Julian Oakley's gradual improvement on track
Kiwi Julian Oakley has been gradually making his presence felt on both the US collegiate circuit and more latterly the international scene with a series of impressive performances. Steve Landells spoke with the 24 year old middle distance talent to find out more.
Five Minutes With Ben Collerton
Kiwi Ben Collerton has recently set a decathlon personal best of 7148 points while competing for Texas State University in the US. The 20-year-old, who represents the University of Canterbury club and who is currently ranked number two in New Zealand, takes the time to answer our Five Minutes With questions.
Tom Walsh was out to 22.29m, the fourth longest competition of his career, to set a Bislett Games Diamond League shot put record, defeating American Olympic Champion Ryan Crouser (22.21m) with his last throw.. Crouser gained his revenge several days later in Poland with a 22.27 - 21.63 victory over Walsh. Walsh got one back in Ostrava, notching another 22m throw, winning with 22.16m, with Crouser in fourth in 21.43m
Olivia Burdon took an outstanding bronze medal at the NCAA championships Div 1 finals in Eugene over 5000m, running 15:43.22. Matt Baxter finished an excellent fifth in the 10,000m final in 28:39.55 and decathlete Aaron Booth placed 14th with 7458 points.
Julian Matthews ran his eighth sub 4 min mile in 3:59.95 at the Martinez Classic in Concord, USA, while Julian Oakley finished second over 3000m 7:52.36 at the same meeting.
Camille Buscomb ran 15:24.68 for 5000m in Netherlands and 5:57.35 PB for 2000m in Norway.
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Alana Barber finished seventh in the 20km at the IAAF Race Walking Challenge in 1:33:10 in La Coruña, Spain.
For more information about these results, check out our latest two Weekly Roundup issues.
Weekly Roundup 4 June
Weekly Roundup 11 June
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New Regulations proposed
Athletics NZ have undertaken a project to revise and update it’s Regulations to better align with the Constitution, as well as responding to changing legal and sport requirements. As a consequence we have now completely revised the Regulations for the consideration of our membership.
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High Performance Topics
Recent updates from the HP Department:
IAAF Continental Cup selection
Oceania Polynesian Championships team
World Mountain Running Champs Team
2018 World U20 Champs team
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Performance Potential Programme
The 2018 Athletics NZ Performance Potential Squad (PPS) selections have been finalised. The 15 athletes have demonstrated potential for achieving future high performance success through their performances and progression; performance behaviours, skills and abilities; and being within a training environment that effectively supports their ongoing performance development. 2018 additions to the PPS are Keegan Pitcher, Imogen Ayris, Nicole Bradley, Torie Owers and Hamish Kerr.
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