The final track and field meeting at the Caledonian Ground
before the Christmas break began with plenty of promise but
ended with a whimper.
New Zealand shot put star
Valerie Adams has won the New Zealand Olympic Committee's
Lonsdale Cup for a record fifth time
Bradley Tarleton thought he had a chance of winning a medal
at the national secondary school championships and he was
Marshall Hall booked his ticket to the World University Games
with a dominant win in the men's open discus at the weekend.
Tom Walsh wanted to ''catch up with a few boys'' and have a
break from training, so he came to Dunedin to compete in the
South Island championships at the weekend.
Commonwealth Games silver medallist shot putter Tom Walsh has
swapped his favoured event for the discus this weekend.
Yvonne van Baarle won her first national secondary school
title with a personal-best throw in Wanganui at the weekend.
Danica Davies (17) was so proud of her shot put gold medal
she slept with it around her neck on Sunday night.
Australian Martin Dent made it a Kepler Challenge double on
Saturday, winning the challenging 60km race in 4hr 51min
Sam Bremer (Hill City-University) made a fine return to
middle-distance competition at the Caledonian Ground on
Saturday with a convincing victory in the open 3000m.
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