Team Ledger Harcourts Capital Classic & Sola Power Academy Meets Set Athletes for Champs
Many of Wellingtons athletes will be well set to perform in their 2 day Athletics Wellington Regional championships this weekend after solid performances against New Zealand’s best last weekend in the City’s premier track & field meets.
All Wellington Championships information is available here
Athletics Wellington Senior Track & Field Championships
Team Ledger Harcourts Capital Classic produced six new meet records last Friday evening before the rain set in for the weekend. However it didn’t dampen the spirits of the throwing community who in Lower Hutt on Saturday at the Sola Power Academy meet. Many locals along with some of NZ’s best competed across the four throws on Saturday with Liam Ngchok -Wulf and Tapenisa Havea picking up a bonus for being best shot putter across the two events
At the Team Ledger Harcourts Capital Classic the six new meet records were established with each record claimant sharing of the Team Ledger Harcourts $4,000.00 bonus pool. First of the records was set by 18-year-old Tapenisa Havea [South Canterbury and NZSS] surpassing Maddison Wesche previous Shot put mark of 15.26m set in 2017 with a new mark of 15.92m. The Men’s Shot-put record was as expected claimed by Tom Walsh (South Canterbury) with a season’s best of 21.01m in the second-round eclipsing Ryan Ballantyne’s 19.85m set in 2020. The third of the field records went to Tori Peeters [Hamilton Hawks] with increasing her new NZ Resident record and improving Ashley Pryke of Canada’s 2020 mark of 57.38m for Javelin firing it out to 60.51m. The final track meet record was Laura Nagel [North Harbour Bays] nudging under Angie Smit’s 1500m meet record by running 4.19.90 to remove the 4.20.75 mark . The New Zealand Women’s A 4 x 100m Relay team of set a new mark of 44.77. The team members were Anna Percy, Rosie Elliot, Georgia Hulls and Zoe Hobbs. Felix McDonald erased the oldest mark on record list surpassing F Coetzee’s 7.59m in Long jump held from the original meeting in 2003 with tow mark with allowable wind of 7.61metres.
Para Athlete Jaxon Woolley [Tauranga] set a national U17, U18, U19, U20 and senior records in with an impressive mark of 12.63 (+1.7m/s) in the men’s 100m T38. Corran Hanning also achieved an F12 NZ under 20 Shot record of 11.31m
Full results for each of these feature meetings are available on the Athletics Wellington calendar event page