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Sunday, October 23, 2016

2016 Grand Prix T&F Meeting Newtown Park Wellington Sat 22 Oct

Sean Pay



Results


This meeting was the first Grand Prix meeting for the season. According to Athletics Wellington this is a new concept with the intention of having one Grand Prix meeting a month. These meetings are intended to attract out of town runners and will use a points system using the WMA Age grading calculator and another system for athletes with a disability. There will be prize money.

The turnout for Saturday was pretty good if I don’t say so myself, especially since some clubs had other events on that day. There were a few new faces and the predictable interest from high school age athletes looking to get ready for the NZ Secondary schools champs in December but there were also a good number of field eventers from Kiwi and Shaka Sola’s throws dojo. That man is a laugh a minute and brings a bit of colour to the park.

The first event of the programme was a 3000m track race, which is a bit unusual. Harrison Burnard led from start to finished in what turned out to be a time trial for him. He wasn’t really challenged although young Joel Carman closed the gap a bit toward the end of the race. Carman ran the fastest time for the two 1500m races held as the last item on the programme. I predict big things from both of these runners.

It was nice to see Mark Tinkle back jumping. He got to 1.75m which while not his best is okay for this early in the season.



Mention should also be made o 13yo Daniel du Toit (now with WHAC) who shut out the personable Sean Lake and the indefatigable Peter Ballie in the 5000m judged walk.  

Some photos below:


3000m Photos



3000m start


100m Photos




High Jump Photos


Philip Bewley

Mark Tinkle

Shot Put Photos


Michelle Scriven


Long Jump Photos


Aneurin Hunt


Elsa Keene

Finn Neely

Jack Roil








400m Photos

Katelyn Sceats

Callan Rothmets



Maddie Feaunati and Charlot Floodsmith-Ryan


Discus Photos



Kulika Puk

Jonathan Sceats

Graham McPhail





200m Photos

Jack Howat







Aaron Rothmets




1500m Photos

1500m race 1 start

Tomas Goodwin & Jack Marshall

Will Bell & Hugh O'Donaghue


Rory Ferguson & Will Bell

Ayesha Shafi