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29 June 2019 • General

Oceania Athletics Championships (Day 4)

On the final day of the Oceania Athletics Championship, Julia Ratcliffe (Waikato) threw 71.39m in the senior women’s hammer to meet the entry standard for the 2019 Doha IAAF World Championships. The Oceania Athletics Championships was Julia’s first competition since her gold medal winning performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Game. The throw was also a new PB for the Commonwealth Champion and bettered both the Oceania Area, Oceania Championship and NZ records. In third place in the event was Nicole Bradley (Auckland) with a throw of 64.69m.

In the senior men’s hammer, Anthony Nobilo (Auckland) secured the bronze medal with a PB throw of 64.93m. Alexander Parkinson (Auckland) took silver in the senior men’s discus with a PB throw of 58.32m, followed by Marshall Hall (Southland) in bronze medal position with a best throw of 57.03m

It was double gold for Josephine Reeves (Wellington) who secured the gold in the senior women’s high jump with a best jump of 1.86m. Josephine also won gold in the U20 women’s competition on Tuesday.

Lisa Adams (Waikato) took gold in the senior women’s shot put ambulatory para with a new PB of 15.21m (F37). Amy Dunn (Waikato) took bronze in the event, with another PB throw of 5.42m (F41). Jess Gillan secured gold in the senior women’s shot put secured throw para and broke her own Oceania Area Champs record, and Ben Tuimaseve (Auckland) set a new PB of 12.01m in the senior men’s shot put ambulatory para to claim the bronze medal.

Olivia McTaggart (Auckland) cleared 4.25m in the senior women’s pole vault to take home the silver medal. Imogen Ayris (Auckland) took gold in the U20 women’s pole vault, clearing 4.10m. Next up for both athletes is the World University Games in Naples in early July. The full New Zealand team for the World University Games can be found here.

Isabella Richardson won gold in the U18 women 3000m with a time of 10:08.65, and Zoe Hobbs crossed in silver medal position in the senior women’s 200m. Edward Osei-Nketia scratched from the 200m final.

Full New Zealand Results – Day 4 Finals (Full event results available here:

Senior men hammer
Anthony Nobilo (3rd) 64.93m (PB)

Senior women hammer
Julia Ratcliffe (1st) 71.39m, 2019 Doha IAAF World Champs qualifier / PB / NZ record / Oceania record / Oceania Champs record, Nicole Bradley (3rd) 64.49m, Lauren Bruce (4th) 63.12m (PB)

Senior women pole vault
Olivia McTaggart (2nd) 4.25m, Imogen Ayris (=4th) 4.10m

Senior men shot put ambulatory para
Ben Tuimaseve, F37, (3rd) 12.01m (PB)

Senior women shot put secured throw para
Jess Gillan, F34, (1st) 7.68m

Senior women shot put ambulatory para
Lisa Adams, F37, (1st) 15.21m (PB), Amy Dunn, F41, (3rd) 5.42m (PB)

Senior men discus
Alexander Parkinson (2nd) 58.32m (PB), Marshall Hall (3rd) 57.03m

Senior women high jump
Josephine Reeves (1st) 1.86m (Oceania Champs record), Keeley O’Hagan (4th) 1.81m, Emma Sutherland (6th) 1.80

Senior women 100m hurdles
Fiona Morrison (4th) 13.87 (-0.8), Amy Robertson (5th) 14.23 (-0.8)

Senior women 200m para
Libby Leikis, T37, (3rd) 33.90 (-1.0)

Senior men 200m para
Joshua Lush, T20, (2nd) 23.81 (PB)

Senior women 200m
Zoe Hobbs (2nd) 23.68, Georgia Hulls (4th) 24.02, Olivia Eaton (6th) 24.55

Senior men 200m
Hamish Gill (4th) 21.62

Women 4x400m
Stella Pearless, Angela Petty, Katherine Camp, Krystie Solomon (2nd) 3:47.70

Men 4x400m
Max Attwell, Luke Mercieca, Samuel Tanner, Joshua Ledger (3rd) 3:14.33

U20 men javelin
Jared Neighbours (3rd) 51.66m

U20 women pole vault
Imogen Ayris (1st) 4.10m

U20 women 100m hurdles
Kayla Goodwin (3rd) 14.71 (-0.7), Alessandra Macdonald (4th) 14.94 (-0.7)

U20 men 200m
Cody Wilson (3rd) 22.14 (-0.7)

U20 women 200m
Leah Belfield (4th) 24.80

U20 women 4x100m
Krystie Solomon, Alessandra Macdonald, Kayla Goodwin, Leah Belfield (1st) 48.06

U18 men triple jump
Charles Annals (4th) 13.72m (-0.9), Samuel Colyer (5th) 13.25m (+0.2)

U18 women 3000m
Isabella Richardson (1st) 10:08.65

U18 men 200m
Ethan Wallace (3rd) 22.26 (-0.2) (PB)