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Smith 2nd and other NZ news

Inaugural Boston Athletic Association 10km Road Race, Boston – 26 June 2011
Kimberley Smith finished second in 32m 6s. Race won by Caroline Kilel of Kenya in 31m 58s, with Misiker Demissie of Ethiopia third in 33m 8s.

Smith’s best 10km on the road is 31m 23s in Atlanta Georgia in July last year.

Szczecin, 25 June; Adrian Blincoe finished sixth in the 1500m at the Janusza Kusocińskiego memorial meeting in 3m 38.48s. Double Commonwealth Games silver medallist Nikki Hamblin was eighth in the 800m in 2m 3.49s.

Nivelles, 25 June; Monique Williams won the 200m in 24.27s (+0.6) and the B grade 100m in 12.01s (+0.1).


British U/23 Championships, Bedford Stadium – 25/26 June 2011

25 June; Aaron Pulford 5000m 3rd 14m 20.22s. Rebekah Greene 1500m 3rd 4m 24.90s, Margot Gibson 15th 4m 47.68s, Angie Smit 800m 2nd 2m 8.69s, Hannah Newbould 5th 2m 9.76s, Brendon Barnett long jump 13th 6.66m, Te Rina Keenan discus throw 3rd 44.56m , shot put 6th 12.36m, Andrea Koenen 100m 12.21s (+2.5) DNQ, Michael Cochrane 400m hurdles 53.17s q, Daniel O’Shea 53.67s q, Shay Taylor 54.68s DNQ.
26 June: Siositina Hakeai discus 1st 47.97m, Mere Vaka 2nd 43.32m. Hakeai shot 2nd 14.24m, Vaka 4th 12.68m. Andrea Koenen 200m 5th 25.55s (-1.4). Elizabeth Lamb high jump U/23 1st 1.82m. Joshua Hawkins 200m 4th 21.51s (-1.6), Alex Jordan 7th 21.96s. Daniel O’Shea 400m hurdles 7th 53.46s, Michael Cochrane 8th 53.71s. Keeley O’Hagan high jump U/20 11th = 1.61m.

Oceania Region Track and Field Championships, Apia – 21/23 June 2011
21 June: Kelsey Berryman 100m 12.65s (+0.7) q, final 12.51s (+1.7) 2nd, Mariah Ririnui 100m 12.76s (+1.1) q, final 12.74s 3rd. Ryan Howe 100m 10.96s (+2.8) q, final 10.94s (+1.2) 4th, Zac Topping 100m 11.04s (+2.3) q, final 10.98s 5th. Emma Sutherland high jump 1.65m 1st. Tracey Hale 400m hurdles 61.60s 1st. Ben Langton-Burnell javelin throw 58.67m 1st, Tori Peeters 38.18m 2nd. Cameron French 400m hurdles 54.25s 1st, Phil Simms 54.42s 2nd. Scott Thomson triple jump 14.32m (+1.3) 1st. Men 4 x 400m relay NZL (Phil Simms, Ryan Howe, Zac Topping, Cameron French) 3m 28.30s 2nd. Women 4 x 400m relay NZL (Tracey Hale, Tori Peeters, Mariah Ririnui, Kelsey Berryman) 4m 34.77s 2nd.
22 June: Tracey Hale 200m 26.34s (-0.3) q. Zac Topping 200m 22.59s (-0.2) q, Cameron French 22.67s (-0.2) q. Scott Thomson triple jump 14.39m (+0.8) 1st. Men 4 x 100m relay NZL (Ryan Howe, Zac Topping, Cameron French, Phil Simms) 42.41s 2nd. Women 4 x 100m relay NZL (Tracey Hale, Mariah Ririnui, Emma Sutherland, Kelsey Berryman) 50.04s 2nd.
23 June: Emma Sutherland high jump 1.70m 1st. Kelsey Berryman 100m hurdles 14.78s (+0.3) 1st. Tori Peeters javelin throw 42.41m 2nd. Ben Langton-Burnell javelin throw 59.65m 1st. Tracey Hale 200m 25.98s (+1.2) 3rd. Cameron French 200m 22.21s (+1.9) 3rd, Zac Topping 22.31s 4th. Mariah Ririnui long jump 5.62m (-3.6) 1st, Kelsey Berryman 5.46m (-0.7) 2nd, Emma Sutherland 4.70m (-2.2) 6th. Ryan Howe long jump 7.22m (-0.2) 2nd, Phil Simms 6.54m (-0.4) 4th.
Final medal count, New Zealand fourth with 7 gold, 11 silver and 3 bronze.

Throwers Meet, Chelles – 22 June 2011
Siositina Hakeai shot put 13.84m, discus throw 46.37m. Mere Vaka discus 49.84m, shot 12.50m. Te Rina Keenan discus 48.48m, shot 12.81m. Tom Walsh senior shot 7.26kg 18.04m.

North Harbour Cross Country, Long Bay Regional Park – 25 June 2011
Declan Wilson fresh from retaining his senior boys’ title at the New Zealand secondary schools cross country championships in Ashburton last week, triumphed over the senior runners at the North Harbour cross country championship on Saturday.
Wilson went neck and neck with previously unbeaten over country this season Stephen Lett. Over the final 200m Wilson had the leg speed to out-kick Lett to narrowly win the 4000m race in 12m 3s. Lett was just one second behind with Alex Parlane third in 12m 8s.
Wilson said that it was good to get the racing experience in the combined juniors and seniors race.
“When the pace is up you feel like you can go a lot faster and you’re feeling really great after a win like that,” he said.

