Athletics New Zealand 10,000m Championships, TET Stadium - 28 January 2017
Aaron Pulford made it four years in a row with a clear cut victory in the title race on the recently resurfaced Taranaki track. The 25 year old was an early leader of the race and he went on to finish in 29:38.98, nearly two minutes ahead of nineteen year old Harry Burnard. Sean Eustace and Burnard worked well to rope in Mike Banks over the later stages. Burnard was rewarded with a 40 seconds PB of 31:40.96 and Eustace also recorded his best of 31:45.95. Banks was fourth in 32:03.43 with David Lovelock next in 33:35.47. Pulford who was fifth in the 10,000m at the world junior championships in Moncton Canada in 2010 now has six national titles adding the 10,000m wins to the half marathon in 2010 and the marathon in 2015.
Fifty three year old Sally Gibbs won the womens title in 36:38.69, a minute outside her New Zealand masters W50 record. Gibbs won the title in 2012 and in 2014 won the national half marathon and marathon titles. Gibbs who already held the honour of being the oldest woman to win a national title in a track event extended the age record from 48 years 212 days to 53 years 237 days. Katrina Andrew of Otago was second in 37:30.49.
North Island 14 and 16 Interprovincial Contest, TET Stadium - 28 January 2017
Oliver Miller was in top form winning the 400m in 48.14, just outside his best of 48.03 in the 2015 New Zealand secondary schools championships in Timaru. Miller also won the high jump 1.87m and the 200m 22.71. There were no wind readings on any sprints or hurdles. Hannah OConnor continued her winning way in the 1500m in 4:30.86 and a near three seconds PB in the 800m with 2:17.33. Krystal Clark was second in both in 4:58.67 and 2:22.99. Sofia Lome won the 100m 12.72, 200m 26.08 and the long jump 5.26m (-0.5).
Mogammad Smith U/16 100m 11.30 and 200m 23.11. Leah Belfield U/18 100m 12.95 and 200m 25.68. Kaia Tupu-South DT 39.66m, 3kg SP 13.41m PB. Mellata Tatola DT 36.62m, 3kg SP 14.27m, 3kg HT 53.06m. Alana Ryan 3kg HT 40.24m PB. Kayla Goodwin LJ 5.31m (-3.4) and third 200m 26.95. Ashleigh Bennett TJ 11.19m (0.0), 3kg SP 12.06m, LJ 5.66m (-1.2).
Arnold Fage TJ 13.36m (+0.2), Harry Marr TJ 12.08m (+0.2) PB. Faitele Trigger 1.25kg DT 47.33m, 5kg SP 14.40m. Tua Herman 1.5kg DT 46.46m, 5kg SP 12.04m, 700g JT 38.84m. Josephine Reeves HJ 1.69m. Roderick Solo LJ 6.23m (-1.0) and U/16 100m hurdles 13.98. Tanya Murray 500g JT 32.83m. Luke Paanakker LJ 6.24m (NWI), HJ 1.75m. Khya Wilson HJ 1.81m. Caleb Moore 5kg HT 46.49m. Charlotte Holland 400m 59.97 second 200m 26.88. Matthew Eady 400m 52.74. Tessa Webb U/18 1500m 4:49.10. Liam Back U/16 1500m 4:20.78. George Cory-Wright U/18 1500m 4:13.64. Matthew Aucamp U/18 110m hurdles 15.55 PB. Zoe Taylor U/16 80m hurdles 12.75.
