Track & Field 2020/2021

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Results & Reports for 2020/2021

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

Caledonian Ground, 50 Logan Park Drive, Dunedin

For results >> Otago Spring 3000m Track Challenge Results

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.

Report compiled by Marc Boullé
Last updated 13:16hrs 13 Sep 2020