Above: Matthew Bloxham in action at the 2015 Porritt Classic. Photo by Alan McDonald, Macspeedfoto.
Athletics Auckland Meeting, Mt Smart Stadium – 28 November 2015
Hamish Gill powered his way through the rain to clock a fast 200m of 21.1. This is under the qualifying time for selection to the 2016 world junior championships.
Unfortunately water had got into the starting equipment and this time was not an electronic clocking. However Gill will be encouraged with the performance early in the season.
Former schools champion and national youth champion Dalton Coppins was second in 21.8 with world championships 400m hurdler Michael Cochrane third in 22.3.
Oliver Miller was around the 300m hurdles in 38.4 which would have been a personal best but for the fact that hurdle four was missing in his lane. He headed in school rivals Joshua Shin (AGS) 40.9 and Otago’s Felix McDonald 41.6.
“This would have been a good test (for the secondary schools champs), but hurdle four wasn’t in my lane, so I only went over six hurdles. Coming around the bend there was nothing there,” said Miller.
Joshua Hawkins won the 100m in 10.82 (+2.5) from Matthew Wyatt 10.85. Fiona Morrison won the women’s sprint double. Lucy Jacobs sharpened up for the New Zealand secondary schools championships in Timaru this weekend with a run-away victory in the 800m in 2:15.1.
Matthew Bloxham went close to his best with the senior 7.26kg hammer, throwing 63.45m. Bloxham won the national senior title with 63.50m in Wellington in March. Scott Gregory threw 64.21m with the 5kg hammer. Phillip Wyatt won the triple jump clearing 13.69m to beat his brother Matthew who was out to 13.55m.
Sam Johnson Memorial Throws Meeting, Porritt Stadium – 29 November 2015
Julia Ratcliffe and Matthew Bloxham both set NZ Hammer records on Sunday at the Sam Johnson Memorial Throws meeting. Bloxham (19) had the 6kg hammer out to 71.61m, extending his U20 national record set the previous weekend by 0.50m. The North Habour Bays athlete also tossed the senior hammer (7.26kg) to a new personal best of 64.76m. Ratcliffe added 0.93m to her own Women’s Resident record, throwing the 4kg implement 67.19m. Another NZ record fell to Aodhan Hamilton, surpassing his own F36 record in the Para-Athlete shot put with a big throw of 9.23m. Not to be outdone, Ryan Ballantyne extended his own Waikato BOP U18 shot put record, throwing 19.50m. Other results: Mellata Tatola 3kg HT 51.19m and 4kg HT 42.09m, Amber-Lee Brown 3kg HT 49.44m.. Nick Hailes 6kg HT 51.68m PB, Anthony Nobilo 6kg HT 50.72m PB. Tatiana Kaumoana 3kg HT 43.38m PB, 1kg DT 41.62m PB. Alexander Parkinson 2kg DT 50.25m. Scott Gregory 1.5kg DT 52.32m PB and 5kg SP 17.68m PB. Stephanie Wrathall 600g JT 49.94m PB. Alex Wood 800g JT 55.29m.
Athletics Waikato Bay of Plenty Meeting, Tauranga Domain – 28 November 2015
Michael Goldie 100m 10.75 (+4.2), Ethan Holman 10.93. Brooke Somerfield 100m 12.04 (+1.8), Molly Florence 12.16. Amy Robinson 200m 25.75 (-1.1). James Wilkins U/18 300m H 40.40. Thomas Rawstron U/18 LJ 6.45m.
Athletics Wellington Meeting, Newtown Park – 28 November 2015
Phoebe Edwards 100m H 15.06 (+1.4), 100m 12.61 (+0.4). Saravee Sos 100m 11.08 (+2.9). Alex Haye 200m 22.77 (-1.7). James Preston 400m 50.7 ht. Marcus Karamanolis 3000m 8:57.97. Sean Pay LJ 6.25m (+1.3) TJ 12.91m (+0.2). Scott Thomson TJ 14.39m (-1.3). Ben Power 5kg SP 18.37m.
Twilight Meeting, Saxton Field Athletic Track – 25 November 2015
Kai Mason further improved on the Tasman M20 shot record with a heave of 14.50m.
Lucy Sheat of Marlborough won the women’s 100m in 12.27 (+1.6), just ahead of Amanda Fitisemanu 12.57. Motueka proves to have a fast duo in the 400m with Fitisemanu returning to run 59.46 in the second heat and Izzy Neal 58.85 in the first. Jacob Bryan won the men’s 400m in 55.74.
Bailey Cotton dominated the men’s sprints, winning the 100m in 11.60 (+0.8) and the 200m in 23.30 (+1.5).
