Tori Peeters retained her status as Otago's top athlete when
she took away the major award at the Otago athlete of the
year function at the Sargood Centre last night.
Six children from Athletics Taieri were selected to represent
Otago in the children's grade 12 and 13 New Zealand
interprovincial meeting held over Easter in Hamilton.
Defending champion Stafford Thompson held off a strong
challenge from Jonah Smith to win his third consecutive Three
Peaks mountain run title yesterday.
Former Dunedin athlete Quentin Rew will compete at the world
championships in Beijing later this year.
Otago competitors were among multiple gold-medal winners at
the South Island secondary schools championships in Nelson at
Imagine setting off on a run at 10am today and not finishing
until 10am tomorrow.
Otago athletes won a stack of medals at the annual
Otago-Southland secondary schools championships in
Invercargill at the weekend.
It is 44 years to the day since Stuart Melville handed the
baton to Bruce Hunter for the final leg of a 4x800m relay at
the old Caledonian Ground in Dunedin.
Otago hurdlers Christina Ashton and Felix McDonald will both
race for medals at the Australian junior championships in
Tori Peeters lived up to her pre-competition favourite tag to
win Otago's only senior gold medal at the national track and
field championships in Wellington at the weekend.
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