Athletics: Fleet of foot claim titles

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Club championships for 200m and 800m were held at the Athletics Tauranga Club Night on February 4.

Stephen Te Whaiti won the masters 200m title in the smart time of 26.22 sec and also won the non-championship high jump later in the meet with 1.45m.

Brooke Somerfield won the W17 grade 200m in 26.75 sec after a great tussle with middle distance specialist Jessica Bitcheno, who recorded a personal best for the distance of 26.82 sec.

Charlotte Mangos became the W14 champion with 30.84s and Joshua Tisch the M12 in 31.12s, 400m specialist Matthew Connolly won the M19 800m but was pressed hard by Lucas Fairweather, who finished less than a second behind in second place.

Samuel Tanner M14 won his grade with a meritorious run of 2.15.47 and Arleah Tippens was W14 champion in 2.41.29 and 8-year-old Ian Pugh had a good run to break 3 minutes recording 2.55.91.

In non-championship events, Thomas Conder won the M14 100m to go with his 200m title. Cameron Street M17 won a good 100m from Te Whaiti and Brooke Somerfield just prevailed over Samantha Bitcheno by 0.19 sec.

Russell Lake easily won the 3000m but there was good competition in the high jump with Te Whaiti and Madison McBride W16 both clearing 1.45m, Mangos W14 1.35m and Arleah Tippens 1.30m.

RESULTS

Club championships

200m: W10: M Tisch 33.30 1, S Ingham 40.14 2: W12: M Pugh 35.26 1; W14: C Mangos 30.64 1; W17: B Somerfield 26.75 1, J Bitcheno 26.82 2; M10: I Pugh 34.89 1, H Tisch 40.21 2, M12: J Tisch 31.12 1, N Ingham 34.64 2; M14: T Conder 30.10 1; MM: S Te Whaiti 26,22 1, I Bitcheno 29.82 2, B Magill 31.35 3; 800m: W10: M Tisch 3-12.72 1, S Ingham 3-30.77 2; W12: M Pugh 2-46.46 1; W14: A Tippens 2-41.29 1, J Sutton 2-55.91 2, C Sutton 3-09.61 3; M10: I Pugh 2-57.12 1, H Tisch 3-13.76 2, E Pugh 3-45.82 3; M12: J Tisch 2-27.53 1, N Ingham2-51.78 2; M14: S Tanner 2-15.47 1, T Conder 2-44.95 2; M19: M Connolly 2-11.63 1, L Fairweather 2-12.48 2; MM: I Bitcheno 2-28.60 1, M Clarkson 2-57.37 2, S Pavett 4-11.60 3.

Non-championship

100m: W10: M Tisch 16.04 1, S Ingham 16.04 2; W12; M Pugh 15.74 1; W17: B Somerfield 13.21 1, S Bitcheno 13.40 2; M10: M Brebner 15.64 1, I Pugh 16.45 2, H Tisch 19.33 3; M12: J North 15.54 1, N Ingham18.35 2; M14: T Conder 14.39 1; M17: C street 12.33 1; MM: S Te Whaiti 12.53 1, M Gray 16.48 2; 3000m: MM: R Lake 11-20.50 1, M Gray 13-45.50 2, S Pavett 16-34.20 3; High jump: W14: C mangos 1.35 1, A Tippens 1.30 2; W16: M McBride 1.45 1; M10: M Brebner1.00 1; M12: J North 1.10 1; MM: S Te Whaiti 1.45 1, B Solomon 1.40 2, M Gray 1.10 3; Discus MM: B Solomon 33.88 1, B Magill 21.50 2, M Gray 20.37 3.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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