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Cross Country Champs

22 April 2013 8:02pm

Newsletter One for the Cross Country Championships is now available, as are the course and venue maps.

North Island Champs Survey

12 April 2013 8:10am

A huge thank you to everyone who came last weekend to what was the biggest NISS meet for some time. We had tremendous fun hosting you. It was a very exciting weekend of athletics with new records set and wonderful examples of good sportsmanship and team spirit. We felt very blessed that the weather, while hardly tropical, was better than forecast.

Our Athletics Wairarapa organising committee is currently undertaking a 360 review of the event and in particular, a root cause analysis of the difficulties experienced with the timing/recording system. We regret that despite best efforts, these difficulties could not be resolved in a timely manner, resulting in unacceptable delays for athletes and disruption to scheduling, particularly on Saturday afternoon. In compiling a detailed report, we hope to better understand the issues, and share the learning. Another expected outcome of our review will be the creation of an organisers’ NISS Handbook for our use next year, and for future event organisers.

To assist us with the 360 review, we have created this survey.

We would appreciate it if you could distribute this survey widely to athletes, team managers, coaches, officials, parents and spectators. A good cross-section of feedback would really help us to evaluate what went well, what could be done better, and what could be developed to further enhance the experience for everyone and promote the sport.

Thanks to those who have already fed back ideas for consideration – these have ranged from wider entry gates and a disability ramp, to having a local accommodation ‘go-to’ person to help negotiate accommodation for visiting teams.

Please take the time complete the online survey or if you prefer, contact me directly on 06 377 4959, 027 273 1154 or at arnoppstringer@gmail.com

Thanks for your participation!

Jill Stringer
Chair, Athletics Wairarapa
Trustee, Wairarapa Regional All Weather Track Trust.

North Island Secondary Schools Athletics Championships Results

8 April 2013 11:06am

Results and records from the North Island Championships.

South Island Results

7 April 2013 10:20pm

Results from this weekend’s South Island Championships are now available.

NZSSAA 2012 Track and Field Champs DVD

6 March 2013 8:17pm

South Island Secondary Schools' Athletics Championships

21 February 2013 8:05pm

North Island Secondary Schools' Athletics Championships

9 February 2013 10:10am

Please note that entries are done by each regional team coordinator only (not teachers in charge of athletics/sports coordinators, or individual athletes). Regional team coordinators can find the online entries via the Entry Procedures for this competition.

Paper Team Application Form

21 December 2012 8:39am

Below is the application form for the 2012 paper teams.

Selected Team

13 December 2012 10:23pm

Please find below the NZSSAA selected teams for Track, Field and Road Race 2012.

NZ Sec School Champs Day 3

9 December 2012 11:09pm

Day 3 of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Track & Field Champs saw two further records fall to Matt Baxter from New Plymouth Boys High and Jesse Bryant of St Bede’s College.

Both were long-standing records, with Baxter’s 3000 metres time of 8 min 15.50 sec taking three seconds of the time set by Phillip Starr in 1991 and Bryant’s Long Jump of 7.36 metres equalling Nigel Park’s performance from 1990.

Talia Horgan from Cambridge High School had the satisfaction of reaching the World Youth selection standard for the woman’s 400 metres, with a time of 55.14 seconds, while Rosa Flannagan was well under the standard for the girls 3000 metres with her 9 min 38.26 sec.

They joined Matt Bloxham (Hammer) and Eliza McCartney (Pole Vault) who reached the standards earlier in the championships.

Zoe Hobbs from New Plymouth Girls High was the most prolific athlete at the champs with gold medals in the junior girls 100m, 200m and Long Jump, along with a silver in the triple jump.

Double victories went to Molly Florence, Rosa Flannagan, Paige Harwood, Siositina Hakeai, Jacob Matson, Sean Eustace, Alexander O’Neill and Matthew Bloxham.

More records on day 2 at NZ Secondary Schools Champs

9 December 2012 11:08pm

The New Zealand Secondary Schools Track & Field Championships continued Saturday in Dunedin with more records, World Championships qualifiers and other outstanding results.

Pole Vaulters Eliza McCartney and Nicholas Southgate both set Secondary Schools records in their respective events. McCartney, from Takapuna Grammar, cleared 3.85 metres to add five centimetres to the Secondary schools record with her third attempt. The record jump also equals the qualifying standard for the 2013 World Youth championships to be held in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Southgate, from Auckland’s Rosmini College, cleared 5.00 metres to add ten centimetres to his own boys schools record and equalled the New Zealand M18 record he already shared with Paul Gibbons. Southgate, who finished fifth at the 2011 World Youth Championships in France has set his sights on clearing 5.20 – 5.30 this season.

The third record of the day went to Discus thrower Siositina Hakeai (Auckland Girls Grammar) whose best of 56.27 metres bettered her own New Zealand W18 record twice during the competition and added a massive four metres to the previous Secondary Schools champs record. Hakeai, who finished fourth at the World Junior Champs in Barcelona earlier this year goes from strength to strength as she is compared to World and double Commonwealth Discus champion Beatrice Faumuina.

Orewa College’s Matt Bloxham, the Hammer throwing star of day one, featured again, this time in the Senior Boys Shot Put, shooting from 3rd position after five rounds to claim the title with a massive toss of 18.34 in the final round. He also added a bronze in the Senior Boys Discus to go with his two gold medals.

Sunday’s actions sees all of the track event finals and the Road Races as well as more field event finals.

At the conclusion of the championships on Sunday evening a team of 30 athletes will be named to contest the Australian Youth Olympics in January.

Australian Youth Olympic Festival Team Announcement

9 December 2012 8:56am

Athletics New Zealand has announced their selected team for the Australian Youth Olympic Festival to travel to Sydney in January. 15 males and 15 females have been selected as well as 10 reserves.

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