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23 March 2021 • General

Weekly Round Up: 23 March

Christina Ryan (left) qualified for the World University Games in August with a PB heptathlon score of 5145

New Zealand Competition Results

McKinnon Shield #10 and North Island Combined Events Championship, Mt Smart Stadium – 20/21 March 2021
Christina Ryan, who is in her last year of secondary teaching at Canterbury University, qualified to compete in the heptathlon at the World University Games in Chengdu China in August after scoring a personal best score of 5145.

The 23-year-old four times national champion achieved four individual PB’s in the hurdles, shot put, javelin throw and 800m, and equalled her best high jump of 1.61m. The heptathlon performance standard for selection to the Games is 5130.

“I passed on doing next week’s nationals so I could hopefully do well at this event and it’s paid off,” said a relieved Ryan, who took some time to recover after the 800m.

“My first three events were great, on or about PB times. I kicked myself in the foot a bit with the poor 200m. The long jump was one centimetre off my PB, but I had two no jumps that were well out there, they were big jumps so that was sort of positive but disappointing that they aren’t counted.

“At that point I felt like I’d left a few points out there, but a nice PB in the javelin brought me back and I just had to run 2:29 for the 800m, and my PB is 2:30 and I managed to do a two-second PB.

“It has been a target for a while as at the national combined events I had some tough weather on the second day with it being really windy, so coming up here was all about just hoping for good weather and knowing if I hit my marks then I should get it.”

Her performances were 100m hurdles 14.69 +0.6 PB, high jump 1.61m = PB, shot put 12.47m PB, 200m 26.15 -1.3, long jump 5.61m +0.6, javelin throw 36.01m PB, 800m 2:28.18 PB.

Maddie Wilson, 2019 national under 18 heptathlon champion and record holder, won the under 20 heptathlon with a score of 4944 from her seven events of hurdles 15.29 +0.6 = PB, HJ 1.70m, SP 11.72m PB, 200m 26.69 -1.3, LJ 5.37m +3.4, JT 31.49m, 800m 2:26.59.

Max Attwell, four times national decathlon champion, had the disappointment of failing to secure a throw in the shot put. But the 24-year-old Cantabrian still scored well in the other nine events, finishing with 6806 points. His events were 100m 11.55 -1.8, LJ 6.93m +0.9, HJ 2.05m = PB, 400m 48.54, 110m H 16.19 -2.3, DT 38.02m, PV 4.70m, JT 50.69m, 1500m 4:24.50.

Attwell, who has a best shot put of 12.97m, was frustrated he couldn’t gain any points from that event.

“I just lost balance not entering the circle properly, it was quite frustrating as it had been going so well recently this season,” said Attwell.

“I had an Achilles injury earlier in the season, so I couldn’t do the South Island decathlon so I wanted to get another decathlon in to get a good score and aim for the Canterbury record,” he added.

Attwood had one consolation in that his day two score was a personal best. He is down to compete in the high jump, long jump, pole vault, 110m hurdles and some relays at the track and field championships in Hastings.

Jared Neighbours, who did not finish the 400m, was second with a score of 5535. He threw a PB 56.37m in the javelin and later competed in the individual javelin, winning with 52.60m.

Aphicha Khothisen was the under 20 decathlon winner with 4052 points. Andy Richardson set a New Zealand masters M55 decathlon record of 6726 points, breaking Stephen Te Whaiti’s 2018 record of 6677. Wiremu Ngamotu won the under 16 octathlon with 3264.

Tommy Te Puni 100m 11.19 -3.1, 200m 22.07 -1.2. Joshua Hawkins 110m hurdles 14.44 -2.2, Oliver Miller 15.27, Tom Moloney 15.43. Moloney also had a PB high jump of 2.01m. Jayden Williamson HJ 1.96m. Scott Thomson TJ 14.04m +0.5. Arno van der Westhuizen HT 51.69m. Livvy Wilson 100m 12.12 -1.0, Nadia Evans 12.15. Evans 200m 24.67 -1.3. Isabel Neal 200m 24.86. Imogen Skelton HJ 1.66m. Maddie Kelso-Heap PB 300m H 47.42. Centaine Noom-Duckworth HT 48.06m.

Manawatu Secondary Schools Championships, Manawatu Community Athletic Track – 20 March 2020
Five meeting records were set:
Chayille Collette 12.29 0.0 intermediate girls 100m, previous record held by her coach Tara Rolfe. Addira Collette 25.04 in the heat of intermediate girls 200m. Monique Gorrie 56.89 intermediate girls 400m. St Peters intermediate girls 4×100 relay team of Kimberley Walsh, Jayde Rolfe, Addira Collette and Chayille Collette 49.56, almost a second faster than their time in winning the New Zealand Schools title. Angus Lyver 6.86m -1.6 in senior boys long jump, which is also an Athletics Manawatu Wanganui record for a 16-year-old. He was also named athlete of the meet.

