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28 June 2019 • General

Oceania Athletics Championships (Day 3)

Maddie Wilson wrapped up another fantastic day for the New Zealand in Townsville, claiming gold in the U18 women’s heptathlon with a total of 5179 points, a PB for the young athlete from Gisborne and new U18 New Zealand record. Also in action in the combined events was Christina Ryan (Canterbury), who finished in silver position in the senior women’s event with 4756 points.

On the track, Angie Petty (Canterbury) took silver in the senior women’s 800m in 2:03.41, as did Sophie Atkinson (Auckland) in the U20 women’s race. Cantabrian Brad Mathas crossed in bronze medal position in the senior men’s 800m, along with Sam Hyde-Smith in the U20 men’s 800m race.

Portia Bing (Auckland) was third in the senior women’s 400m hurdles and Michael Cochrane (BOP) took the silver medal in the senior men’s 400m hurdles. Alessandra Macdonald (Waikato) also took the bronze medal in the U20 women 400m hurdles. The women’s 4×100 team of Olivia Eaton, Brooke Somerfield, Georgia Hulls, Natasha Eady was second behind Australia in 45.19.

In the field, Ryan Ballantyne (Canterbury) set a new PB of 19.05m in the senior men’s shot put to take the bronze medal behind team mate Jacko Gill (Auckland) who secured the gold medal with a throw of 20.75m, breaking his own Oceania Championships record in the process. Both Lisa Adams (BOP) and Holly Robinson (Otago) also secured gold in their events, Lisa (F37) in the senior women discus ambulatory para and Holly (F46) in the senior women javelin ambulatory para.

Joshua Lush (Auckland) took gold in the senior men’s long jump para with a jump of 6.18m (T20), and New Zealand continued to impress in the high jump with Jayden Williamson (Auckland) taking silver in the U18 men’s competition with a new PB of 2.05m and Josh Inger taking bronze in the U20 men’s high jump. Kayla Goodwin (Waikato) took silver in the U20 women’s triple jump.

Success again for Northland’s Nikolas Kini after his gold in the U18 men’s shot put, this time in the U18 men’s discus coming home with the bronze medal after a best throw of 52.38m. Dyani Shepherd-Oates (Otago) finished in silver medal position in the U20 women’s hammer with a best throw of 47.44m.

Eddie Osei-Nketia, Joseph Millar and Hamish Gill all qualified for today’s senior men’s 200m semi-finals. Day 4 begins at 1.30pm (3pm NZT) today, programme available here.

Full results from Day 3 are available here:

New Zealand Results – Day 3 Finals

Senior women heptathlon
Christina Ryan (2nd) 4756

Senior women 3000m steeplechase
Caitlin McQuilkin-Bell (4th) 10:42.73

Senior women 400m hurdles
Portia Bing (3rd) 57.11, Mackenzie Keenan (4th) 58.18, Anna Percy (6th) 61.16

Senior men 400m hurdles
Michael Cochrane (2nd) 51.54

Senior women 800m
Angela Petty (2nd) 2:03.41, Katherine Camp (4th) 2:05.38, Katrina Anderson (5th) 2:06.34

Senior men 800m
Brad Mathas (3rd) 1:50.47, James Preston (5th) 1:52.77

Senior men 400m
Joshua Ledger (4th) 47.92, Luke Mercieca (6th) 48.32

Senior women 4x100m
Olivia Eaton, Brooke Somerfield, Georgia Hulls, Natasha Eady (2nd) 45.19,

Senior men long jump para
Joshua Lush T20/F20 (1st) 6.18m (+0.0)

Senior women javelin ambulatory para
Holly Robinson F46 (1st) 40.78m

Senior men shot put
Jacko Gill (1st) 20.75m, Ryan Ballantyne (3rd) 19.05m PB

Senior women triple jump
Anna Thomson (4th) 12.41m (+0.0)

Senior women discus ambulatory para
Lisa Adams F37 (1st) 26.42m

Senior women discus throw
Sositina Hakeai (3rd) 54.96m, Tatiana Kaumoana (4th) 52.68m, Lauren Bruce (5th) 51.55m

U20 women 400m hurdles
Alessandra Macdonald (3rd) 61.35

U20 women 800m 
Sophie Atkinson (2nd) 2:20.24

U20 men 800m
Sam Hyde-Smith (3rd) 1:55.84, Patrick Dowd (5th) 1:58.16

U20 women hammer throw (4kg)
Dyani Shepherd-Oates (2nd) 47.44m

U20 women triple jump
Kayla Goodwin (2nd) 12.44m (+0.0)

U20 men high jump
Josh Inger (3rd) 1.94m

U18 women heptathlon
Maddie Wilson (1st) 5179

U18 women 800m
Krystie Solomon (4th) 2:14.79

U18 women hammer throw (3kg)
Mile Naime (4th) 54.45m (PB)

U18 men discus (1.5kg)
Nikolas Kini (3rd) 52.38m

U18 women triple jump
Emma McKay (4th) 10.24m (+0.0)

U18 men high jump
Jayden Williamson (2nd) 2.05m (PB)