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7 February 2023 • Weekly Roundup

Weekly Round Up: 7 February

Sam Tanner (right) finishes second in the mile from Neil Gourlay of Great Britain at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston. Tanner’s time of 3:52.85 elevates him to number three all-time on the New Zealand men’s mile lists. (Photo: Getty Images)

New Zealand Track & Field results


Auckland Track and Field Championships, Yvette Williams Track Pakuranga – 4/5 February 2023
James Ford followed up a win in Wellington on Friday over 800m to take out the senior 400m title the next day in a PB 48.37.

He was straight out to the airport on Friday and on the 8pm flight back to Auckland.

“I got home about 10pm, woke up and headed straight out to Pakuranga for the 400m this morning,”

Ford pegged back Fergus McLeay in the home straight to win by six hundredths of a second.

“I went to the Capital Classic 800m to try and win and I was pretty stoked with that and I got a PB today, so pretty happy,” said Ford.

“I’m in good shape, I felt pretty decent after the 800m, so I thought I’d be able to bang out a good 400m today which I did.

“I’ll try and run a faster 800m at the Porritt Classic.”

Seventeen-year-old Ford is the national U18 800m/1500m champion and New Zealand Secondary Schools senior 400m/800m champion.

Briana Stephenson, who will debut in the heptathlon at the national championships in Whanganui on February 25/26, competed in three events, the long jump 5.65m, the high jump 1.70m and the 800m 2:26.33.

“So far so good in competing in all the events, jumping sprinting and running seem to be okay we just need to pull together the throws and the hurdles is a bit different as well. So we’ll see how it goes,” said Stephenson, the 2020 New Zealand long jump champion.

Stella Pearless led from start to finish grab the senior women’s 800m title in 2:09.44.

The former national junior champion, who has lowered her personal best to 2:08.23 and 2:06.02 within the last month, was hoping to run a bit quicker.

“It would have been nicer obviously not have it so windy, so I could have had more of a time trial. So 2:09 in those conditions is not that bad.

“I’m just happy to be back racing again, as I’ve had so many injuries, so it’s nice to be injury free,” she said.

Pearless will aim for the 800m and the 400m at the nationals.

The French U20 400m hurdles champion Loan Ville, 19, improved on her best 400m of 56.47 to a fresh PB of 55.35.

Ho Young Do added a centimetre to his New Zealand masters M60 high jump record clearing 1.56m.

4 February: Symone Tafunai 100m 12.49 -1.4, Ellen Carter 12.64. Loan Ville (New Caledonia France) 400m 55.35 PB. Briana Stephenson LJ 5.65m +2.2. Tatiana Kaumoana DT 51.24m, Savannah Scheen 48.02m. Anna Steven T64 Para Athlete 100m 15.33 -3.5. Sienna Todd U/14 LJ 4.55m +2.8, 3kg SP 11.45m, DT 32.11m. Suzie Kennelly U18 DT 45.42m, 3kg SP 14.47m, Kate Hallie DT 40.09m. Karmen-Elizabeth Maritz 3kg SP 14.19m PB.

Fergus McLeay 100m 11.13 -1.0, Troy Middleton 11.29, George Kozlov 11.53. James Ford 400m 48.37 PB, McLeay 48.43, Lex Revell-Lewis 49.13. James Trathen 400m 50.63 PB. Jack Paine 1500m 3:55.90, James Reid 4:00.25 PB.

Imogen Barlow 1500m 4:43.41, Sascha Letica 4:43.58 PB, Scarlett Robb 4:46.83 PB, Indie Williams 4:46.98 PB.

Brendon Barnett LJ 7.16m +3.3, Lewis Arthur 7.05m +2.6. Ethan Phillips 2kg DT 36.06m.

Para Athlete Joe Smith T37 100m 12.76 -3.0, Mitch Joynt T64 12.71. Jaden Movold wheelchair U20 100m 18.89 -3.0.

