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6 May 2019 • General

Weekly Round Up: 06 May

Welcome to the Athletics New Zealand Weekly Round up.This week’s edition includes:

Results from the New Zealand 100km Championships, Rotorua Marathon & Lovelock Relays
International results from Qatar, USA, England and Argentina,including:
Road and Trail race results from around the country
Murray McKinnon
Athletics New Zealand Correspondent
P: 0274 806086

New Zealand Meetings

PHOTO (L-to-R): Katrin Gottschalk, Rebecca Jane Toomey, Mel Aitken

55th Rotorua Marathon – 4 May 2019
After finishing third at Rotorua in 2016 Ciaran Faherty was delighted to notch up a victory on the iconic course to add to his wins in New Plymouth in 2016, Wellington in 2016 and Christchurch in 2017.

Faherty shared the pace with last year’s winner Blair McWhirter and local Michael Voss up to the 30km mark before he put in a surge dropping Voss and then another surge to break clear of McWhirter. Faherty carried on to finish at the Government Gardens in 2:25:39. Faherty who has a personal best of 2:18:47 in Tokyo in early March is aiming for the Berlin Marathon in September. McWhirter recorded 2:26:40 and Voss in 2:27:35, a 19 minute PB on his seventh placing last year. Regan Bones was fourth in a debut PB 2:36:51.

Alice Mason made it two years in a row for the women’s title. The twice New Zealand marathon champion ran 2:51:17 to finish 38 seconds ahead of Cecilia Flori. Letha Whitham was third in 3:04:31 PB. Mason who won at Wellington in 2017 and in Christchurch in 2015 has a best of 2:39:48 in Nagoya in March. Flori from Italy and a maths lecturer at University of Waikato recorded a nine minute personal best of 2:51:55 as a training run for the 160km Western States endurance race in California next month.

Jono Jackson won the half marathon for the second year in a row in 1:13:44, from Matt Kerr 1:22:13 and Michael O’Sullivan 1:25:22. Lisa Cross who won the women’s half in 2015 in 1:15:34 won again in 1:22:30 heading in three times New Zealand mountain running champion Sabrina Grogan who clocked 1:30:37 and Danielle Sansonetti 1:32:37.

The 10km result: William Taylor 34:38, Simon Cochrane 35:45, Jamie Hall 38:47. Charli Miller 39:04, Alana Lythe 39:25, Amelia Lythe 41:40.

Lovelock Relays, University Oval, Logan Park – 4 May 2019
Hill City University team of Rory Bevins, Joel Carman, Kirk Madgwick, Russell Green, Matthew Sutcliffe and Sam Bremer won the senior men 6 x 1500m relay in 26:23. Sam Bremer’s lap 4:05. Janus Stauffenberg for Leith was the fastest with 4:03. HCU also won the senior women’s relay over four laps, Rebekah Greene, Laura Bungard, Rebecca Allnut, Margie Campbell recording 20:30 with Rebekah Greene running 4:44. Leith won the master men, Danny Baillie recording 4:42. Caversham won the master women, Heather Evans fastest with 5:46.

Athletics New Zealand 100km Championship, Hagley Park North – 5 May 2019
Paul Hewitson of Wellington ran 8.34 to win over Stuart Hughes of Belgrave Victoria (8.35), and the defending champion Wayne Botha (9.18) of Takapuna. Graeme Butcher of Masterton was fourth. Rebecca Toomey from Melbourne was the first woman with a run of 8.15, Mel Aitken was next in 8.27 with Katrin Gottschalk third (8.30).

International Results
IAAF Diamond League Doha, 3 May: Tom Walsh was second in the shot put with 22.06m at the opening Diamond League meeting of the season. Ryan Crouser won with 22.13m. Walsh’s series was x, 21.42, 22.06, x, 21.20 and 21.64 while Crouser produced 20.06, 22.13, 21.87, 21.05, x, x. It was Walsh’s tenth equal best throw of his career. Darlan Romani of Brazil was third with 21.60m.
Walsh said that he was a little bit off.

“I did get hold of one of them but not as far as what I wanted to do. It was the first comp in the Northern Hemisphere, the nerves were definitely there which is great thing and I felt like I handled them reasonably well but technically and through the circle I was just a little bit off with my timing. But considering that I still managed to throw that far is a good thing but also frustrating because I know I’m a little bit better than that and I don’t like losing,” he said.

