Leith track and field reports 2015 to 2018

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Otago Track and Field Meeting, Programme A, Sat 18 November 2017, Caledonian Ground

Nathan Hill finished a narrow second in the Men 15-17 grade 1500m at the Otago track and field meeting held at the Caledonian ground on Saturday.  His time was 4 minutes 7.20 seconds.  Rebekah Hill won the Women 15-17 grade in 5 minutes 0.78 seconds.  Caitlin O'Donnell finished second in the Women 15-17 grade 100m sprint in 13.19 seconds (wind reading 3.4).  Cliff Kelway-Pope was a bit off his usual pace in the Men 20-34 grade 800m run with a time of 3 minutes 9.43 seconds.

Event 2 Women 15-17 100 Metre Sprint Open
2 Caitlin O'Donnell 15 Leith 13.19 (wind 3.4)

Event 5 Men 20-34 800 Metre Run Open
1 Clifford Kelway-Pope 27 Leith 3:09.43

Event 6 Women 15-17 1500 Metre Run Open
1 Rebekah Hill 15 Leith 5:00.78

Event 6 Men 15-17 1500 Metre Run Open
2 Nathan Hill 17 Leith 4:07.20

Otago Track and Fielding Meeting, Modified Programme, Sat 11 November 2017, Caledonian

Caitlin O'Donnell achieved personal best wind assisted times in winning the 100m and 200m Women 15-17 grade sprints at the track and field meeting held at the Caledonian Ground on Saturday.  Her 13.01 second 100m and 26.99 second 200m were above the 2 m/s wind reading threshold but were still milestones for her over these distances.   Nathan Hill continued his steady progress towards the level he reached last season in the 1500m when he won the Men 15-17 grade race in 4 minutes 7.83 seconds.  Rebekah Hill won the Women 15-17 grade 1500m in 5 minutes 8.05 seconds.  Clifford Kelway-Pope tackled both the Men 20-34 grade 1500m (5 minutes 29.63 seconds) and the 3000m (13 minutes 36.85 seconds).

Leith Results

Event 2 Women 15-17 100 Metre Sprint Open
1 Caitlin O'Donnell 15 Leith 13.01 (wind 5.6)

Event 3 Women 15-17 200 Metre Sprint Open
1 Caitlin O'Donnell 15 Leith 26.99 (wind 4.1)

Event 6 Women 15-17 1500 Metre Run Open
1 Rebekah Hill 15 Leith 5:08.05

Event 6 Men 15-17 1500 Metre Run Open
1 Nathan Hill 17 Leith 4:07.83

Event 6 Men 20-34 1500 Metre Run Open
3 Clifford Kelway-Pope 27 Leith 5:29.63

Event 7 Men 20-34 3000 Metre Run Open
2 Clifford Kelway-Pope 27 Leith 13:36.85

Otago Track and Field Meeting (Hurring Relays Day 2), Sat 4 November 2017, Caledonian

Leith's Nathan Hill won the Men 15-17 grade 3000m in 9 minutes 0.62 seconds in his first run over this distance this season.  Neale McLanachan (10 minutes 5.57 seconds) and Andrew Lonie (10 minutes 20.64 seconds) both making a return to the track this season, finished first and second respectively in the Men 35-49 grade 3000m.  Cliff Kelway-Pope finished third in the Men 20-34 grade in 12 minutes 39.26 seconds. Rebekah Hill won the Women 15-17 grade in 10 minutes 56.04 seconds. Caitlin O'Donnell won the Women 15-17 grade 800m in 2 minutes 36.75 seconds in her first run over this distance this season and she also won the 100 sprint in 13.35 seconds (wind reading -0.13).

Leith Results

Event 2 Women 15-17 100 Metre Sprint Open
1 Caitlin O'Donnell 15 Leith 13.35 -0.1 3

Event 5 Women 15-17 800 Metre Run Open
1 Caitlin O'Donnell 15 Leith 2:36.75

Event 7 Women 15-17 3000 Metre Run Open
1 Rebekah Hill 15 Leith 10:56.04

Event 7A Men 15-17 3000 Metre Run Open
1 Nathan Hill 17 Leith 9:00.62

Event 7A Men 20-34 3000 Metre Run Open
3 Clifford Kelway-Pope 27 Leith 12:39.26

Event 7A Men 35-49 3000 Metre Run Open
1 Neale McLanachan 39 Leith 10:05.57
2 Andrew Lonie 44 Leith 10:20.64


 

Otago Track and Field Meeting (Hurring Relays Day 1), Sat 28 October 2017, Caledonian

Leith's Nathan Hill posted an impressive early season time of 4 minutes 11 minutes 39 seconds in winning the Men 15-17 grade 1500m race at the Otago Track and Field Meeting held at the Caledonian on Saturday.  Rebekah Hill did well in dipping below the 5 minute barrier so early in the season in winning the Women 15-17 grade 1500m race. Caitlin O'Donnell tackled all three sprint events with some impressive times in the Women 15-17 grades: 100m 13.36 seconds (wind reading 1.8); 200m 27.38 seconds (wind -1.03); 400m 62.66 seconds.  Cliff Kelway-Pope won the senior men's grade 5000m in 22 minutes 23.74 seconds.

Leith Results

Women 15-17 100 Metre Sprint Open
4 Caitlin O'Donnell 15 Leith 13.36 (wind 1.8)

Women 15-17 400 Metre Sprint Open
2 Caitlin O'Donnell 15 Leith 62.66

Women 15-17 200 Metre Sprint Open
2 Caitlin O'Donnell 15 Leith 27.38 (wind -1.03)

 Women 15-17 1500 Metre Run Open
1 Rebekah Hill 15 Leith 4:59.20

 Men 15-17 1500 Metre Run Open
1 Nathan Hill 17 Leith 4:11.39

 Men 20-34 5000 Metre Run Open
1 Clifford Kelway-Pope 27 Leith 22:23.74

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Ness Cup and Senior Modified Prog 20th October 2017, Caledonian

The Annual Ness Cup Open Grade Handicap Mile race was held at the Caledonian Grounds on Friday evening.  Leith's Rebekah Hill finished sixth across the line with an actual ninth fastest time of 5 minutes 24.59 seconds.  Nathan Hill was tenth across the line in an actual third fastest time of 4 minutes 33.77 seconds.  Caitlin O'Donnell competed in the 100m and 400m sprints.  She finished second in the Women 15-17 grade 100m sprint in 13.36 seconds (wind reading 1.73) and first in the Women 15-17 grade 400m sprint in 63.31 seconds.