5 February: Alexandra Hyland HJ 1.76m, Briana Stephenson 1.70m, Megan Cox 1.50m. Elena Edgar-Nemec TJ 11.51m +3.3, Jayne Iwunze 11.31m +2.6. Ellen Carter 200m 25.74 -2.6. Stella Pearless 800m 2:09.44, Niamh de Hora 2:16.75, Briana Stephenson 2:26.33. Anna Steven T64 100m 30.64 -4.3. Emilia Goldsmith 200m 26.29 -3.4, Sienna Moyle 200m 26.58. Imogen Barlow 800m 2:18.43, Nina Chalmers 2:21.18. Sascha Letica 800m 2:18.58, Jodie Nash 2:20.13 PB, Amy Shennan 2:20.87. Lucy Shennan 800m 2:16.53.

Fergus McLeay 200m 22.02 -3.4, Troy Middleton 22.14. Jack Paine 800m 1:55.22, Thomas Cowan 1:58.35. Mitch Joynt T64 200m 24.25 -2.4. Ben Ward 200m 22.72 -3.8, Kadin Taylor 22.82. U18 800m James Trathen 1:56.93, Charlie Richardson 2:00.11, Jack Erikson 2:00.24. U16 TJ Lauren Barrett-Hamilton 10.00m +3.0. Riley Couillault HJ 1.55m, Avah Sila 1.55m, Sophie Sones 1.55m. Jayden Williamson HJ 2.00m, his first competition since March last year, Rāfe Couillault 1.95m, Tom Moloney 1.85m. Scott Thomson TJ 14.35m +4.2, Dominic Overend 13.49m +3.8 also 11.97m +1.6. Sam Burton HJ 1.85m, Ben Blundell 1.80m. Kaelan Paranihi HJ 1.90m, TJ 12.78m +2.8.

Also in Auckland on 4 February at the North Shore Summer Trials, Nathan Buckley 800g JT 61.72m PB. Jasmine He Ling 3kg HT 44.25m, 4kg HT 38.99m. Anne Goulter 4kg HT 31.99m.


Athletics Waikato Bay of Plenty Meeting, Tauranga Domain – 4 February 2023
Saskia Rhind 100m H .762 15.66 +0.5. Alessandra Macdonald 100m H .838 14.53 +0.6, TJ 11.09m -1.6. Ane Peasley 100m 12.85 +0.7. Mia De Jager 200m 25.59 +0.7, HJ 1.60m. Holly Fausett 800m 2:16.75. Gupeert Singh 100m 11.39 +0.8, Jacob Everett 11.43. Maxwell Stringer 200m 23.15 +1.0. Ben Hennessy 800m 1:58.75, Fletcher Van Heuven 2:00.85.


Team Ledger Harcourts Capital Classic, Newtown Park – 3 February 2023
Incorporating the New Zealand senior 3000m championships:
Laura Nagel and Julian Oakley retained their national 3000m titles in convincing fashion.

Nagel came from behind with a devastating last lap to overhaul national mile champion Rebekah Greene to claim the title in 9:19.18. Oakley was equally impressive setting sail with three laps remaining to finish in 7:55.49.

Anneke Grogan set the pace taking Greene, Nagel, Hannah Miller and Tillie Hollyer. At the 1800m mark Greene took over and the race was down to her and Nagel. Greene finished second in 9:19.89 with Hollyer third in 9:31.89. Oakley added the 3000m to the 10,000m title he won at the Newtown Park track in November. Craig Lautenslager with a strong finish claimed second in a PB 8:06.75 from early pacemaker Eric Speakman who ran 8:06.93.

Tom Walsh continued his good form in the shot put posting a meeting record of 21.21m in the opening round, adding 20cm to his last year’s effort. All six attempts by Walsh were over 20 metres. Nick Palmer was second with 18.03m with Australian champion Aiden Harvey third with 18 metres. Para athlete Corran Hanning (NZ Secondary Schools team) also impressed with the 6kg implement setting a New Zealand U20 F12 record of 13.45m.

