Global Running News  Global Running News
Injuries and Treatment  Injuries
Nutrition Information  Nutrition
Running Training Information  Training
Running Information Forums  Forums

   Running Information      USA Running      Running South Africa      Running New Zealand      Running UK      Running Ireland      Running Ireland      Deutsch Laufzeit      Copenhagen Marathon      Suomen Juoksu      Sverige Löpning      Tel Aviv Marathon      Running Australia      Running Kenya      Running Europe      Running Malta      Running Namibia

Lovelock Classic 2013

Caden Shields

Caden Shields

Lovelock Classic, incorporating New Zealand 10,000m Championship, Aorangi Park – 5 January 2013

Caden Shields of Otago won his first New Zealand title overcoming the extremely hot conditions (32 degrees) for victory over 10,000m in 31m 32.85s. National 10km road champion Tim Hodge of Wellington was second in 31m 45.15s with Peter Meffan of Otago third in 31m 49.13s. Shields has a best 10,000m time of 29m 56.57s recorded in Philadelphia at the Penn Relays Meeting in 2009.

Kellie Hurring of Timaru added the women’s 10,000m title in 38m 23.20s, to her national 800m titles in 2006 and 2007, 1500m title in 2007 and 5000m title in 2011. Michelle Hopkins from North Harbour Bays was second in 38m 37.26s. Jonah Smith of Otago won the junior men’s title in 36m 54.21s.

The Lovelock mile went to Matthew Lambert in a close finish with Daniel Balchin. Lambert clocking 4m 16.48s and Balchin 4m 16.54s. Callan Moody was third in 4m 17.73s. Rebekah Greene won the women’s mile in 4m 49.37s.

Fiona Morrison was in fine form winning the 100m hurdles in 13.94s (NWI) from Kelsey Berryman 14.49s and the long jump 5.70m (+1.1) again beating Berryman 5.62m. Berryman however headed in Morrison in the 100m in 12.26s (-0.6), Morrison recording 12.30s.

Jacob Matson won the SM 200m in 22.84s (NWI), David Elliot the U/20 in 23.35s and he also won the U/20 100m in 11.51s (-1.9). The SM 100m went to Daniel O’Shea in 11.18s (-1.9) and he also won the 400m in 48.00s. Fiona Hely the SW 200m in 25.82s (NWI) and the 400m in 58.18s. Brad Mathas won the U/20 800m in 1m 52.46s and the 400m in 51.32s. Pip Trevella the U/18 800m in 2m 14.05s.

Greer Alsop won the TJ clearing 12.03m (+0.7), while Jonathon Lord led in the 3000m walk in 13m 18.52s from Roseanne Robinson 14m 50.90s.

It was a festival of throwing with local Tom Walsh winning the shot put with 18.78m to beat Australians Damien Birkenhead 18.22m and Dale Stevenson 18.07m. Birkenhead won the hammer throw with 56.45m, with Ryan Tinkle second 55.80m and Matthew Bloxham third 55.77m. The discus went to Stevenson with a throw of 51.95m with Marshall Hall second 51.72m. Te Rina Keenan dominated the shot put 15.04m and also won the discus with 55.58m beating Siositina Hakeai who was out to 54.48m. Nicole Bradley won the hammer throw with 54.55m and Tori Peeters had the javelin out to 42.12m. The throwers then had a challenge 50 metres sprint, Scott McLaren with 6.24s and in the women Te Rina Keenan and Merewarihi Vaka both with 7.30s were the fastest.

Speak Your Mind