Marcia Petley, MNZM
Frankton Athletic and Harrier Club Life Member, Marcia Petley sadly passed away overnight in Hamilton at the wonderful aged of 93. Marcia holds many NZ Masters records over 60m, 100m, 200m, 400m, Hammer and Weight Throw, plus NZMA Indoor Records for W90 over 60m, 200m and Weight Throw.
Marica was also a regular competitor at Oceania and World Championships over many years.
At the age of 90 Marcia won four medals from the 2019 World Masters Indoor Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland, winning gold in the 60m sprint, the 200m run, the weight throw and the hammer throw.
As a true testament to her dedication to the sport, Marcia received the Insignia of a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to athletics 2015.
Marcia has been a true inspiration for athletics at club, centre, national and world level.