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NZ Round Up ending 29 Jan

Pole Vault - Mission Bay

Pole Vault - Mission Bay

Summer Pole Vault, Mission Bay – 28 January 2012
Athletics came to the beach with a pole vault event, organised by decathlete Brent Newdick, staged within the café on the reserve.

French athletes stole the show with outstanding pole vaulting in the tricky conditions, Franck Logel winning with a height of 4.80m, 10cm better than compatriot Florian Geffrouais. Newdick and national youth champion and record holder Nicholas Southgate were third equal at 4.40m. Newdick, silver medallist in the decathlon at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, was delighted with the concept and the resulting competition. He has seen it done overseas and has taken part in a couple of them while travelling in Europe.

“I thought let’s take it the next step and make it corporate and where a lot of people could be. We were fairly lucky with the weather, the wind was a bit hard but it was a good atmosphere with everyone having a good time and seeing some good jumping, said Newdick. “It’s great for us athletes to take athletics to the people, it is just another novelty you can do for a day out as well and it raises the awareness of our sport.

“It gives people an option to see something unique in a weird place, like pole vaulting in a café – who would have thought today that that was going to happen. We did it and that’s the start,” said Newdick.

Eliza McCartney won the women’s event clearing the bar at 3.60m with Lucy Magill the next best at 3.30m. Jarli Heckmann of Germany was third with 2.60m.

O’Hagan’s Viaduct 5km, 24 January: Jon Healey 16m 40s, Jason Waite 16m 52s. Fiona Hallaway 20m 25s.

Adelaide Track Classic, Santos Stadium – 28 January 2012
Nneka Okpala was second in the triple jump 13.13m (+2.2), also 13.02m (0.0). Carl Van der Speck fifth in 100m B race 10.75s (-0.8). Brent Tingay seventh in the 3000m steeplechase 9m 37.74s.

Navy’s Wesley A Brown Invitational, Annapolis Maryland, 28 January 2012: Brendon Blacklaws won the mile in 4m 4.48s, Dallas Bowden sixth in 4m 10.92s.
Indiana University Relays, Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse indoor track, 27/28 January 2012: Alice Feslier-Holmes one mile 12th 5m 5.34s. Simon Rogers 800m 10th 1m 54.70s.
Terrier Invitational, Boston University, 27/28 January 2012: Laura Nagel one mile fifth 4m 46.53s. Julian Matthews one mile fifth 4m 2.08s.

Eastside 5km River Run, 24 January: Scott Thorne 16m 34s, Tom Reynolds 17m 22s, Sunil Ritchie 17m 47s. Helen Hall 20m 45s.

Open Meeting, Tauranga Domain – 28 January 2012
Michael Gutry M20 100m in 11.37s (+1.0), Abby Goldie W17 200m 26.49s (+0.9), Bennet Rogers M17 400m 51.47s, Sally Gibbs W45 3000m 9m 59.12s, Alex Colvin M17 long jump 6.16m (+1.3). Bev Savage set a New Zealand masters W65 discus throw record of 22.89m, adding 91cm to the previous mark.

Tussock Traverse 26km, Central NI Plateau, 28 January 2012: James Richardson won in 1h 57m 59s, Emily Solsberg was the first woman in 2h 28m 8s.

Lifestyle Sports Waterfront 5km Series, 24 January: Grant McLean 15m 57s, Levente Timar 16m 10s, Tomas Bridgman 16m 38s. Stephanie Mackenzie 18m 15s, Melissa Moon 18m 45s. Terri Grimmett walk 31m 52s.

Honest Lawyer 5km, 23 January: Brayden Botica 17m 3s, Jason Sweney 17m 46s. Colette Read 19m 44s.
Sprig and Ferm Striders 5km, 24 January: Phil Costley 14m 47s, Simon Mardon 15m 21s. Klaartje Van Schie 18m 26s, Colette Read 19m 22s.

Athletics, Rawhiti Domain – 28 January 2012
Canterbury 3000m championships; SM Andrew Davidson 8m 37.32s from Callan Moody 8m 41.78s, SW Hannah Newbould 9m 47.01s, M20 Sam Mills 9m 17.37s, M17 Matthew Dryden 9m 38.57s from Joshua Campbell 9m 42.34s, W17 Rosa Flanagan 9m 57.71s.

Erica Winton W17 high jump 1.65m, Nick McGrath M20 shot put 14.01m, Patrick Harnett M17 high jump 1.80m, Kartik Chella M17 triple jump 12.14m (-0.7), Charlie Gamble M17 shot put 14.45m and discus throw 46.11m, Tony McManus (63) 1500m 4m 39.21s, Courtney Ruske W18 3000m walk 15m 29.41s.

Shoe Clinic Asics 5km Series, North Hagley Park 24 January: Andrew Davidson 14m 52s, Matt Ingram 15m 33s, Thomas Holmes 15m 42s. Hannah Newbould 16m 42s, Alexandra Williams 17m 46s, Kimberley Chambers 19m 8s.

Twilight Meeting, Caledonian Ground – 25 January 2012
One mile Ness Cup; Kellie Palmer 4m 47.01s, Bevan Stevens 4m 21.25s. W 100m Larissa Dyke 12.55s (-0.5). M20 400m Ben Jowsey 51.46s. M 400m Yann Senjaric (France) 50.86s. M20 javelin Bryn Jones 50.05s also shot put 13.41m. Rebecca Wardell javelin 40.65m and 400m 55.54s.

Athletics, Caledonian Ground – 28 January 2012

Marshall Hall discus throw 51.75m, Hamish Finnie M20 discus 41.20m and hammer 44.20m. Eirlys Bond with the 3kg hammer set an Otago W13 and W14 record of 38.40m. John Gilmour M20 long jump 6.27m (+3.8), Robert Jopp M17 100m 11.08s (+1.6) and 200m 22.27s (+1.5), Larissa Dyke W 100m 12.15s (+1.5), Fiona Morrison W 200m 24.85s (+3.3), Alex Gorrie M20 3000m 8m 53.48s, Bevan Stevens M 3000m 8m 45.08s, Ben Anderson M 800m 1m 57.88s.


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