McKinnon Shield #9
McKinnon Shield #9, Yvette Williams Track Pakuranga and AUT Millennium Stadium North Shore – 11 March 2023
Olivia McTaggart achieved the qualifying pole vault height for the world athletic championships in August, clearing 4.71m on her third attempt. This also added 6cm to her personal best.
McTaggart was over 4.41m on her first attempt, 4.51m and 4.61m on her second attempt, passed 4.65m and nailed 4.71m for the Auckland championship title.
Eliza McCartney went 4.41m first attempt, passed 4.51m, cleared 4.61m first attempt, passed 4.65m and missed at her three attempts at 4.71m. Imogen Ayris was third with a PB 4.51m.
“I’m ecstatic. I’m still in shock a little bit. I didn’t think today would be the day I would get 4.71m but everything came together and I really worked for it. I put so much technical strategy into the competition, I enjoyed it so much. I’m so happy,” said McTaggart.
“I wasn’t sure jumping 4.71m would happen this soon but Jeremy (McColl, McTaggart’s coach) said I was in 4.70m shape. I’ve done a PB pretty much every year I’ve competed, so to do so again and get that World Championship entry standard of 4.71m is perfect timing,” she added.
Nick Southgate won the Auckland senior men’s pole vault title with 5.02m on his first attempt, James Steyn was second at 5.02m on his third attempt and Canadian Nathan Filipek third with 4.92m. Ettiene Du Preez was third in the championship with 4.62m.
Cleo Loader 60m 7.85 +4.7, 100m 12.67 +4.5. Charlotte Goldsmith 100m 12.39 +4.5. Esme Reid 400m 59.14, Samantha Korck 60.11. Lisa Hellyer 1500m 4:47.43 PB, Sarah Hellyer 4:49.46 PB. Sophie Sones 100m H .762 15.94 +3.9.
Suzie Kennelly 3kg SP 14.43m, DT 48.31m. Tayla Lewis DT 34.83m PB, Fernanda Tirado 34.34m PB.
George Kozlov 60m 6.98 +4.9, 100m 10.77 +6.1, 200m 22.01 +2.5. Jeremiah Rogo 400m 50.51 PB, Thomas Cowan 50.88, Matthew Eady 51.10. Caleb Wagener 1500m 4:06.85, Ronan Lee 4:08.41. Ethan Phillips SP 11.60m, DT 36.09m. Percy Maka 1.75kg DT 48.51m. Jirah Esekia 4kg SP 14.62m, 1.5kg DT 54.50m PB.