A meeting record went to Australian triple jump champion Ayo Ore, who was out to 15.60m beating Ebuka Okpala by just 4cm. Ethan Gow of Christchurch was third with 13.91m. Anna Thomson was well clear with 12.01m to win the women’s triple jump.

After slipping in the circle, Anthony Nobilo bounced back to send the hammer out to 67.48m, adding five centimetres to Philip Jensen’s 2003 meeting record.

Lauren Bruce was unable to find her rhythm in the first three rounds of the women’s hammer but impressed in the latter half of the competition, going out to her best effort of 65.63m in the final round.

Hamish Gill was an impressive sprint double winner in 10.40 over 100m and 21.18 in the 200m. Newcomer to the sprinting scene Dhruv Rodrigues Chico came back from being DQ’d in the 100m to finish second in the 200m in 21.24. Georgia Hulls claimed the women’s sprint double clocking 11.65 in the 100m and 23.61 over 200m.

Four-time Paralympic medallist and T36 athlete Will Stedman enjoyed a successful night claiming victory in the men’s para 100m in 12.72 before later recording a slick 25.55 to finish in top spot in the men’s para 200m. Double Tokyo Paralympic sprint medallist Danielle Aitchison finished first in the women’s 100m para event, registering 14.53.

In a re-run of the Potts Classic 800m, Holly Manning was again too strong heading in Jennifer Hauke and Stella Pearless in 2:06.62. James Ford scored a notable victory over Dominic Devlin in the elite men’s 800m in 1:52.52.

Joshua Hawkins smashed James Mortimer’s 2006 meet record to win the 110m hurdles record with an almost flawless display over the barriers, clocking 14.08. Anna Percy went close to her best in the 100m hurdles winning in 13.88. Alice Taylor scored a huge personal best in the high jump clearing 1.84m to beat Keeley O’Hagan 1.80m and Imogen Skelton 1.76m. Taylor later finished second in the javelin with a PB 37.14m to Tori Peeters, who sent the spear out to 59.12m.

The first three in the men’s high jump all cleared 2.03m, Rāfe Couillault winning on a countback from Adam Stack and Mate Poduje.

Natalia Rankin-Chitar won the shot put with a PB of 14.95m while Paralympic champion Lisa Adams with a mighty hurl of 14.73m claimed victory in a top-quality Para shot put. Behind, in second, there was joy for Sionnan Murphy who bettered her national U20 shot put F37 record with a throw of 8.54m.

Douw Botes won the javelin throwing a PB 65.51m.

Laura Langley was 20 seconds outside her best in the 3000m race walk in 13:56.58. Jonah Cropp won from Lucas Martin and Toby O’Rorke.

The U20 miles went to Daniel Sinclair in 4:28.50 and Jessica McKenzie 5:21.97.



100m: Hamish Gill (North Harbour Bays) 10.40s 1, Cody Wilson (Wellington) 10.65s 2, Tommy Te Puni (NHB) 10.71s 3.

200m: Gill 21.18s 1, Dhruv Rodrigues Chico (Auckland City Athletics) 21.24s 2, Te Puni 21.41 3.

800m: James Ford (Takapuna) 1m 52.52s 1, Dominic Devlin (ACA) 1m 53.05s 2, Thomas Cowan (NHB) 1m 53.72s 3.

U20 mile: Daniel Sinclair (Whanganui) 4m 28.50s 1, Lorcan Rabbitte (Hastings) 4m 34.92s 2, Fenlon Bayley (Nelson) 4m 36.65s 3.

New Zealand 3000m championship: Julian Oakley (Tauranga) 7m 55.49s 1, Craig Lautenslager (Nelson) 8m 6.75s PB 2, Eric Speakman (Napier) 8m 6.93s 3.

