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15 July 2019 • General

Weekly Round Up: July 15

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

Results from 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy
International results from the USA, Switzerland, England, Belgium, Australia, Poland and Austria
Road and Trail race results
Upcoming events
Murray McKinnon
Athletics New Zealand Correspondent
P: 0274 806086

World University Games

Aaron Booth won New Zealand’s only gold medal, out of all sports, at the Games, a gold in the decathlon with a personal best score of 7827 points. The 22 year old USA based athlete was second after day one with a score of 3993. He had a PB pole vault of 4.80m which held him in second behind Alexander Diamond of Australia. A javelin throw of 60.51m propelled him into the lead which he maintained after a 1500m of 4:31.38. Diamond was second with a score of 7593.

New Zealand decathlon champion Max Attwell with personal best performances in the 100m and 400m, was fourth with a PB of 7420 points.

Since his secondary school days at Mt Albert Grammar School Booth has chalked up an impressive record of achievements improving with almost each outing. He was the Oceania under 18 octathlon champion in 2013, the national junior decathlon champion in 2014, won silver in the decathlon at the 2015 Oceania championships and at previous World University Games was 13th in the decathlon in 2015 and third in 2017. In the States he was 14th in the 2018 NCAA division 1 decathlon in Eugene and showed good form coming into Naples with a sixth placing at the NCAA division 1 in Austin in June.

The New Zealand women’s team of Olivia Eaton, Brooke Somerfield, Georgia Hulls and Natasha Eady went close to the 2001 New Zealand record of 44.60 in the heats of the 4 x 100m relay qualifying for the final with a time of 44.77 and in the final the team of Olivia Eaton, Zoe Hobbs, Georgia Hulls and Natasha Eady took the bronze medal with a New Zealand national record of 44.24. The previous record was set by Chantel Brunner, Jane Arnott, Rebecca Wardell and Caro Hunt in Auckland in March 2001.

Olivia McTaggart was fourth in the pole vault, Keeley O’Hagan fifth in the high jump, James Preston sixth in the 800m, Maddison-Lee Wesche sixth in the shot put, Lauren Bruce seventh in the hammer throw, Zoe Hobbs seventh in the 100m and eighth in the 200m, Nick Southgate ninth in the pole vault and Hannah Miller ninth in the 5000m and 11th in the 10,000m. Imogen Ayris tenth in the pole vault and Ryan Ballantyne 11th in the shot put.

New Zealand Results:

8 July: Tatiana Kaumoana DT 50.16m (8GPA) DNQ, Lauren Bruce DT 47.68m (11GPA) DNQ. Ryan Ballantyne SP 19.12m PB (6GPA) q, final 18.14m (11). Anna Percy 400m H 60.68 (4H1) DNQ, Mackenzie Keenan 400m H 58.86 (3H2) Q. Stella Pearless 800m 2:13.16 (6H3) DNQ. Hamish Kerr HJ 2.15m (3=GPB) q. Zoe Hobbs 100m 11.52 (+0.1) (2H6) Q. Hannah Miller 10,000m 34:52.45 (11).

9 July: Aaron Booth decathlon day 1, 3993 points (2), (100m 11.09 -0.7, LJ 7.19m +0.6, SP 12.96m, HJ 2.00m, 400m 49.77). Max Attwell decathlon day 1 3949 points (4) (11.13 +1.0 PB, 6.97m -0.1, 12.16m, 2.00m, 48.37 PB). Imogen Ayris PV 4.10m (3GPA) q, Olivia McTaggart PV 4.00m (3GPB) q. Harry Ewing 3000m steeplechase 9:12.88 (9H1) DNQ. Mackenzie Keenan 400m H 58.22 (7S1) DNQ. Zoe Hobbs 100m 11.51 +0.1 (4S3) q, final 11.55 0.0 (8).

10 July: Aaron Booth decathlon day 2, 7827 points PB (1) (110m H 15.37 -1.8, DT 41.65m, PV 4.80m PB, JT 60.51m, 1500m 4:31.38). Max Attwell decathlon day 2 7420 points PB (4) (16.53 -0.2, 37.87m, 4.70m, 50.84m, 4:28.34). James Steyn PV 5.25m (6GPA) q, Nicholas Southgate 5.25m (5GPB) q. Olivia Eaton 200m 24.50 -0.5 (4H6) DNQ. Zoe Hobbs 200m 23.98 -0.6 (1H8) Q. Lauren Bruce HT 61.47m (9) q. Hamish Kerr HJ final DNS. Hannah Miller 5000m 16:40.54 (5H2) Q.

