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NZ Round Up ending 11th March

Track 2012

Track 2012

NCAA Championships, Jackson’s Indoor Track, Nampa Idaho – 9/10 March 2012
Lucy Van Dalen from Stony Brook was outstanding winning the mile in 4m 39.76s, beating Aisha Praught of Illinois State who ran 4m 39.85s. Van Dalen easily qualified for the final winning her heat in 4m 40.29s. Two hours after the final of the mile Van Dalen competed in the 3000m final finishing tenth in 9m 20.27s. Emily Infeld of Georgetown won in 9m 15.44s.
Columbia Last Chance, New York, 2/3 March: Julian Matthews mile 3m 59.72s, Dominic Channon 4m 2.78s. Hugo Beamish 5000m 14m 17.28s. Olivia Burne mile 4m 42.31s.
Final Qualifier Fayetteville 2 March: David Ambler 60m 6.82s.
UW Final Qualifier Seattle 3 March: Ruth Croft 3000m 10m 00.92s.
High Tide Qualifier Birmingham Al 3 March: Lauren Fayen mile 4m 58.02s.
IC4A Boston 3 March: Eric Speakman 3000m 8m 08.33s.

Athletics NSW, Blacktown International Sports Park, 7 March 2012: Madison Gipson 60m 8.09s (-1.6) 1st, 100m 12.91s (-1.6) 1st, 400m 58.50s 2nd (first 400m in 12 months).

Athletics, Mt Smart Stadium – 10 March 2012
Tama Toki, one of Auckland’s leading sprinters this season, is rounding out his racing in impressive style, two weeks out from the New Zealand championships.
Toki had the satisfaction of beating national 200m and 400m champion Alex Jordan of Nelson over 200m in 21.40s (-1.6). Raced into a head wind Jordan clocked 21.96s with Dalton Coppins third in 22.75s.
Toki, who was third in the 400m at last year’s national championships, said it has been a matter of staying injury free.
“I was injured last November but have done quite a bit of training coming back, enough to put a few good races together,” he said.
Toki will be going for the 200m 400m double at the nationals.
“The 400m is very competitive and it should be a sensational race, there are also a number of talented sprinters out there in the 200m. I’m looking forward to giving it a crack,” said Toki.
Another athlete eyeing a national title is M19 800m champion last season Glen Ballam who travelled up from Southland for some racing experience.
He showed plenty of strength into a head wind in the finishing straight to hold out promising local Seton Hill over 800m in 1m 52.36s.
“I needed a big race before the nationals so I thought I would come and knock a bit into the legs,” he said.

Ballam who was hoping to run around 1m 50s said that he went out a bit too quick over the first 200m which told over the second half. Annika Pfitzinger won the women’s 800m in 2m 11.59s from Pip Trevella 2m 11.73s.
Frazer Wicks headed in national M19 400m champion Matthew Robinson of Gore over 400m in 47.75s. Isaac Tatoa was a clear winner in the 100m in 11.03s (-0.5).
Julia Ratcliffe of Hamilton was 25cm short of her recent New Zealand junior record in the hammer with a throw of 63.64m. Nicole Bradley threw 52.65m.
Another from Hamilton Kristie Baillie won the sprint double with times of 12.47s (-0.9) over 100m and 24.96s (-1.6) in the 200m. Angie Smit of Canterbury took out the 400m in 56.38s beating runner up in last year’s national championship Rebecca Gibson of Southland who recorded 57.58s. Fiona Morrison of Christchurch won the 100m hurdles against the wind in 14.17s (-1.9). Phillip Wyatt cleared 13.62m (-0.9) in the triple jump and Southland’s Charlotte Muschamp was out to 12.49m (0.0) in the women’s triple. Elizabeth Lamb seeking an Olympic Games qualifying height of 1.95m won the high jump with 1.84m. Regan Standing was over the bar at 2.00m. Siositina Hakeai won the shot put 13.77m and discus throw 48.53m double.

