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Roundup end 11th November

Track New Zealand

Papakura Club 75th Jubilee Imperial Meeting, Massey Park – 10 November 2012
Former national 400m champion Louise Jones made a welcome return to the track on Saturday. Jones won the 100 yards in 11.50s and the 440 yards in 55.70s.
The 27 year old secondary school teacher was sidelined last season with a knee injury and was unable to attempt a hat trick of New Zealand 400m titles after having won in 2010 and 2011. Her personal best 400m of 54.36s came in winning the title in Dunedin last year.

“It is great to be back after last season which was a downer with the injury,” said Jones.
“I was told to rest the knee for six months but only lasted three months as there is only a certain amount of bike riding and pool work one can do,” she added.
Jones has been concentrating on building up her strength and has yet to move into speed endurance.
“I’m quite happy with the runs today; the end of the 440 could have been better I just lacked a bit of speed.”
Henry Boyhan (15) was impressive winning the men’s 440 yards in 50.60s, while Austen Heuvel cleaned up the 100 yards in 10.40s and Dalton Coppins dominated the 220 yards in 22.13s. National junior 1500m champion Ben Moynihan won the mile in 4m 13.40s and Jacob Priddey was too strong in the two miles winning in 9m 39.90s. Sam Ulufonua was in winning form in the youth throwing events collecting the shot put with 17.38m and the discus with 53.03m.

Putaruru Bell Round 1, Porritt Stadium – 10 November 2012
National 400m champion Kristie Baillie won the 100m in 12.34s (+1.1) while national youth champion Talia Horgan won the 400m in 56.62s. Arianna Lord won the 1500m in 4m 39.34s with the 5000m going to Camille Buscomb in 16m 51.30s. Daniella Botha W17-19 hammer throw 49.37m.
Blake Gordon won the 100m in 10.97s (+1.8), Michael Cochrane the 400m in 49.32s and Tim Stewart the 5000m in 15m 37.80s.

North Island Combined Events Championships, Regional Sports Park – 10/11 November 2012
National senior decathlon champion Nicholas Gerarrd won the North Island title with a points score of 6777. His performances were: (Hand times) 100m 11.0s, LJ 7.16m, SP 13.36m, HJ 1.92m, 400m 53.5s, 110m H 15.5s, DT 34.72m, PV 3.70m, JT 51.59m, 1500m 4m 57.3s.
Jack Henry won the junior decathlon with a score of 6237 and Jesse Bryant the youth decathlon with 6758.
Paige Harwood won the JW heptathlon 5029, Natasha Eady the W15 with 4178 from Flo de Bievre 3802. Callum Taylor won the octathlon with 4424 points.

Regional team meeting round 2, Cooks Gardens – 10 November 2012
National junior champion and runner up in the national senior javelin throw championship Ben Langton-Burnell (20) broke the 70 metre barrier for the first time with a throw of 70.65m. His previous best was 69.52m at the Porritt Classic meeting in February.
Scott Thomson cleared 15.35m (+5.5) in the triple jump. He also had a legal 15.08m (+1.6). Zac Topping won the sprint double with 11.40s (-4.1) in the 100m and 22.54s (-2.9) in the 200m. Zoe Hobbs won the same double with 12.75s (-2.5) and 25.92s (-3.5). Shannon Geary won the 400m in 58.68s.
Kieron McDonald won the 800m in 1m 55.19s, the 1500m went to Antoine Bonnet in 3m 57.77s and the 5000m to Matt Baxter in 15m 11.57s. Alison Andrews-Paul won the women’s 800m in 2m 14.50s and Zia Macdermid the 1500m in 4m 55.09s. Stephanie Dickins won the 300m hurdles in 47.47s.
In the field Anna Thomson was out to 11.34m (+2.7) in the triple jump, James Hutchins 6.60m (+4.1) long jump, Kate Plimmer 5.54m (+1.3) long jump and also 16.33s (-3.7) in the 100m H, Kyle Van der Merve 5kg shot 18.33m and 1.5kg discus 52.90m, Keeley O’Hagan 1.75m HJ and Ben Giles 1.90m HJ.

Canterbury Centre Meeting, Rawhiti Domain – 10 November 2012
Meikayla Moore W16 100m 13.04s (-0.9), 200m 26.92s (-0.2). David Elliott M18 100m 11.54s (-1.8). Chris Whitely M16 400m 54.57s. Hayden Hall 1.75kg DT 47.94m 800gm JT 46.28m. Jarno Plenter M17 PV 3.90m, TJ 11.78m (-1.6). Nick McGrath M20 DT 1.5kg 45.23m. Charlie Gamble M16 1.5kg DT 45.28m. Sean Eustace M15 3000m 9m 15.14s. Ben Meikle 2km walk 11m 59.52s.

