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2 May 2022 • Track and Field

Weekly Round Up: 2 May

Oli Chignell slashed more than seven seconds from his 5000m personal best at the Payton Jordan Invitational to run an impressive 13:27.03 and climb to 13th on the all-time New Zealand rankings for the distance. (Photo: Alisha Lovrich)

New Zealand Track & Field results


ACA Southland Centennial Shield Relays, Sacred Heart College, Glendowie – 30 April 2022
Pakuranga easily took out fastest time honours in the 5x3km relay around at Sacred Heart College. National U20 5000m champion Ronan Codyre got the team off to a good start with a record breaking first lap of 8:59, improving on Cameron Graves record of 9:02 set last year. Christian De Vaal national U18 3000m champion consolidated Pakuranga’s lead with a 9:02 leg and triathletes Trent Thorpe 9:13 and Dylan McCullough 9:01 maintained the pressure. Zane Powell, national U20 800m champion and runner up in the 1500m anchored the team home in 9:13 for a winning performance of 45:28. Sam Walden brought the Whippets into second in 47:02 and Pakuranga red team were next in 47:48. Lynndale number four team won on handicap.

James Kuegler’s recently formed club TTT (Track, Trail, Tarmac) were the fastest in the women’s 3x3km relay clocking 33:16. Amelia Green opened up with a time of 11:06, followed by Anei Todd 11:54 and 2020 national 10,000m champion Lisa Cross who recorded an impressive lap of 10:16. Auckland City Athletics were second in 34:28 and Pakuranga third 35:38. Owairaka were first on handicap.

Greg Darbyshire provided the incentive for his Takapuna masters team with a convincing first lap of 9:39. Gene Rand followed with 10:24, Daniel Shaw 9:38 and Mark Boyce 9:35 for a winning time of 39:20 for the 4x3km.

Pakuranga were second on time in 40:18 and won on handicap. Oratia were third in 45:20.

TTT masters women team of Rachel Eade, Katie Vroegop and Gill Fullen were the fastest in 37:19, from Oratia 40:41 and North Harbour Bays 40:53. TTT and Oratia were first on handicap.

Pakuranga were clear winners of the U16 4x2km relay. Their combination of Connor Boulton 6:49, Ben Oxford 6:47, Alex Wilkins 6:48 and Imogen Barlow 7:08 recorded 27:32, two and a half minutes faster than Lynndale. Auckland City Athletics were third in 30:10. Waitakere Panthers were first on handicap.

Pakuranga won the 2x3km race walking relay on time 41:52 and on handicap.

Over 600 runners took part in the relays.


Shaw Baton Relay, Battle Hill Farm, Pauatahanui – 30 April 2022
Wellington Scottish won the senior men 4x2km relay in 26:24 heading in Wellington Harrier Athletic Club by just six seconds. Seamus Kane ran 6:19 for the 2km followed by Hiro Tanimoto 6:31, Sam McCutcheon 6:37 and Malcolm Hodge 6:57. Victoria were third in 27:00. Thomas Strawbridge of Trentham has the fastest individual lap of 6:15.

WHAC with their team of Sarah Drought who has the fastest women’s lap of 7:12, Esther George 7:28, Natasha Rae 8:03 and Andrea Peat 7:36 won the women’s relay in 30:19. Olympic were second in 31:52 and Scottish third in 35:03.

Master men 35+ Scottish 27:17, fastest Nick Horspool 6:41, 50+ Scottish 30:24, fastest Peter Stevens 7:16, 60+ Scottish 37:07, fastest Stephen Mair Trentham 8:15.

Master women 35+ WHAC 35:12, fastest Mel Brandon Scottish 7:56, 50+ Scottish 38:30, fastest Heather Walker 8:19, 60+ Olympic 45:04, fastest Cathy Alderton 10:07.

Junior women: Olympic McKenzie Morgan 7:46, Amy McHardy 7:45, Kate McHardy 7:43, Ava Sutherland 7:44, 30:58. Fastest lap Gabrielle Healy WHAC 7:40. Junior men: Trentham Daniel Du Toit 6:23 fastest time, Max Poland 6:40, Josh Jordan 6:34, Hassan McCall 6:47, 26:24. Under 16 Girls: Hutt Valley Harriers 33:18, fastest Eva Green 7:45. Under 16 Boys: Olympic 29:03, fastest Desmond Reddy 6:52. Under 14 Girls: Trentham 33:51, fastest Madison Wos 7:45. Under 14 Boys: Olympic 32:42, fastest Hugo Millar 7:29. Under 12 Girls: Olympic 36:37, fastest Brooke Martin 8:58. Under 12 Boys: Hutt Valley Harriers 33:49, fastest Jacob Williams 7:08.


Hagley Memorial Relays, North Hagley Park – 30 April 2022
Whippets Running Pro won both the senior relays. Josh Baan 12:18, Will Little 12:17, Connor Melton 12:42 and David Lee with the fastest individual time of 12:02 won the men’s 4x4km relay in 49:19, 20 seconds faster than University. Chris Dryden led the first lap in 12:15, handing over to Saxon Morgan 12:20, Max Yanzick 12:23 and Harry Ewing 12:41  finishing in 49:39. Christchurch Avon were third in 51:33.

Whippets women Laura Wood 16:49, Annabelle Bramwell, the quickest with 15:19, Kiri Atkin 15:27 and Julia Grant 15:24 recorded a total time of 1:02:59. University team of Bridie Restieaux 15:32, Sarah McSweeney 15:31, Megan Foster 16:43 and Rosa Twyford 15:31 were second in 1:03:17 and Run Timaru third in 1:06:56.

