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NZ Round Up ending 27 Feb

New Zealand Round Up ending 27 February 2012

Brent Newdick

Brent Newdick

National Indoor Combined Events Championships, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow – 11/12 February 2012
Brent Newdick won the senior heptathlon with a score of 5506 points. His performances were: 60m 7.10s 847, long jump 6.99m 811, shot put 13.78m 715, high jump 1.85m 670, 60m hurdles 8.28s 913, pole vault 4.60m 790, 1000m 2m 50.57s 760. Roger Skedd was second with 5380.

Victorian Combined Events Championships, Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park Melbourne – 24/25 February 2012
Sarah Cowley won the heptathlon with a personal best score of 5958. This is 53 points better than her performance in Palmerston North three weeks ago in winning the New Zealand title. However both of these are wind assisted performances. Veronica Torr, who is based in Queensland, was second with 5837, a new personal best.
Cowley’s points: 13.83s +2.2 1003, 1.83m 1016, 12.40m 688, 25.80s +0.1 815, 6.28m +4.7 937, 40.17m 671, 2m 19.66s 828.

Torr’s: 13.78s +2.2 1010, 1.77m 941, 13.08m 733, 24.89s +0.1, 6.16m +2.7 899, 36.30m 596, 2m 24.71s 761. Lauren Foote was third with 5471.
Scott McLaren was second in the decathlon with a personal best score of 7601, beating Delhi Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Martin Brockman. The competition was won by Stephen Cain with 7844.
McLaren’s performances: 11.16s +2.1 825, 6.62m +0.3 725, 14.52m 760, 1.88m 696, 49.91s 819, 15.32s +0.8 811, 44.58m 758, 4.80m 849, 58.79m 720, 4m 46.78s 638. This was a personal best for McLaren, bettering his 7542 in November 2007.

Oceania Racewalking Trophy, Constitution Dock, Hobart, Tasmania – 25 February 2012
Quentin Rew was sixth in the senior 20km walk in 1h 30m 1s, contested in very hot conditions in Hobart. Graeme Jones 10th in 1h 46m 57s and Scott Nelson 11th in 1h 54m 57s.

Roseanne Robinson was 7th in the women’s 20km in 1h 58m 38s with Nyle Sunderland 8th in 2h 0m 56s.

Courtney Ruske was 5th in the W20 10km walk in 57m 34s. Matthew Holcroft was 4th in the M20 10km walk in 51m 35s.

NSW Athletics, Sydney Olympic Park, 23 February 2012: Madison Gipson 100m 12.44s (0.0) (5).

Queensland Junior Championships, Nathan Brisbane – 17/19 February 2012: Che Kenneally U18 3kg shot put 14.26m (2), 3kg hammer throw 44.95m (1).

American East Championships, Boston University Track and Tennis Centre – 17/18 February 2012
Lucy Van Dalen won the mile in 4m 36.43s and the 3000m in 9m 17.35s. Olivia Burne was fourth in the mile in 4m 45.57s and Annie Keown was eighth in the 3000m in 10m 3.93s. Eric Speakman won the 3000m in 8m 16.97s. Speakman was named the “most outstanding rookie’ and Van Dalen “most outstanding track performer”.
Husky Classic, Seattle – 11 February 2012
Michael Banks mile 4m 00.91s (2), Ruth Croft 3000m 9m 56.65s (2), Te Rina Keenan shot put 15.07m (1).
Spire Invitational, Geneva OH – 10/11 February 2012
Dallas Bowden 800m 1m 52.50s, 1000m 2m 25.95s (4). Terefe Ejigu 5000m 14m 11.51s (6).

Auckland Track and Field Championships, Mt Smart Stadium – 25/26 February 2012
Assisted by a strong tail wind, sprinters were able to post some impressive times at the Auckland track and field championships over the weekend.
The senior men’s 100m final produced a close finish with Joseph Millar of Tauranga finding an extra gear in the final 20 metres to pip Isaac Tatoa in 10.30s (+4.5). Tatoa recorded 10.36s with these two shutting out national champion Carl Van der Speck who was third in 10.39s.

