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van Dalen sets record and other news

Lucy van Dalen sets record

Lucy van Dalen sets record

Eastside 5km River Run, 7 February: Jai Davies-Campbell 16m 9s, Sunil Ritchie 17m 28s, Jerry Loeb 17m 32s. Sarah McSweeney 19m 19s, Kirsten Milne 20m 7s.

Millrose Games, The Armory, New York – 11 February 2012
Lucy Van Dalen set a New Zealand indoor 1500m record of 4m 11.78s in finishing 7th in the metric mile. Her performance broke Alison Wright’s record of 4m 16.7s set in Cosford UK in 1981.
“I’m real happy with the way I ran tonight, it was my goal to continue to get better as the NCAA championships are coming,” said Van Dalen.

35th Empire State Building Run Up – 8 February 2012
Melissa Moon (42) won the women’s race racing up 86 floors and 1576 steps in 12m 39s, beating Australia’s Suzy Walsham 13m 8s and four time Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington from Britain who clocked 13m 15s.
Moon, who also won in 2010 in 13m 13s, said that pacing oneself was the secret.
“You can’t start too fast too soon in a race like this. I knew I had it when I got to the 70th floor and I could no longer hear them breathing behind me,” said Moon.
Thomas Dold of Germany won the event for the seventh year in a row in 10m 28s. Paul Crake of Australia holds the race record of 9m 33s set in 2003 and Andrea Mayr of Austria holds the women’s record of 11m 23s from the 2006 race.

Perth Track Classic – 11 February 2012
Andrea Miller finished third in the 100m hurdles in 13.48s (+0.4), Miller’s national record is 13.10s set in Switzerland in June 2009.
Angie Smit was sixth in the 800m in 2m 5.89s.

NSW Junior Championships, Sydney – 10/12 February 2012
11 February: Madison Gipson (17) won the U18 100m hurdles (762mm) in a PB 13.87s (+1.5), just 100th of a second outside Andrea Miller’s 1999 NZ W17 record.
12 February: Madison Gipson won the U18 200m in a PB 24.75s (+1.6), heats 25.21s (+1.7).

O’Hagan’s Viaduct 5km, 7 February: Adam Mansour 16m 2s, Damian Brannigan 17m 13s.
Rat Race 5km, Takapuna, 8 February: Andrew Peskett 17m 12s, Peter May 17m 20s.

Oceania Masters Championships, Tauranga Domain – 5/12 February 2012
Among the highlights were Sally Gibbs W45 5000m in 16m 53.78s, she also won the W45 cross country. Trevor Ogilvie M60 5000m in 17m 36.34 and the M60 cross country. Mike Parker M55 10km road walk 49m 4s.
Among the various records that were broken were: Nigel Stainton M50 JT 52.44m, Judy Hammond W70 heptathlon 3997 points, Tui Ashe W60 4460, Murray Andersen M60 decathlon 5332, Dave Rondon M50 4626, Wayne Doyle M45 5970, Pam Spiers W85 weight throw 5.94m, Marcia Petley W80 8.39m also W80 60m 13.27s (-2.1), Mark Cumming M45 HT 46.97m, WT 14.60m, Ngawini Pepene W80 SP 6.11m and JT 15.76m, Jim Blair M80 HJ 1.13m, Brian Curry and Hayoung Do M50 HJ 1.65m, Clasina Van der veeken W80 LJ 2.53m (0.0), Gary Rawson M50 60m 7.84s (-1.4), John Campbell M45 60m 7.65s (-1.9), Claire Giles W55 60m 9.35s (-0.9).

Half Marathon and 10km – 12 February 2012
Matt Baxter won the 10km in 33m 56s from Tomas Bridgeman 35m 9s. Alice Mason won the women’s 10km in 38m 44s from Jess Leary 45m 13s. John Matheson won the half marathon in 1h 19m 24s, with Sasha Antunovic the women in 1h 30m 8s. In the walks Matthew Holcroft won the 10km in 48m 38s from Eric Kemsley 59m 18s. Rachel Gilbred won the women in 59m 39s. In the half Harry Terwiel won in 2h 6m 35s with Vanessa Lowl winning the women in 2h 12m 37s.

Lifestyle Sports Waterfront 5km Series, 7 February: James Richardson 15m 54s, Levente Timar 15m 55s, Eamon Lyons 16m 24s. First woman Pip Wilson 19m 28s. 5km walk Leeane Palmer 32m 52s.

Honest Lawyer 5km Series, 6 February: Stuart Hodgkiss 18m 29s, Matthew Dunn 18m 54s. Colette Read 20m 9s.

Buller Marathon and Half Marathon – 11 February 2012
Simon Mardon won in 2h 30m 56s from Graeme Taylor 2h 31m 3s. Paula Canning won the women’s marathon in 2h 56m 55s, nearly 14 minutes ahead of Rachael Jamieson. Phil Costley won the half marathon in 1h 7m 14s from Chris Kelly 1h 14m 17s. Sarah Biss won the women’s half in 1h 16m 6s from Alexandra Williams 1h 17m 40s.