Athletics Canterbury Meeting, Rawhiti Domain – 28 November 2015
Jarvis Hansen 60m 7.32 (-2.9), 100m 11.76 (-3.6), 200m 23.81 (-4.4). Sean Eustace 5000m 15:39.12. Jack Henry PV 4.21m, 800g JT 41.86m. Matt Walsh U/18 LJ 6.13m (+2.90, TJ 13.34m (+3.7). Cameron Gamble U/18 1.25kg DT 42.64m. Dean van der Busse U/20 HJ 1.95m. Kelsey Berryman 60m 7.72 (-2.9) mx, 100m 12.18 (-0.3) mx, LJ 5.96m (+0.7). Lily Trotter (15) 800m 2:15.61. Roseanne Robinson 2000m RW 10:18.46. Jade Graham TJ 10.42m (+2.0). Katie Thompson U/20 TJ 10.86m (+0.9). Lauren Bruce 4kg SP 11.02m, 1kg DT 41.86m, 4kg HT 55.96m. Summer Rutherford (16) 60m 8.47 (-1.8), 100m 13.40 (-0.6), LJ 5.05m (+2.6). Louise Richards 100m 13.31 (-1.9). Celena Music U/18 TJ 10.52m (+1.0). Caitlin Bonne U/18 1kg DT 40.00m, 500g JT 35.14m.
Athletics Canterbury Meeting, incorporating South Island Masters Championships, Aorangi Stadium – 21/22 November 2015
The Canterbury under 20 decathlon championship went right down to the wire with the performances in the 1500m being the deciding factor between Max Attwell and Alex Mander. Attwell recorded 4:32.45 to win the title with a total of 6527, just one point better than Mander. Attwell (100m 11.53 0.0, LJ 6.34m +1.9, SP 11.90m, HJ 1.87m, 400m 49.62, 110m H 16.1 h +3.5, DT 35.19m, PV 3.90m, JT 38.50m, 1500m 4.32.45) 6527. Mander (11.76, 6.42m +0.4, 12.85m, 1.81m, 52.66, 15.6 h, 41.63m, 4.10m, 42.40m, 4:55.25) 6526. Ben Collerton 5964. Jack Henry won the senior decathlon title and the Dephoff Shield with a total of 6864 (11.54 0.0, 6.65m -0.6, 12.55m, 1.87m, 50.97, 14.5 h +3.5, 37.15m, 4.00m, 46.26m, 4:44.37). U/16 Octathlon Nic Forster 4246, Shaun Skilling 4131. SW heptathlon Lee-Ann McKenzie 3812. U/20 heptathlon Danica Davies 4243. U/18 heptathlon Louise Richards 3799. U/16 heptathlon Lexi Richards 3018. Lauren Bruce U/20 DT 49.13m, HT 55.93m, Kelsey Berryman 100m H 14.03 (-0.1) and 400m 58.14. Fiona Morrison 100m 12.58 (0.0) and 200m 25.80 (-0.2). Lily Trotter 800m 2:16.54. Thomas Moulai 800m 1:56.01. Blake Gordon 100m 11.14 (-0.2). Matt Walsh U/18 TJ 12.71m (-0.5), LJ 6.03m (-0.2). 3000m; Cameron Avery 8:37.94, Sean Eustace 8:38.62, Nick Moulai 8:40.21, Rosa Flanagan 9:21.17 mx, Angie Petty 9:36.14 mx, Gabrielle Gray 9:53.72. Brad Mathas 1500m 3:58.93. Mya Graham U/18 2k St 7:34.55.
South Island masters
records were set by Winifred Harding (60) 3kg HT 32.63m, 3kg SP 8.17m. Glen Watts (W75) 2kg SP 7.55m, 2kg HT 30.63m also NZMA record, 4kg weight throw 10.57m. Iris Bishop (80) 2kg SP 4.75m, 4kg weight throw 5.10m. Malcolm Fraser (76) 60m 9.76 (+0.2), 200m 31.84 (+0.7), 400m 76.14. Dwight Grieve (39) 3000m 10:01.25, 5000m 17:25.09. Ian Sim (68) LJ 4.18m (+1.1). Brian Senior (75) weight throw 13.52m.
South Island Best Performances; Scott Belesky (37) 60m 7.71 (+0.3), Jonny Baird (43) 7.94, Tony Tan (49) 8.07. Rachel Simons (40) 60m 9.41 (-0.1), Iris Bishop (80) 20.30 (-0.1). Myrtle Rough (75) 1500m 7:01.64, 5000m 26:04.40.
