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Saturday, 4 February 2017

2017 Melrose Shield and Wellington 5000m Champs Newtown Park Sat 4 Feb


A one-off track meet featuring a series of track relays, an 800m a few informal field events and the Wellington 5000m champs. 

The men's 5000m race was mostly a repeat of the Wellington track 10,000m championship race held in early December with Rowan Hooper holding off a fast improving Harrison Burnard. Mr Burnard may have been a bit jaded after running a sub-32 minute 10,000m to pick up silver in the National 10,000m champs at Inglewood last weekend.

The women's 5000m title went to Phoebe McKnight who ran an impressive solo race and was never threatened.

In the relay events, which comprised of  a 4x100m, a 4x400m and a medley relay, the dominating clubs were Upper Hutt, WHAC and Wairarapa. The two 800m races were essentially WHAC affairs which coach Evan Cooper probably wanted his athletes to run. It does show that the club has depth in the under 20 grades.  

Evan Cooper gets away as pacemaker for 800 hundy

Phoebe McKnight

Rowan Hooper
Bradyn Popow established a New Zealand race walk record for 5000m in the Boys U16 grade
800m Photos

5000m Champ Photos (Women & Mixed)

Sarah Gardner

Michelle Van Looy

Richard Martin

Richard Sweetman

Richard Owen

Colin Price

Renae Creser

Lindsay Barwick

Neil Price

Will Anthony

Jean Kozyniak

Alice Wilson

Terri Grimmett

4x400 Relay Photos

5000m Champ Photos (Men)

Harrison Burnard

Stefan Przychodzko

Rowan Hooper

Joel Carman

Dan Hunt confirms his suspicion that he is being followed

Barrie Joslin

Kulathilake Chandima

Peter Murmu

Jonathan Justice

Daniel Clendon

Jacob Rothman (Scottish but in Colorado College colours)

Andrew Ford

Jack Hammond

Naim Macdonald

Hugh O'Donoghue

Michael Wray

Grant McLean

Kevin Pugh

Andrew Wharton

Tim Rabone

Mathew Rogers

Cameron Forrest (Olympic Harriers)

Alasdair Saunders

Stephen Day

Geoff Ferry

John Beale

Trent Stallard

Terry Fraser

Chris O'Connor

Medley Relay Photos