Leith Results

Event 2 Women 15-17 100 Metre Sprint Open
2 Caitlin O'Donnell 15 Leith 13.36 1.7 3

 Event 4 Women 15-17 400 Metre Sprint Open
1 Caitlin O'Donnell 15 Leith 63.31 2

Event 77 Mixed 12+ 1 Mile Run NESS CUP Open
Finish Placing
6 Rebekah Hill W15 Leith 6:04.59
10 Nathan Hill M17 Leith 6:08.77

Event 78 Mixed 12+ 1 Mile Run NESS CUP Open
Actual Time Placing
3 Nathan Hill M17 Leith 4:33.77
9 Rebekah Hill W15 Leith 5:24.59

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Programme B, Sat 14 Oct 2017, Caledonian

Leith Harriers had three athletes competing at the Otago track and field meeting at the Caledonian Ground on Saturday held in mostly wet conditions.  Caitlin O'Donnell won her Women 15-17 grade 200m race in 27.43 seconds (wind 0.62).  Michael Walker continued his good winter harrier form by winning the Men 35-49 grade 3000 metres in 10 minutes 49.4 seconds.  Clifford Kelway-Pope finished second in the Men 20-34 grade 3000 metres in 11 minutes 52.9 seconds.

Leith Results

Women 15-17 200 Meter Sprint Open
1 Caitlin O'Donnell 15 Leith 27.43 (wind 0.6 2)

Men 35-49 3000 Meter Run Hand Times
1 Michael Walker 37 Leith 10:49.40

Men 20-34 3000 Meter Run Hand Times
2 Clifford Kelway-Pope 27 Leith 11:52.90

Last seasons results and reports:

South Island Secondary School Champs 31 March to 2 April 2017

Venue: Caledonian Stadium, Dunedin

Competing at the South Island Secondary School Champs on the weekend the Leith juniors performed very well for their schools teams.  Caitlin O'Donnell achieved two personal bests: She ran a pb of 61.11 seconds in finishing third in the Girls 400m Under 15 race and a pb of 2min 24.6sec in a second place finish in the Girls 800m Under 15 race.  Nathan Hill finished third in the Boys 1500m Under 19 race in 4min 8.41sec.  Rebekah Hill achieved a pb in the girls 3000m Under 15 race in finishing third in 11min 3sec.  She finished fourth in the Girls 1500m Under 15 race running close to her pb in 4mn 58.59.  Both Caitlin O'Donnell and Rebekah Hill competed well in the relay events too.

Leith Results:

Boys 1500 Metre Run Under 19
3 Nathan Hill 16 Otago Boys High School 4:08.41

Girls 400 Metre Run Under 15
Heat 1 Preliminaries
2 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 Otago Girls 62.74 61.30Q

Girls 400 Metre Run Under 15
Section 1 Finals
3 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 Otago Girls 61.11

Girls 800 Metre Run Under 15
Section 1
2 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 Otago Girls  2:24.60

Girls 1500 Metre Run Under 15
4 Rebekah Hill 14 Otago Girls 4:58.59

Girls 3000 Metre Run Under 15
3 Rebekah Hill 14 Otago Girls 11:03.00

New Zealand Track and Field Championships, 17, 18 & 19 March 2017

Venue:  Porritt Stadium, Hamilton

Report:
Nathan Hill was the sole Leith Harriers representative in the Otago team at the New Zealand Track and Field Championships held at the Porritt Stadium in Hamilton over the weekend.  He competed in the 1500m Men Under 18 event.  He qualified for the final by running 4min 5.46sec in the fastest of the two heats.  He then followed that up by running a personal best of 3min 59.44sec in the finals finishing fifth.

Leith Athletes in Otago Team - Results

Men 1500 Meter Run Under 18  Section 1 Finals
5 Nathan Hill 17 Otago 3:59.44

Otago Secondary School Championships, 10 & 11 March 2017

Venue: Caledonian, Dunedin

The Leith Junior athletes performed well at the Otago Secondary School Championships held at the Caledonian on the weekend. Nathan Hill continued on his record breaking path.  He won the Senior Boys 1500m in an Otago Secondary School record time of 4min 4.07sec and the Senior Boys 3000m in a personal best and record time of 8min 43.71sec.  Rebekah  Hill also won both her races: the Under 15 Girls 1500m in 5min 7.50sec and the Under 15 Girls 3000m in 11min 7.7sec (hand timed).  Caitlin O'Donnell ran well in finishing third in the Under 15 Girls 200m in 28.12 seconds, second in the Under 15 Girls 400m in 63.54 seconds and second in the Under 15 Girls 800m in 2min 32.02sec.  Caitlin and Rebecca were also part of the winning four-person Otago Girls High School 4 x 100m team.

Leith athlete results below:

Event 157 Boys 1500 Metre Run Senior
1 Nathan Hill Otago Boys H 4:04.07R

 Event 166 Boys 3000 Metre Run Senior
1 Nathan Hill Otago Boys H 8:43.71R

Event 113 Girls 200 Metre Sprint Under 15
Section 1 Finals Wind: -1.7
3 Caitlin O'Donnell Otago Girls 28.12

Event 123 Girls 400 Metre Run Under 15
Section 1
2 Caitlin O'Donnell Otago Girls 63.54

Event 133 Girls 800 Metre Run Under 15
2 Caitlin O'Donnell Otago Girls 2:32.02

Event 154 Girls 1500 Metre Run Under 15
1 Rebekah Hill Otago Girls 5:07.50

Event 163 Girls 3000 Metre Run Under 15
1 Rebekah Hill Otago Girls 11:07.7h

Event 303 Girls 4x100 Metre Relay Under 15
1 Otago Girls High School 54.59
1) Caitlin O'Donnell 14 2) Emily Hall 14
3) Sophie Miller 14 4) Rebekah Hill 14

Otago Track & Field Twilight Meeting, Fri 3 March 2017

Venue: Caledonian, Dunedin
Weather: Sunny with slight head wind

Just two Leith athletes competed in the short twilight track and field meeting on Friday at the Caledonian.  Nathan Hill ran a very good race to finish a narrow second in the Men 15-17 grade 800m race in 2 minutes 2.29 seconds.  Cliff Kelway-Pope finished third in the Men 20-34 grade 800m race in 2 minutes 45.74 seconds.

Full Leith Results

Men 15-17 800 Meter Run Race 1
2 Nathan Hill 17 Leith 2:02.29

Men 20-34 800 Meter Run Race 1
3 Clifford Kelway-Pope 27 Leith 2:45.74 

Otago Track & Field Championships, Sat 25, Sun 26 Feb 2017

Weather: Saturday cloudy with variable winds, Sunday mostly sunny with variable winds
Venue: Caledonian Ground, Dunedin

Leith athletes achieved a string of championship wins and personal bests at the Athletics Otago Track & Field Championships on Saturday and Sunday at the Caledonian. Peaking at the right time, Caitlin O'Donnell achieved three personal bests in winning all her events in the Women Under 16 grade: the 200m in 27.13 seconds (wind 1.9);  the 400m in 61.33 seconds and the 800m in 2 minutes 27.56 seconds. Nathan Hill won both his events in the Men Under 18 grade: the 1500m in 4 minutes 8.53 seconds and achieved a personal best in winning the 3000m in 8 minutes 50.52 seconds. Danny Baillie also won both his events in the Master Men (35-49) grade: the 1500m in 4 minutes 30.83 seconds and the 3000m in 9 minutes 40.41 seconds. Rebekah Hill won the Women Under 18 grade 1500m in 5 minutes 0.35 seconds. Cliff Kelway-Pope finished the Senior Men's 800m in 7th position in 2 minutes 38.35 seconds. Well done to all these athletes on achieving some impressive milestones.

