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Cross Country and Cross Country Relay Championships in Taupo, June 16/17

24 April 2018 10:41am

Athlete Information – This year’s event will have a race commentary team providing public address announcements and commentary for each of the races. To assist the commentators we are requesting athletes expecting to finish in the top ten to provide some basic information on their recent performances. Please use this link to provide information (note a Gmail email account is required to access).

Please note that entries will not show as received until payment has been received. In addition, entries are only periodically updated on the public website.

Accommodation Offers

Offer 1

Cascades Lakefront Motel
We are a family-orientated motel situated right on the lake edge (with no road to cross) and we have a trampoline, a heated pool and spa pool to help keep young people occupied while here. We can offer competitive rates.
303 Lake Terrace, Two Mile Bay, Taupo 3330 Phone: 07-378 3774

Offer 2

I have 32 beds booked in Taupo, within 800m of the course at Spa Park. The cost per person for the accommodation on Friday and Saturday nights, plus all meals from evening meal on Friday to breakfast on Sunday is approx. $170 per head. This offer is open to students, teachers, parents and coaches. If anyone from your school is interested, please contact me as soon as possible. I also have a small numbers of seats available for transport.

Don Dalgliesh – phone 04 4739-414 or 027 4070988

ISF World Secondary Schools' Cross Country Championships, Paris, April 2018

17 April 2018 9:13am

Congratulations to the athletes that competed in the ISF World Cross Country Championships! A report detailing this very successful trip is below.

South and North Island Results

25 March 2018 9:48pm

Simplot Games Report

22 February 2018 11:52am

North Island Champs

20 February 2018 7:22pm

Important Notices

Team Bases
Corporate Boxes which have seating outside the box and room for 12 inside and would be ideal for team bases are available for $50. We have eight available and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

We have secured some funding for Officials (accommodation and meals). Please pass on this information and if you know of officials interested in coming to the North Is SS Championships please encourage them to attend. We all know that it is vital we have a large group of officials and we are determined to look after them.

South Island Champs

25 January 2018 8:33am

Entries will be open online from Wednesday 7th March through until 4pm on Tuesday 20th March. Please note this has changed since the preliminary information was sent out.

Final Call for California Track & Field Tour

21 December 2017 8:31am

Spots are filling up for the 2018 California Track & Field Tour. The team leaves Auckland April 3 and returns April 21. The athletes will be based in Los Angeles and compete in meets over three weekends amongst top high school and college athletes in an ideal climate conducive to top performances.

For more information contact Greg Lautenslager at (O) 03 923-2321 or (M) 027 343-5521 or via e-mail: coach@nzrunningacademy.co.nz.
Or simply apply via the website: californiatour.co.nz

Aspiring Athletes

20 December 2017 8:22am

Information below about Aspiring Athletes, formerly the Young Olympian Camps and Tours.

Australian All Schools Championships Results

12 December 2017 8:09am

Results from the Australian All School Championships 2017.

2018 Championship Dates and Venues

5 December 2017 9:46am

  • 46th New Zealand Secondary School Track, Field and 44th Road Race Championships, Caledonian Athletics Stadium, Dunedin,
    30 November-2 December 2018
  • 46th New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships and 3rd Cross Country Relay Championships, Spa Park, Taupo
    16-17 June 2018
  • North Island Secondary Schools Championships, Cooks Gardens, Whanganui
    6-8 April 2018
  • South Island Secondary Schools Championships, Aorangi Park, Timaru
    24-25 March 2018

Sheat and Smith dominate sprints on final day of schools champs

4 December 2017 8:10am

Lucy Sheat ran a stunning senior girls 100m final at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Track & Field Championships, setting a new record of 11.59, erasing the oldest record in the books, Kim Robertson’s 11.66, set at the inaugural NZ schools championships in 1973.

It moves Sheat, from Marlborough Girls to seventh place on the NZ all-time women’s list and is a qualifying standard for the world junior championships.

Second in the race was Georgia Hulls in 11.93 with Anna Hayward third in 12.07 while Genna Maples won the junior girls race in 12.07.

Sheat also ran an excellent 200m in 23.42 well under the existing record but the wind was too strong for a record to be approved. The victory meant Sheat retained her senior sprint double from last year. Anna Hayward ran 24.67 for second with Leah Belfield third in 25.01.

Maia Broughton beat Maples in the junior 200m in 24.52 to 24.58.

Nick Smith blasted down the 100m straight to take out the senior boys 100m in a quick 10.61, just 0.01 outside the championship record.

TJ Paea came home second in 10.90 with Alex Dawson third in 11.03.

Dominic Overend ran an excellent 10.83 to claim the junior boy’s 100m final.

Smith went on to win the 200m final in 21.65 from Sam King and Mattheus Pio, while Tyron Hilton was impressive collecting the junior boys 200m in 22.18.

Smith, from Hutt Valley High School was the defending champion in both the 100m and 200m events.

The senior boys 800m was an exciting race with surprise winner Dylan Forde from Central Southland College outsprinting the pack to take the title in a personal best 1:54.18, with Flynn Palmer 1:55.10 second and Joshua Nairne third with 1:55.12.

Tessa Hunt from Wellington East Girls won the senior girls 800m in 2:13.08 after a good fight with Lily Trotter (2:13.66) and Sophie Atkinson 2:15.51.

Hunt went on to win the senior girls 1500m in 4:40.67.

Isaiah Priddey from Hamilton Boys grabbed victory in the senior boys 1500m to claim a double for the meeting. After a slow start, Priddey sat in behind the early leaders and got boxed in when the pace went on after two laps. He fought his way out to sit in second place behind eventual runner-up Sam Tanner with one lap to go.

Priddey unleashed his sprint over the last 300m and went to win in 4:03.89, almost a second ahead of Tanner with defending champion Nick oulai having to settle for third after diving past Theo Quax on the line.

Olly Parkinson (Auckland Grammar) took out the senior boys 110m hurdles in 14.15 while Oliver Miller (St Peter’s Auckland) was victorious in the 300m hurdles recording 37.49.

Miller was also a clear winner in the senior boys 400m recording 48.68.

The senior girls 100m hurdles went to Cara Lonergan in 14.55 and Ruby Hansen took out he 300m hurdles in 44.39.

Nick Palmer from Karamu High School was totally dominant in the senior boys shot put contest tossing the 5kg implement out to a personal best 20.35m, almost 5m clear of Sean Howe in second with 15.44 and Hamish Mears 15.11m.

The senior boys discus throw was won by Commonwealth Youth Games gold medallist Connor Bell with a massive throw of 65.63m to add almost 4 metres to the 1990 record of Chris Mene, while Zion Trigger-Faitele won the junior discus to add to his shot put title won earlier in the championships.

Mellata Tatola was the winner in the senior girls hammer with 53.92 and Maria Naime won the junior girls hammer comfortably with 46.75m.

Nine new championship records were set over the three days of competition and two athletes, Lucy Sheat and Olivia McTaggart surpassed qualifying standards for World Junior Championships.

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