2011 Results

National Track and Field Champs 25-27th March
Congratulations to the 27 UC athletes (and their coaches) who competed at the National T&F Champs in Dunedin over the past weekend, representing both Canterbury and UC
The following athletes left with some extra luggage after performing with distinction!
Angie Smit W19 Gold 800m 2:07.62, Silver 400m 56.12, Silver 4x100m Relay, Silver 4x400m Relay

Kellie Palmer SW Gold 5000m 16:32.70, Silver 1500m 4:30.06

Jesse Bryant M16 Gold Long Jump 6.95m, Silver 4x100m Relay

Brett Tingay SM Gold 3000m Steeplechase 9:21.10

Fiona Crombie SW Gold 3000m Steeplechase 10:25.09

Tim Jones SM Silver 200m 21.63, Bronze 100m 11.29

Luke Hurring SM Silver 5000m 14:42.06

Nicki McFadzien W19 Silver 5000m 17:04.56

Guy Greenslade M16 Silver 300m Hurdles 44.24

Alex Fowler M19 Bronze 5000m 15:14.16, Bronze 3000m Steeplechase 10:06.77

Matthew Harris SM Bronze 800m 1:53.46

Malcolm Hicks SM Bronze 1500m 3:54.75

Ben Meikle M19 Bronze 10000m Race Walk 1:02:02.00

Sarah Meikle W19 Bronze 10000m Race Walk 1:07:07.00

Rowena Meikle W19 Bronze 3000m Race Walk 19:11.54

Phillip Meikle M16 Bronze 3000m Race Walk 15:15.48

Madeline Carruthers W16 Bronze Javelin 33.91m

Well done on showcasing Canterbury athletics and wrapping your season up in style amid challenging times. Here's hoping the 2011/12 season brings even more success

New Zealand Masters Track & Field Champs 2011

4th - 7th March

Regional Sports Park



Just a short time after the 6.3 quake rocked Christchurch, a few committed members of the University of Canterbury Athletic Club travelled up to Hastings for the 2011 NZ Masters Champs. With everything that happened on the 22nd Feb and the days following fresh in their minds, Julieana Findlay, Michael Bond and Malcolm Cornelius kept up the proud tradition of UC and Canterbury athletes performing well at national level. The stress and sadness was temporarily replaced with steely determination to do their best for Canterbury and those athletes that were unable to come due to the disaster.


For Julieana this was even harder because of the tragic loss of her coach, Brian Taylor. When she arrived, she also had to deal with a stomach bug, but with real heart and the fantastic support of her partner, still managed to remain competitive. She ran a tough 4:57 1500m on the Sat feeling ill, and then a very good 2:23 800m on the Sun after recovering a little over-night. Julieana had put in a tremendous amount of work over the last 6 months getting back to her best, and she definitely would have gone faster without the illness and quake stress.


Results:           W40    800m               Gold    2:23.22

                         W40    1500m              Gold    4:57.93


Michael Bond once again proved age is no barrier to performance with outstanding times in his three events that guys years younger would be happy with. As Michael has only been running track for the last couple of seasons, he is still adjusting to racing but looks to be feeling more comfortable with each race.


Results:        M65               1500m                         Silver  5:54.43

                       M65               5000m                         Silver  21:26.84

                       M65               2000m Steeplechase   Silver  9:17.04


Malcolm Cornelius gave it all he had in the 1500m on the Sat to slice 3 secs off his previous best. With a little bit of luck he could have achieved his goal of doing a 2:10 800m the next day. Unfortunately, he didn’t go out fast enough at the start and got held up behind a couple of the other runners, and this let the leaders and a fast time slip away. He finished the season with a 2:11.24 800m a week later at the Timaru T&F meet.


Results:          M40    400m               Bronze            59.93

                        M40    800m              Silver              2:14.71

                        M40    1500m            Silver              4:27.10(Pb)


A great effort to bring home a total of 2 Golds, 5 Silvers and a Bronze