Millar, who had a previous best of 10.68s, was totally surprised both in winning and the time that he ran.
“I’m very happy to run as fast as I did, it is a huge surprise that I was even capable of going that quick,” he said.
“It is a relief after 18 months of injuries that I can beat such a top field a month out from the national championships,” he added.
National junior champion Ryan Howe of Hamilton was also sharp over 100m winning the M20 grade in 10.58s (+4.8).
Tama Toki excelled with a sprint double taking out the 200m in 21.12s (+3.1) and the 400m in 48.07s. Decathlete Brent Newdick tested his form with victories in the 110m hurdles in 14.54s (+2.4) and discus throw with 45.76m as well as a second in the javelin throw and pole vault.
Former Canterbury runner and sub-four minute miler Hayden McLaren headed in national champion Michael Whitehead in the 800m recording 1m 52.72s.
McLaren, who is now based in Auckland under his coach Chris Pilone, said that it was good to be racing again.
“I’ve been out with an Achilles injury for about three months, and have just got in a good month with no issues now. I needed a hit out, needed to learn how to race again, so I thought come down here and give it a go,” said McLaren. At this stage he hopes to compete in the 1500m at the New Zealand championships.
Alex Parlane won the 1500m in 3m 56.14s on Saturday but was unable to hold Declan Wilson in the 5000m on Sunday, Wilson winning in 14m 55.82s to Parlane’s 15m 00.25s. Finn Wilson won the M17 3000m in a close finish with Reuben Shepherd in 9m 1.91s. Shepherd recording 9m 1.98s.
Fiona Morrison up from Christchurch won the 100m in 12.28s (+2.4), 100m hurdles in 13.97s (+4.0) and long jump clearing 5.58m (+2.7). Georgie Grgec won the 1500m and 5000m double.
National champion James Mortimer had his specialty event, the 400m hurdles to himself winning in 52.02s. Campbell Wu collected the M20 400m hurdles in 54.75s after winning an earlier 110m hurdles in 14.82s (+2.4). Molly Florence from Rotorua won the W17 100m in 12.23s (+4.7) and the 200m in 25.74s (semis 25.48s +4.2).
Jeffrey Thumath the senior long jump 7.06m (+4.4) and Damian Smuts senior hammer with 54.23m. Phillip Wyatt won the M20 long jump 6.42m (+3.5), triple 13.67m (+5.0) and high jump 1.84m.

Throws Meet, Sovereign Stadium, 21 February: SM shot put James Doyle 14.84m PB, Brent Newdick 13.87m, Adam Miller 13.53m. 4kg SP Alexander O’Neil 16.35m PB, 4kg women Hannah Bayard 10.07m PB. At schools competition Matthew Bloxham 5kg SP 15.50m PB, Alexander Parkinson 1.5kg DT 49.74m PB.

Pakuranga 5km Series, 20 February: Hamish Brown 19m 31s, Gavin Hanson 19m 54s. Courtney Martin 20m 20s.
O’Hagan’s Viaduct 5km, 21 February: Johnny McKee 15m 25s, Kyle Barnes 15m 52s. Melissa Norris 18m 20s, Claire Naden 20m 2s.
Coastal Challenge, North Shore, 25 February: 33km, Nick Hirschfeld 3h 11m 54s, women Lesley Turner Hall 3h 51m 30s.

Waikato Bay of Plenty Track and Field Championships, Day 2, Porritt Stadium – 25 February 2012
Julia Ratcliffe added 1.61m to her New Zealand W18 and W19 hammer throw record with a throw of 63.89m. Ratcliffe was in striking form with all five of her recorded throws over 60 metres, four of them better than her previous record. Her next best was 63.61m. Ratcliffe also won the W20 hammer with 61.85m.
Monique Williams showed a fine return to the track with wins over 100m in 11.95s (+2.2) and 200m in 24.25s. Kristie Baillie was second in the 200m in 24.36s. Camille Buscombe won the 800m in 2m 15.78s. Blake Gordon was sharp in the M17 100m in 10.73s (+2.2) and 200m in 22.15s (+3.7). Cameron French won the M20 200m in 21.99s (+3.1) and 400m in 52.69s. Scott Hilliar M20 800m in 1m 55.87s and Michael Whitehead senior 800m in 1m 55.29s.
Talia Horgan W17 200m in 25.26s, Amy Robinson W17 long jump 5.17m (+1.9), Amelia Hamilton W17 high jump 1.70m. Kerry White W20 800m 2m 16.32s from Maggie Unternahrer 2m 16.61s. Mariah Ririnui W20 long jump 5.52m (+2.1).

Eastside 5km River Run, 21 February: Steve Rees-Jones 15m 48s, Tim Stewart 16m 8s. Sarah McSweeney 18m 41s.

5km Series, 21 February: Hugh Allison 19m 7s. Katy Dawson 19m 25s.

St Pat’s Silverstream International Mile Race – 24 February 2012
Beijing Olympic 1500m silver medallist Nick Willis battled a strong southerly wind to convincingly win an exhibition mile, run on a grass track, at St Patrick’s College Silverstream on Saturday. Considering the conditions he ran a creditable 4m 2.7s. National 1500m champion Hamish Carson was second in 4m 5.0s with Willis’ training companion Will Lee of America third in 4m 7.7s.
Willis said it was extremely tough conditions, but with the backing of a crowd of 1000 who circled the track it was really fun.
“Realistically breaking four minutes was not on, and I am surprised that we ran as fast as we did. We hit a huge wall of wind on each lap but with the crowd screaming for me and Hamish we kept rolling it out,” he said.
“I had to finish hard and not let the local guy (Hamish) beat me,” he added.
Willis will next race over 1500m in Melbourne on Saturday.
Zara Murrihy won the associated women’s 800m in 2m 17.6s from Caroline Mellsop 2m 21,1s and Stevie Paine 2m 22.2s.

