Athletics New Zealand Weekly Round Up



This edition includes:

NZ Track & Field results
International results from Australia
Road and Trail race results from around the country


New Zealand Competition Results
Athletics Waikato Bay of Plenty Road Championships, St Peters School – 23 August 2020
Sam Tanner won the 10km senior title in 32:37, over a minute ahead of Regan Bones 33:39, and 42 year old Sjors Corporaal 33:44. Alice Mason was the first senior woman in 36:01, followed by Ainsley Thorpe 36:40, Sophie Corbidge 37:15 and Charli Miller (17, 18 today 24 August) 37:30 PB.


Ben Hennessy won the U/18 5km in 16:12, from Christiaan Cumming 16:33 and William Taylor 17:03. Penelope Salmon U/18 5km 18:35, Sally Gibbs MW55-59 18:52. James Corbett U/20 7.5km 24:54, Ben Bidois 24:59. 4km U/16 Ian Pugh 14:02 and Renee Carey 15:22. U/14 2.5km George Wyllie 8:38 and Boh Ritchie 8:49.


Hagley Cross Country Races, Hagley Park – 22 August 2020
Leading junior triathlete Saxon Morgan won the senior 5km in 15:09, from William Little 15:50 and Matt Dryden 15:57. Steeplechaser Cameron Clark won the under 20 5km in 15:29 with Daniel Roswell second in 15:46. National youth 1500m champion Charlie Hazlett won the under 18 in 15:37, from runner up in the national under 18 800m Ethan Smolej 15:41. David Fitch was fastest master in 17:35 with Allan Staite recording 17:43.


Natalie Dryden senior women 18:36, Andrea Hewitt master women 18:18. Lydia Robinson U/20 20:49, Neve Moulai U/18 19:03. 3km U/16, Pai Wynyard 9:51, Nicole Vance 11:16. U/14 Finn Woodhouse 10:19, Charlotte Chiles 11:27. U/12 2.23km Ollie Jackways 7:57, Tessa de Wit 8:34.


High Jump Competition, Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub – 22 August 2020
Five-times New Zealand champion and Doha world championships representative Hamish Kerr, showed good form with a height of 2.26m on his first attempt, after clearing 2.12m, 2.18m, and 2.22m all on his first attempt. The bar was raised to 2.31m which would have added 1cm to the New Zealand resident record held by Glenn Howard and 1cm to the New Zealand national record that Kerr jointly holds with Howard at 2.30m. Kerr missed his three attempts at 2.31m.


Alfie Baker cleared 1.92m and national decathlon champion Max Attwell 1.82m. Keeley O’Hagan national champion in 2015 and 2018 won the women’s competition with 1.73m and national under 18 heptathlon record holder Maddie Wilson cleared 1.67m.


International Results
Brisbane Cross Country Series, 7th Brigade Park, Chermside, 2 August: 5km Caitlin McQuilkin-Bell 18:32 (2).


Road and Trail Races Around the Country
Sprig and Fern 10km, Richmond, 22 August: Dan Busch 37:38, Curtis Moore 38:39, David Francis 41:39. Klaartje van Schie 41:56.

Murray McKinnon
Athletics New Zealand Correspondent