IPs U16/U18 2022 - week 3
An impressive set of performances were produced by 17 of the Athletics WaikatoBOP G14-17 team on Saturday 29 January. There were also great performances by several visiting Auckland athletes and one Taranaki athlete.
Conditions were very warm, with little wind and the occasional cloud cover was appreciated by the athletes. There was a total of at least 5 personal best performances by the WaikatoBOP athletes.
Leading the way was a great personal best by Holly Faucet in winning the 800m with a top finish. Amazingly Odin Herrick progressively set 4 personal bests in the long jump. Others to set personal best were Fletcher van Heuven and Harrison Roberts-Brake in the 400m, and Callum Murray in the 1500m just ahead of a good run from Ian Pugh. Possibly personal bests were also set by Cooper Slimes and Zach Conroy. Kamaia Minhinnick also produced some great backup performances in the shot put and long jump.
The remaining team members all did well including Teeka Randell, Zarah Rattray, Amelie Wood, Kithmini Melville, Madison Rattray, Zoe Keenan, Hamish Murray and Adisen Mahy.
Previous team member Brooklyn Phothirath performed well for Taranaki in the long jump.
It was also great to see top performances by the older athletes including past InterProvincials team member Annaliese Kalma’s 100/400 double, returning from injury.