The North Island Secondary Schools Athletics Championships were held at TET Stadium in Inglewood, New Plymouth over the weekend.
The last major meeting in the season’s Secondary Schools track & field calendar produced plenty of highlights.
In boys junior middle distance Finn Seeds retained his unbeaten record in the 1500&3000m for the season as did Hannah O'Connor in the girls’ intermediate equivalent.
Oliver Miller from Auckland remained untouchable in the senior boys 400m, but there was drama for his younger St. Peter's College schoolmate James Guthrie-Croft in the senior boys sprints. Guthrie-Croft was disqualified from the 100m, but bounced back hard to win the 200m.
Perhaps the closest record setting race of the meet was between local athlete Hannah O’Connor of Sacred Heart College, New Plymouth, and Charli St Peter’s School, Cambridge in the Intermediate Girls’ 3000m. Winner O’Connor edged a fast finishing Miller by less than a second.
There were a total 20 records set in the culmination to the 2016/17 season.
For many, the next major national event is the NZSS Cross Country Championships in Christchurch on 17 and 18 June. The NZSS Track and Field Championships are in Hastings in December.
Full results here: CLICK HERE
Junior 800m: Krystie Solomon (Waikato/Bay of Plenty) - 2:14.3
Junior Long Jump: Genna Maples (Wanganui) - 5.64m
Intermediate 1500m: Hannah O'Connor (Taranaki) - 4:29.59
Intermediate 3000m: Hannah O'Connor (Taranaki) - 9:32.21
Intermediate Triple Jump: Lisa Putt (Auckland) - 11.67m
Intermediate High Jump: Josephine Reeves (Wellington) - 1.76m
3kg Shot Put: Senior Maddison-Wesche (Auckland) - 16.24m
Open 2000m Steeplechase: Charli Miller (Open) - 6:35.11
Junior 4x100m Relay: Waikato/Bay Of Plenty - 50.57*
*The team by order of leg was Abigail Griffiths, Alesha McQuoid, Jaimee Eades and Annalies Kalma)
Junior 3000m: Will Anthony (Wellington) - 9:24.33
Junior High Jump: Jayden Williamson (North Harbour) - 1.90m
Junior Hammer Throw: Jayden Williamson (North Harbour) - 47.89m
Intermediate 3000m: Murdoch McIntyre (North Harbour) - 8:44.67
Intermediate Discus: Connor Bell (North Harbour) - 68.41m (Won by 20m)
Senior 110m Hurdles: Ben Kennedy (North Harbour) - 14.39m
2000m Open Steeplechase: Joseph Clark (North Harbour) - 5:58.08
Junior 200m: Josh Taylor (Wairarapa) - 27.90
Junior 400m: Josh Taylor (Wairarapa) 1:04.73
Discus Throw: Josh Taylor (Wairarapa) 20.22m
Shot Put: Jack Lewer (Manawatu) - 11.55m
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