Track & Field 2015/2016

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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