3000m race walk: Jonah Cropp (Christchurch) 12m 47.85s 1, Lucas Martin (Whanganui) 12m 51.93s 2, Toby O’Rorke (Egmont) 14m 22.18s 3.

110m hurdles: Joshua Hawkins (ACA) 14.08s (meeting record) 1, Masaki Tomooka (Christchurch) 15.30s 2, Max Attwell (Christchurch) 16.24s 3.

Shot put: Tom Walsh (Sth Canterbury) 21.21m (meeting record) 1, Nick Palmer (Hastings) 18.03m 2, Aiden Harvey (Australia) 18.00m 3.

Hammer throw: Anthony Nobilo (NHB) 67.48m (meeting record) 1, Damian Wells (Australia) 55.02m 2, Alexander Hewitt (Mana) 45.39m PB 3. 6kg HT Heath Abbot 46.07m PB 1, Nikora Wharehinga-Sime 42.86m PB 2.

Javelin throw: Douw Botes (Papakura) 65.51m PB 1, Jared Neighbours (Christchurch) 59.19m 2, Kaleb Sola (Lower Hutt) 58.04m PB 3.

Triple jump: Ayo Ore (Australia) 15.60m (meeting record) 1, Ebuka Okpala (ACA) 15.56m 2, Ethan Gow (Christchurch) 13.91m 3.

High jump: Rāfe Couillault (Papakura) 2.03m 1, Adam Stack (Christchurch) 2.03m 2, Mate Poduje (Dunedin) 2.03m 3.

Para Athlete

100m: William Stedman (Christchurch) 12.72s 1, Jaxon Woolley (Tauranga) 13.14s 2, Joshua Taylor (Wairarapa) 13.94s 3.

200m: Stedman 25.55s 1, Woolley 26.70s 2, Taylor 28.41m 3.

Shot put 6kg: Corran Hanning (Wellington) 13.45m PB 1.


100m: Georgia Hulls (Hastings) 11.65s 1, Brooke Somerfield (Tauranga) 11.76s 2, Chayille Collette (Palmerston North) 11.84s 3.

200m: Hulls 23.61s 1, Rosie Elliott (Christchurch) 23.66s 2, Somerfield 24.38s 3.

800m: Holly Manning (Napier) 2m 6.62s 1, Jennifer Hauke (Papakura) 2m 7.58s 2, Stella Pearless (NHB) 2m 9.74s 3.

U20 mile: Jessica McKenzie (Lower Hutt) 5m 21.97s 1, Eliza Squire (Wellington) 5m 24.42s 2, Louise Brabyn (Whanganui) 5m 27.42s 3.

New Zealand 3000m championship: Laura Nagel (NHB) 9m 19.18s 1, Rebekah Greene (Hill City) 9m 19.89s 2, Tillie Hollyer (Christchurch) 9m 31.89s PB 3, Emily Roughan (Egmont) 9:35.01 PB 4, Anneke Grogan (Tauranga) 9:40.77 PB 5.

3000m race walk: Laura Langley (Napier) 13m 56.58s 1, Antonia Martin (Wellington) 17m 36.12s 2, Jacqueline Wilson (Trentham) 20m 31.34s 3.

100m hurdles: Anna Percy (Christchurch) 13.88s 1, Maggie Jones (Whanganui) 14.69s 2, Grace Wisnewski (Hamilton) 14.83s PB 3.

Shot put: Natalia Rankin-Chitar (Papatoetoe) 14.95m PB 1, Lexi Maples (Christchurch) 11.88m 2, Mikayla Sola (Lower Hutt) 11.19m 3.

Hammer throw: Lauren Bruce (Sth Canterbury) 65.63m 1, Maples 56.69m 2, Elizabeth Hewitt (Mana) 55.35m PB 3.

Javelin throw: Tori Peeters (Hamilton) 59.12m 1, Alice Taylor (Hamilton) 37.14m PB 2, Leala Willman (ACA) 35.40m 3.