11 July: Imogen Skelton HJ 1.70m (8GPA) DNQ, Keeley O’Hagan HJ 1.80m (4GPB) q. Torie Owers SP 13.81m (8GPA) DNQ, Maddison-Lee Wesche SP 16.19m (5GPB) q, final 17.22m (6). James Preston 800m 1:52.20 (4H5) Q. Joshua Hawkins 110m H 14.09 -1.3 (3H3) Q. Zoe Hobbs 200m 23.25 +1.1 (2S3) Q, final 23.52 +1.0 (7). Olivia McTaggart PV 4.31m (4), Imogen Ayris PV 4.11m (10).

12 July: 4 x 100m relay New Zealand (Olivia Eaton, Brooke Somerfield, Georgia Hulls, Natasha Eady) 44.77 (1H2) Q. Nicholas Southgate PV 5.21m (9), James Steyn PV NM. Lauren Bruce HT 62.50m (7). Joshua Hawkins 110m H 13.92 -0.6 (5S2) DNQ. James Preston 800m 1:48.68 (4S2) q. Hannah Miller 5000m 16:12.40 (9). 4 x 400m relay New Zealand (Georgia Hulls, Mackenzie Keenan, Anna Percy, Briana Stephenson) 3:40.00 (5H1) DNQ.

13 July: Keeley O’Hagan HJ 1.84m (5). 4 x 100m relay New Zealand (Olivia Eaton, Zoe Hobbs, Georgia Hulls, Natasha Eady) 44.24 (3) NZ national record. James Preston 800m 1:50.11 (6).

International Results
Sunset Tour, Azusa CA, 9 July: Nick Willis 1500m 3:37.86 (4RB), Geordie Beamish 3:38.09 PB (6RA), Julian Oakley 3:40.73 (10RB).
Summer Nights, San Diego CA, 10 July: Nick Willis 800m 1:49.23 (1).

Spitzen Leichtathletic, Lucerne, 9 July: Hamish Carson 3000m 8:20.29 (9).

BMC, Watford, 10 July: Oli Chignell 1500m 3:51.89 (9).

Flanders Cup, Kortrijk, 13 July: Matt Baxter 1500m 3:45.33 (12).

Victorian Walk Championships, Middle Park Melbourne, 23 June: Quentin Rew 20km RW 1:40:10 (3).

Val Muskett celebrated her 65th birthday on 29th June by winning the 65-69 age group in the Gold Coast marathon on July 7 in 3:59:07.

Polish Walking Championships, Mielec, 22 June: Alana Barber 20km RW 1:35:46 (2).

Grossglockner Berglauf, 13.5km uphill +1494m, 14 July: Sabrina Grogan 1:38:21 (9).

Road and Trail Races Around the Country

O’Hagan’s 5.3km, Viaduct Harbour, 9 July: Mitchell Carlisle 18:22, Davide Fontana 18:27, James Parker 18:40. Isabel Emerson 21:57.

Rat Race 5km, Takapuna, 10 July: Mike Wanden 16:41, Henry Barfoot 18:09, Damon Nicholas 18:36.

Run Auckland 10km Series, Sanders Reserve, Paremoremo, 14 July: Julian Ng 38:35, Nathan Jones 39:17, Davide Fontana 40:06. Karen Donaldson-Barron 43:13.

Marlborough Sounds
Captain Cook’s Landing, 26km Trail Run along the Queen Charlotte Track, 13 July: Nathan Foley 1:57:57, Danny Carmine 1:59:28, Clinton Manderson 2:08:28. Angela Leck 2:13:27, Kirsten Wright 2:24:21, Kirstin Foley 2:29:50.


Brightwater Sprig & Fern 10km, 13 July: Chris Sharland 37:40, Brian Kemp 37:50, Dan Bullock 40:01. Kathryn Bunckenburg 42:03.