To beat Lett was also a plus for Wilson.
“I’ve been seeing him running for the last few years and I’ve been thinking I really want to come up and race this guy and do well, so today was just the positives.”
Junior Annika Pfitzinger also won the combined race with the seniors and masters. Pfitzinger covered the 4000m in 14m 23s, 16 seconds faster than master Rachel Penney with a further 13 seconds to the first senior Robyn Young.
Magnus Whyte won the men 16 4000m in 13m 18s, from Declan’s brother Finn, while Laura Cowling just won the women 16 2000m in a close finish with Audrey Gregan and Denise Mendonca.

Hawkes Bay Gisborne Cross Country Championships, Lyon’s Farm Maraekakaho Road – 25 June 2011
Neville Smith won the senior 12km in 48m 32s, from Eric Speakman 48m 58s. Megan Grant won the senior women’s 8km in 42m 41s. Ross McIntyre won the masters 8km in 32m 53s, nearly two minutes ahead of Phil McKay (34m 40s). The master women’s 6km went to Andrea Williams in 30m 37s from Annie Kane 30m 52s. Grace McConnochie took out the W19 6km in 25m 20s. Georgia Harris won the W16 4km in 18m 17s and Toa Elphick-Iaveta the M16 6km in 24m 16s.

Race Walking NZ 15km Championships – 25 June 2011
World Champs 50km walk representative Quentin Rew and Graeme Jones dead-heated in 1h 14m 44s , with Matthew Holcroft third in 1h 19m 45s. Rew and Jones carried on to 30km, Rew recording 2h 27m 49s, eight minutes ahead of Jones. Alana Barber won the women’s 15km in 1h 28m 9s, from Rachel Gilberd 1h 33m 53s and Terri Grimmett 1h 36m 27s.

Tom Verney (Jnr) Memorial Cross Country, Stratford Race Course – 25 June 2011
Karl Dravitzki won the senior 9000m in 32m 47s, Nathan Coombes was second in 33m 1s with Scott van Dyke third in 34m 7s. Matt Baxter won the M19 6000m in 20m 55s, 25 seconds ahead of Luke McCallum with Chaz Hall third in 21m 29s. Hannah Sturmer W19 won the combined women’s 6000m race in 27m 18s. Master Janice McCallum W45 was second in 28m 40s with Nicola Well W35 third in 28m 48s. Rodney Gillum won the 6km walk in 38m 48s with Jean Taylor the winner of the women’s walk in 45m 12s.

Manawatu-Wanganui cross country, Massey University – 25 June 2011
Hugh Abbiss won the senior 10,340m in 38m 17s, from David Lovelock and Andrew Davenport. Rob Dabb M50 was the best of the masters in 42m 38s. The walk went to Darol Pointon in 1h 11m 45s. The senior women 7635m was won by Gemma Cartwright in 33m 34s from Ashley Clements in 34m 16s. Wendy Cottrell-Teahan won the master women 4925m in 20m 26s. M19 Sam Hopper, W19 Meredith Paterson, M16 Liam Woolford, W16 Elizabeth Stannard.

Scottish 3 Peaks, Event 2 – 26 June 2011
James Richardson won the race around Wilton Substation (Chartwell), Odells Reserve (Khandallah) and Mt Victoria in 1h 54m. Jesse Patel was second in 1h 55m with Rees Buck third in 1h 55. Angela Leck led in the women in 2h 1m from Natalie Gaskin 2h 12m and Jackie Mexted 2h 12m.

South Island Cross Country Championships, incorporating the Kennett Cup Steeples, QEII Park – 25 June 2011
Matt Harris won the 9000m in 28m 33s, from Simon Gannaway 28m 54s and Tane Cambridge 29m 36s. Martin Lukes M40 was the best of the masters in 30m 18s. Nicki McFadzien won the women’s 5140m in 17m 38s, from Sarah McSweeney 19m 30s and Sia Svendsen 19m 39s. The W19 went to Flora Brocherie 18m 41s from Jaye Atkin 19m 1s and Chelsea Beaton 19m 9s. Rosa Flanagan won the W16 in 18m 16s from Pip Trevella 19m 15s and Kiri Atkin 19m 24s. Fiona Gilroy W40 was the best of the master women in 19m 48s. Alexander Gorrie won the M19 6120m in 19m 31s, from Cameron Mills 19m 49s and Daniel Peters 19m 55s. Matthew Dryden was the fastest M16 in 20m 50s.

Edmond Cup Cross Country, Wingatui Race Course – 25 June 2011
Daniel Balchin won the senior 10,400m in 36m 1s, from Dougal Thorburn 36m 18s and Callan Moody 36m 30s. Kirsty Morris won the women’s 5000m in 20m 21s. M16 5000m to Samuel Bremer 18m 26s, M19 to Anthony Trainor 19m 20s, W19 to Caitlin O’Brien 22m 3s. Sian English won the W16 2500m in 11m 8s.

Heather Skerrett Memorial Crosscountry, Elizabeth Park – 25 June 2011
Shaun Burgess (St Pauls) made the Heather Skerrett Memorial 4k cross country well and truly his own by claiming his fifth consecutive victory in cold, wet and slippery conditions. Glen Ballam (Inv) set a fast early pace, opening up a significant lead but Burgess patiently closed the gap to pass the national M19 800m champion with around 1km left then increased the margin to win by 30 seconds. Genevieve Bourke (Inv) took the women’s trophy, finishing 8th overall and 1 minute ahead of second placed Debbie Telfer (Inv). The Junior 2k race saw 12 year old Liam Cullen (St Pauls) take the race and boy’s trophy with 14 year old Holly Pierce (Inv) second overall winning the girl’s cup.

Run Auckland 10km, Western Springs, 19 June: Joshua Rawlinson 33m 30s. Lisa Robertson 34m 22s.
Rat Race 5km Takapuna 22 June: Cameron Graves set a course record of 14m 23s, heading in Andrew Cave by over two minutes (16m 43s). Tara La Grange 18m 42s.

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