About 700 runners competed in the Motatapu 42km off-road
marathon on Saturday in Wanaka and Queenstown.
Danica Davies (St Hilda's) started throwing the discus for
fun last year. She is now the Otago secondary schools
record-holder in the event.
Laura McPhail (Hill City) maintained her impressive form,
following a break from competitive running, with an
impressive victory in the 200m at the Caledonian Ground
To understand how good Tom Walsh's bronze medal in the world
indoor championships was, just look at the name of the
athlete he beat into fourth place yesterday.
New Zealand's Valerie Adams has won her third world indoor
athletics championship title after cruising to victory in the
women's shot put in Poland today.
Kiwi shot putter Tom Walsh has stunned the athletics world to
win a bronze medal at the World Indoor Championships in
Chris McNoe is the iron man of Otago athletics. He proved it
by entering all 11 senior boys events at the annual Otago
Boys' High School athletics sports.
Otago hurdler Daniel O'Shea (Hill City-University) will race
against Olympic champion Felix Sanchez in his specialist 400m
hurdles in Australia next month.
Defending champion Valerie
Adams will head a team of five New Zealand athletes competing
in the world indoor athletics championships in Poland next
Women's sprinting in Otago has livened up since the arrival
of Aucklander Brooke Cull in Dunedin.
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