Two Otago walkers will head to the Oceania Race Walking Cup
in Hobart in February - and one has the other to thank for
pulling on the singlet for the first time.
Athletics Otago has been thrown a lifeline and will apply to
hold the New Zealand track and field championships in 2016
Last year's disappointment could turn into a silver medal for
Libby Jones (Taieri) at next weekend's New Zealand secondary
schools championships at Hamilton.
Otago athletics administrator Andrew Finn wants to give
Athletics New Zealand a sharp wake-up call if it does not
give the South Island a fair deal.
Ness Cup winner Drew Costello (Ariki) tasted competitive
running for the first time in 2006 when he completed the
Mototapu mountain marathon.
The perseverance of Tori Peeters is being tested. Two of her
New Zealand javelin records have been rejected on
Southland professional coach Lance Smith backs Otago and
wants the South Island to get its share of New Zealand
Fergus Read (Wanaka) broke a 10-year high jump record at the
annual Otago primary school sports in Dunedin yesterday.
Kent Centers has a casual approach to athletics but it did
not stop him from winning the Otago senior men's decathlon
Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
have been crowned male and female World Athletes of the Year
for 2013 by the sport's governing IAAF at a ceremony in
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