McKinnon Shield Meet 28 October
McKinnon Shield Meeting, Mt Smart Stadium – 28 October 2023
National junior 100m and 200m champion in 2020 and 2021 Tommy Te Puni won the 60m in a quick 6.79 into a 2.2mps head wind. This is just outside Hamish Gill’s 2019 Auckland record of 6.76. Te Puni then went to the 400m and raced in a field of just three. He took advantage of the strong tail wind in the back straight scorching through the 200m in 21.5 and dug deep on the home run into the wind, running close to Callum Taylor’s Auckland record of 46.13 and Shaun Farrell’s New Zealand record of 46.09, both set in Wanganui on 7 March 1998. But alas the electronic timing failed to record first place and just second Joe Dolphin 49.35 and Kahurangi Cotterill third in 50.14. Te Puni was variously hand timed at under 46 seconds and in one case 45.7. The national record is on the cards for Te Puni in his next outing over the distance.
Dolphin won the 100m in 11.08 -3.7. Talia Van Rooyen 60m 7.89 -3.0, Camryn Smart 100m 12.76 -2.8. Boh Ritchie won the 400m in 59.12, having earlier finished second in the 1500m in 4:39.19. Imogen Barlow won the 1500m in 4:37.99. Thomas Cowan outran early leader Caleb Wagener over the last lap to win the 1500m in 4:03.73.
Noah Retford 0.914 110m H 15.21 -1.9. Rianco Haggard 0.838 100m H 14.19 -1.6. Benjamin Brown 0.762 80m H 14.74 -0.1. Jake Lomas 2000m steeplechase 0.762 6:34.76. Richie Trathen 2000m RW 9:30.23. Scott Thomson TJ 14.55m +2.45 also 14.39m +1.37. Percy Maka 2kg DT 41.87m PB. Troy Maka 1.5kg DT 50.56m PB, Daniel Mullens 41.27m PB, Benaiah Su 37.73m PB. Connor Brown 1.75kg DT 38.43m PB.
Lauren Barrett-Hamilton 0.762 80m H 13.28 -3.1. Grace Meredith 2000m steeplechase 0.762 7:36.85. Yandri Fourie 2000m RW 10:40.33. Suzie Kennelly 3kg SP 13.96m, DT 44.54m. Rina Maka DT 42.69m. Charli Gardiner-Hall 2kg SP 8.49m, her F38 NZ record is 9.09m. Charli Gardiner-Hall 2kg 8.49m, F38 NZ record 9.09m.
Diana Ismagilova TJ 10.58m +3.36, Lauren Barrett-Hamilton 10.31m +4.08. Maya Grundy PV 3.30m PB, Talaya Vorster 3.30m, Elaine Zhai 3.10m, Milana Henderson 3.10m PB.