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3 March 2023 • Track and Field

Zoe Hobbs sets dazzling Oceania 100m record in Wellington

Zoe Hobbs was in record-breaking form at the 2023 Jennian Homes New Zealand Track & Field Championships today. (Credit: Alisha Lovrich).

Zoe Hobbs produced an electrifying performance in the heats of the women’s 100m at the 2023 Jennian Homes New Zealand Track & Field Championships in Wellington today, clocking a sensational 11.07 to set an Oceania record, New Zealand record, New Zealand resident record, New Zealand allcomers record and also bank an automatic entry standard time for the 2023 World Athletics Championships.

Hobbs trimmed 0.01 from her previous Oceania record mark set at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

It was a brilliant display from the 25-year-old Taranaki-raised, Auckland-based sprinter who was competing in her first competition of the season.

Hobbs made her dazzling trademark start out the blocks and looking relaxed quickly established a nice rhythm. She flashed past the line in 11.07 finishing a distance clear of Brooke Somerfield (Waikato Bay of Plenty), who recorded 11.64 for second.

Veronica Shanti Pereira of Singapore was the second fastest to advance for the final, which takes place at 4.52pm today (Friday), recording a time of 11.46 (1.4m/s) to win heat two.

Results here