Track and field season opens

One record fell on an otherwise low-key day at the Caledonian Ground on Saturday.

Hill City-University’s Fiona Harvey claimed a masters discus record as the Otago track and field season resumed for the new year.

The 61-year-old threw 22.10m to set a new mark in the women’s 60-years category.

Dyani Shepherd-Oates had the other notable throwing performance.

The Taieri athlete threw 46.19m to win the women’s hammer event.

In the long jump, Ariki’s Shay Veitch managed 6.81m to claim victory over Taieri’s Felix McDonald, who jumped 6.35m.

Hill City University’s Anna Grimaldi was the first woman and fourth overall with 5.39m.

On the track Ariki’s Ben Lund ran 2min 08sec to edge Hill City University’s Jedidiah Thompson in the 800m.

Hill City-University’s Kirk Madgwick claimed a comfortable win in the 3000m, clocking 9min 12.3sec.

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