Athletics NZ Track & Field Champs

Athletics NZ Track & Field Champs – Newtown Park, Friday 6 – Sunday 8 March

Outstanding results from the wind-and-rain-swept national meeting.

A few weeks ago, in Masterton, Kelsey Foreman just missed out on a 2000m Steeplechase QT for the World Youths in Colombia later this year. At Newtown Park last week she smashed the QT and broke the U17 2K S/C record in the process! Astounding! For the record, Kelsey’s time was 6:52.72.

Phoebe Edwards picked up FOUR gold medals, and qualified for the World Youths, with her medals were earned in the 100m Hurdles (YW), Long Jump (YW), and High Jump (YW and JW; 1.73m for both).

Senior Men
Tim Cornish – 800m Bronze, 1500m Bronze

Junior Men
Alex Haye – 400m Silver, 4 x 100m Relay Silver, 4 x 400m Relay Bronze
James Preston – 800m Bronze
Marcus Karamanolis – 1500m Silver, 5000m Gold

Junior Women
Phoebe Edwards – High Jump Gold

Youth Men
Yasheek Rosario – 100m Silver, 4 x 100m relay Gold
Tom Caughley – 4 x 400m Relay Silver
Callum Stewart – 3000m Steeplechase Silver

Youth Women
Phoebe Edwards – 100m Hurdles Gold, High Jump Gold, Long Jump Gold
Kelsey Forman – 2000m Steeplechase Gold, 4 x 400m Relay Bronze
Tessa Hunt – 4 x 400m Relay Bronze

That comes to ten WHAC athletes with a 19-medals haul of seven gold, six silver and six bronze.

Congratulations to all the WHAC athletes who took part in the Champs, and a massive thank you to their coaches, parents and the indefatigable Louise McDonald.

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Following on from Phoebe’s success, from roving International Reporter Louise McDonald:

Congratulations again to Phoebe Edwards who on 12 March smashed her Personal Best in the High Jump, with a height of 1.79m to win the Gold Medal in the Under 18 Women’s High Jump at the Australian Junior

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