New Brighton Olympic with Chris Marden 13:55, Damo Cook 15:41, Jim Welliacott 15:52 and Andrea Hansen 13:50 won the master men in 59:18, from Don Greig Racing 1:01:11 and Christchurch Avon 1:02:25. Ben Wreford of Run Timaru was the fastest master with 13:48.

Robyn Perkins 17:52, Louise Martin 20:27, Lisa Smailes 22:21 and Jessica Campbell 17:04 of Sumner won the master women 4x4km relay in 1:17:44. Sumner B were second in 1:21:46 and Christchurch Avon third in 1:23:00. Andrea Hansen of New Brighton Olympic had the fastest lap of 13:50.

Canterbury Race Walkers won the 3x4km race walk in 1:13:53. Jonah Cropp was the fastest with 18:59.

U20 men Port Hills 58:36, women Papanui Toc H 1:09:18. Fastest laps Theo Walker Christchurch Avon 13:04, Bridie Restieaux University 15:32.

South Canterbury won the under 18 4x2km in 29:39 with their team of Madeline Thomas, Ruby Mahuiksa, Marissa Shannon and Erin O’Keeffe. Fastest lap Amelia Henstock University U16 6:51. Selwyn won the men’s U18 relay in 22:56, running Cooper Wightman, Luke Johnston, Daniel Prescott fastest with 5:24 and Will McMeeken.

International Results


UTA Invitational, Maverick Stadium, Arlington TX, 28 April: Craig Lautenslager 3000m steeplechase 9:27.30 PB (1).

Payton Jordan Invitational, Stanford CA, 29 April: Oli Chignell 5000m 13:27.03 a seven second PB (5). Maia Ramsden 1500m 4:18.05 PB (2RB).

Memphis Tiger Invitational, Memphis TN, 29 April: Tianah List JT 45.70m (3).

Pacwest Track and Field Championships, San Diego CA, 29 April: Maria Sartin 400m hurdles heat 1:02.73 PB (2H1). 30 April: 400m hurdles final 1:02.39 PB (3).

Desert Heat Classic, Tucson AZ, 30 April: James Steyn PV 5.30m (3).

Rock Chalk Classic, Lawrence KS, 30 April: Welrè Olivier TJ 13.88m -1.0 (2).

North Florida Collegiate Invitational, Jacksonville FL, 30 April: Jacob Holmes 1500m 3:50.41 (7).

Idaho State Bengal Invitational, Pocatello ID, 30 April: Jeff Lautenslager 800m 1:54.52 (6).

Clark Wood Invitational, Louisville KY, 30 April: Toby Gualter 5000m 14:41.62 (5). Chris Devaney 5000m 14:48.60 (7).

Oregon State University High Performance Meet, Corvallis OR, 30 April: Maya Irving 5000m 17:03.87 PB (6).

Fresno State Invitational, Fresno CA, 30 April: Tayla Brunger 100m 11.99 +1.0 (1RC). Hannah O’Connor 1500m 4:34.71 (8RB). Katherine Badham 3000m steeplechase 11:17.33 (6).  Katie Thompson LJ 5.86m +2.1 (3) also 5.58m +1.8. Murdoch McIntyre Invitational 3000m steeplechase 8:51.26 PB (4).

Drake Relays, Des Moines IA, 30 April: Christopher Goodwin LJ 7.61m +3.8 (3) also 7.48m +0.9. Anthony Barmes HT 63.94m PB (5). Tamara Reeves 1500m 4:39.49 (12). Centaine Noom-Duckworth HT 53.06m (19). Sam Tanner Invitational 1500m 3:41.28 (1).


Kinami Michitaka Memorial Meet, Osaka, 1 May: Brad Mathas 800m 1:47.46 (2).

Road and Trail Races Around the Country

O’Hagan’s 5km, Viaduct Harbour, 26 April: Simon Mace 16:59, Keith Burrows 17:21, Adam Berry 17:42. Christine Adamson 22:19, Kayla Fairbairn 22:41, Claudia Waite 23:13.

Rat Race 5km, Takapuna, 27 April: Callam Booth 18:00, Amelia Lythe 18:01, Tom Hanrahan 19:14, Maia Lythe 19:30, Lewis Morrell 19:38.

The results in last week’s roundup were incorrect, these are the correct results.

Te Awamutu Athletic Club Kihikihi Golf Course 9km, 23 April: 9km; Ben Bidois 29:43, Steve Rees-Jones 31:35, Dean Chiplin 34:39. Molly Peate 40:01, Lauren Shelley 41:00, Lily James 45:42. 6km; Oliver Galpin 23:28, Casey Atkinson 23:31, Eathan James 23:51. Tara Sacke 25:53, Gina Butler 26:43, Carenza Elley 27:29. 3km; Kingston Ryan 11:17, Alex Richards 13:05, Corbin Tonks 13:05. Bronwen Rees-Jones 11:48, Lily Cameron 14:01, Emily Cameron 14:01.

34th Leith Harbour Free 5 and 10, 24 April: 5km; Richard Campbell 18:05, Casey Pearce 18:34, Mark O’Neill 21:03. Florence Reynolds 20:41, Gail Sharp 25:41, Dalise Sanderson 26:18. 10km; Corey Lewis 34:44, Wayne Porteous 41:48, Ralph Miller 42:52. Mandy Lowther 45:08.