Full Leith Results

Event 37 Women 200 Metre Sprint Under 16
1 Caitlin O'Donnell 15 Leith 27.13 seconds (wind 1.9)

Event 63 Women 400 Metre Sprint Under 16
1 Caitlin O'Donnell 15 Leith 61.53 seconds

Event 83 Women 800 Metre Run Under 16
1 Caitlin O'Donnell 15 Leith 2 minutes 27.56 seconds

Event 89 Men 800 Metre Run Senior
7 Clifford Kelway-Pope 27 Leith 2 minutes 38.35 seconds

Event 105 Women 1500 Metre Run Under 18
1 Rebekah Hill 15 Leith 5 minutes 0.35 seconds

Event 106 Men 1500 Metre Run Under 18
1 Nathan Hill 17 Leith 4 minutes 8.53 seconds

Event 112 Men 1500 Metre Run Master
1 Danny Baillie 48 Leith 4 minutes 30.83 seconds

Event 125 Men 3000 Metre Run Under 18
1 Nathan Hill 17 Leith 8 minutes 50.52 seconds

Event 131 Men 3000 Metre Run Master
1 Danny Baillie 48 Leith 9 minutes 40.41 seconds

 

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Modified Programme, Sat 18 Feb 2017

Weather: Sunny with strong head wind
Venue: Caledonian Ground, Dunedin

Leith's sole competitor on the day, Cliff Kelway-Pope, finished fourth in the Men 20-34 grade mile on Saturday at the Otago track and field meeting at the Caledonian.  His time was 5min 46.37sec.  He also tackled the 3000m finishing in 12min 5.41sec.  He is looking forward to competing in the Otago Track and Field championships next week when he will be joined by a strong contingent of Leith runners who are all running into form at the right moment.

Leith Results

Event 160 Men 20-34 1 Mile Run
4 Clifford Kelway-Pope 27 Leith 5:46.37

Event 305 Men 20-34 3000 Metre Run
1 Clifford Kelway-Pope 27 Leith 12:05.41

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Programme A, Otg 5000m Champs, Sat 11 Feb 2017

Weather: Sunny with slight head wind. Venue: Caledonian Ground, Dunedin

The standout performances by Leith Athletes on Saturday at the Otago track and field meeting at the Caledonian were Nathan Hill's personal best of 4min 4.57sec when winning the Men 15-17 grade 1500m, where he finished second overall and Danny Baillie's 16min 42.03sec win in the Men 35-49 grade Otago 5000m Championships.  Baillie finished second overall.   Cliff Kelway-Pope continued his steady improvement by finishing second in 20min 41.93sec in the Men 20-34 grade Otago 5000m Championships.    Mark O'Donnell almost cracked the 5 min barrier running 5min 0.08sec in winning the men 35-49 grade 1500m.  Caitlin O'Donnell continued her good form by finishing second in 28.14 seconds (wind reading -1.7) in the Women 15-17 grade 200 Metre Sprint and third in 64.04 seconds in the same grade in the 400m run.

Full Leith Results:

Event 205 Women 15-17 200 Metre Sprint Race 2
2 Caitlin O'Donnell 15 Leith 28.14 -1.7

Event 407 Women 15-17 400 Metre Run Race 1
3 Caitlin O'Donnell 15 Leith 64.04

Event 515 Men 20-34 5000 Metre Run Otago Champs
2 Clifford Kelway-Pope 27 Leith 20:41.93

Event 515 Men 35-49 5000 Metre Run Otago Champs
1 Danny Baillie 48 Leith 16:42.03

Event 151 Men 15-17 1500 Metre Run Race 1
1 Nathan Hill 17 Leith 4:04.57

Event 155 Men 35+ 1500 Metre Run Race 1
1 Mark O'Donnell 44 Leith 5:00.08

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Programme B, Otg Champs Throws Pent, Sat 4 Feb 2017

Held at the Caledonian Ground, Dunedin
Weather: Sunny with little wind

In ideal sunny almost windless conditions at the Caledonian Ground on Saturday, Nathan Hill came close to once again cracking the 2min barrier in the 800m and Danny Baillie scorched around the track in a season's best of 9min 30.73sec for the 3000m.  Baillie's effort earned him a very comfortable first place in the Men35+ grade. Michael Walker finished fifth in 11min 9.7sec and Cliff Kelway-Pope finished in 11min 17.39sec.   Nathan Hill remained on form with an excellent second place finish in the Men 15-17 grade 800m in 2min 1.02ec.  Walker continued his good form by finishing second in the Men35+ grade 800m in 2min 30.69sec whilst Clifford Kelway-Pope had a win in the Men20-34 grade 800m race 2 in 2min 39.39sec.    Rebekah Hill  won the Women15-17 grade 3000m in 11min 17.39sec.  See full Leith results below:

Leith Results

Event 305 M20-34 3000 Metre Run
4 Clifford Kelway-Pope M27 Leith 11:49.97

Event 305 M35+ 3000 Metre Run
1 Danny Baillie M48 Leith 9:30.73
3 David Rush M52 One Day Regi 10:52.48
5 Michael Walker M37 Leith 11:09.70

Event 305 W15-17 3000 Metre Run
1 Rebekah Hill W15 Leith 11:17.39

Event 801 M15-17 800 Metre Run Race 1
2 Nathan Hill M17 Leith 2:01.02

Event 802 M20-34 800 Metre Run Race 2
1 Clifford Kelway-Pope M27 Leith 2:39.39

Event 802 M35+ 800 Metre Run Race 2
2 Michael Walker M37 Leith 2:30.69

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Programme A Otago Combined Events Champs, Sat 28 Jan, Sun 29 Jan 2017

Caitlin O'Donnell, Danny Baillie, Michael Walker, Cliff Kelway-Pope and Nathan Hill all posted impressive wins at the Athletics Otago track and field meeting on Saturday.  Baillie led the way smashing the 4min 30sec barrier with an impressive 4min 28.91sec win in the Men 35+ grade 1500m race.  Hill was equally impressive with his 4min 9.37sec win in the Men 15-17 grade 1500m race.  Caitlin O'Donnell continued her good form with a 28.50sec win in the Women 15-17 grade 200 metre sprint.  Walker almost nudged under the 20 min barrier in the Men 35+ grade 5000m run with a solid 20min 1.28sec effort.  He is also getting closer to breaking 5mins for the 1500m running 5min 7.63sec in the Men 35+ grade.  Kelway-Pope continues to make improvements this year running 20min 52.33sec in winning the Men 20-34 grade 5000m and finishing third in the Men 20-34 grade 1500m with 5min 15.08sec.

