ATHLETICS: Younger Manawatū athletes have returned from the Colgate Video games in Inglewood with loads of pennants from the competitors.
The video games have two units of competitors constructions. For these aged 7-9 the occasions are run in divisions, with the primary three placegetters in every division of an occasion receiving pennants. Native golf equipment did effectively right here.
Our 7-year-old boys carried out effectively. The spotlight was William Groube, Purav Joshi, Tane Garcia-Soto and Angus Cadzow successful the 4×100 metre relay.
Purav supplied the Palmerston North Athletic and Harrier Membership’s first success on the video games, successful a first-place pennant within the discus. Tane gained a first-place pennant within the 60m and second-place pennants within the 100m, 200m and lengthy leap.
Angus gained a primary pennant within the lengthy leap and second pennants within the 100m, 200m and shot put, and accomplished his assortment of pennants with a 3rd place within the 60m.
Kobe Dorn gained a first-place pennant within the boys’ eight 100m and a second-place pennant within the lengthy leap. Eli Waqatairewa returned residence with two second-place pennants from the 100m and lengthy leap. Alina Rizvi collected a second-place pennant within the ladies’ shot put and a third-place pennant within the discus.
Amongst our 9 12 months olds, Chloe Groube gained a second-place pennant within the lengthy leap, with a personal-best efficiency, and a third-place pennant within the 100m. Beau Kennedy gained a first-place pennant within the 60m and a second place within the lengthy leap.
Feilding athletes who collected pennants have been Olivia Leckie within the ladies’ 7, with a primary within the 200m and a second within the 60m, and Fin Crofskey, third place within the boys’ 7 60m and lengthy leap. Jim Higson earned a second within the boys’ eight 200m and Zac Wormgoer third within the discus.
Their most profitable athlete was Sophie Addenbrooke, who gained first pennants in each the women’ 9 lengthy leap and shot put.
Ashhurst had Sophie Thurkell find yourself with three second-place pennants from the lengthy leap, shot put and discus. Samantha Havill gained a primary pennant in her discus and a second pennant within the shot, and Fletcher Mossman a third-place pennant from the lengthy leap.
It might be troublesome to single out one standout efficiency from the older athletes.
Ashton Dorn collected bronze medals in each the boys’ 10 grade 100m and 200m races.
William Rolfe was a prime performer, successful the boys’ 11 200m race so as to add to the silver medal he gained within the 100m and the bronze medal from the lengthy leap.
Our 11-year-old ladies’ 4x100m relay group of Stella Groube, Juliet McKinlay, Tayla Cornwall and Sam Greenwood delighted their dad and mom, ending in third place for a well-deserved bronze medal.
Hayley Cornwall was one other to return residence with an entire set of medals, from the women’ 12 grade, successful gold in within the 800m, silvers in each the 1500m and excessive leap, with a private greatest 1.5m, and bronze within the 400m
Hunter Kennedy was unfortunate to overlook out on a medal within the boys’ 12 excessive leap, ending fourth after clearing 1.43m, the identical peak because the bronze-medal winner, however a first-attempt failure at 1.35m labored in opposition to him within the countback. Ciaran Mace completed fifth with a 1.4m clearance.
Amber Trow cleared a personal-best 1.47m to say the bronze medal within the ladies 13′ excessive leap, including to her silver medal from the 1200m stroll. Johnny Rouxel cleared a personal-best 1.58m for fourth place within the boys’ 13 excessive leap.
I had anticipated large issues from our 14 12 months olds competing of their final Colgate Video games. Forbes Kennedy did not disappoint, bettering the 6-metre barrier within the lengthy leap for the primary time not as soon as, however twice to win the competitors with a greatest effort of 6.05m.
Monique Gorrie produced one other excellent efficiency, recording a personal-best time of 58.06 seconds to win the 400m in 58.06s, with Kimberley Walsh second. These two then mixed with Jayde Rolfe, who additionally made the 400m ultimate, and Georgie Furnell to compete within the 4x100m relay. An excellent ultimate leg from Kimberley lifted the group from fifth place on the ultimate change to 3rd and a well-deserved bronze medal.
Feilding’s Reuben Duker collected a silver medal within the boys’ 13 1500m and Ashhurst had success with Ari Bennett ending second within the boys’ 12 stroll.
❑ On Saturday the Cooks Traditional in Whanganui has attracted a few of New Zealand’s prime athletes.
A race to look out for is the lads’s 100m, during which nationwide champion Edward Osei-Nketia clashes with Joseph Millarm, the earlier titleholder. Native curiosity might be in how Zac Topping fares on this race.
Within the girls’s race, Whanganui’s trio of Sophie Williams, Genna Maples and Tayla Brunger are up in opposition to Georgia Hull.
Hamish Kerr competes within the excessive leap and has already proven good type.
Included within the assembly is the New Zealand under-20 3000m championship. Whanganui’s Liam Again will most likely go into the race as favorite, however might be pushed all the best way by Palmerston North’s Benjamin Wall.
❑ It is nice to see the large numbers turning out for each the Palmerston North Parkrun and the Manawatū Striders’ Tremendous Seven this final week.