The photos posted here are compressed by Google software. I am happy to provide high-resolution images - just let me know what you require at There is no cost.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

2016 University Relays, QEII Park Paekakariki Sat 7 May


Race 3: 13 & Under

Race 4: (Relay) Everybody Else

Hiro Tamimoto (Scottish No 1) picks up Sam Pendreigh (WHAC No 1) on lap 2

WHAC juniors comfortably won their 4 x 3.5km relay - leading from start to finish - with the three fastest runs of the day from Callum Stewart (13:37) Liam Chesney and Rusi Jagose (13:57). They were third fastest team overall and only a few seconds behind their club's senior men's team. Although 17 year old Stefan Przychodzko ran a very fast 13:14 in the Kapiti senior team.

WHAC also won the junior women's race easily, although Pheobe McKnight from Hutt Valley began the race with a very impressive 14:21 for fastest lap of the day - over half a minute faster than any of the senior women running.

Scottish won the senior men's race comfortably too, although Nathan Tse continued his strong early season form getting WHAC off an early lead with fastest equal lap (13:10).

Scottish's second lap runner, Hiro Tanimoto, was also equal fastest on the day, putting Scottish into a lead that it did not relinquish for the remainder of the race.

Only three seconds separated Scottish and WHAC senior women after three laps, but a strong final lap from Scottish's captain Amanda Broughton gave her team the win.

Sarah Gardiner, Trentham had the fastest lap of 14:59. Scottish comfortably won the master’s men's race.

Olympic continued their ongoing battle with Scottish in the masters women' race, with Michelle van Looy taking her Olympic team into the lead on the last lap. A strong last lap from WHAC's Marie O'Regan-Smith also brought her team past Scottish into second place.

Scottish, led by Peter Stevens (14:47) won the M50s race - its first win in the grade for quite some time. 

Winners of each grade: Senior Men: Wellington Scottish; Senior Women: Wellington Scottish; Masters Men: Wellington Scottish; Masters Women: Olympic; Junior Men: Wellington Harrier Athletic Club; Junior Women: WHAC; Masters Men 50+: Wellington Scottish

Source: Athletics NZ