Payton Jordan Invitational, Stanford Palo Alto CA, 2 May: Camille Buscomb ran a world championships 10,000m qualifier in finishing third in a PB 31:33.04, well inside the entry standard of 31:50.00. Buscomb’s previous best of 31:45.02 for ninth at the 2017 Payton Jordan meeting. Sifan Hassan (Ethiopian-Dutch) won in 31:18.12 from Susan Krumins, nee Kuijken, (Netherlands) 31:23.81. Geordie Beamish cut 22 seconds off his previous best 5000m running 13:31.58 (17R1), Julian Oakley 5000m 14:00.85 (17R2). Joshua Browne 800m 1:54.14 (10).
Arkansas Twilight, Fayetteville AR, 3 May: Bailey Stewart 400m 46.95 (3). Craig Lautenslager 1500m 3:48.48 (1).
Portland Twilight, Portland OR, 3 May: Jeff Lautenslager 1500m 3:49.63 (8).
Lenny Lyles Invitation, Louisville KY, 26 April: Jordyn Blake 400m 57.90 (6R3).
OSU HP Meet, Corvallis OR, 26 April: Grace Ritchie 5000m 17:59.09 (6).
Steve Scott Invitational, Irvine CA, 26/27 April: Tayla Brunger 200m 22.70 (+2.3) (3R7), 400m 56.55 (1RC). Fletcher Pickworth 800m 1:56.95 PB (1R5). Oscar Millington 800m 2:02.08 (9R5). Jonathan Maples 100m 11.35 (-0.4) PB (3R5), 200m 22.70 (+2.3) (3R7). Monique Whiteman 800m 2:20.90 PB (3R5). Maria Sartin 800m 2:24.12 (2R6), 400m H 70.68 (3R4). Charlotte Drabble LJ 5.34m (+0.1) (29). Natalia Lunny 800m 2:21.92 (4R5). Andres Hernandez 1500m 4:06.79 (8R4). Krystal Clark 1500m 4:56.05 (7R3).
Pacwest Championships, Azusa CA, 26/27 April: Joshua Browne 1500m 4:03.30 (2H1), 4:05.05 (12).
Texas A & M Alumni Muster, College Station TX, 27 April: Jack Beaumont 1500m 4:06.38 (13), 3000m steeplechase 9:20.70 (2).
Border Clash, Boise ID, 27 April: Jeff Lautenslager 800m 1:55.21 (5).
Tom Jones Memorial, Gainsville FL, 27 April: Christian Conder 1500m 3:58.94 (2RB). Caitlin McQuilkin-Bell 5000m 17:37.17 (6).
Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational, Easton MA, 27 April: Jessica Martin 1500m 4:43.18 (2).
Yale Springtime Invitational, New Haven CT, 28 April: Arianna Lord 800m 2:14.59 (1).
Brown Springtime Invitational, Providence RI, 28 April: Angus White 1500m 3:49.56 (2).

London Marathon, 28 April: Paul Barwick 2:34:27 PB (181), Lindsay Barwick 2:54:30 PB (56).

Argentina Championships, Concepción del Uruguay, 28 April: Nicolas Moratalla LJ 7.33m (+0.) PB (1).

Road and Trail Races Around the Country
O’Hagan’s 5km, Viaduct Harbour, 30 April: John Mauro 16:59, Josh Lokes 17:19, James Parker 17:26. Kerry Ash 19:55, Christine Adamson 20:12, Isabel Emerson 20:13.
Rat Race 5km, Takapuna, 1 May: Mike Wanden 17:21, Damon Nicholas 17:58, Brad Fleming 18:48. Jacey Cropp 21:24.
Waiheke Island Half Marathon, Alison Park, 4 May: Greg Darbyshire 1:14:24, Dan Hunt 1:17:45, Gerard Murphy 1:18:40. Hannah Wells 1:21:35, Karen Donaldson-Barron 1:28:09, Julia Anderson 1:29:45. 10km: Severi Luoto 37:27, Ian Anderson 37:42, Mark Carryer 40:53. Laura Holyoake 42:38, Chrostine Adamson 43:23, Kelsey Waters 45:40.

The Great Kauri Run, 4 May: 32km; Christopher Horan 3:10:00, Neville Woods 3:18:21, James Bayly 3:18:57. Meg Buddle 3:28:35, Kristen Arendt 3:37:38, Roisin McQuillan 3:50:41. 23km; Damon Nicholas 2:09:50, Rodney Poulgrain 2:24:00, Andrew Greally 2:28:00. Rosalind Poulgrain 2:28:40, Amy White 2:49:30, Sarah Cammick 2:57:31. 12km; Davide Fontana 56:46, Tim Bright 1:04:37, Ben Leaker 1:04:38. Hannah Gapes 1:02:08, Eden Craig 1:08:22, Vivianne Bongard 1:09:00.

Hanmer Springs
Hanmer Four Square Half Marathon, 4 May: Chris Dunell 1:17:48, Adam Jaques 1:18:37, Nathan Jones 1:18:39. Olivia Ritchie 1:28:48, Nicola Handley 1:33:56, Lisa Brignull 1:33:59. 10km: Jack Flannigan 37:32, Shaun Souness 38:45, Max Flannigan 39:11. Katherine Camp 38:51, Jean Kozyniak 39:53, Sarah Langer 45:03. 5km: Scott Ferguson 19:2, Barney Hoskns 19:54, Luke Mokomoko 20:49. Nic Haywood 22:14, Charlotte Brough 25:32, Lisa Kristiansen 25:33.