Women 15-17 200 Metre Sprint Race 1
1 Caitlin O'Donnell 15 Leith 28.50 -3.2

Men 20-34 5000 Metre Run
1 Clifford Kelway-Pope 27 Leith 20:52.33

Men 35+ 5000 Metre Run
1 Michael Walker 37 Leith 20:01.28

Men 15-17 1500 Metre Run Race 1
1 Nathan Hill 17 Leith 4:09.37

Men 20-34 1500 Metre Run Race 1
3 Clifford Kelway-Pope 27 Leith 5:15.08

Men 35+ 1500 Metre Run Race 1
1 Danny Baillie 48 Leith 4:28.91
4 Michael Walker 37 Leith 5:07.63

Otago Track and Field Weekly Meeting, South Island Grade 14-20 Meet, Sat 21 Jan 2017

On Saturday, at the Otago track and field meeting held at the Caledonian, Danny Baillie continued his impressive form from December 2016 where he had won the Men's 35+ Otago 10,000m Championships. He finished third in the tough mixed grade 1500m race in an excellent time of 4min 30.46sec. Mark O'Donnell was fifth in 5min 1.93sec, Michael Walker sixth in 5min 8.37sec and Cliff Kelway-Pope eighth in 5min 15.96sec. Nathan Hill performed well for the Otago team in the South Island 14-20 Meet held on the same day and at the same venue. He won the Men 15-19 grade 1500m race in 4min 25.74sec and finished fourth in the Men 17-19 grade 800m race in 2min 3.63sec and competed in the 4x100m relay.

Leith Results - Otago Weekly Meeting, 21 Jan 2017

Mixed 1500 Metre Run Open
3 Danny Baillie M48 Leith 4:30.46
5 Mark O'Donnell M44 Leith 5:01.93
6 Michael Walker M37 Leith 5:08.37
8 Clifford Kelway-Pope M27 Leith 5:15.96

Leith runners results running for Otago in the South Island age grade 14-20 Meeting

Men 17-19 800 Metre Run
4 Nathan Hill 19 Otago Blue 2:03.63

Men 15-19 1500 Metre Run
1 Nathan Hill 19 Otago Blue 4:25.74

Otago Track and Field Weekly Meeting, Otago 10,000m Champs, Sat 17 December 2016

Although it was one of the smallest fields for many years for the main event on Saturday, the Otago 10,000m track championships, Dannie Bailey put in a superb run to win the event outright whilst competing in the Men's 35+ grade.  He thus became the Otago Men's 35+ 10,000m Champion.  He cracked the 35 minute barrier running the grueling 25 lapper in a superlative 34min 54.06sec.   Nathan Hill won the Men 15-17 grade 1500m in 4min 5.83sec whilst Rebekah Hill broke the 5 minute barrier in winning the Girls 14&U 1500m by running a fast 4min 58.57sec.  Mark O'Donnell in the same race, competing in the Men 35+ grade just skipped in ahead of Rekekah Hill by a fraction of a second.  Caitlin O'Donnell won the Girls 14&U 400m sprint in 67.51 seconds.  For full Leith results see below:

Athletics Weekly Meeting
Weather: Sunny, Cloudy Windy
Leith Results

Event 155 Girls 14&U 1500 Metre Run Race 1
1 Rebekah Hill 14 Leith 4:58.57

Event 155 Men 15-17 1500 Metre Run Race 1
1 Nathan Hill 16 Leith 4:05.83

Event 155 Men 35+ 1500 Metre Run Race 1
2 Mark O'Donnell 43 Leith 4:58.35

 Event 156 Men 20-34 1500 Metre Run Race 2
1 Clifford Kelway-Pope 26 Leith 5:30.88

Event 204 Girls 14&U 200 Metre Sprint Race 1
2 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 Leith 28.57 -1.6

 Event 404 Girls 14&U 400 Metre Run Race 1
1 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 Leith 67.51

Event 502 Men 20-34 5000 Metre Run
1 Clifford Kelway-Pope 26 Leith 23:23.22

Event 996 Men 35-49 10000 Metre Run Otago Champs
1 Danny Baillie 47 Leith 34:54.06

Otago Track and Field Weekly Meeting, Saturday 10 December 2016

The junior athletes returned to action at the Caledonian on Saturday having competed at the NZ Secondary Schools Champs at Waitekere the previous weekend.  The conditions were overcast with varying wind.  Nathan Hill led the way with a personal best of 9min 1.11sec for the narrowest of wins by a fraction of a second in the Men 15-17 grade 3000m race.  Danny Baillie calved almost 20 seconds off his season's best time in winning the Men 35+ grade 3000m race in 9min 32.91sec.  The evergreen Glen Ferguson won the Men 50+ grade in 10min 8.44sec.  Rebekah Hill took a break from the track to compete only in the field events:  She finished second in the Girls 14&U Javelin Throw with a best of 14.02m (500g) and second in the long jump with a best of 3.97m (wind 2.9).  Caitlin O'Donnell competed in both track and field finishing third in the Girls 14&U Long Jump with a best of 3.47m (wind 1.9), first in the 200m in 28.46sec (wind 2.7) and first in the 800m in 2min 31.52sec.  Clifford Kelway-Pope backed up his 800m race in 3min 9.48sec with a 13min 24.38sec 3000m race.

Athletics Weekly Meeting
Weather: Overcast with varying wind
Caledonian Ground, Dunedin
Leith Results

Event 35 Girls 14&U Javelin Throw 500g
2 Rebekah Hill 14 Leith 14.02m
X 9.23m 11.76m 11.55m 14.02m X

Event 44 Girls 14&U Long Jump
2 Rebekah Hill 14 Leith 3.97m 2.9
3.51m(2.7) X(2.1) 3.79m(1.2) X(0.7) 3.60m(2.4) 3.97m(2.9)
3 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 Leith 3.47m 1.9
3.47m(1.9) - 3.19m(3.7) 2.59m(-1.5) - -

Event 204 Girls 14&U 200 Metre Sprint Race 1
1 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 Leith 28.46 2.7

Event 305 Men 15-17 3000 Metre Run
1 Nathan Hill 16 Leith 9:01.11

Event 305 Men 20-34 3000 Metre Run
3 Clifford Kelway-Pope 26 Leith 13:24.38

Event 305 Men 35+ 3000 Metre Run
1 Danny Baillie 47 Leith 9:32.91

Event 306 Men 35+ 3000 Metre Run
1 Glen Ferguson 52 Leith 10:08.44

Event 806 Girls 14&U 800 Metre Run Race 1
1 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 Leith 2:31.52

Event 806 Men 20-34 800 Metre Run Race 1
2 Clifford Kelway-Pope 26 Leith 3:09.48

Otago Track and Field Weekly Meeting (Masters Weight Throw), Saturday 3 December 2016

On Saturday at the Otago weekly track and field meeting at the Caledonian, Danny Baillie ran his season's best for the 1500m when he won the Master Men's 35+ grade race in a quality time of 4min 32.6sec.  The weather conditions were ideal for good times being overcast with little wind.  He then tackled the Men 35+ grade 5000m run and ran an excellent time of 16min 47.27sec.   The juniors were competing in the NZ Secondary Schools Champs in Waitakere over the weekend.