Triple jump: Anna Thomson (Mana) 12.01m 1, Hannah Collins (Christchurch) 11.57m 2, Charlotte Goldsmith (Eastern) 11.44m 3.

High Jump: Taylor 1.84m PB 1, Keeley O’Hagan (Christchurch) 1.80m 2, Imogen Skelton (ACA) 1.76m 3.

Para Athlete

100m: Danielle Aitchison (Hamilton) 14.53s 1, Anna Grimaldi (Dunedin) 12.93s 2.

Shot put: Lisa Adams (Lake City) 14.73m 1, Sionann Murphy (Takapuna) 8.54m (national under 20 record) 2, Caitlin Dore (Taieri) 8.06m 3.

Sola Power Throwers Meeting, Woburn Lower Hutt – 4 February 2023
Paralympic champion Lisa Adams was out to her longest throw for two years of 15.18m with the 3kg shot. The 32-year-old superstar athlete gave a clear demonstration of her world-class gifts to dominate the women’s Para shot put competition and offer real optimism ahead of the World Para Athletics Championships in Paris in July. To put the performance of the reigning world and Paralympic shot put F37 thrower into context, Adams’ world record mark set in 2020 stands at 15.50m.

“I am really stoked,” she said. “I have gone through some changes following surgery and today was the furthest I’ve thrown for two years – and six centimetres further than winning gold in Tokyo.”

Sionnan Murphy bettered her national U20 shot put F37 record for a second successive day. The 17-year-old threw 8.72m. Natalia Rankin-Chitar won the U20 event with a best of 14.37m. Mikayla Sola (Lower Hutt) – daughter of event organiser, Shaka – won the U18 women’s shot competition with a PB of 13.49m. Faith Sola had a PB in the discus of of 35.76m.

Nick Palmer (Hastings) fired out his best effort of 18.72m in round six to claim a comfortable victory in the men’s shot from the improving Liam Ngchok-Wulf , who recorded a best of 16.99m.

Jack Lewer added 8cm on to his New Zealand open shot put F20 mark with the 7.26kg shot out to 12.03m. Para athlete Corran Hanning followed up his national U20 shot F20 record of 13.45m at Newtown Park on Friday with a best of 13.31m. However, in the men’s discus he exceeded his national U20 F12 record, firing the 1.75kg implement to an impressive 37.89m.

Jake Zaia, the 2022 national silver medallist of Titahi Bay, edged a close-fought senior men’s discus throw by 97cm with a best of 48.54m from Nathaniel Sulupo, the Samoan international. Zaia’s club-mate Lui To’omaga Tapuai claimed victory in the U18 division with a best of 40.11m.

Para athlete Millie Marshall-Kirkwood, 14, of Athletics Inglewood also enjoyed a day to remember in the women’s shot and discus events. She set five F57 records, two with the 3kg shot and three in the discus. Competing with the U20 implements she posted 5.11m in the former event to finish third on percentages – behind Adams and Murphy. Meanwhile, in the discus (1kg) she bettered each of her first five throws departing the competition with a best of 15.26m to point to a hugely exciting future in the sport. Sionann Murphy (F37) won the discus on percentages with a 22.55m throw.

Rankin-Chitar won the U20 discus with a throw of 49.73m. A 40.24m toss by Ana Ellison-Lupena of Titahi Bay earned her top spot in the U18 division.  
Australian Damian Wells claimed top spot in the men’s hammer with a best of 54.16m. The evergreen 55-year-old Phil Jensen, the 2002 Commonwealth Games silver medallist and 20-time national senior men’s hammer champion, grabbed second with 50.88m with 2022 New Zealand U20 silver medallist Max Abbot setting a PB of 48.76m in third.  

Alex Hewitt (Mana) shaded the U18 5kg competition with a best of 53.14m from Heath Abbot (Karori), who set a PB of 52.73m for second and Nikora Wharehinga-Sime third with a PB 46.03m.

