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Smit shines in Belgium

BELGIUM: KBC Night, Heusden – 7 July 2012

Angie Smit

Angie Smit

Angie Smit made a dramatic break through on the world scene with a massive personal best 800m in finishing second to Beijing Olympic Games 800m gold medallist Pamela Jelimo of Kenya.

Smit from Rangiora North Canterbury sliced over three seconds off her previous best, set two years ago in Canada, in clocking 2m 00.67s, tantalising close to the New Zealand London Olympic qualifying time of two minutes. Jelimo recorded 1m 56.76s.

Smit, won the national 800m title at Waitakere in March and was second in the 400m and 1500m and is now ranked third on the New Zealand all time list behind Toni Hodgkinson and Nikki Hamblin.

Nick Willis showed good form leading into the London Olympics with a third over 800m in 1m 46.18s, close to his best of 1m 45.54s.

Zane Robertson was seventh in the 1500m in 3m 38.58s with his twin brother Jake recording 13m 26.66s for 14th in the 5000m. Fiona Morrison was fifth in the 100m hurdles in 13.78s (+0.3), Tama Toki fifth in the 200m in 21.26s (+0.7) and Elizabeth Lamb sixth with a clearance of 1.84m in the high jump. Alex Jordan was 8th in the 400m in 48.11s, Malcolm Hicks third in the 5000m C in 13m 59.49s and Matt Lambert was third in heat two of the 1500m in 3m 48.67s.

Liege – 5 July 2012
Tama Toki 200m 7th 21.25s (-0.5). Angie Smit 600m 4th 1m 26.72s. Fiona Morrison 100m hurdles 7th 13.92s (-0.3).

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