WHAC pair take Senior Titles in Cross Country Championships

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Wellington Harrier Athletic Club athletes claim senior titles at Wellington Cross Country Championships.

Two of Wellingtons most consistent winter performers take senior titles at the annual Wellington Championships. Sarah Drought [WHAC] took the women’s title by almost 30 seconds ahead of her club teammate Esther George over the 10km course at Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt in 37.49.3. Deborah Lynch [Olympic] was third a further 20 seconds back, while Andrea Peat [WHAC] was distant 4th.

Nathan Tse [WHAC] took the Senior Men’s 10km title ahead of M35 winner Hiro Tanimoto [Scottish] . Tse fresh from his recent strong marathon form was an easy winner in time of 32.31.7 for the 10km course. Jack Shaw [Scottish] took 3rd overall and 2nd Senior Men while Ryan McAllister claimed the bronze in the senior division. Brian Garmonsway [Trentham] was 4th overall and 2nd in M35 grade.

Amy McHardy [Olympic] claimed the Women U18 title while Josh Jordan just prevailed over club mate Max Poland by 6 secs in the men U18 title over 6km Daniel duToit [Trentham] and Saskia Cosgrove-Drayton [WHAC] took Under 20 titles. Poppy Healy [WHAC] claimed Women U16 title and Callum Wos and sister Madison took titles in Men U16 and Under 14 Girls respectively. Young Jacob Williams  [Lower Hutt] continued to dominate his age group in the Under 12 Boys over 2km. 


World Championships Oregon 22

In Oregon 2022 Wellington race walker Quentin Rew [WHAC] had a performance that wasn’t of his normal high standard, whne walking over his less favoured distance of 20km.  

Winter Track & Field Series Results – Palmerston North 

Anna Thomson [Mana] showed good mid-winter form jumping 11.89 metres in her specialist triple event and backed up with Long jump 5.34m. Cody Wilson [Mana] looked sharp with 7.12 secs over 60 metres and 22.70 over 200 metres. Young 14 year old Jag Willers [WHAC] clocking 55.49 secs. In the field Corran Hanning  [Kiwi]threw 12.27 in the 6kg Shot and 37.99 with 1.75kg Discus. 15 year old Hugo Jones [WHAC] jumped an impressive 1.90m  equalling his personal best.