Lexi Maples (Christchurch Old Boys) won the senior women’s hammer event with a best mark of 55.89m from Taieri’s Dyani Shepherd-Oates (53.52m). The respective national U20 and U18 champions dominated their age divisions with Elizabeth Hewitt (Mana) hurling the hammer out to 51.06m (U20) and Mikayla Sola (U18) taking top honours with 45.50m.

Kaleb Sola set a PB 53.42m with the javelin. Angus Lyver, the national U20 decathlon champion sent the 800g javelin out to a PB 56.39m, from Blaine Knapman 53.32m PB. Leala Willman set a PB of 36.92m to win the U20 women’s javelin.


Athletics Canterbury Meeting #9, Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub – 4 February 2023
Canterbury 5000m championships: Women; Katherine Camp 17:07.28, Natalie Dryden 18:26.22, Sarah McClure 18:29.27. Senior men; Corban Straker 15:25.14, Harry Rattray 15:37.67, Brett Tingay 15:49.05. Men U20; Samuel Idiens 15:09.47, Pai Wynyard 15:53.14. Track walk; Jonah Cropp 23:27.29.

Christina Ryan 100m 12.90 -0.3, 200m 26.42 +1.1, 100m H 14.97 +0.4, LJ 5.69m +0.2, SP 11.86m. Charlotte Blake DT 35.95m, 3kg SP 10.54m, Melenaite Havea 34.08m and 10.16m. Holly Gray 200m 26.68. Meg Edwards HJ 1.60m PB. Kirsty McCarthy-Dempsey SP 10.76m, DT 39.15m PB. Abbey Moody DT 43.28m PB.

AJ Madondo 100m 11.22 +0.7. Joseph Nash 200m 22.72 +2.6. Ciaran Dunnion 400m 51.52, Thomas Coleman 52.11, John Mottus 52.13. Tia Wynyard HJ 1.97m PB, Misha Worboys 1.90m. Levi Ferguson LJ 5.99m +1.5, TJ 12.54m +1.2. Louis Andrews 400m H 59.44. Joden Pratten DT 40.65m PB. Kieran Sinclair-Lomax 110m H .990 16.75 -1.1. Couper Killick 6kg SP 16.04m PB, 1.75kg DT 39.96m PB. James Moore 5kg SP 14.51m PB, 1.5kg DT 48.17m PB. Cooper Wightman 800m 1:56.74 PB, Louie Howell 1:58.49. Ethan Smolej 1500m 4:03.29.


Athletics Otago Twilight Meeting, Caledonian Ground – 2 February 2023
Zara Geddes 3000m 10:05.28, Oliver O’Sullivan 3000m 8:51.21.

Felix McDonald 100m 11.09 NWI, Cameron Moffitt 11.13, Samuel Harris 11.31. Jorja Gibbons 12.56 NWI, 200m 25.68 NWI. Sebastian Ferro 200m 22.67 NWI, Schuyler Orr 23.22.

Nicolas Alvarez Rey-Virag 800m 1:58.59 PB, Josh Hou 1:58.64. Emelia Adamson HJ 1.64m. Luke Moffitt TJ 13.23m +0.8, Toby Martin 12.75m. Keira McNeill TJ 10.64m +0.3 PB. Kieran Fowler DT 50.33m, Cameron Moffitt 36.65m PB. Zharna Beattie DT 43.12m, Alexa Duff 39.45m, 500g JT 39.23m, Embla Wihk DT 36.52m, 600g JT 31.35m. Shyah Beattie DT 35.40m. Toby Henry 800g JT 42.99m. Sarah Evans (14) 500g JT 34.42m PB Otago W14 record.


Athletics Southland Twilight Meeting, Surrey Park – 3 February 2023
Rebecca Peterson LJ 5.00m +1.2, TJ 10.47m -1.8. Ollie Davis HJ 1.82m PB.

