U/9, Jaime Lewis U/15, Eryn Westlake U/13, Amy Hurly U/11 and Biahn Pallister U/9.
Andrew Reese Memorial Relays, Woodend Beach Domain – 23 June 2018
Christchurch Avon were the fastest in four of the six relays on the programme, the senior men with Ieuan Van der Peet, who ran the 5km lap in 14:49, Cameron Swales, Matt Dryden and Sean Eustace; the senior women with Sarah Douglas who ran 17:24, Amelia Persson, Georgia Shinn and Jessica Schofield; the junior men with Kelvin Milne, Corban Straker, Luke Mitchell and Cameron Clark who ran 15:47; the junior women with Tamara Reeves who ran 18:49, Lorna Pairman, Laura Clarke and Lahana Reeves. Sumner with Nathan Jones who ran 16:51, Laurence Cooke, Lockie Campbell and Shaun McWhirter were the fastest in the master men. New Brighton Olympic with Tina Cox, Ruth Love-Smith, Carolyn Forsey and Shannon Leigh Litt were the fastest in the master women. Maggie Chorley of University ran the lap in 19:22.
Speed River Inferno, Guelph, 14 June: Nick Willis 800m 1:51.17 (2).
BMC Grand Prix, Loughborough, 23 June: Nick Willis 800m 1:50.47 (7RA).
Stumptown Twilight, Portland OR, 15 June: Olivia Burdon 1500m 4:13.00 (2).
USTF Championships, Des Moines IA, 21 June: Craig Lautenslager 10,000m 30:21.73 (20).
Soundtrack Meeting, Tuebingen, 16 June: Isaiah Priddey 1500m 3:49.08 (11H2). Camille Buscomb 5000m 15:34.82 (7).
Skystroke Cup Pole Vault Meeting, Zweibrücken, 16 June: Olivia McTaggart 4.20m (8) (4.05 x0, 4.20 xx0, 4.30 xxx), Imogen Ayris 4.05m (9) (3.90 0, 4.05 0, 4.20 xxx). Jacqueline Otchere of Germany won with 4.40m.
Citius Meeting, Bern, 16 June: Julian Matthews 1500m 3:41.97 (7), Hamish Carson 1500m 3:54.06 (12).
Grote Prijs, Lokeren, 24 June: 1500m, Isaiah Priddey 3:47.94 (5H1), Samuel Tanner 3:48.13 (6H1), Nick Moulai 3:51.40 (10H1).
Meeting National A Theme, Roanne, 24 June: Portia Bing 400m hurdles 57.50 PB (2), a hundredth of a second faster than her winning performance in the Victorian championships in March.
Past president and life member of Athletics New Zealand and former national sprint champion Graham Davy OBE of Auckland died on Monday 18 June 2018, aged 81.
Davy was a member of the Onehunga Athletic Club and he won the New Zealand 100 yards title in 1960 in Invercargill. He attended Auckland Grammar School 1950/54 and was a member of the 1954 senior athletic and hockey teams. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant and was the secretary of the Auckland Athletic Centre for ten years from 1960. He was president of Athletics Auckland 1970/75 and was made a life member in 1975. Davy was president of Athletics New Zealand 1976/77 and was made a life member in 1984. For 15 years up to 1983 he was on the Council of NZAAA, representing Auckland. He was the athletic section manager of the team to the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, where his good friend Rod Dixon won the bronze medal in the 1500m.
Davy helped establish the New Zealand Sports Foundation in 1978, the forerunner to SPARC and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1986 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to sport. He was Athletics Sports Director at the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games and was a recipient of the 1990 Commemoration Medal.
Davy is the fourth life member of Athletics New Zealand, after Graeme McCabe, Jim Cunningham and Arthur Eustace, to die in the last nine months.
At the Wellington Sports Awards on Wednesday 20 June Cam Robinson received the New Zealand Emerging Sportsman of the Year Award and Melissa Moon was inducted as a Sports Legend of Wellington.