Athletics Otago Meeting, Caledonian Ground – 28 November 2015
Taine Te Whata (16) JT 41.25m and SP 12.06m. Mayce Ballantyne 4kg HT 45.17m PB. Todd Bates 7.26kg HT 53.79m, close to his PB 53.98m. Rory O’Neill 100m 11.35 and 200m 22.65. Andrew Whyte 400m 47.18, Sam Gouverneur 400m 51.97. Sam Bremer had the fastest mile of 4:22.27 in the Ness Cup handicap mile.
Athletics Southland Under Distance Meeting, Surrey Park – 28 November 2015
Emma Ryan set a Southland under 17 and under 18 3kg hammer record of 45.69m adding 2.68m to her own record. She also had a 3kg SP of 11.72m. Atipa Mabonga TJ 11.66m (+3.8). Emma Hopcroft LJ 5.20m (+4.8). Tim Baker LJ 6.19m (+6.3). Jordan Rackham outkicked Jack Beaumont 5:52.78 to 5:59.81 in the 2000m. Rackham is running the junior 3000m at the Zatopek meet this coming weekend while Beaumont is looking to defend his NZSS steeplechase title.
Victorian 5000m championships
, Albert Park Melbourne, 19 November: Sarah McSweeney 16:59.49 (6).
Melbourne Shield at Werribee
, 22 November: Sarah McSweeney 9:58.2 h (1).
Turkey Trot 8 mile (12.8km) road race
Dallas Texas, 27 November: Athletics Nelson runner Craig Lautenslager won the Thanksgiving Day race that attracted more than 25,000 runners on a course through the streets of downtown Dallas, Texas. Lautenslager, who is in his third year at the University of Texas at Arlington, won by 38 seconds in 39:36. His time was 43 seconds faster than his winning time last year.
Glen Eden Athletic Club and Athletics Auckland stalwart who has given 72 years of service to athletics, Laurie Carter
died on Tuesday 24 November 2015 aged 90.
After a stint playing rugby for the Grafton Rugby Club he started competing in athletics at aged 18, competing for the Auckland Amateur Athletic and Cycling Club on the Auckland Domain. He was initially a useful sprinter but soon found he was better suited to field events particularly in the throws. He competed in the decathlon and represented Auckland in the decathlon. Laurie has been an accredited official for over 60 years officiating year round including the starter, with a whistle around his neck, at harrier events for many years. He was appointed a track umpire at the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games and was an official in the finishing chute at the 1988 World Cross Country Championships in Auckland. He joined the Glen Eden Athletic and Harrier Club just before he started competing in the masters. He currently holds every Auckland masters throwing record including the throws pentathlon in the M85 grade. Laurie played a key role in the forming of the harrier section of the Club and he established the annual Glen Eden 10 mile road race which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. He was also involved with coaching at the Club controlling and encouraging senior athletes hopeful of keeping them at the Glen Eden Club. He was a long serving Club delegate to Auckland Centre delegate meetings. Laurie has been honoured with Life Membership of the Auckland and Glen Eden Clubs as well as Auckland Masters Athletics. He received an Athletics Auckland Merit Award and an Athletics New Zealand long service badge and was the 1982 Glen Eden Council for Recreation and Sport senior sportsperson of the year and in 1988 was named the Glen Eden Council’s administrator of the year.
ROAD AND TRAIL RACES AROUND THE COUNTRY
O’Hagan’s Viaduct 5km, 24 November: Jonny McKee 15:21, Steven Langdon 15:41, Marc Graham 17:11. Danielle Ingram-Trevis 18:22.
Rat Race 5km Takapuna, 25 November: Gene Rand 16:43, Jack Culley 17:24, Nicolo Oporto 17:26.
Cornwall Park Parkrun 5km, 28 November: Gene Rand 18:09, Tim Rabone 18:23, Chris Robb 18:38.
Western Springs Parkrun 5km, 28 November: Greg Darbyshire 16:37, Sam Corbett 18:12.
Eastside 5km, 24 November: Kaleb Smith 17:48, Kris Moore 18:12, Marc Scott 18:39.
Lake Parkrun 5km, 28 November: Charli Miller 18:47, Benjamin Moody 18:50, Kevin Knowles 18:57.
Toi’s Challenge 18km Offroad, 22 November: Daniel Jones 1:16:33. Sjors Corporaal 1:18:25, Hayden Wilde 1:18:49. Corrinne Smit 1:38:16, Zara Fowell 1:41:03, Michelle Rennie 1:50:41.
Waterfront 5km, 17 November: Nick Sasse 17:06, Michael Du Toit 17:34, Liam Carson 17:40. Rebecca Elliott 18:38. Walk; Jo Antcliff 32:29 and Jacqueline Wilson 33:12.
Lower Hutt Parkrun 5km, 28 November: Paul Barwick 17:42.
Athletics New Zealand Correspondent