Athletics NZ weekly round-up - 20 June 2016

By Athletics New Zealand

ROTORUA

New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships, Lower A & P Oval, Agrodome - 18 June 2016

Daniel Hoy of Westlake Boys High School ended where he started back in 2012 in winning form taking out the senior boys 6km in 19:22. At St Kentigern College in 2012 Hoy won the year nine title and since then up to last year has finished second. In the junior boys in 2013 in Christchurch second to Matthew Manning, 2014 in Palmerston North second to Geordie Beamish in the seniors and last year in Dunedin second to Conal Wilson. But in his last year at school Hoy went out on a winning note heading in Angus White of New Plymouth by 11 seconds and Papanuis Goiteom Gebremedhin who recorded 19:42.

Hoy was in a group of five who went out early in the race and he made his move on the last climb before the finish. Hoy will represent New Zealand in the under 19 race at the World Triathlon Championships in Cozumel Mexico in September.

Tessa Webb of Feilding High School won the senior girls 4km in a close finish with Amelia Persson of Christchurch Girls High School. The bronze medallist in the national youth road championships last year won in 14:43, two seconds ahead of Persson who was second in the junior girls last year.

Webb said it was a thirty places improvement on her last outing at the schools cross country where she finished 31st in the year nine race in 2014.

Webb said it was a hard course.

"It was pretty flat, Im more of a hills girl so I just had to go for it. At the start it was hard to get out so I just took the wider line and found gaps and worked my way to the front," said Webb.

Hannah OConnor retained her junior girls title, Murdoch McIntyre improved on his third place last year in the year nine to win the junior boys, Laurence Pithie won the year nine boys and Charli Miller who at the age of 13 has a 38:20 time for 10km to her credit won the year nine girls 3km in 11:00, four seconds ahead of Gisbornes Briana Irving.

In a new event at the championships, regional teams raced in a 5x2km relays in all 6 grades the day after the individual races. Canterbury was the dominant province, winning the Senior Boys and Girls, Junior Girls and Year 9 Boys, with North Harbour winning the Junior Boys and Wellington taking the Year 9 Girls.

Results:

Boys.-

Senior 6km: Daniel Hoy (WestlakeBHS) 19:22 1, Angus White (N/PlyBHS) 19:33 2, Goiteom Gebremedhin (Papanui HS) 19:42 3.

Junior 4km: Murdoch McIntyre (WBHS) 13:19 1, Luke Hill (WaitaraHS) 13:23 2, Liam Chesney (St Pats Kilbirnie) 13:28 3.

Year 9 3km: Laurence Pithie (ChchBHS) 9:58 1, Finn Seeds (Hutt International) 10:04 2, Jeremy Burke (Macleans) 10:24 3.

Girls.-

Senior 4km: Tessa Webb (FeildingHS) 14:43 1, Amelia Persson (ChchGHS) 14:45 2, Ari Graham (St Andrews Coll) 14:49 3.

Junior 3km: Hannah OConnor (Sacred Heart N/Ply) 10:28 1, Liliana Braun (CashmereHS) 10:53 2, Kirstie Rae (Wgtn East Girls) 11:02 3.

Year 9 3km: Charli Miller (St Peters Sch) 11:00 1, Briana Irving (GisborneGHS) 11:04 2, Olivia Cummings (Otumoetai Coll) 11:17 3.

Teams

3 Person Team: Boys; Senior, Hamilton BHS 42 1, WBHS 52 2, Sacred Heart Akld 57 3. Junior, WBHS 36 1, AGS 45 2, N/PlyBHS 57 3. Year 9, WBHS 41 1, Wgtn Coll 56 2, HamBHS) 68 3. Girls; Senior, Chch GHS 16 1, Waikato Dio 71 2, St Hildas 87 3. Junior, Wanganui Collegiate 75 1, N/PlyGHS 84 2, Baradene Coll 91 3. Year 9, Wgtn Girls 28 1, Chch GHS 34 2, Baradene Coll 72 3.

6 Person Team: Boys; Senior, Sacred Heart Akld 235 1, HamBHS 284 2, N/PlyBHS 309 3. Junior, WBHS 124 1, AGS 167 2, N/PlyBHS 225 3. Year 9, WBHS 154 1, Wgtn Coll 159 2, AGS 253 3. Girls; Senior, St Cuthberts 245 1, Tauranga Girls 291 2, St Hildas 331 3. Junior, Wanganui Collegiate 275 1, N/PlyGHS 306 2, Baradene Coll 311 3. Year 9, Wgtn Girls 137 1, Baradene Coll 279 2, St Cuthberts 280 3.

Para-Athlete

Senior boys 2km: Anton Besseling (N/PlyBHS) 7:04 1, Hugh Finlay (Christs Coll) 13:54 2.