Throws and Jumps Championships, Newtown Park – 13 March 2021
Mikayla Sola 3kg HT 43.03m. Elizabeth Hewitt 3kg HT 57.51m. Anya Dunlop-Brown 3kg HT 44.87m. Josephine Reeves HJ 1.74m. Alexander Hewitt 4kg HT 49.99m. Kaleb Sola 800g JT 40.38m, 6kg HT 44.54m.

Athletics Canterbury Meeting, Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub – 18 March 2021
Lauren Bruce HT 71.58m, Mayce Ballantyne 55.57m, Lexi Maples 50.53m. Hamish Kerr HJ 2.20m, Adam Stack 1.90m. Keeley O’Hagan HJ 1.70m. Todd Bates HT 54.75m. Max Abbot 6kg HT 46.85m.
James Sandilands 110m H 15.58 -0.5. Fiona Morrison 100m H 14.59 -0.5, Christina Ryan 15.00, Maddie Wilson 15.47.

Elliot Nye 100m 11.18 -0.2, John Wells 11.53, Louis Andrews 11.57. John Wells 200m 23.48 +0.3. Cameron Clark 3000m 9:00.37. Jared Neighbours DT 37.72m, SP 11.14m. Max Abbot 1.5kg DT 44.97m. Tatiana Kaumoana DT 50.46m. Tegan Duffy LJ 5.91m +0.9 PB, Helena Dinnissen 5.69m +1.7, Kelsey Berryman 5.52m +2.4, also 5.43m +1.2. Andrew Allan TJ 13.54 +0.5.

Nick Ash 400m 51.89. Louis Andrews 400m H 56.21. Maddy Spence 400m H 1:03.48. Anna Percy 100m 12.17 0.0. Anna Hayward 200m 26.07 +0.3. Jordyn Blake 400m 55.77, Leah Powick 59.07. Rosa Twyford 800m 2:15.22. Jessica Schofield 3000m 10:21.55.

International Results

NCAA Div II, Birmingham AL, 12 March: Christopher Goodwin LJ 7.57m (3), TJ 14.90m (9). Kayla Goodwin LJ 5.72m (10), TJ 12.48m (4).

Sydney Track Classic, SOPAC, 13 March: Brad Mathas 800m 1:47.15 (4). Ebuka Okpala TJ 14.89m +2.1 (5), also 14.80m +0.6.

Queensland Championships, QSAC, Brisbane, 14 March: Caitlin McQuilkin-Bell 800m 2:07.61 (1). Rogan Ross LJ 7.04m +1.4 (9).

CGA Open Meeting, Boksburg, 13 March: Miné de Klerk SP 16.81m (1), DT 53.32m PB (1).

Road and Trail Races Around the Country

Pakuranga 5km, Lloyd Elsmore Park, 15 March: Ben Oxford 18:26. Sophia Urlich 22:53.

O’Hagan’s 5km, Viaduct Harbour, 16 March: Devon Beckman 16:58, Keith Burrows 17:06, Teddy Eyster 17:16. Kayla Fairbairn 20:21, Robyn Lesh 20:22, Christine Adamson 20:57.

Rat Race 5km, Takapuna, 17 March: Tom Hanrahan 19:52, Andrew Harvey 19:52, Jasmine Finney 19:53.

Pauanui Half Marathon, 20 March: Jake Wilkinson 1:15:45, Adam Moore 1:20:52, Lawrence Cornett 1:27:01. Pip Meo 1:27:52, Talia Copestake 1:30:23, Lynn Johnstone 1:34:22. 10km: Hamish Hart 37:40, George Stilwell 37:50, Alan Crombie 39:52.

Eastside Riverpath 5km, 16 March: John Mering 17:07, Richard Ellison 17:32, Arron McKoy 18:36. Lucy Farrell 21:19.

Bay Run 5km, 16 March: Stewart Simpson 18:59, Terry Furmage 20:37.

Tuesday Tune-Up 5km, Westshore Napier, 16 March: Mark Fisher 19:48, Erwin Blokker 20:18, Nicole Sattler 21:45.

Waterfront 5km Series, 16 March: Daniel Jones 15:18, Thomas Strawbridge 15:21, Max Poland 17:15. Esther George 18:12, Bridget Kiddle 19:08, Fiona Hayvice 21:33.

The Honest 10km, Oriental Bay, 21 March: Nathan Tse 32:37, Brendon Thompson 35:29, Steve Gawn 36:30.

Honest Lawyer 5km Series, Monaco, 15 March: Tom Sawyer 17:32, Eddie Hohepa 18:22, Morgan Lumsden 18:45. Caitlin Fielder 17:38, Robyn Deane 21:43, Colette Read 23:28.

Eddyline 5km Series, Templemore Course, 17 March: Curtis Moore 18:33, Chris Sharland 19:21, Simon Connor 20:58.

Kaiteriteri Gold 14km, Motueka, 20 March: Edward Hohepa 59:38, Curtis Moore 1:01:13, Morgan Lumsden 1:02:02. Robyn Deane 1:08:14, Kate Woods 1:13:33, Sian Redman 1:13:53.