ROAD AND TRAIL RACES AROUND THE COUNTRY
Whangarei parkrun 5km, 23 June: Steve Vaughan 18:55, Jeremy Browne 19:36, Kent Stead 19:47.
Rat Race 5km, Takapuna, 20 June: Ben Timperley 18:36, Daniel Playne 18m 44s 2, Henry Barfoot 19m 6s .
Barry Curtis parkrun 5km, 23 June: Andrew Catley 16:13, Barry Harrison 18:47, Shaun Ryan 18:59.
Cornwall Park parkrun 5km, 23 June: Nicholas Latty 19:08, Leo Rimmer 19:16, Dion O’Neale 19:37. Gemma Baldey 20:38.
Millwater parkrun 5km, 23 June: Gene Rand 18:07, Steve Darby 18:52, Jackson Walker 19:05. Kellie Barnard 20:51.
Western Springs parkrun 5km, 23 June: Sam Thom 17:28, Robert Tang 17:58, Milad Rafiei 18:57.
Lake parkrun 5km, 23 June: Graham O’Grady 17:02, Scott Wrenn 17:45, Michael Robinson 19:05. Veronika Adams 20:02.
Kopurererua Valley Reserve parkrun 5km, 23 June: Phil Mosscrop 20:48, Nirai Smart 20:50.
Avantidrome parkrun 5km, 23 June: Tim Doyle 19:33, Paul Stinton 19:58. Paul Signal 20:28.
Puarenga parkrun 5km, 23 June: Cameron McKenzie 18:44, Gaine Petterson 19:59, Alexander Kiestaller 20:07. Sue Crowley 20:19.
Waikanae Beach parkrun 5km, 23 June: Khadyn Kahukiwa-Kora 20:42.
Two Mile Bay Reserve parkrun 5km, 23 June: Nick Paine 18:59, Nathan Toma 19:15, Corey Le Couteur 19:29.
Anderson parkrun 5km, 23 June: Chey Dearing 18:13, Kingston Webb 19:40, Kevin Harvey 19:43. Nikita Wain 20:09.
Victoria Esplanade parkrun 5km, 23 June: Andre Le Pine-Day 16:03, Liam Woolford 16:16, William O’Connor 16:20, Benjamin Wall 16:43.
Kapiti Coast parkrun 5km, 23 June: Steffan Wong 19:19, Sam Yeoman 20:47, Mark Phillips 20:54.
Lower Hutt parkrun 5km, 23 June: Jack Hammond 16:02, Anthony Jackson 16:53, Henry Beliveau 17:32. Jayme Maxwell 18:59.
Porirua parkrun 5km, 23 June: Glenn Hodgson 19:41, Warwick Smith 19:50, Gene McNaught 20:00. Michelle Van Looy 20:03, Elizabeth Bunckenburg 21:05.
Blenheim parkrun 5km, 23 June: Brody Halkett 20:45.
Hagley parkrun 5km, 23 June: Malcolm Cornelius 17:54, Bradley Jervis 18:19, Brian Schultze 18:21. Nicola Handley 19:08, Liliana Braun 19:10, Sarah Langer 19:17.
Pegasus parkrun 5km, 23 June: Nathan Jones 17:03, Philip Opie 17:21, Hannah Oldroyd 17:36, Trevor Jenkinson 19:56.
Wanaka Station Park parkrun 5km, 23 June: David O’Sullivan 18:16, Adam Eason 19:34, Jamie Roy 19:56. Anna McConville 20:43, Jessica Zeestraten 20:54.
Botanic Garden parkrun 5km, 23 June: Nathan Shanks 20:51.
Naish Park parkrun 5km, 23 June: Jonah Smith 18:07.
Queens Park parkrun 5km, 23 June: Billy Carter 20:07, Paul Lemon 20:46.
Athletics New Zealand Correspondent