Junior boys 2km: Guy Harrison (NapierBHS) 9:31 1.

Senior girls 2km: Siobhan Terry (Rotorua Lakes HS) 11:08 1, Libby Leikis (Wgtn Girls Coll) 12:54 2.

5 x 2km Relays:

Boys; Senior, Canterbury 31:25 1, Waikato BoP 31:45 2, Auckland 32:00 3. Junior, North Harbour 33:57 1, Canterbury 34:20 2, Waikato BoP 34:38 3. Year 9, Canterbury 35:16 1, North Harbour 35:37 2, Wellington 35:38 3.

Girls; Senior, Canterbury 37:15 1, Wellington 38:02 2, Auckland 38:26 3. Junior, Canterbury 38:45 1, Auckland 39:00 2, Wellington 39:08 3. Year 9, Wellington 38:20 1, Waikato BoP 38:56 2, Canterbury 39:14 3.

SWEDEN

IAAF Diamond League, Bauhaus-Galan, Stockholm, 15 June: Tom Walsh won the shot put with 21:13. His series was: 20.92, 21.13, 21.05, x, 21.08, 21.08. He is currently in second in the shot put Diamond race with 22 points behind Joe Kovacs on 24. While pleased to have four throws over 21 metres Walsh felt frustrated that he didnt get a big throw out.

"Im a little bit disappointed that I didnt line one up. I had a really good series of four 21 metre throws so pretty happy with that but I felt like I could have lined up one and it would have been a lot further as well. I was slightly rotating in front of the circle which means I dont get all my power through the shot put. But it looks good for the next comp which is a month away in London," said Walsh.

SWITZERLAND

Spitzen Leichtathletik, Lucerne, 14 June: Valerie Adams won the shot put with 19.37m. Her series was: 19.21, 19.09, 19.37, 19.18, x, x. Angie Petty was seventh in the 800m in 2:04.62.

USA

Portland Track Festival, Portland OR, 11 June: Grace McConnochie 5000m 16:57.07 PB (1). 12 June: Lucy Oliver 5000m 15:20.13 PB (3), an Rio Olympic Games B qualifying performance. She clipped one second off her previous best at the Mt Sac Relays meeting in April 2013.

Boston Games, Dilboy Stadium, Somerville Boston, 17 June: Nick Willis 1500m 3:35.95 (2), Hamish Carson 3:36.53 (4), Julian Matthews 3:37.36 (6), Eric Speakman 3:43.48 (15). The race was won by Kenyas Collins Cheboi in 3:35.82.

WALES

Welsh Championships, Cardiff, 11 June: Katherine Marshall 400m 55.95 (1).

ENGLAND

British Milers Club Meeting, Watford, 15 June: Katherine Marshall 800m 2:03.56 (4).

British Under 23 Championships, Bedford, 18 June: Alexander Parkinson DT 55.36m PB (3), now 10th on the NZ all-time list.. 19 June: Alexander Parkinson SP 15.07m PB (3). Matthew Bloxham HT 61.28m (3).

CANADA

Harry Jerome Meeting, Burnaby, 17 June: Nikki Hamblin 1500m 4:12.32 (4).

BELGIUM

International Meeting, Nivelles, 18 June: Angie Petty 800m 2:01.86 (3). Camille Buscomb 3000m 9:05.24 PB (1). Rochelle Coster 100m hurdles 13.43 (+0.6) (3).

Brussels Grand Prix, Brussels 19 June: Cameron French 400m hurdles 49.87 (1).

HUNGARY

Budapest Open Meeting, 18 June: Julia Ratcliffe HT 68.13m (1).

ESTONIA

Gustav Sule Memorial, Tartu, 13 June: Elizabeth Lamb HJ 1.78m (3).

AUSTRALIA

NSW Throwers Club, Greystanes, 5 June; Warren Button HT 56.41m (2), 11 June; Warren Button HT 55.16m (1).

AUCKLAND

Indoor Pole Vault Competition, AUT Millennium Institute, 18 June: Eliza McCartney 4.60m 1, Jamie Scroop (Australia) 4.00m 2 , Hannah Philpot 3.45m PB 3. Jack Henry 4.20m 1, Aaron Booth 4.00m 2, Roland Vandentillaar 2.65m 3.

SOUTHLAND

Balclutha Half Marathon, 19 June: Jason Palmer 1:10:25, Andy Pohl 1:12:19, Jonah Smith 1:14:41. Mel Aitken 1:22:29, Sabrina Grogan 1:25:56 PB, Christine McLachlan 1:41:30.

- This story has been automatically published using a media release from Athletics New Zealand

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf05 at 21 Jan 2017 10:18:24 Processing Time: 800ms