Connor Bell improves on his New Zealand Resident Discus Record
Pre-Potts Open Pole Vault and Throws Meeting, Mitre 10 Sports Park, Hawke’s Bay – 18 January 2023
Connor Bell improved on his New Zealand resident discus record and set a fresh New Zealand national record with a throw of 66.14m. This added 1.85m to the resident mark and broke Ian Winchester’s national record of 65.03m set in California in 2002. Bell’s series of throws were 65.00, x, 60.82, 63.92, 66.14, “It’s a cool thing to set the record because Ian threw the mark 21 years ago and I’m 21 years old. By setting the record it means New Zealand discus throwing is in a good space and generally New Zealand throwing is in a good space. I’m super rapt, but I’m not going to hang my hat on it, I feel like I’m just warming up,” said Bell.
McKinnon Shield Meeting #7, Yvette Williams Track Pakuranga – 21 January 2023
Fergus McLeay won three events the 60m 6.90 +3.5, 100m 10.70 +2.9 and 400m 48.80. Sophie Adams 60m 8.03 +2.5, Marielle Venida 100m 11.79 +4.3, Jacqui Nasrabadi 400m 61.12, Scarlett Robb 1500m 4:46.94, Indie Williams 4:52.96, Ellen Carter 100m H 14.43 +4.8, Celine Pearn 14.63.
Jayne Iwunze TJ 10.98m +3.8, Karmen Maritz 3kg SP 13.33m, DT 43.31m. Jeremiah Rogo 400m 51.26, Angus Monro 1500m 3:59.35, James Reid 4:03.64. Noah Retford 110m H .914 15.50 +4.5.
3000m steeplechase Auckland championship Matthew Arnold 9:32.16, Darian Sorouri 9:43.80. Scott Thomson TJ 13.44m +4.6, Dominic Overend 12.73m +1.0 PB, Percy Maka 1.75kg DT 49.66m, Jirah Esekia 1.5kg DT 45.50m PB, Troy Maka 1.25kg DT 54.74m.