Athletics Wellington Grand Prix, Pelorus Trust Athletic Track - 28 January 2017
Aimee Francois of Upper Hutt had a PB of 12.57 (+2.0) in the 100m and she also won the 200m in 26.34 (-0.6). Jonty Morison coupled together a 100m victory in 11.34 (+0.4) and a PB 400m of 50.29. Saravee Sos was second in the 100m in 11.42 and won the 200m in 22.77 (0.0). Kelsey Forman 1500m 4:39.15 mx, Jean Kozyniak 1500m 4:40.66 mx. Nathan Tse 1500m 3:57.24 and Callum Stewart 3:58.87 PB. Phoebe McKnight 3000m 9:41.70 mx, Andrea Peat 3000m 10:38.15 mx PB. Jonathan Justice 3000m 8:55.56. Sean Lake 3000m RW 16:58.62. Lee-Ann McKenzie HJ 1.65m, 600g JT 34.01m. Brendon Barnett LJ 6.46m (NWI). Nathan Whiteman 5kg HT 50.35m, 5kg SP 13.10m PB, 1.5kg DT 39.53m PB.
Athletics Canterbury Meeting, Rawhiti Domain - 28 January 2017
Jarvis Hansen 60m 7.42 (+1.3), 100m 11.52 (+0.6). Ieuan van der Peet 5000m 15:58.64. James Sandilands HJ 1.95m. Hayden Hall 800g JT 57.40m. Nicholas Newman TJ 11.29m (-1.2). Cameron Gamble 1.5kg DT 40.28m. Sam Harris LJ 5.97m (-0.3), TJ 11.76m (-3.6). Lilly Trotter 1500m 4:49.30 mx. Angela Whyte 3000m 10:32.20 mx. Solene Cordonnier PV 3.00m. Fiona Morrison LJ 5.47m (-0.6). Lauren Bruce SP 11.33m, DT 41.47m, HT 52.17m, 600g JT 18.73m. Roseanne Robinson 3000m RW 14:24.13. Anastassia Naylor HJ 1.65m. Summer Rutherford LJ 5.23m (+2.7). Caitlin Bonne DT 39.19m, 500g JT 32.62m.
Athletics Otago Meeting, Caledonian Ground - 28 January 2017
Rio Paralympian long jump gold medalist Anna Grimaldi T47 200m 27.59 (-3.2) and LJ 5.31m (+1.9). Adriana Mawhinney 200m 27.55 (-3.2) and HJ 1.55m. Raylene Bates 1kg DT 32.28m. Sam Gouverneur 400m 51.76 and 100m 12.70 (-2.9). Oli Chignell 5000m 15:14.53 PB. Hamish Mears 5kg SP 14.07m, 1.5kg DT 45.13m PB. Todd Bates 7.26kg HT 50.07m, Mike Scholten 41.78m. Ethan Walker 700g JT 47.63m. Flynn Berkett 800g JT 42.04m. Schuylet Orr 100m 11.68 (-2.9). Gemma Millar 3kg SP 10.19m, 3kg HT 36.72m.
Otago Combined Events Championships, Caledonian Ground - 28/29 January 2017
Camerom Moffitt set an Otago boys 13 octathlon record of 3872 points (12.74 -0.8, 5.32m +3.0, 10.67m, 58.29, 16.08 -0.6, 1.62m, 27.47m, 3:08.57). Felix McDonald won the M19 decathlon 5893 (11.76 -0.8, 6.84m +2.7, 9.44m, 1.83m, 52.18, 15.76 -0.6, 30.27m, 2.50m, 47.26m, 4:57.17). Cameron Miller M17 decathlon 5320. Tara McNally W16 heptathlon 3314 from Sarah Langsbury 3240. Joccoaa Palmer W19 heptathlon 3270 from 17 year old twin sister Leonie Palmer 3172.
North Harbour Bays Throwers Meeting, AUT Millennium Stadium - 24 January 2017
Anthony Nobilo 6kg HT 57.64m PB. Mellata Tatola 4kg HT 49.62m PB. Luce Perks 3kg HT 39.32m PB. Nick Hailes 7.26kg HT 45.33m. Anthony Barmes 5kg HT 55.24m. Livvie Duggan 4kg HT 47.01m.