Canterbury meeting, Aorangi Stadium – 11 February 2012
Rosa Flanagan won the mixed 3000m in 9m 46.56s, breaking her own Canterbury W15 record, set in Timaru on 26th November last year, by 1.28s.
Charlie Gamble was also in record breaking form, setting a Canterbury M15 discus record with a throw of 51.56m, breaking Kieran Fowler’s 2005 record by 39cm. Gamble also won the shot put with 14.28m.
Leanna Ryan won the W17 100m in 12.88s (-0.6), 110m hurdles in 14.72s (-0.6) and long jump 5.23m (+0.6). Rebecca Hodgson W20 hammer 47.76m, Olivia Maisey W17 triple jump 10.19m (+0.6), Maddy Carruthers W17 shot put 11.96m and javelin 32.17m, Lauren Bruce W17 hammer 42.25m. Jack Henry M20 110m hurdles 15.24s (+0.5), Hannah Newbould 1500m 4m 30.07s, Kellie Palmer 4m 32.77s, Tony McManus (63) 4m 33.93s. Courtney Ruske W18 3000m walk 15m 12.81s.

Athletics, Caledonian Ground – 11 February 2012
Anna Kean W20 800m 2m 22.81s, Ben Jowsey M20 800m 1m 56.50s, Alex Gorrie M20 3000m 8m 52.54s, Megan McPhail W20 200m 25.67s (+5.7), Andrew Whyte M20 200m 22.14s (+4.0), Nathan Baxter 1500m 3m 57.80s, Fiona Hely 100m 12.74s (+0.9) and 200m 26.08s (+5.7), Dean Rusbatch M20 DT 44.39m and HT 50.84m.

Southland athletics, Surrey Park – 11 February 2012
Matt Robinson (St Pauls) fought a strong finish-straight head wind and a determined Daniel O’Shea (Hill City) to take the 400m in 49.25s to O’Shea’s 50.64s. Gavin Stark (Gore) won the 100m in 11.35s (4.0) while Rebecca Peterson (W17, Inv) was fastest of the women with 12.81s (3.4). Glen Ballam (Inv) made the 1500m a virtual time trial, winning in 4m 07.47s ahead of clubmate Jordan Rackham (4m 32.59s) while Christina Taylor (St Pauls) was first woman and third overall in 4m 54.59s. Charlotte Muschamp (St Pauls) was best of the jumpers, winning the triple with 11.90m (NWR) and high jump with 1.70m. Geer Alsop (11.30m) was second to Muschamp in the W20 triple with Jade Graham (11.10m) and Rebecca Peterson (10.94m) topped the W17 triple jumps. An injured Achilles had Todd Swanson (St Pauls) restricted to a 4-step run up but still achieved a 13.36m triple jump.   Youngster Ashley Craig (St Pauls) was best of the throwers with the NZSS bronze medallist recording a 42.23m hammer.

Notre Dame Meyo Invitational, Loftus Sports Centre, Indiana, 4 February 2012: Ryan Shay Invitation 3km, Terefe Ejigu (Eastern Michigan) 4th 8m 01.80s. Simon Rogers mile 4m 9.01s (3), Harry Dixon 3000mB 8m 27.22s (2), Alice Feslier-Holmes 800m 2m 15.71s 1000m 2m 54.07s, Josie Wilcox 3000mB 10m 2.27s.
NY Collegiate Invitational, New York 4 February: Mathew Mildenhall 3000m 8m 6.23s (6).
MTSU Invitational, Murfreesboro Tennessee 4 February: Daniel Jones mile 4m 20.48s (6).
Geigengak Invitational, New Haven Connecticut 3 February: Eric Speakman 1000m 2m 24.86s. Lucy Van Dalen 1000m 2m 42.53s. Olivia Burne mile 4m 47.32s (1). Annie Keown 3000m 9m 52.03s (2).
Valentine’s Invitational, Boston MA, 11 February: Julian Matthews finished 5th in section 1 of the mile running 3m 59.34s. Last year at the same meeting he ran 3m 58.57s. Dominic Channon was 6th in section 1 in 4m 02.21s. Eric Speakman won section 3 of the mile in 4m 04.00s.

Long time Hawke’s Bay sporting personality, Roy Smith, passed away peacefully on 8 February aged 89.
Roy was Patron and Life Member of Napier Harriers and former member of the Napier athletic Club. His involvement in running commenced in 1940 with Napier Harriers and then later in the 1940s with Napier Athletic Club after surviving World War II. During his time with both clubs he served long periods on the respective committees being Handicapper, Club Captain, Chairperson and President which led on to Chairperson on the Centre executive for many years.
While carrying out these functions he collected numerous centre track titles from 440 yards through to 10,000m and also collected numerous cross country titles with Napier Harriers along with gaining many age group wins in the Marathon, particularly in the Rotorua Marathon where he was virtually unbeatable in his age groups over many years.
Roy initiated the Masters Association very early on in the movement and was the organiser of the NZ Masters Games in the 1970s on McLean Park. He was also one of the initiators of the HB Road Runners Club when running was in its boom period.
His great love of the sport and enthusiasm ultimately led to a very successful coaching period throughout the 1960s through to 1980s he had  a very big hand in coaching athletes who went on to achieve National titles. He was a great supporter of Arthur Lydiard and was always willing to learn. His greatest coaching triumph was with Dianne Rodger (nee Zorn) who gained selection to the Montreal Olympics in 1976 where she competed in the 1500m and where Roy was able to attend and watch his protégé.


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