Pole Vault Series, Sovereign Stadium, 5 March: Nicholas Southgate M20 4.85m, Thomas North 4.00m. Luca Denee M17 4.00m. Eliza McCartney W17 3.60m.
3000m GP, Sovereign Stadium, 5 March: Declan Wilson 8m 32.92s, Stephen Lett 8m 36.40s, Ryan Smith 9m 00.73s.

Pakuranga 5km Series, 5 March: Mark Toplis 17m 55s, Stephanie Brindel 18m 27s.
O’Hagan’s Viaduct 5km, 6 March: Darren Meredith 16m 19s, Jason Waite 16m 47s, Damian Brannigan 16m 56s. Emma Hunter 19m 17s.

Northland 3000m championship, 6 March: Imogen Hull W17 10m 58.14s.

Colville Connection, 10 March: 21km Nick Hirschfeld 1h 22m 30s, Judith May 1h 34m 29s. 42km Bernard Jerome 3h 26m 29s, Natalie Seay 4h 19m 12s.

Open meeting, Porritt Stadium – 11 March 2012
Monique Williams won the sprint double, the 100m in 12.31s (-0.5) and the 200m in 24.64s (-0.9). Robyn Engels won the same in the W17 grade in 13.50s (-0.5) and 26.92s (-0.5). Ellie McCleery won the W20 200m in 26.26s (-0.5). Julia Ratcliffe was just 8cm short of her pending national junior record in the hammer, throwing 63.81m. She also won the W20 hammer with 63.08m. Tim Stewart won the M20 3000m in 8m 38.64s with Jacob Priddey recording 8m 45.73s in the M17 division. Tom Smith won the M17 100m in 11.26s (-1.9) and 200m in 22.92s (-0.9). Cameron French won the 400m hurdles in 55.16s while Warren Button sent the senior hammer out to 52.98m.

Hamilton City Hawks Club Night, Porritt Stadium 7 March: 3000m Wayne Guest 8m 54.7s, Sarah Biss 9m 55.0s, Glenn Sexton 10m 5.2s. 5000m Jake Robertson 14m 47.6s, Aaron Pulford 14m 47.8s, Cory Whiting 15m 23.6s, Jacob Priddey 15m 27.8s.

Eastside 5km River Run, 6 March: Rob Lelieveld 18m 14s, Kent Hodgson 18m 21s. Helen Hall 20m 25s.

5km Series, 6 March : Kerry Suter 17m 4s, Dennis Litt 18m 25s. Katy Dawson 19m 19s.


Open Meeting, Tauranga Domain – 3 March 2012
Alex Colvin M17 100m 11.60s (-1.1), Kristie Baillie 100m 12.75s (-3.7), Mariah Ririnui W20 long jump 5.75m (+0.7), Luke Davison M20 shot put 14.08m.

Hutt News 10km, 11 March: Brian Garmonsway 34m 48s, Michelle Van Looy 43m 19s.

Lifestyle Sports Waterfront 5km Series, 6 March: Rohan Biggs 16m 36s, Todd Stevens 17m 27s, Michael Beaumont 17m 28s. Gabrielle O’Rourke fourth overall in 17m 42s. Charlotte Wood 18m 25s. In the walk Fraser Sanson 32m 11s, Leeane Palmer 34m 21s.

Tasman Secondary Schools Championships, Saxton Field – 10 March 2012
Chris Brake U/19 high jump record 1.96m and triple jump 13.07m. Sam McKay-Wright U/14 3000m record 10m 01.88s. Ben Anderson U/14 80m hurdles record 13.20s also 800m 2m 15.36s and 1500m 4m 44.97s. Gabi Courtenay U/15 80m hurdles 13.00s also high jump 1.46m. Brendon Barnett long jump 6.62m, shot put 13.89m, javelin throw 49.46m, 100m 11.35s. Morgan Clark U/16 shot put 10.26m, javelin throw 26.65m, long jump 4.77m, triple jump 10.00m, 100m 13.30s. Claire Erasmus U/15 100m 12.89s, 200m 26.64s, 400m 61.53s.

Honest Lawyer 5km Series, 5 March: Matt Newberry 18m 26s, Phil Barnes 18m 32s. Colette Read 19m 53s.