Wellington Track and Field Championships, Day 2, Newtown Park Stadium – 25 February 2012
Matt Harris of Canterbury won the 1500m in an impressive 3m 46.45s, from Tim Cornish 3m 55.48s, Evan Cooper 3m 55.69s, Kieron MacDonald 3m 55.82s and Ben Barry 3m 56.39s. Sarah Drought won the women’s 1500m in 4m 29.43s from Caroline Mellsop 4m 33.96s. Nicole Mitchell W20 1500m in 4m 43.26s.
Rebeka Kiwara W17 200m in 26.74s (-0.4), Alex Howden M17 200m 23.26s (-0.1), Fletcher Greaves M17 400m 51.86s, Jack Oliver M20 400m 51.55s.
Natasha Murrihy W20 3000m walk in 16m 9.39s. Valerie Chan W17 pole vault 3.35m and James Hutchens M20 long jump 6.75m (+1.5).

Lifestyle Sports Waterfront 5km Series, 21 February: Rohan Biggs 16m 35s, Josh Campbell 17m 14s. Tineke Bertheisen 18m 59s. First in the walk Natasha Murrihy 19m 16s.

Round-the-Bays 7km Fun Run and Lenco Half Marathon – 26 February 2012
Kip Kemei of Kenya won the half marathon in 1h 7m 49s from James Richardson 1h 11m 51s and Glenn Hughes 1h 12m 43s. Mary Davies, with her eye on qualifying in the marathon for the London Olympic Games, won the women’s half in 1h 13m 21s from Gabrielle O’Rourke 1h 17m 52s. 2000 took part in the half.
Martin Van Barnveld won the 7km fun run in 19m 36s from Tim Hodge 19m 56s and Cary Chaffee 20m 52s. Stephanie Mackenzie was the first woman in 23m 40s from Charlotte Wood 23m 55s and Anne Hare 23m 40s. Junior boys; Jonathan Beresford 23m 25s and girls Susannah Lynch 24m 54s. 10,000 took part in the fun run.

Twilight Athletics, Saxton Field Athletic Track – 24 February 2012
Dale Pritchard won the men’s shot put with 13.77m and discus with 42.32m, but failed to get a Tasman Centre or Club record he has grown accustomed of getting at these meets.
Brendon Barnett’s winning 7.23m (+2.6) leap in the long jump was one of his better efforts of the season, but it was just below the legal wind reading.
Chris Brake jumped a near personal best 6.57m (+1.9) for second in the long jump and cleared 1.90m in the high jump.
Alex Jordan showed no sign of distress in his return to competition following injury earlier in the month, running 48.73sec in the 400m.

Honest Lawyer 5km Series, 20 February: Matthew Dunn 18m 36s, Stu Cottam 18m 43s. Colette Read 19m 53s.

Athletics, Rawhiti Domain – 25 February 2012
Jessica Boyd W17 pole vault 3.05m, Jessie Park W17 triple jump 10.30m (-1.7). Maddy Carruthers W17 shot put 12.52m and javelin 38.55m. David Elliott M20 100m 11.91s (+0.4) and 200m 23.93s (+0.9). Hayden Hall M20 discus 44.33m, Jesse Bryant M17 shot put 14.28m and Charlie Gamble M17 discus 47.92m. Kate Newitt 3000m walk 16m 5.85s.

Otago Track and Field Championships, Day 2, Caledonian Ground – 25 February 2012
Christina Ashton won the W17 100m 12.71s (+3.5), 200m 26.72s (+2.8) and 100m hurdles 15.43s (+3.5). Larissa Dyke senior 100m in 12.13s (+2.6). Andrew Whyte 100m in 10.95s (+3.2) and 200m in 22.08s (+2.8). Glen Ballam 400m in 49.45s. In the 1500m Hannah Newbould won in 4m 33.66s from Rachel Kingsford 4m 41.27s. Stephen Isaac from Wellington M20 400m hurdles in 57.97s. Alex Gorrie M20 3000m in 8m 47.98s.
In the field events Greer Alsop W17 triple jump 11.89m (+4.5), senior men Todd Swanson 14.13m (+3.8). Discus throw M20 Dean Rusbatch 41.26m senior Marshal Hall 51.84m. Jerram Huston senior shot 14.26m. Rusbatch also set an Otago age group record with the 7.26kg shot with 13.80m.

Athletics, Surrey Park – 25 February 2012
Wind, cold and rain dominated at Surrey Park with the wind too strong to have a wind gauge out. Rebecca Peterson (W17, Inv) took advantage of the strong tail wind to run a 12.37s 100m and triple jump 11.15m. Lorne Singer (SM, St Pauls) was fastest in the 100m with 11.58s (NWR) and Michael Peterson (M20, Inv) won the 200m in 23.98s (NWR). Ashley Craig (M17, St Pauls) continued his good form in the hammer with 41.35m despite the atrocious conditions while Mark Flaus (M50, Gore) prepared for the NZ Masters Champs with 34.07m.  Michael Mitchell (M17, St Pauls) had the best javelin mark with 41.45m.


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