International Results


New Balance Grand Prix, Boston MA, 4 February: Sam Tanner mile 3:52.85 PB (2) NZ third fastest all-time, 1500m en route 3:37.87.

Boston University Scarlet and White Invite, Boston MA, 4 February: Maia Ramsden mile 4:30.19 PB (2). This placed Maia second all-time on the NZ women’s mile lists.

ISU Classic, Ames IA, 4 February: Anthony Barmes WT 20.53m (3).
New Mexico Collegiate Classic, Albuquerque NM, 3 February: Leah Belfield 200m 24.51 (2RK). Tayla Brunger 400m 58.48 (3RD). 4 February: Leah Belfield 60m 7.40 (6H1). Kaia Tupu-South SP 15.92m (8).

Ron Mann Classic, Flagstaff AZ, 3 February: Theo Quax mile 4:08.10 (2).

Mayo Invitational, Notre Dame IN, 4 February: Toby Gualter mile 4:04.00 PB (1).

Bearcat Invite, Maryville MO, 4 February: Maria Sartin 400m 57.93 PB (4RD). Kayla Goodwin 60m H 8.88 (2H2), 8.99 (8), TJ 12.40m (1).

USA Jaguar Invitational, Birmingham AL, 5 February: Jack Elliott mile 4:14.61 (8).


Hustopečské skákání, World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver, Městská sportovní hala, Hustopeče, 4 February: Hamish Kerr HJ 2.30m (1). (2.11 xo, 2.16 xo, 2.20 o, 2.24 xo, 2.27 o, 2.30 xo). It was Kerr’s 100th jump over 1.80m.


Summer Down Under, AIS Athletics Track, Canberra, 20/21 January: Para Athlete results; Sarah James T53 wheelchair 100m 20.04 0.0 (1H1), 20.19 (4SF1) NWI, 20.43 -1.1 (4), 200m 38.77 -1.0 (5), 400m 1:16.52 (6H2), 1:14.27 (1SF1), 800m 2:48.96 (7H2). Gabby Wright T54 wheelchair 100m 20.82 (2H1), 20.76 (5SF1), 25.26 -1.1 (11), 400m 1:13.53 (4H2), 1:09.33 (4SF2), 800m 2:39.38 (4H2), 2:36.84 (6). Jaden Movold T54 wheelchair 100m 17.50 +1.2 (2H1), 17.83 -1.0 (2SF2), 200m 37.18 -0.6 (5), 800m 1:52.45 (6H1),  1500m 3:35.12 (2H1), 5000m 13:14.47 (3).

Australia Capital Territory Championships, AIS Athletics Track, Canberra, 27/29 January: NZ Para Athlete results; Jaden Movold T54 wheelchair 100m 17.30 +0.9 (1), 200m 30.01 +1.0 (1), 400m 54.91 (1), 800m 1:52.11 (1), 1500m 3:27.46 (1). Rorie Poff seated SP 7.13m (1). Sarah James T53 wheelchair 100m 19.24 +1.3 (1), 200m 36.87 +0.5 (2), 400m 1:10.37 (1). Gabby Wright T54 wheelchair 200m 36.78 +0.5 (3), 400m 1:10.37 (1).

Ambulant U20 100m Jaxon Woolley 12.57 +0.3 (3), 200m 26.09 +0.4, LJ 4.39m +2.8 (10).  Zac Orbell 100m 14.52 (7), LJ 3.73m (9). Smith 200m 25.97 +0.6 (3).

Will Stedman T36 400m 55.04, LJ 5.57m +1.5 (1). Danielle Aitchison T36 200m 29.90 +0.8 (2), 400m 1:20.93 (2). Walsh LJ 4.96m +0.2 (2). Sionann Murphy SP 8.30m (7), DT 22.67m (5). Charli Gardiner-Hall F37 SP 6.52m (10), DT 18.81m (8). Una Kinajil-Redding F36 JT 14.53m.

