Masters records set

Two national masters records fell on a windy day at the Caledonian Ground on Saturday.

Kieran Fowler and Myrtle Rough both eclipsed the previous marks in their age-grade shot put and 3000m events respectively.

Taieri’s Fowler threw 13.91m with his first throw — also his only legal one.

It put him 9cm ahead of the previous M30 national record, held by Auckland’s Matthew Wyatt.

Rough (Hill City-University) put in a similarly impressive performance to write her name on the masters national record list for a 10th time.

She clocked 17min 00.94sec in the 3000m, setting a new W80 national record and adding to the W75 record she already holds.

Elsewhere on the track, runners contended with strong headwinds.

North Otago’s Schuyler Orr ran a 11.66sec 100m to edge HCU’s Fergus McLeay by 0.01sec, while Fiona Centers (HCU) won the women’s race in 13.08sec.

Tamsin Harvey (HCU) finished the 200m in 25.34sec to beat out Centers, while McLeay finished the men’s race in 23.49sec, getting one back over Orr in the process.

Jedidiah Thompson-Fawcett ran an impressive 800m, clocking a time of 1min 57.99sec to beat Josh Hou by just over 2sec.

In the throws Dyani Shepherd-Oates (Taieri) managed a 54.02m in the hammer, while Ethan Walker’s (Taieri) 52.24m headed an impressive javelin field.


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