Track & Field 2020/2021

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Otago Interclub Track & Field Meeting, Saturday 31 October 2020

Caledonian Ground, Logan Park Dunedin

Starts 12.45pm

 

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Twilight Track & Field Meeting, 6pm Thursday 22 October 2020

Caledonian Ground, Dunedin

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Track & Field report by Marc Boullé – 22 October 2020

The start of the 2000m – nice large field of 14 keen runners – George Bates second from the right, won in 6:23.23

At the Athletics Otago Twilight Track & Field Meeting held at 6pm on Thursday, Leith athletes put in some very good performances.  Conditions were cool and ideal with a slight north easterly breeze which blew for most of the meet. In the 800m Olivia Gold put in a sterling effort to post a personal best time of 2 minutes 37.39 seconds in winning the Women’s 20-34 grade. This was her third 800m run and it was a personal best by just over 2 seconds.   She also later ran the seldom run 2000m winning the Women’s 20-34 grade in 7 minutes 13.88 seconds, which was another personal best.  Claudia Sole finished second in this grade in a personal best of 9 minutes 0.6 seconds.  Donald Bate finished second in the Men’s 50+ grade 2000m in a personal best of 8 minutes 1.37 seconds.  His aim was to break 8 minutes and he came desperately close to that.  Caitlin O’Donnell ran the first 400m of the first 800m race as a trial, however no official time was given.

Leith Results by Grade:

Event 5 Women 20-34 800 Metre Run Open
1 Olivia Gold 22 Leith 2:37.39

Event 168 Women 20-34 2000 Metre Run Open
1 Olivia Gold 22 Leith 7:13.88
2 Claudia Sole 23 Leith 9:00.60

Event 168 Men 50+ 2000 Metre Run Open
2 Donald Bate 58 Leith 8:01.37

Leith Results by Heat:

Event 5 Mixed 12+ 800 Metre Run Open
Section 3
2 Olivia Gold W22 Leith 2:37.39

Event 168 Mixed 12+ 2000 Metre Run Open
Section 1
10 Olivia Gold W22 Leith 7:13.88
12 Donald Bate M58 Leith 8:01.37
13 Claudia Sole W23 Leith 9:00.60

Senior Interclub Track & Field Meeting, Sat 17 October 2020

Caledonian Ground, Dunedin

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Track & Field report by Marc Boullé –  17 October 2020

Three Leith athletes competed at the Senior Interclub Track and Field Meeting held at the Caledonian on Saturday.

Jack Shaw started his track season in style, winning the Senior Men’s 5000m race in a lone battle against a stiff bitterly cold North Easterly breeze down the front straight.  His time of 16 minutes 55.24 seconds was admirable considering there was no other athlete for him to work with as he circled the track 12 and a half times. Caitlin O’Donnell also battled against the wind in the 100m sprint, however she still posted a reasonable time of 13.71 seconds and in the 400m she put up a good time of 63.39 seconds.  Christine Montgomery finished first in the Master Women’s 50+ grade 1500m in 6 minutes 11 seconds. 

Leith Results by Grade:

Event 2 Women 18-19 100 Metre Sprint Open
2 Caitlin O’Donnell 18 Leith 13.71 (wind reading -0.7 3)

Event 4 Women 18-19 400 Metre Sprint Open
1 Caitlin O’Donnell 18 Leith 63.39

Event 4 Women 50+ 400 Metre Sprint Open
1 Christine Montgomery 54 Leith 1:29.72 

Event 6 Women 50+ 1500 Metre Run Open
1 Christine Montgomery 54 Leith 6:11.00 

Event 8 Men 20-34 5000 Metre Run Open
1 Jack Shaw 21 Leith 16:55.24

Leith Results by Heat:

Event 2 Mixed 12+ 100 Metre Sprint Open
Section 3 Wind: -0.7
8 Caitlin O’Donnell W18 Leith 13.71

Event 4 Mixed 12+ 400 Metre Sprint Open
Section 2
3 Caitlin O’Donnell W18 Leith 63.39
Section 3
5 Christine Montgomery W54 Leith 1:29.72

Event 6 Mixed 12+ 1500 Metre Run Open
8 Christine Montgomery W54 Leith 6:11.00

Event 8 Mixed 15+ 5000 Metre Run Open
Section 1
1 Jack Shaw M21 Leith 16:55.24

Opening Interclub Track & Field Meeting, Sat 10 October 2020

Caledonian Ground, Dunedin

The Otago Spring 3000m Track Challenge, Friday 11 September 2020

Caledonian Ground, 50 Logan Park Drive, Dunedin

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Track & Field report by Marc Boullé –  13 September 2020

The weather at the Grand Ole Cale was calm with a light cool breeze blowing from the North East and the sun settling down over the hill just as the racing started at 5.45pm sharp. In the main 3000m race (runners seeded to run under 10 minutes), Leith’s Janus Staufenberg won the Lovelock Medal Winner for 1st Male University of Otago Student.  He had a great race to lead from start to finish whilst extending his lead more and more as the laps went by over the 7 and a half lap course.  He finished the strongest too, with a scintillating 62 second last lap to win by about half a minute from second placed Max Yanzick of Canterbury University.  He was the only runner to break 9 minutes over the two races running a personal best of 8 minutes 30.2 seconds (hand timed). His brother Julius Staufenberg finished fifth in 9 minutes 10.4 seconds in a possible personal best which is still to be confirmed. Leith’s Jack Shaw finished 11th in 9 minutes 41.3 seconds which was a great effort from him too.

In the second race, Leith’s Olivia Gold, fresh from her NZXC Challenge a few weeks ago, had a good day out there on the track running the 3000m a personal best of 11 minutes 8.6 seconds.