29th Summer Universiade, 2017 World University Games, Taipei - 23/28 August 2017
23 August: Joseph Millar 100m 10.35 (+1.4) (1H9) Q, second round 10.44 (-0.1) (3Q4) Q (10). Simon Rogers 1500m 3:50.74 (10H2) (24) dnq. Hamish Kerr HJ 2.10m (7QA) (13) dnq. Zoe Hobbs 100m 11.79 (-0.1) (4H6) q, second round 11.81 (-0.3) (5Q4) q (15). Tori Peeters JT 48.50m (12QA) (24) dnq.
24 August: Aaron Booth decathlon (100m 11.19 (-0.4) LJ 7.17m (+1.0) =PB, SP 13.49m PB, HJ 2.01m, 400m 49.75 PB) 4009 points PB (2). Joseph Millar 100m 10.35 (+1.0) (5S1) (9) dnq. Zoe Hobbs 100m 11.85 (0.0) (8S1) (14) dnq. Benjamin Langton Burnell JT 75.58m (4QB) (8) q. Julia Ratcliffe HT 60.66m (4QA) (10) Q.
25 August: A bronze medal to Aaron Booth in the decathlon with a personal best total of 7523 points, a 277 points improvement on his third place in the Australian championships in March. Second day results (110m H 15.85 (-1.6), DT 41.45m, PV 4.20m, JT 55.23m, 1500m 4:32.11) total points 7523 PB (3). Joseph Millar 200m 21.62 (-2.4) (2H5) (21) Q. Zoe Hobbs 200m 24.33 (+0.4) (4H4) (25) dnq. Nicholas Southgate PV 5.30m (4QA) (11) Q.
26 August: Joseph Millar 200m 20.90 (+1.0) (2S2) (6) q, 200m 21.04 (-3.8) (6). Joshua Hawkins 110m H 14.49 (-4.0) (4H3) (19) dnq. Benjamin Langton Burnell JT 75.93m (8). Julia Ratcliffe HT 61.39m (11).
27 August: Nicholas Southgate PV 5.10m (9). Hannah Miller 5000m 16:26.74 (15).
ISTAF Meeting, Berlin - 27 August 2017
Jacko Gill finished third in the shot put with 20.71m. David Storl of Germany won with 21.11m and ODayne Richards of Jamaica second with 20.85m
Winter Throws Series, AUT Millennium Stadium North Shore - 26 August 2017
A personal best to Anthony Nobilo with the 6kg HT 62.53m. He was also out to 35.45m with the 1.75kg DT. Alexander Parkinson 2kg DT 52.18m. Anthony Barmes 5kg HT 58.79m PB. Rizvan Caukwell 6kg HT 41.04m. Nicole Bradley HT 59.20m. Grace Penberthy 3kg SP 10.95m, Megan Otto 10.84m.
New Zealand Masters Association Indoor Championships, AUT Millennium Stadium - 20 August
Chantal Brunner W45 50m 7.15, LJ 5.01m. James Nightingale M40 50m 6.39. Andy Richardson M50 LJ 5.23m, HJ 1.50m. Mark Lett M55 TJ 10.18m, PV 3.00m. Tania Hodges W50 SP 11.03m. Laini Inivale M50 SP 14.24m.
Port Hills Under 18 Cross Country, Hansen Park, Opawa - 26 August 2017
M15, 16,17 3km Thomas Coleman 11:47, Cameron Clark 11:59, Gregory Coleman 12:10. W15, 16, 17 3km Lydia Robinson 13:18, Lucy Kokich 13:34, Louise Daly 13:49. B13/14 3km Henry Allott 11:51. G143/14 3km Emma Parke 12:54. B11/12 2km Angus Sevier 8:08, 9/10 Joel Allott 8:29. G11/12 2km Nicole Vance 8:46, 9/10 Amber De Wit 9:35.
Cambridge Half Marathon, 27 August: Jonny McKee 1:14:12, Lance Brew 1:18:12, Reuben Tomlinson 1:21:35. Kovo MacDonald 1:31:21, Gina Boone 1:35:42, Veronica Maree 1:38:33. 10km; Jacob Priddey 33:11, Isaiah Priddey 33:26 PB, Jai Davies-Campbell 33:40. Charli Miller 39:20, Ngarama Milner-Olsen 40:13, Cassie Nicholson 41:31. 5km; Russell Best 15:56 PB, Hikaru Mita 17:47, Kalib Guy 18:01. Emerson Deverell 18:17, Joanna Poland 19:02, Sam Corbett 19:07.
Mt Maunganui Half Marathon, 26 August: Kyle Macdonald 1:10:45, Jake Jackson-Grammer 1:14:37, Barry Wylie 1:17:00. Margaret Campbell 1:20:04, Rebekah Greene 1:23:30 PB, Taylor Tubbs 1:23:49. 10km; Chris Trent 35:06, Bevan Jefferies 37:05, Josh Tisch 38:08. Catherine Delaporte 43:36.
Woodbourne Half Marathon, 20 August: Stephen Blackwell from Methven made it two years in a row winning in 1:17:57, a minute slower than his winning time last year. Ryan McAlister was second in 1:20:31, Brian Kemp third in 1:20:41 and Robbie Barnes fourth in 1:22:33. Colette Read ran 1:37:09 and Annabelle Latz 1:38:19. 10km; Billy Hebberd 36:54, Brian Law 38:38. 5km; Campbell Gill 19:31, Calum Law 19:34, Emily Dalton 21:14.
Spring Series, University of Queensland Brisbane, 19 August: Sarah McSweeney 2000m steeplechase 7:05.59 (1).
Sunshine Coast Half Marathon, 20 August: Aaron Pulford 1:06:26 (5).
Alan Sayers MNZM of Whangaparaoa Auckland died on Saturday 19 August 2017 aged 101.
Sayers was the New Zealand 440 yard champion in 1937 in 49.2 seconds ranking him the second best New Zealander at that time to 1932 Olympian Stuart Black. At the 1938 British Empire Games in Sydney Sayers was a member of the 4 x 440 yard relay team that won bronze. He also competed in the 220 and 440 yards at these Games. He worked for the New Zealand Herald and Auckland Star as a journalist before becoming a freelance photo-journalist.
Sayers was a successful athletic coach and two of his outstanding national champions were Ron Agate (100yds 1945/46, 220yds 1945/46/47) and Barry Robinson (440yds 1958/59/60/62).
He received the MNZM for services to sport and journalism in the 2003 Queens Birthday honours.
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