Canterbury Track & Field Championships, Aorangi Stadium – 3/4 March 2012
Alex Jordan of Tasman won the 100m in 10.70s (+3.9), 200m 22.16s (+1.3), 400m 48.68s. Matt Lambert won the 800m in 1m 56.54s and 1500m 3m 53.59s.
Rebecca Gibson won the SW 100m 12.47s (+5.8), 200m 26.03s (+3.2) and 400m 57.55s. Nicki McFadzien 1500m 4m 36.01s, Rebecca Hodgson SW hammer 50.14m also W20 48.23m. Kate Newitt 3000m walk 15m 25.67s, Courtney Ruske W20 14m 56.91s. Kathryn Stuart W20 100m 12.66s (+1.0) 200m 25.19s (+6.1). Margot Gibson W20 800m 2m 18.07s. Mackenzie Keenan W20 100m hurdles 14.69s (+2.3), 400m hurdles 65.69s, long jump 5.24m (+3.8). Emma Sutherland W20 high jump 1.70m. Leanna Ryan W17 100m 12.38s (+4.5), 100m hurdles 14.71s (+2.3), long jump 5.45m (+1.9). Pip Trevella W17 400m 58.80s and 800m 2m 15.27s. Rosa Flanagan W17 1500m 4m 36.93s. Mandy Carruthers W17 shot put 13.34m, javelin throw 40.45m. Jerram Huston SM shot put 14.71m. David Elliott M20 100m 11.23s (+1.0), 200m 22.18s (+6.1). Brendon Barnett M20 long jump 6.95m (+2.7). Hayden Hall M20 discus throw 48.01m. Cameron Hay M17 100m 11.26s (+3.3). Matthew Harris M17 200m 23.34s (+1.1), Chris Brake M17 high jump 1.91m, triple jump 13.04m (+2.6). Jesse Bryant M17 long jump 6.81m (+3.8), shot put 15.71m, javelin throw 45.82m.

Athletics, Caledonian Ground – 11 March 2012
Otago 5000m championships, SW Rachel Kingsford 17m 10.42s, Anne-Marie Madden 17m 30.45s. SM Peter Meffan 15m 6.05s, Caden Shields 15m 6.92s.
M20 800m Ben Jowsey 1m 56.55s, SM Ben Anderson 1m 56.53s. Anna Smythe SW 100m 12.00s (+1.2). Andrea Koenen SW 200m 24.80s (+1.4). Blair Grant M20 100m 11.19s (+1.2) and 200m 22.96s (+1.4). Dean Rusbatch M20 hammer throw 51.00m.

Southland Secondary School Championships, Surrey Park – 9 March 2012

Ideal conditions contributed to the number of records set at the championships. New marks went to Jordan Rackham (SBHS) open boys 2000m steeplechase 7m 02.75s; Hinewai Collins (SGHS) open girls hammer 31.41m; Laura Overton (SGHS) girls U16 javelin 36.35m; Tori Peeters (St Peters Gore) SG javelin 45.21m; Jack Beaumont (NSC) boys U15 3000m 9m 17.81s (fastest of all grades); Patrick Taberner (Fiordland) boys U14 high jump 1.73m and Greer Alsop, SG triple jump 12.03 (1.9).  Alsop also won the long jump with 5.53 (1.6), Peeters added the shot put title to her javelin record with 10.35m, Rackham, an U16, had the best 800 and 1500 times of all grades and  Collins (an U14) easily won her other throwing events. Ashley Craig (SBHS) impressed in the boys throws while Emma Hopcroft (SGHS) and Regan Wilson (CSC) stood out among the sprinters.

John Hinton, a popular member of the Western Suburbs Club and Onehunga Harrier Club in Auckland during the 1950’s and 60’s, died on Wednesday 7 March 2012, aged 78.
Hinton was the New Zealand junior 880 yards champion in 2m 4.0s in 1952. He was the announcer at Auckland Centre meetings at Sarawia Park Newmarket and at Sturges Park Otahuhu in the early 1960’s. He is a former coach of the New Zealand men’s basketball team.

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