Athletics Weekly Meeting
Weather: Overcast with little wind
Caledonian Ground
Leith Results

Event 155 Men 35+ 1500 Metre Run Based off HT
1 Danny Baillie 47 Leith 4:32.60

Event 500 Men 35+ 5000 Metre Run
1 Danny Baillie 47 Leith 16:47.27

Otago Track and Field Weekly Meeting (Ness Cup Mile), Saturday 26 November 2016, Caledonian

Three junior Leith athletes achieved personal bests at the Otago track and field meeting held at the Caledonian Stadium on Saturday.  It was overcast with varying winds but that did not deter our athletes from achieving their milestones.  Nathan Hill cracked the two minute barrier for the 800m race for the first time in finishing third in the Men 15-17 grade in 1min 59.93sec.  Rebekah Hill won the Girls 14&U 800m race in a personal best of 2min 26sec.  Caitlin O'Donnell finished second in the Girls 14&U 200m sprint (wind 1.3) in a personal best of 27.92sec.  The masters also had excellent results:  Danny Baillie ran a great race to win the Men 35+ grade 3000m race in 9min 51.83sec with Mark O'Donnell second in 10:50.00.

Athletics Weekly Meeting and Ness Cup Mile Handicap
Weather: Overcast with a varying winds
Caledonian Ground, Dunedin
Leith Results

Event 205 Girls 14&U 200 Metre Sprint Race 2
2 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 Leith 27.92 1.3

Event 305 Men 35+ 3000 Metre Run
1 Danny Baillie 47 Leith 9:51.83
2 Mark O'Donnell 43 Leith 10:50.00

Event 801 Men 15-17 800 Metre Run Race 1
3 Nathan Hill 16 Leith 1:59.93

Event 803 Girls 14&U 800 Metre Run Race 1
1 Rebekah Hill 14 Leith 2:26.00

Otago Track and Field Weekly Meeting, Saturday 19 November 2016, Caledonian

Leith athletes competed at the weekly Otago track and field meeting on Saturday at the Caledonian.  The weather conditions were sunny with a moderate head wind in the front straight which had an effect on times in some of the races.  Danny Baillie once again had an excellent run to win the Men's 35+ grade 5000m run in a time of 16min 40sec.  Men's 50+ runner Glen Ferguson was second in 17:38.86 whilst Cliff Kelway-Pope ran 22:41.07 in the Men's 20-34 grade.  Nathan Hill won the Men 15-17 grade 1500m race in 4min 11sec.  Caitlin O'Donnell had a busy afternoon running three sprint distances in the Girls 14&U grade: she finished first in the 100m in 14.30sec (wind -3.0), second in the 200m in 28.54sec (wind -4.2), second in the 400m in 64.50sec with Rebekah Hill third in 66.76sec.  Mark O'Donnell ran 5:02.06 to finish second in the Men 35+ grade 1500m race whilst Cliff Kelway-Pope ran a 5:24.66 in the Men 20-34 grade 1500m. 

Athletics Weekly Meeting
Weather: Sunny with a moderate head wind
Caledonian Ground, Dunedin
Leith Results

Event 107 Girls 14&U 100 Metre Sprint Race 3
1 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 Leith 14.30 -3.0

Event 155 Men 15-17 1500 Metre Run Race 1
1 Nathan Hill 16 Leith 4:11.00

Event 155 Men 20-34 1500 Metre Run Race 1
1 Clifford Kelway-Pope 26 Leith 5:24.66

Event 155 Men 35+ 1500 Metre Run Race 1
2 Mark O'Donnell 43 Leith 5:02.06

Event 205 Girls 14&U 200 Metre Sprint Race 2
2 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 Leith 28.54 -4.2

Event 404 Girls 14&U 400 Metre Run Race 1
2 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 Leith 64.50
4 Rebekah Hill 14 Leith 66.76

Event 500 Men 20-34 5000 Metre Run
1 Clifford Kelway-Pope 26 Leith 22:41.07

Event 500 Men 35+ 5000 Metre Run
1 Danny Baillie 47 Leith 16:40.00
2 Glen Ferguson 52 Leith 17:38.86

Otago Track and Field Weekly Meeting, Saturday 12 November 2016, Caledonian

Weather: Overcast with a light head wind

Leith athletes put up an impressive show at the Athletics Otago track and field meeting held at the Caledonian Grounds on Saturday afternoon.  Nathan Hill continues to improve, almost breaking the two minute barrier in the 800m. He ran a personal best 2:00.99 to finish third in the Men 15-17 800 Metre Run.  Rebekah Hill won the Girls 14&U 800 Metre Run in 2min 29.4sec, which would be her official personal best since her previous best of 2:29.14 was hand timed.  Glen Ferguson won the Men 35+ 3000 Metre run in 10min 18.18sec with Mark O'Donnell second in 10:40.36 and Michael Walker third in 11:16.51.  Christine Montgomery won the Women 35+ 3000 Metre run in 11:49.89.  Cliff Kelway-Pope ran 12:17.31 in the Men's 20-34 3000 Metre run.  Caitlin O'Donnell did well in the sprints with a 13.86sec 100m and a 28.13sec 200m.  In the 800m, Walker ran 2:38.62 and Kelway-Pope ran 2:49.51. For full Leith results see below:

 Full Leith Results

Event 106 Girls 14&U 100 Metre Sprint Race 2
3 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 Leith 13.86 0.9

Event 205 Girls 14&U 200 Metre Sprint Race 2
2 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 Leith 28.13 0.9

Event 305 Women 35+ 3000 Metre Run
1 Christine Montgomery 50 Leith 11:49.89

Event 305 Men 20-34 3000 Metre Run
2 Clifford Kelway-Pope 26 Leith 12:17.31

Event 305 Men 35+ 3000 Metre Run
1 Glen Ferguson 52 Leith 10:18.18
2 Mark O'Donnell 43 Leith 10:40.36
4 Michael Walker 36 Leith 11:16.51

Event 801 Men 15-17 800 Metre Run Race 1
3 Nathan Hill 16 Leith 2:00.99

Event 802 Men 20-34 800 Metre Run Race 2
1 Clifford Kelway-Pope 26 Leith 2:49.51

Event 802 Men 35+ 800 Metre Run Race 2
4 Michael Walker 36 Leith 2:38.62

Event 803 Girls 14&U 800 Metre Run Race 1
1 Rebekah Hill 14 Leith 2:29.40

 

Otago Track and Field Weekly Meeting, Saturday 5 November 2016, Caledonian

Weather: Sunny with light head winds

Leith highlights at the Athletics Otago Track and Field meeting held in sunny mild weather at the Caledonian on Saturday were Danny Baillie's 16min 56.54sec win in the master men's 35+ grade 5000m race and Caitlin O'Donnell's 63.75sec win in the girls 14&U 400 and 27.93sec win in the 200m.  Nathan Hill continued his excellent form with a 4min 8.87sec win in the Men's 15-17 grade 1500m race.  Mark O'Donnell won the Men's 35+ grade 1500m race in 4min 58.28sec.  Glen Ferguson finished second in the Men's 35+ grade 5000m race in 17:54.62 being the first Men's 50+ runner to finish.  For full Leith results see below:

