News & Updates
Weekly Round Up: 14 September
New Zealand competition results
Canterbury Road Championships, Landfill Road, Bottle Lake Forest – 11 September 2021
Katherine Camp retained her Canterbury senior women’s 10km road title in 34:29. Although beaten by Camille Buscomb of Hamilton in last year’s race Camp being the first Canterbury athlete took the title.
Camp recorded a personal best time of 34:29 in heading in 2018 and 2019 champion Andrea Hewitt by a minute and a half. The 2017 champion Hannah Oldroyd was third in 36:15.
Christopher Dryden repeated his winning run in 2019 to regain the senior men’s title in 30:18. Harry Ewing was second in 30:54 and Thomas Richards, last year’s winner, was third in 31:52.
Sequoya Prentice collected the women’s under 20 5km in 21:15 and Maddie Sharpe won the under 18 over the same distance from Keira McNaughton both timed at 21:44. In the masters women over the 5km, Tina Cox W40m recorded 19:19, Fiona Gilroy W50 22:15 and Suzanne Mackie W55 21:58.
Cameron Clark retained his under 20 8km title in a convincing 25:50 from Chanel Muir 27:10 and Theo Walker also retained his under 18 title over 6km in 19:30 from Pai Wynyard 19:48. Brett Tingay was the fastest master over 10km in 32:10, followed by Matt Harkerss 33:58 and Dave King 34:40.
Under 16 winners Brynne Gordon 3km in 11:03, and Angus Sevier 12:57 over 4km. Amelia Henstock under 14 girl 3km in 11:17 and Otto Church under 14 boy 3km in 10:28.
In the under 12 2km Ethan Richardson won the boys in 7:04 and Tayla Cox the girls in 7:37.
Jonah Cropp recorded an impressive 25:50 in the under 18 5km race walk.
Winter Track and Field Series #4, Manawatu Community Track, Massey University – 12 September
Anna Thomson LJ 5.40m, TJ 12.47m +1.9. Angus Lyver 60m 7.54 -6.3, 200m 22.47 -2.8, LJ 6.31m. Saravee Sos 200m 22.88. Corran Hanning F12 1.5kg DT 39.56m, 5kg SP 12.06m. Luke Scott 3000m 8:35.25 PB. Mackenzie Morgan 1000m 3:02.71 PB. Courtney Fitzgibbon 3000m 10:55.65.
Diamond League, Weltklasse, Sechseläutenplatz Zürich, 8 September: Tom Walsh was fourth in the shot put with his fifth round throw of 21.61. Series x, 20.29, 21.19, 21.14, 21.61, 21.60. Ryan Crouser won with a meet record of 22.67m.
World Athletics Continental Tour Gold, 71st Boris Hanžeković Memorial Meeting, Sports Parl Mladost, Zagreb, 13 September: Tom Walsh finished his 2021 year in fine style, in second place with his seventh best ever shot put of 22.39m. He threw consistently over the six rounds with 21.74, 21.19, 21.40, 21.51, 22.39 and 21.61. Ryan Crouser improved on his meeting record of 22.74m from last year to win with his fifth round throw of 22.84m. Crouser led throughout with 22.19, 22.60, 22.06, 22.84, 22.16. Joe Kovacs was third with 21.70m.
Walsh has performed well at this meeting over the years with wins in 2014 with 20.69m and 2015 with 21.62m. He was second in both 2016 with 22.21m and 2018 with 21.78m.
Road and Trail Races Around the Country
25th Leith Harbour Free 5 and 10, 12 September: 10km; Jono Ryan 38:20, Lars Winther 38:20, Simon Leaning 40:15. Eva De Jong 48:37. 5km; Corey Lewis 17:44, Luke Geddes 17:50, Matthew Johnston 19:15. Emma Lloyd 20:42, Orlaith Heron 20:56.
Long standing official and masters athlete Sue Dumble formerly Auckland and lately Tauranga died on Saturday 4 September 2021 aged 83.
Sue competed for the Massey Club and was champion athlete in her age groups at the New Zealand masters championships in the 1980’s and 1990’s all in field events.
Her first title came in 1981 in the W40 javelin throw followed in 1984 with the W40 high jump, in 1987 the W45 triple jump, 1988 the W50 hammer throw, long and triple jumps, 1993 W55 Javelin throw and pentathlon, and 1994 W55 shot put, long and triple jumps.
Sue competed at the second world veteran track and field championships in Gothenburg Sweden in 1977 in the W35 javelin throw and cross country.
She was an official at the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games officiating at the hammer throw.
Sue was secretary of Oceania Masters 1988-1990 and was chairperson of the organising committee of the successful fifth Oceania Veteran Games in Auckland in November 1990. She was a life member of Auckland Masters Athletics.