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NZ performances at Australia Track Champs

90th Australian Athletic Championships, Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park Melbourne – 13/15 April 2012

Brent Newdick - Long Jump

Brent Newdick - Long Jump

Brent Newdick won the decathlon with a total of 8057, seven points better than the performance standard set for the London Olympic Games. Newdick set personal bests in two of the ten events, 7.56m in the long jump and 48.25m in the discus throw. The 27 year old has a best score of 8114 points set in Austria in May last year.

His performances in Melbourne were: 100m 11.02s (-0.7) 856, long jump 7.56m (+1.6) 950, shot put 14.48m 758, high jump 1.95m 758, 400m 49.22s 851, 110m hurdles 14.55s (0.0) 905, discus throw 48.25m 834, pole vault 4.70m 819, javelin throw 56.43m 684, 1500m 4m 46.21s 642, total 8057.

National champion Nicholas Gerrard also took part in the decathlon finishing ninth with 6234 points. Unfortunately he did not clear a height in the pole vault.

New Zealand sprint champion Joseph Millar of Tauranga flashed into third in the 100m in 10.49s after earlier recording 10.42s in the heats.

On the last day of the championships Millar was triumphant in the 200m winning in 21.27s after earlier qualifying in the heats in 21.20s. Tama Toki was third in the 200m final in 21.43s. In the heats he recorded 21.24s.

Other third placings went to Cameron French of Hamilton in the 400m hurdles in 52.66s, Nneka Okpala of Auckland with 12.97m in the triple jump, Camille Buscomb 1500m in 4m 22.98s and Kristie Baillie 400m in 53.26s. In the heats of the 400m hurdles Phil Simms of Pirongia recorded a world junior championships B qualifying time of 52.71s.

Day 1 13 April: Women 100m prelim: Monique Williams 7 12.03s (+2.0) Q, Rochelle Coster 9 11.96s (+2.0) Q, Fiona Morrison 15 12.24s (+2.0) q, Mariah Ririnui 28 12.58s (-0.4), Larissa Dyke 29 12.63s (-0.2). 400m prelim: Kristie Baillie 7 53.95s q. 400m hurdles prelim: Tracey Hale 4 60.78s Q, Mackenzie Keenan 8 63.82s q. Hammer throw: Nicole Bradley 7 52.01m, Millie McNie 8 48.79m. Discus throw ambulant: Holly Robinson 2 31.00m.
Men 400m prelim: Ben Potter 17 48.89s. 400m hurdles prelim: Phil Simms 4 52.71s Q, Cameron French 5 53.10s Q. Hammer throw: Damian Smuts 7 54.30m.

Day 2 14 April: Women 100m semi: Monique Williams 5 11.75s (+0.6) Q, Rochelle Coster 10 11.98s (+1.4), Fiona Morrison 18 12.18s (+0.6). Final Monique Williams DQ. 1500m prelim: Camille Buscomb 4 4m 30.59s Q, Annika Pfitzinger 8 4m 32.54s Q, Lydia O’Donnell 9 4m 30.17s q, Melanie Fayen 22 4m 40.72s. 3000m steeplechase: Caroline Mellsop 4 10m 53.61s. Triple jump: Nneka Okpala 3 12.97m (+0.6). Shot put secured: Jessica Hamill 3 6.89m.
Men 100m prelim: Joseph Millar 5 10.42s (+1.8) Q, Carl Van der Speck 7 10.54s (+3.9) q, Tama Toki 14 10.77s (0.0). Final Joseph Millar 3 10.49s (-0.4), Carl Van der Speck 4 10.65s. 400m hurdles: Cameron French 3 52.66s, Phil Simms 4 53.35s. Discus throw: Marshall Hall 7 54.02m. Shot put secured: Peter Martin 2 8.50m.

Day 3 15 April: Women 200m prelim: Monique Williams 2 23.62s (+2.2) Q. Final Monique Williams DNF. 400m: Kristie Baillie 3 53.26s. 1500m: Camille Buscomb 3 4m 22.98s, Annika Pfitzinger 7 4m 26.63s, Lydia O’Donnell 11 4m 29.38s. 100m hurdles prelim: Fiona Morrison 5 13.77s (+1.4) Q, Rochelle Coster 9 14.41s (+1.4), Mackenzie Keenan 12 15.25s (-0.9). Final Fiona Morrison 4 13.79s (+0.7). 400m hurdles: Tracey Hale 5 62.00s, Mackenzie Keenan 6 63.68s. Long jump: Mariah Ririnui 8 5.91m (+1.2). Javelin secured: Jessica Hamill 2 12.98m. Shot Put ambulant: Holly Robinson 3 9.67m.
Men 200m prelim: Tama Toki 2 21.24s (+1.3) Q, Joseph Millar 4 21.20s (+2.1) Q, Carl Van der Speck 9 21.53s (+2.1). Final Joseph Millar 1 21.27s (+0.2), Tama Toki 3 21.43s. Shot Put: Damian Smuts 7 15.37m, Jerram Huston 8 14.80m. Javelin throw: Ben Langton Burnell 8 66.09m. Pole vault: Nicholas Southgate 4 4.75m, Brent Newdick 6= 4.60m. Javelin secured Peter Martin 2 15.46m.

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