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Kiwis abroad ending 27th May 2012

Lisa Robertson

Lisa Robertson

Jakarta International 10km Road Race – 20 May 2012
National road champion Lisa Robertson finished fifth in 37m 22s. Kenyan runners filled the first three placings, Philes Ongori, who won the 2011 Rotterdam marathon, won in 33m 12s from Eunice Chebichii 33m 17s and Peninah Arusei 33m 27s. Silas Kiprutoof Kenya won the men’s in a race record of 29m 20s.
Nina Rillstone has competed in previous Jakarta races finishing fourth in 2004, sixth in 2005 and third in 2006.

University of Windsor Open Meeting, Alumni Field, Windsor Ontario– 26 May 2012
Nick Willis finished second over 800m at the University of Windsor meeting in Ontario.Willis, who has a best of 1m 45.54s recorded 1m 47.35s. Hamish Carson was seventh in 1m 52.49s. Willis also paced the 1500m in which New Zealand runners Brendon Blacklaws finished seventh in 3m 46.58s and Harry Dixon 24thin 3m 55.41s.

Ottawa Marathon– 27 May 2012
Scott Winton finished 14th in 2h 25m 10s after passing through halfway in 1h 7m 58s. Marathon won for the second year in a row by Laban Moiben of Kenya in a race record of 2h 9m 13s, half way in 1h 3m 28s.

NCAA Regional Conferences, 24/26 May 2012
Three USA based New Zealand athletes have qualified for the prestigious USA NCAA finals. Lucy Van Dalen(1500m), Te Rina Keenan (Discus) and Terefe Ejigu (5000m) will compete in the finals in Des Moines, Iowa in two weeks.
Results from the preliminaries:
East, Hodges Stadium Jacksonville Florida, prelim 24 May; Lucy Van Dalen (StonyBrook) 1500m 2nd heat 4 4m 23.97s Q, Olivia Burne (Stony Brook)1500m 11th heat 4 4m 33.25s DNQ. Eric Speakman (Stony Brook) 1500m 3rdheat 3 3m 47.91s Q, Julian Matthews (Providence)1500m 4th heat 3 3m 47.95s Q. David Ambler (Florida State) 100m 6thheat 6 10.67s (-1.0) DNQ. 26 May; Terefe Ejigu 5000m 3rd heat 2 14m01.88s Q. 26 May; Lucy Van Dalen 1500m qrtr final 5th heat 1 4m17.03s Q. Julian Matthews 1500m qrtr final 6th heat 2, DNQ missed by one place and 0.06s. Eric Speakman 1500m qrtr final 10th heat 2 3m50.38s DNQ.
West, University of Texas Austin, prelim 24 May; Te Rina Keenan (Hawaii) shot put 14.35mDNQ, series (14.14m, 14.35m, 14.34m). 25 May; Te Rina Keenan (Hawaii) discus throw 53.81m q series (53.81m, 52.00m, 52.64m, 51.26m, 53.21m F).

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