Full Leith Results

Event 155 Men 15-17 1500 Metre Run Race 1
1     1032     Nathan Hill                     16             4:08.87

Event 156 Men 35+ 1500 Metre Run Race 2
1     1021     Mark O'Donnell             43             4:58.28
6     1836     Michael Walker             36             5:14.83

Event 205 Girls 14&U 200 Metre Sprint Race 2
1     1022     Caitlin O'Donnell            14             27.93                             -0.4

Event 405 Girls 14&U 400 Metre Run Race 2
1     1022     Caitlin O'Donnell             14             63.75
3     1902     Rebekah Hill                     14             65.26

Event 500 Men 20-34 5000 Metre Run
3     103         Clifford Kelway-Pope     26 22:46.34

Event 500 Men 35+ 5000 Metre Run
1     1003         Danny Baillie                 47         16:56.54
2     1007         Glen Ferguson              52         17:54.62
4     1836         Michael Walker             36         20:33.48

 

Otago Track and Field Weekly Meeting, Saturday 29 October 2016, Caledonian

Nathan Hill led the way for Leith at the Athletics Otago track and field meeting at the Caledonian on Saturday with a fine 2min 2sec second place finish in the Men 15-17 800m race. Rebekah Hill won the Girls 14&U 800m in 2:29.14 with Caitlin O'Donnell second in 2:37.36. Caitlin O'Donnell also won the Girls 14&U 200m sprint race in 28.45. Mark O'Donnell won the Men's 35+ 3000m race in 10:38.37 with Michael Walker third in 11:26.72. Christine Montgomery won the Women 35+ 800m in 2:53.40 and the Women 35+ 3000m in 11:52.58. Further Leith results: Cliff Kelway-Pope 3000m 12:32.45, 800m 2:56.99; Michael Walker 800m 2:39.74; Mark O'Donnell 800m 2:30.05.

Full Leith Results

Event 205 Girls 14&U 200 Metre Sprint Race 2
1 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 28.45 3.6

Event 305 Women 35+ 3000 Metre Run
1 Christine Montgomery 50 11:52.58

Event 305 Men 20-34 3000 Metre Run
4 Clifford Kelway-Pope 26 12:32.45

Event 305 Men 35+ 3000 Metre Run
1 Mark O'Donnell 43 10:38.37
3 Michael Walker 36 11:26.72

Event 801 Men 15-17 800 Metre Run Race 1
2 Nathan Hill 16 2:02.00

Event 802 Men 20-34 800 Metre Run Race 2
2 Clifford Kelway-Pope 26 2:56.99

Event 802 Men 35+ 800 Metre Run Race 2
1 Michael Walker 36 2:39.74

Event 805 Girls 14&U 800 Metre Run Hand Times
1 Rebekah Hill 14 2:29.14
2 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 2:37.36

Event 805 Women 35+ 800 Metre Run Hand Times
1 Christine Montgomery 50 2:53.40

Event 805 Men 35+ 800 Metre Run Hand Times
1 Mark O'Donnell 43 2:30.05 

Otago Track and Field Weekly Meeting, Friday 21 October, Caledonian

Leith once again put in some good performances at the Otago Track and Field meeting held at the Caledonian Stadium on Friday evening.  One of the highlights was Nathan Hill's 4min 09.34sec winning effort in the Men 15-17 1500 Metre grade, finishing second overall in the Open Grade.   Other highlights were: Rebekah Hill's 67.05sec win in the Girls 14&U 400 Metre race; Christine Montgomery's 77.24sec win in the Women 35+ 400 Metres; Michael Walker's 20:59.60 in the Men 35+ 5000 Metre.  Further results were:   Michael Walker 5:28.22 in the Men 35+ 1500 Metres; Clifford Kelway-Pope's third place 22:18.92 in the Men 20-34 5000 Metre.

Otago Track and Field Weekly Meeting, Saturday 15th October 2016,  Caledonian

Programme B and Masters Throws Pentathalon - see full results

There were a number of Leith athletes competing at the Otago Track and Field Meeting at the Caledonian on Saturday. Mark O'Donnell won the Men 35+ 3000 Metre Run finishing in 10min 40.22sec. Michael Walker was fourth in 11:50.95 with Cliff Kelway-Pope finishing in 12:17.84. In the Girls 14&U 800 Metre race, Rebekah Hill finished first in 2min 30.07secs with Caitlin O'Donnell second in 2mins 35.24secs. Nathan Hill ran well to finish fourth in the Men 15-17 800 Metre Run in 2min 6.34sec. Michael Walker finished in 2min 39.26sec in the Men 35+ 800 Metres Race 1. Cliff Kelway-Pope finished first in the Men 20-34 800 Metres Race 2 in 2:45.70. Caitlin O'Donnell finished second in the Girls 14&U 100 Metre Sprint Race 2 in 13.69sec. Leith also held its annual presentation and winter wind-up on Saturday evening.

 Full Leith Athletes Results:

Girls 14&U 100 Metre Sprint Race 2
2 1022 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 Leith 13.69 1.2 (3)
Men 35+ 800 Metre Run Race 1
5 1836 Michael Walker 36 Leith 2:39.26 (3)
Girls 14&U 800 Metre Run Race 1
1 1902 Rebekah Hill 14 Leith 2:30.07 (3)
2 1022 Caitlin O'Donnell 14 Leith 2:35.24 (2)
Men 15-17 800 Metre Run Race 1
4 1032 Nathan Hill 16 Leith 2:06.34 (3)
Men 20-34 800 Metre Run Race 2
1 103 Clifford Kelway-Pope 26 Leith 2:45.70 (2)
Men 20-34 3000 Metre Race
2 103 Clifford Kelway-Po 26 Leith 12:17.84 (3)
Men 35+ 3000 Metre Run 
1 1021 Mark O'Donnell 43 Leith 10:40.22 (3)
4 1836 Michael Walker 36 Leith 11:50.95 (2)

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Saturday 8 October 2016, Caledonian

Programme A Meeting - Leith report - also see full results

Track results incomplete with no wind readings

There was a small contingent of Leith athletes which took part in this event.  No report for this event. See Leith results below.

