Photo credit: Ben Langton Burnell Photography
Hamish Kerr equalled the New Zealand High Jump record of 2.30m in a stunning end to Day 2 of the Oceania Athletics Championships, winning the senior men’s competition. Two close but unsuccessful attempts followed at 2.33m, the entry standard for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Subject to technical delegate approval, he has also met the conditions of his selection in the New Zealand team for 2019 Doha IAAF World Championships.
It was a strong day for the New Zealand team across events and age groups.
In the field, Northland’s Nik Kini took gold in the U18 men’s shot put with a throw of 18.33m. Tori Peeters (Otago) was third in the senior women’s javelin (51.79m).
In the senior men’s long jump Jordan Peters claimed the silver medal with a new PB jump of 7.61m. In the U18 men’s long jump it was silver for Samuel Colyer (Southland) with a new PB jump of 6.98m PB, and Charles Annals (Waikato BOP) in bronze position with a jump of 6.67m. Kayla Goodwin (Waikato BOP) jumped 5.46m in U20 women’s long jump to take bronze.
Success again for Kaia Tupu-South (Auckland) after taking bronze in the U18 women’s discus, this time in the U18 women’s shot put, coming home with the silver medal after a best throw of 16.48m.
On the track, Daniel Du Toit (Wellington) took gold in the U18 men’s 5000m race walk, crossing in a new PB time of 22:14.09 and setting a new Oceania and meet record. Isabella Richardson (Auckland) was third in the U18 women 1500m, along with Sam Tanner (Waikato BOP) in the senior men’s 1500m final.
Eddie Osei-Nketia and Zoe Hobbs both claimed gold in their respective senior men’s and women’s 100m finals. Zoe's time of 11.56 was a new championship record. In the women’s final, Georgia Hulls also took the bronze medal. By winning their respective 100m finals, Eddie and Zoe have met the conditions of their selection in the New Zealand team for the 2019 Doha IAAF World Championships and confirmed their positions in the 100m at the event later this year.
New Zealand athletes also excelled in the age group sprints, with Dominic Overend (Auckland) taking gold in the U18 men’s 100m final, and bronze medals for Leah Belfield (Waikato BOP) in the U20 women’s 100m and Cody Wilson (Wellington) in the U20 men’s 100m final.
In the combined events, Matthew Aucamp (Auckland) finished with a bronze medal in the U20 men’s decathlon with 6162 points, as did Cameron Moffitt (Otago) in the U18 men’s decathlon with a new PB of 5921.
Eliza McCartney has withdrawn from Friday’s senior women’s pole vault competition and although disappointed to not be competing with the rest of the New Zealand team, Eliza will continue training and working towards the 2019 Doha IAAF World Championships.
Full results from Day 2 are available here: https://bit.ly/2IACDdQ. Day 3 begins at 1.30pm (3.30pm NZT) today, programme available here.
Full New Zealand Results – Day 2 Finals
U18 men long jump
Samuel Colyer (2nd) 6.98m PB (+0.0), Charles Annals (3rd) 6.67m (+0.3)
U18 women long jump
Emma Mckay (4th) 5.07m (1.1)
U18 men shot put (5kg)
Nikolas Kini (1st) 18.33m
U18 women shot put (3kg)
Kaia Tupu-South (2nd) 16.48m, Zharna Beattie (7th) 12.09m
U18 men 5000m race walk
Daniel Du Toit (1st) 22:14.09 (PB)
U18 women 1500m
Isabella Richardson (3rd) 4:36.26
U18 men 100m
Dominic Overend (1st) 10.85 (-0.4), Ethan Wallace (4th) 11.35 (-0.4)
U20 men 1500m
Sam Hyde-Smith (2nd) 4:11.48
U20 women long jump
Kayla Goodwin (3rd) 5.46m (+0.8)
U20 women discus (1kg)
Tatiana Kaumoana (1st) 52.91m (PB), Dyani Shepherd-Oate (4th) 35.89m
U20 men 400m
Rowan Blaikie (2nd) 49.69
U20 women 100m
Leah Belfield (3rd) 12.15 (-0.5)
U20 men 100m
Cody Wilson (3rd) 10.96 (-0.5)
Senior men high jump
Hamish Kerr (1st) 2.30m (PB, =NZ Record), Marcus Wolton (4th) 2.05m, Max Attwell (9th) 1.85m
Senior women javelin
Tori Peeters, (3rd) 51.79m
Senior men long jump
Jordan Peters (2nd) 7.61m (+0.0), Matthew Wyatt (5th) 7.12m (+0.0), Max Attwell (8th) 6.71m (+0.0)
Senior women 1500m
Katherine Camp (4th) 4:18.25, Angela Petty (5th) 4:18.43, Flora Brocherie (6th) 4:22.37, Rebekah Greene (7th) 4:23.85
Senior men 1500m
Sam Tanner (3rd) 3.46.30, Simon Rogers (5th) 3:50.01
Senior women 100m
Zoe Hobbs (1st) 11.56 (-0.4), Georgia Hulls (3rd) 11.99 (-0.4), Brooke Somerfield (6th) 12.11 (-0.4)
Senior men 100m
Edward Osei-Nketia (1st) 10.34 (+0.0), Hamish Gill (6th) 10.74 (+0.0)
U18 men Decathlon
Cameron Moffitt (3rd) 5921
U20 men Decathlon
Matthew Aucamp (3rd) 6162, Jared Neighbours (5th) 5723
Jack Henry (5th) 6989