Teen's top medal haul

Christina Ashton once again revealed her cool temperament by winning two gold medals at the New Zealand athletics championships at the weekend.

Ashton (16) was competing in the women's 18 grade in Wellington and convincingly won the 100m hurdles in a wind-assisted 13.97sec from Phoebe Edwards (Wellington) 14.03sec.

Ashton retained the title she won in Auckland last year and retained her position as the best women's sprint hurdler in the country in the youth grade.

She broke the Otago record with her heat time of 14.15sec and was also a key member of the 4 x 100m relay team which won the gold medal in the grade with a time of 49.05sec.

Marshall Hall won his fifth senior men's discus title with an Otago record throw of 58.25m, a personal best by 1.19m.

Hall, who now works in Auckland, has chosen to remain registered with the Taieri club.

He lost his national title last year and was determined to get it back this year.

Hall's nearest opponent is new world shot put star Tom Walsh (Canterbury), who is nearly 5m behind him.

Tori Peeters (20) broke the New Zealand record when she won the women's javelin with a throw of 54.45m.

It beat the record that has been held by former Olympian Kirsten Hellier (Auckland) for the past 15 years by 26cm.

Anna Grimaldi broke four New Zealand records in AWD Para 47 events - 100m (13.58sec), 200m (28.39sec), 400m (66.41sec), long jump (4.84m) - when winning the gold medals.

Holly Robinson won the AWD women's javelin title with 34.06m.

Rory McSweeney won the men's AWD javelin with a throw of 42.73m. Bradley Tarleton won a gold medal in the men's 18 hammer throw (53.04m) and bronze in the men's 20 (45.51m).

Libby Jones won a silver medal in the women's 20 discus (39.97m) and a bronze medal was won by Felix McDonald in the men's 18 110m hurdles (15.45sec).


NZ championships
Taieri gold medallists

Rory McSweeney, Anna Grimaldi, Marshall Hall, Christina Ashton, Holly Robinson, Tori Peeters, Bradley Tarleton.



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