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.
Jacko Gill will trade in his parent's basement for southern
Sweden later this year as he builds towards August's
athletics world championships in Beijing.
Forty-three of Otago's most talented athletes will be gunning
for medals when the national athletics championships start in
Wellington this morning.
Mike Powell is a ''crazy'' man on a mission.
Jonathan Brownjohn (Taranaki) broke two New Zealand records
at a quick fire meeting at the Caledonian Ground yesterday.
Christina Ashton's smile said it all as she left the
Caledonian Ground with three Otago secondary school records
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