Full Leith Results

Girls 14&U 400 Metre Run Race 1
1 Caitlin O'Donnell 13 Leith 63.82 seconds

 Girls 14&U 1500 Metre Run Race 1
1 Rebekah Hill 12 Leith 5:13.42

Men 20-34 1500 Metre Run Race 2
1  Michael Walker 34 Leith 5:37.12
2 Clifford Kelway-Pope 24 Leith 6:20.77

Men 35+ 1500 Metre Run Race
1 Mark O'Donnell 41 Leith 5:13.32

Otago Track and Field Champs, Caledonian, Sat 20, Sun 21 February 2016

A small contingent of Leith athletes competed at the Otago Track and Field Champs held on Saturday and Sunday in sublime weather conditions at the Caledonian. Against older competitors, Nathan Hill ran well to finish fifth in the tough 1500m Senior Men's race in a fine 4min 10.87sec. Master athlete Rob Creasy finished seventh in 4min 21.46sec. Cliff Kelway-Pope running the Senior B-grade finished in 5min 41.61 Kelway-Pope also ran the Senior B-grade 800m finishing in 2min 51.71sec. In the field, Luke Calder's best result was a well earned second in the Men Discus Throw 2kg Master with a throw of 33.64m. He also finished fourth in the Men Discus Throw 2kg Senior with 33.53m. Felix Bello finished third in both his events: Men High Jump Under 18 with 1.50m and the Men Long Jump Under 18 with 5.75m

Full Leith Results

Event 91  Men 800 Metre Run Master
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Clifford Kelway-Pope      26 Leith                  2:51.71 Senior B Grade

Event 110  Men 1500 Metre Run Senior
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  5 Nathan Hill               16 Leith                  4:10.87  
  7 Rob Creasy                36 Leith                  4:21.46  

Event 112  Men 1500 Metre Run Master
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  2 Clifford Kelway-Pope      26 Leith                  5:41.61   B Grade SM

Event 198  Men Discus Throw 2kg Senior
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  4 Luke Calder               49 Leith                   33.53m  
      X  26.89m  33.53m  X  X  32.79m

Event 199  Men Discus Throw 2kg Master
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  3 Felix Bello               16 Leith                    1.50m  
     1.50 1.55 
        O  XXX 
Event 285  Men Long Jump Under 18
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals  Wind
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  3 Felix Bello               16 Leith                    5.75m   1.3 
     5.47m(0.8) 5.27m(1.8) 5.49m(3.1) 5.61m(-1.2) 5.60m(-0.0) 5.75m(1.3)


Otago Track and Field Meeting, Prog A (includes Otago 5000m Champs), Caledonian, Sat 13 February 2016

Leith's Rob Creasy took out the Men's 35-49 grade title in the Otago 5000m track championships held at the Caledonian Ground on Saturday with the overcast sky and light winds proving ideal for good times. He showed good form by narrowly missing out on breaking the 16 minute mark by just fractions of a second. Cliff Kelway-Pope also ran finishing in 24min 42.09sec. Nathan Hill won the Men's 15-17 grade 1500m in a fast 4min 7secs. Caitlin O'Donnell ran well in her 1500m finishing first in the Women's 14&U grade in 5min 34.91sec. Mark O'Donnell (5:15.26) and Kelway-Pope (5:46.13) also had good steady runs. Luke Calder continued on his winning ways in the Men's 35+ Discus Throw (2kg) with a best of 32.22m.

Full Leith Results

Event 1  Men 35+ Discus Throw 2kg
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Luke Calder               49 Leith                   32.22m  
      31.18m  28.83m  29.74m  31.70m  32.22m  X

Event 151  Men 15-17 1500 Metre Run Race 1
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Nathan Hill               16 Leith                  4:07.00  

Event 155  Girls 14&U 1500 Metre Run Race 1
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Caitlin O'Donnell         14 Leith                  5:34.91  

Event 155  Men 20-34 1500 Metre Run Race 1
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Clifford Kelway-Pope      26 Leith                  5:46.13  

Event 155  Men 35+ 1500 Metre Run Race 1
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  5 Mark O'Donnell            43 Leith                  5:15.26
Event 502  Men 20-34 5000 Metre Run Otago Champs
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  2 Clifford Kelway-Pope      26 Leith                 24:42.09  
 
Event 502  Men 35-49 5000 Metre Run Otago Champs
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Rob Creasy                36 Leith                 16:00.33  

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Prog B, Caledonian, Sat 6 February 2016

Leith's Jason Palmer renewed his rivalry with Caversham runner Jonah Smith in the 3000m at the Otago Track and Field meeting held at the Caledonian on Saturday. It was overcast with strong winds hampering the runners, and Palmer (9min 12.29sec) prevailed over Smith by just over one second. Cliff Kelway-Pope finished in 13min 24.51sec. Nathan Hill (2min 4.99sec) continued to impress with a well-earned third in the M15-17 grade 800m race. Kelway-Pope finished second in the M20-34 grade in 3min 7.26sec.

Full Leith Results

Event 805  M20-34 800 Metre Run
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  2 Clifford Kelway-Pope     M26 Leith                  3:07.26  

Event 801  M15-17 800 Metre Run  Race 1
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  3 Nathan Hill              M16 Leith                  2:04.99  

Event 305  M20-34 3000 Metre Run
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    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
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  1 Jason Palmer             M32 Leith                  9:12.29  
  5 Clifford Kelway-Pope     M26 Leith                 13:24.51  

 

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Caledonian, Sat 30 January 2016

The Athletics Otago track and field meeting on Saturday at the Caledonian was held in conjunction with the Master Games track and field meeting. The weather was cloudy with light winds. Leith's Nathan Hill finished fourth in a closely contested 1500m and was first in the Men's 15-17 age grade (event 155). His 4min 6.91sec was only just over four seconds adrift of the overall winner of the event. Leith's Luke Calder again featured strongly in the discus throw. He won the Men's 35+ grade (2kg) with a throw of 31.96 metres.

Full Leith results:

Event 1 Men 35+ Discus Throw 2kg
1 Luke Calder 49 Leith 31.96m

Event 155 Men 15-17 1500 Metre Run Race 1
1 Nathan Hill 16 Leith 4:06.91

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Caledonian, Wed 20 January 2016

The Athletics Otago Twilight Track and field meeting at the Caledonian on Wednesday evening was run in ideal sunny conditions with only a light wind to bother the contestants. Leith's Nathan Hill continued with his good form from 2015 to finish second in the Men's 15-17 grade 800m run (event 805) in 2min 8.24sec. In event 1, Luke Calder won the Men's 35+ grade discus throw (2kg) with a best distance of 33.24 metres.

Full Leith results:

Event 1 Men 35+ Discus Throw 2kg
1 Luke Calder 49 Leith 33.24m

Event 805 Men 15-17 800 Metre Run
2 Nathan Hill 16 Leith 2:08.24

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Caledonian, Sat 19 December 2015

The Athletics Otago weekly track and field meeting was held in ideal weather conditions, sunny with light winds. Cliff Kelway-Pope finished first in the 800m (Event 805) in the Men's 20 to 34 age grade. He was a bit off his usual pace, but gamely finished in 3min 19.12sec.

Full Leith results:
Event 805 Men 20-34 800 Metre Run
1 Clifford Kelway-Pope  3:19.12

Otago Track and Field Meeting, South Island Championships, Caledonian, Sat 12 December 2015

Nathan Hill was the sole Leith athlete competing for Otago in the 2015 South Island Track and Field Championships held on Saturday 12 December 2015 at the Caledonian Ground, Dunedin. It was a sunny day, but the strong wind affected the times on some events. Hill finished just over five seconds adrift of the winner, Canterbury's Angus Bailey, in the Under 18 men's 1500 Metre Run (event 32). Hill's time of 4min 16.61sec was excellent given the tough conditions. He also was the last runner and sole Leith athlete in the four man 4×800m Otago Under 18 relay team consisting of Matthew Ogle, Oli Chignell, Andrew Smith, Nathan Hill. Their time of 9:40.41 gave them a well earned win. Otago finished as top points scorers for both the male and female sections and so won the championships with Canterbury second and Southland third.

