Student breaks 1989 Pole Vault record
NEW ZEALAND SECONDARY SCHOOLS T & F CHAMPIONSHIPS
Newtown Park Stadium, Wellington – 10/11 December 2011
Highlights from day one were a record breaking pole vault by Nicholas Southgate who cleared 4.90m, to add 40cm to Paul Gibbon’s 1989 record and Julia Ratcliffe who increased her senior girls’ hammer record by a further 20cm to 57.67m for a world junior championships A qualifier. Among the other winners on day one were Kerry Charlesworth who was just 1cm off her open pole vault record clearing 3.79m, Greer Alsop triple jump at 11.63m (-1.0), Phillip Wyatt triple jump at 14.33m and Merewarihi Vaka senior discus with a throw of 49.48m.
Day two highlights were world junior championships A qualifiers and championship records to Andrew Whyte S/B 400m 46.91s, Rebekah Greene S/G 1500m 4m 21.39s and 3000m 9m 23.42s. B qualifiers and championship records to Brad Mathas S/B 800m 1m 50.24s, Kodi Harman S/B 200m 21.39s. Record to Matthew Bloxham in the J/B hammer throw 59.20m and to Wanganui Collegiate in the senior boys 4 x 400m relay.
Double winners at the championships were Kodi Harman S/B 100m/200m, Phil Simms S/B 110m hurdles/OB 300m hurdles, Mackenzie Keenan S/G 100m hurdles/OG 300m hurdles, Megan McPhail SG 100m/200m, Rebekah Greene S/G 1500m/3000m, Greer Alsop SG long/triple jumps, Zoe Hobbs JG 200m/triple jump, Amy Robinson JG 100m/long jump, Rosa Flannagan J/G 4km road race/3000m.
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