14 Apr 2018

Buscomb 12th in 5000m

Buscomb 12th in 5000m

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Above: Camille Buscomb in action in the 5000m final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Photo by Alisha Lovrich / Temposhot.

Camille Buscomb has finished 12th in the 5000m at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 15:55.45.

In a slow run race the 27 year old settled into the middle of the field and when the pace dropped moved up to third.

When the expected pace went on in the later stages the twice national champion at the distance drifted off the bucn and over the final two laps held her twelfth placing.

Buscomb said it was hard.

“I gave it my best, it was really hot. I wasn’t ranked high at all and I learnt a lot,” she said.

“It was really tough competition,” she added.

Hellen Obiri of Kenya won in 15:13.11 from compatriot Margaret Kipkemboi 15:15.28 and Laura Weightman of England.

Meanwhile Ben Langton Burnell missed out on mking the top eight in the men's javelin competition.

After three rounds he finished in tenth with his best throw of 73.77m.

The twice New Zealand champion and London world championships representative qualified in ninth for the final with 75.29m.

India’s Neeraj Chopra won with a throw of 86.47m, Hamish Peacock of Australia was second with 82.59m and Anderson Peters of Granada third with 82.20m.

Murray McKinnon
Athletics New Zealand Correspondent
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