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Modified Program B, Caledonian, Sat 7 December 2015

Leith athletes did well at the weekly Otago track and field meeting held at the Caledonian Ground, Dunedin on a showery Saturday but with only light head winds which made for some ideal running conditions. Neale McLanachan won the 3000m race in a time of 9min 49.96sec. David Barton had two second place results: Men 35+ Discus Throw 2kg 25.21m; Men 35+ Javelin Throw 800g 31.33m.

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Program A, Caledonian, Sat 28 November 2015

Leith athletes enjoyed a good day out at the Otago track and field meeting on Saturday at the Caledonian Ground with just a few showers and light winds providing ideal conditions. Nathan Hill was once again to the fore for Leith with a scintillating 4min 33.97sec through large traffic at the end of the feature event Ness Cup Mixed Handicap Mile.
Finishing order for Leith athletes in the Ness Cup:
9th Nathan Hill M15 7:23.97;
22nd Jason Palmer M31 7:38.58;
25th Mark O'Donnell M42 7:40.87;
26th Clifford Kelway-Pope M25 7:47.61.
Actual time finishing order:
2nd Nathan Hill 4:33.97;
7th Jason Palmer 5:08.58;
14th Mark O'Donnell 5:30.87;
20th Clifford Kelway-Pope 5:57.61.
Results for Felix Bello:
Placed 2nd, Event 41 Men 15-17 Long Jump, 5.49m (wind +0.0);
placed 4th, Event 101 Men 15-17 100 Metre, 12.21sec (wind 1.9);
placed 2nd, Event 201 Men 15-17 200 Metres 25.28sec (wind -0.6).

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Program B, Caledonian, Sat 21 November 2015

Competing in ideal conditions at the weekly Athletics Otago track and field meeting at the Caledonian on Saturday, David Barton won both the Men's 35+ Javelin Throw 800g (event 29)with a throw of 30.18m and the Men's 35+ Long Jump (event 41) with 4.26m (wind -1.2). He finished second in the Men's 35+ 100m (event 109) with 14.08sec (wind -1.2). Rob Creasy won the Men's 35+ 800 Metre Run Race (event 802) in 2min 15.51sec. Nathan Hill finished fourth in the Men's 15-17 800 Metre Run (event 801) with a fast time of 2min 6.22sec. Cliff Kelway-Pope finished second in the Men 20-34 3000m run (event 305) in 11min 59.5sec and then ran the Men's 20-34 800 metre run (event 802) finishing first in the grade in 2min 50.01sec

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Program A, Caledonian, Sat 14 November 2015

Nathan Hill ran a superb 4min 10.63sec to finish second in the Men's 15-17 age grade 1500m race (event 151) at the Otago weekly athletics track and field meeting held at the Caledonian in overcast conditions with light winds. Neale McLanachan took first place in the Men's 35 + age grade running a fast 4min 27.33sec (event 155). Clifford Kelway-Pope ran 5:16.77 in his 1500m event. Andrew L onie chose the longer distance of 5000m finishing first in the Men's 35 + grade (event 500) in 17min 38.73sec. David Barton continued his good work in the field events with firsts in the Men's 35+ Javelin Throw (800g, event 29) with a best of 29.87m and in the Men's 35+ Shot Put (7.26kg, event 58) with a best of 8.19m. He also competed in the 200m on the track finishing first in the Men's 35+ (event 208) with 29.01sec (wind -0.9).

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Program B, Masters Weight Pentathlon, Caledonian, Sat 7 November 2015

David Barton kept up the good work in the field events at the Otago Track and Field meeting on Saturday at the Caledonian Ground in fine and windy conditions. He finished first in the MM35 Shot Put (7.26kg) with a best put of 8.54m and first in the long jump (wind 1.0) with a jump of 4.38m. On the track he ran the 100m in 13.95sec (wind 1.7). Also on the track, Jason Palmer achieved his best time of the season with a fast 9:14.84 in the 3000m race to win the M20-34 grade. Mark O'Donnell was second in the M35+ grade in 10:34.76. Cliff Kelway-Pope ran 11:57.91 to be third M20-34. Nathan Hill finished fifth in the M15-17 grade 800m in 2:05.15. Palmer finished second in the M20-34 grade in 2:14.23 and Kelway-Pope ran 2:44.78 in his race.

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Program A, Caledonian, Sat 31 October 2015

Nathan Hill was the fastest Leith 1500m runner at the Otago Weekly track and field meet held at the Caledonian on Saturday in which runners had to battle a strong headwind in the home straight. His 4min 18.99sec earned him second place in the M15-17 grade 1500m race. Jason Palmer ran 4min 30.36 to be first M20-34. Rob Creasy was first MM35 in 4min 35.49sec and later finished second overall (first MM35) in the 5000m in 16min 40.12sec. Mark O'Donnell ran 4min 58.1sec to be first MM35 in the B grade race. Cliff Kelway-Pope ran 5min 21.81sec. In the field events, David Barton was first MM35 in the long jump, 4.78m (wind 4.8) and second in the Javelin Throw (800g) distance 29.80m. Luke Calder was first MM35 in the Discus Throw (2kg) distance 3.60m.

Otago Track and Field Twilight Meeting, B Modified, Fri 23 October 2015

Report will be available here soon

Otago Track and Field, A Program, Sat 17 October 2015

Nathan Hill's second in the 1500m Men's 15-17 grade and Jason Palmer's and Rob Creasy's close finish in the Men's 1500m were the Leith highlights at Saturday's Otago weekly track and field meeting at the Caledonian Ground. Hill finished in 4min 19.20sec continuing the form shown the week before when he had run the 800m in 2min 9.15sec. Palmer (4:28.58) first in the M20-34 and Creasy (4:28.65) first in the MM35+ had just 0.07secs separating them at the finish line. Palmer also competed in the 5000m running a swift 16min 23.63sec. In the B grade 1500m, Mark O'Donnell won the MM35+ in 5min 6.32sec and Cliff Kelway-Pope won the M20-34 in 5min 20.61sec.

Otago Track and Field Meeting, B Program, Sat 10 October 2015

On Saturday Nathan Hill, David Barton and Clifford Kelway-Pope kept the Leith flag flying at the Otago Weekly Track and Field Meeting at the Caledonian. Nathan Hill finished third in the Men's 15-17 age grade 800m with a very good time of 2min 9.15sec. Barton won the Men's 35+ grade sprint over 60m in 8.91sec (wind 0.4), the 100m in 13.93sec (wind 1.9) and the 200m in 29.26sec (wind 1.2) while Kelway-Pope in his first 800m of the season ran 2min 39.90sec.

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Modified Prog, Sat 3 October 2015

Leith competed at the track and field meeting at the Caledonian on Saturday. Mel Aitken ran both the 1500m (5:15.30) and the 5000m (18:08.03) and Cliff Kelway-Pope ran the 1500m in 5:14.60.

Otago Track and Field Meeting, Caledonian, Sat 26 Sep 2015

Report Pending