Otago Centre Meeting, Caledonian Stadium – 10 November 2012
Rachel Kingsford 800m 2m 17.28s, Anna Kean W18 2m 19.79s. Daniel Balchin 800m 1m 56.44s, Samuel Bremer M17 1m 57.48s. Dougal Thorburn 3000m 8m 48.63s. Daniel O’Shea 100m 11.03s (-0.1) and 200m 21.98s (-1.4). Jared Deal M17 won three jumping events, TJ 11.76m (0.0), LJ 5.49m (-0.3) and HJ 1.75m. James Sandilands M16 HJ 1.90m. Dean Rusbatch M18 6kg HT 54.73m, 1.75kg DT 41.26m. Todd Bates M18 5kg HT 53.70m. Rebecca Hodgson HT 49.85m.

Sam Wreford wins Southland Marathon – see report

Southland Centre Meeting, Surrey Park – 9 November 2012
Gail Kirkman (Fiordland) broke two W60 NZ Masters records at the Friday twilight meet, running 1m 10.97s in the 400m and 58.78s in the 300m hurdles. Other highlights: Hannah Adamson W19 1500m 4m 49.03s, Michael Peterson M19 300m hurdles 42.82s, Greer Alsop W19 triple jump 11.54m, Jade Graham W17 triple jump 10.94m,Tori Peeters W19 javelin 42.71m and Laura Overton W17 javelin 37.79m.

NCAA Cross Country Regional – 9 November 2012
Mid Atlantic Penn State University 10km; Mathew Mildenhall 18th 30m 53s.
Great Lakes Wisconsin 10km; Brendon Blacklaws 14th 31m 27s.
North East Madison CT 10km; Eric Speakman 20th 30m 48s. 6km; Laura Nagel 4th 20m 1s, Olivia Burne 23rd 20m 42s.

NSW Athletics, Sydney Olympic Park – 10 November 2012
Madison Gipson 4th  section 1 200m 25.87s (-2.5), 6th overall.

Pakuranga 5km Series, 5 November: Simon Riley 17m 38s, Peter Wieser 18m 23s. Sarah Blyde 20m 50s, Katie Dickinson 20m 51s.
O’Hagan’s Viaduct 5km, 6 November: Scott Winton 16m 26s, Andy Hughes 16m 40s, Warick Brenan 16m 43s. Jo Carrell 18m 53s, Claire Macky 19m 6s.
Rat Race 5km, Takapuna, 7 November: Peter May 17m 22s, Gary Myers 18m 8s. Eve Stanley 21m 4s.

Eastside Riverpath 5km, 6 November: Sunil Ritchie 17m 19s, Andrew Wark 17m 23s. Helen Rountree 18m 3s, Ariana Lord 19m 20s.

Smiths Sports Shoes Everyone’s 5km, 8 November: Lucas Fairweather 17m 46s, Reuben Tomlinson 17m 54s. Diana Harbuz 20m 35s. Walk Michael Young 30m 53s.

Toi’s Challenge 18km trail run, 11 November: Chris Morrissey 1h 24m 16s.

Bluewater Hotel 5km, 6 November: James Bell 18m 31s, Steve Charles 18m 49s. Laura Langley 21m 20s.

New Plymouth
Taranaki Steelformers around the mountain 160km solo run, 9/10 November: Curly Jacobs 16h 51m 18s. Amy Campbell 18h 15m 55s.

Lifestyle Sports Waterfront 5km Series, 6 November: Levi Timar 16m 25s, Cathal Reilly 16m 59s. Vicki Jackson 17m 31s, Gabrielle O’Rourke 18m 17s. Walk Terri Grimmett 30m 26s, Fraser Samson 32m 41s.

Waimea Vineyard 5km Summer Series, 7 November: Simon Leaning 17m 43s, Daryl Cotton 18m 34s. Colette Read 19m 53s, Robyn Deane 20m 50s. Walk; Ross Mitchell 28m 59s, Gillian MacDougall 34m 0s.

Shoe Clinic adidas Half and Quarter Marathon, Tai Tapu Domain, 11 November: Half Anthony Duncraft 1h 19m 55s, Fiona Gilroy 1h 27m 36s. Quarter Brendon Vercoe 41m 21s, Angela Whyte 45m 17s.

Sarah Cowley Ambassador for the NZ Secondary Schools Track & Field Championships
Olympic heptathlete Sarah Cowley will return to the Caledonian Stadium in Dunedin, scene of her final national secondary schools championships in December 2001, as Ambassador for this year’s championships next month. The London Olympian is number two all time on the New Zealand rankings in the heptathlon with 6135 points and second all time in the high jump with 1.91m.

Manawatu Sports Awards
At the Manawatu Sports Awards held in Palmerston North on the 9th November, athletics was well represented and had a number of finalists.
Stephanie Dickens won the Junior Sportsperson of the year award, while Ashley Exeter won the Disabled athlete of the year award.
Paul Macdermid won the Coach of the year award after guiding daughter Kara to numerous track and cross country titles in the past year.
Other finalists were Ben Langton-Burnell and Andy Kruy for Junior Sportsman. Vanessa Story for Masters Sportsperson and Alan Adamson for sports administrator.
The previous week Kara Macdermid was named Manawatu Secondary Schools sportswomen of the year and Joshua Baan the Manawatu Secondary School Sportsman of the year.

Yokohama Women’s Marathon in Japan on November 18
Following the cancellation of the New York marathon Kimberley Smith now has her sights set on starting in the fourth Yokohama Women’s Marathon on 18 November.

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