Auckland City Athletics Club Night, Mt Smart Stadium, 18 January: 3000m Peter Wheeler 8:36.94, Tom Moyes 8:46.19, William Harris 8:51.23. James Guthrie-Croft 400m 51.08. Anita McLaren (ne Punt) 400m 58.02 mx. 25 January: Isaac Tatoa 60m 7.04 (+0.9). James Guthrie-Croft 100m 11.08 (+1.3), 200m 22.13 (+3.0). Esther Keown 1500m 4:25.72 mx. Jono Ansley 2000m st 6:41.21. Maiya Christini 2000m st 7:28.22 mx PB. Peter Wheeler 3000m 8:50.94. Marshall Hall 2kg DT 59.62m.
Victoria Milers Club, Box Hill Melbourne, 19 January: Ellen Schaef 1500m 4:24.55 (4) PB. Brad Mathas 1500m 3:46.66 (4) PB.
Go for 2 & 5, Perth, 20 January: Michael Cochrane 400m 48.79 (3).
ACT Combined Events Championships, Canberra, 21/22 January: Veronica Torr heptathlon 5717 points (1), (13.81 +0.6, 1.70m, 13.15m, 25.13 (+0.6), 6.11m (0.0), 40.64m, 2:30.91).
Melbourne Shield at Williamson, 21 January: Ellen Schaef 400m 56.75 (2) PB.
Go for 2 & 5, Perth, 25 January: Michael Cochrane 400m hurdles 51.17 (1).
Victoria Country Championships, Casey Fields, 26 January: Mackenzie Keenan 400m H 60.33 (1).
Hunter Classic, Glendale NSW, 28 January: Brad Mathas 800m 1:48.18 (4). Ellen Schaef 800m 2:05.30 (2RB) PB.
Pasadena Half Marathon, California, 22 January: Xaviour Walker 1:14:55 (6). Held on a hilly course in wet windy conditions. Walker (35) a former Otago runner has been based in the States for the past eight years. He intends running the Los Angeles and Berlin marathons later this year.
BU Multi-team, Boston, 19 January: Jessica Martin 1000m 3:08.62 (16).
Cherry and Silver Invitational, Albuquerque New Mexico, 20 January: Annika Grogan mile 5:19.87 (13), 3000m 10:42.20 (17).
Rod McCravy Memorial, Lexington Kentucky, 20 January: Alison Andrews-Paul 800m 2:08.10 (4).
Dartmouth-Yale-Columbia, New York, 20 January: Ariana Lord 800m 2:21.35 (11).
Gladstein Invitational, Bloomington Indiana, 20 January: Matt Prest 5000m 15:10.60 (7).
Penn-8 Team Select, Staten Island, New York, 21 January: Cameron Avery mile 4:22.24 (8).
Bowdoin Invitational, Brunswick Maine, 21 January: Rory Buckman 3000m 9:07.56 (11).
Colombia East-West Challenge, New York, 27 January: Olivia Burdon mile 4:38.80 (4).
J D Martin Invitational, Mosier Indoor Facility, Norman Oklahoma, 27/28 January: Hannah Miller mile 4:56.22 (1) PB, 800m 2:18.74 (6h1).
John Thomas Terrier Invitational, Boston, 28 January: Julian Oakley 3000m 7:54.10 (1r1) PB. Cameron Avery 3000m 8:32.89 (2r4) PB.
Razorback Invitational, Fayetteville, 28 January: Rebekah Greene 3000m 9:45.51 (11).
New Mexico Team Invitational, Albuquerque, 28 January: Greer Alsop TJ 12.02m (5).
Popular Tauranga Ramblers masters athlete and Waikato Bay of Plenty official Brendan Magill died suddenly on his way to work on Thursday 26 January 2017 aged 53.
He worked at Traction Tyres Te Puke. Magill had been involved with Tauranga Ramblers as a past committee member (equipment co-ordinator) and competitor for many years. He officiated at most meetings including the Porritt Classic as a pole vault official. A private service and cremation was held for him on Saturday 28 January 2017.