New Zealand National Records set on the Athletics NZ Para tour of Canberra.


100m T53 – Open and U20 – Sarah James – 20.04 (0.0)

400m T53 – Open and U20 – Sarah James – 1:16.52

400m T53 – Open and U20 – Sarah James – 1:14.27

200m T53 – Open and U20 – Sarah James – 38.77 (-1.0)

100m T53 – Open and U20 – Sarah James – 19.23 (+1.3)

200m T53 – Open and U20 – Sarah James 36.87 (+0.5)

Shot Put F46 – U17 – Una Kinajil-Reding – 7.50m (4kg)

Shot Put F37 – U17 – Charli Gardiner-Hall – 6.52m (3kg)

Discus F37 – U17 – Charli Gardiner-Hall – 18.81m (1kg)

Long Jump T64 – Open and U20 – Paddy Walsh – 3.99 (+1.4)


Shot Put T34 Open and U20 – Rorie Poff – 7.13m 

100m T35 – U18 – Zac Orbell – 14.52 (+0.3)

200m T35 – U18 – Zac Orbell 30.86 (+0.4)

Long Jump T35 U20 – Zac Orbell – 3.55m (+2.0)

SAA Run Meet, Sydney, 21 January: Gareth Harcombe 800m 1:57.30 PB (5).

NSW Milers Series, Sydney, 2 February: Gareth Harcombe 800m 1:58.15 (1RB).

Road and Trail Races Around the Country

Rat Race 5km, Takapuna, 1 February: Ryan Williams 15:54, Andy Kilding 17:04, James Parker 17:16. Helen Kilding 21:18.

Clevedon Country Half Marathon, 5 February: Mark Paterson 1:17:50, Lisa Cross 1:18:01 (1), Chris Trent 1:18:16, Daniel Coates 1:18:31. Danielle Sansonetti 1:28:13 (2), Jasmine Finney 1:33:03 (3). 10km; Robbie van Deursen 33:23, Andrew Pointon 35:08, Finian Orr 36:18. Kirsty Davies 41:27, El Watson 44:32, Maeva Pierre 45:54. 5km; Simon McDouall 22:15, Olivia Tan 22:25.

Karāpiro Marathon, 6 February: Sam Keats 3:00:38, Karl Wansbone 3:16:49, Marcelo Sosa 3:18:05. Jackie Green 3:15:36, Elena Kelly 3:54:58, Thea Davies 4:05:19. Half marathon; Mark Carnachan 1:28:37, Jan Theron 1:30:44, Lewis Craik 1:35:55. Lisa Hahner (Germany) 1:22:01, Bessie Clarke 1:38:12, Fiona Ellison 1:50:13.

Kapiti Summer 5km Series, Paekakariki, 30 January: Leon Goodwin 20:06, Warwick Smith 20:32, Paul Fitzmaurice 20:37. Erin McKevitt 21:40.

Trentham 5km Series, 31 January: Daniel Du Toit 15:48, Max Poland 15:55, Callum Wos 16:16. Madison Wos 19:38, Zoe Hilton 19:42, Savannah Allen 21:27.

Waterfront 5km Series, 31 January: Ben Twyman 16:11, John O’Driscoll 16:20, Matt Mintrom 16:29. Heather Walker 19:25, Emma Bassett 21:19, Sarah-Grace Breen 21:25.

Honest Lawyer 5km Series, Monaco, 30 January: Braden Lawson 18:18, Troy Phillips 18:36, Eddie Hohepa 20:08. Robyn Deane 21:31, Colette Read 21:58, Chloe Quilliam 23:06.

Shoe Clinic 5km Series, North Hagley Park, 31 January: Corban Straker 15:12, Tom Somerville 16:08, Mathew Wiseman 16:09. Hannah Oldroyd 16:58, Fiona Crombie 18:17, Hannah Bartram 18:19.