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Athletics NZ Name Team For 2022 World Athletics Championships

Friday, 13 May 2022, 4:26 pm | Athletics New Zealand

An initial team of 18 athletes have been named by Athletics New Zealand to compete at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon 15-24 July. The team features an exciting blend of experienced top-class performers and a wave of emerging ... More >>

Hamish Kerr Claims Historic World Indoor Bronze In Serbia

Monday, 21 March 2022, 6:48 am | Athletics New Zealand

Hamish Kerr matched his national outdoor record of 2.31m to make history at the 2022 World Indoor Championship in Belgrade and become the first New Zealander to win a global (world championships or Olympic) high jump medal with a magnificent ... More >>

Walsh Claims A Brilliant Bronze At World Indoor Champs In Serbia

Sunday, 20 March 2022, 5:51 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Tom Walsh claimed a fourth successive World Athletics Indoor Championship podium finish, winning a bronze medal in an exhilarating final courtesy of an Oceania record equalling throw of 22.31m. The 30-year-old Kiwi set the tone for a high-class competition ... More >>

Hobbs Acquits Herself With Pride But Just Misses A Final Spot At World Indoors

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 6:52 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Zoe Hobbs completed her 60m quest at the World Athletics Indoor Championships by finishing an outstanding third in her semi-final but agonisingly just missed out on a berth in the final by 0.02. The Kiwi sprint ace had earlier in the day smashed ... More >>

Hobbs Blasts To Oceania Indoor 60m Record With Scintillating World Indoor Display

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 6:24 am | Athletics New Zealand

In only her second ever indoor race, Zoe Hobbs blitzed to a stunning Oceania indoor 60m record of 7.13 to advance to the semi-finals at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. The first of the five Kiwis in action over the three-day programme ... More >>

Tom Walsh Is Gunning For Crouser In Pursuit Of World Indoor Threepeat

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 3:11 pm | Athletics New Zealand

<img src="" width="720" height="480"> Credit: Alisha Lovrich New Zealand shot put star Tom Walsh is hunting a hat-trick of World Indoor titles in Belgrade, ... More >>

Maddi Wesche Makes A Landmark Statement In The Women’s Shot

Monday, 7 March 2022, 1:03 am | Athletics New Zealand

Maddi Wesche. Photo credit: Alisha Lovrich On the week that the great Dame Valerie Adams called time on her epic career, Maddi Wesche emphatically announced that the present and the future of the women’s shot in New Zealand is in fantastic shape ... More >>

Portia Bing And Tori Peeters Set National Records On Thrilling Day In Hastings

Sunday, 6 March 2022, 6:04 am | Athletics New Zealand

In one of the most unforgettable days of the Jennian Homes New Zealand Track & Field Championships in recent memory two New Zealand records were cracked and a series of Athletics NZ performance standards for World Championships and Commonwealth Games ... More >>

The Collette Sisters Shine At The Jennian Homes New Zealand Track & Field Championships

Friday, 4 March 2022, 8:25 pm | Athletics New Zealand

New Zealand sprinting enjoyed another memorable day as Chayille Collette set two PB’s and twice bettered the Athletics NZ Performance standard for the World U20 Championship to strike gold with an eye-catching display in the women’s 200m on ... More >>

Talia Blasts To Victory To Light Up The Opening Day Of The New Zealand Track & Field Champs

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 7:35 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Talia Van Rooyen proved the next generation of New Zealand sprinter is alive and well by blitzing to victory in the women’s U18 100m in a scintillating 11.50 to light up the opening day of the Jennian Homes New Zealand Track & Field Championships ... More >>

New Zealand Sporting Icon Dame Valerie Adams Calls Time On Her Competitive Career

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 12:18 pm | Athletics New Zealand

New Zealand sporting icon Dame Valerie Adams has called time on her incomparable shot put career at AUT Millennium, Auckland today after a remarkable international career spanning more than 20 years. <img src="" ... More >>

James Preston Defeat Sam Tanner In Compelling 800m Clash In Christchurch

Sunday, 27 February 2022, 6:41 am | Athletics New Zealand

National 800m champion James Preston repelled the challenge of Tokyo Olympian Sam Tanner to provide a rousing finale to the International Track Meet (ITM) – a World Athletics Continental Tour bronze meet – at a blustery and chilly Christchurch ... More >>

Portia Bing Smashes National 400m Hurdles Record With Stellar Display

Monday, 21 February 2022, 7:59 am | Athletics New Zealand

The rising stocks in New Zealand track and field were amply illustrated at a sun-drenched Douglas Track & Field as the Sir Graeme Douglas International presented by Harcourts Cooper & Co lived up to its billing at a World Athletics Continental ... More >>

Hamish Looks To Auckland Springboard For International Campaign

Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 2:20 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Hamish Kerr hopes to reap the rewards of changing his approach to training at the Sir Graeme Douglas International presented by Harcourts Cooper & Co in Auckland on Sunday (20 February) in what is shaping up as massive year of international championship ... More >>

Javelin Star Peeters Sets New Zealand Resident Record At Capital Classic

Saturday, 5 February 2022, 6:42 am | Athletics New Zealand

After the sprinters grabbed the headlines at Potts Classic two weeks ago, it was the throwers who come to the fore at the Capital Classic in Wellington led by javelin ace Tori Peeters who bettered her New Zealand resident record with a mighty sixth ... More >>

Oakley And Nagel Secure National Mile Titles At Cooks Gardens

Monday, 31 January 2022, 6:27 am | Athletics New Zealand

30 January On the 60th anniversary week of Sir Peter Snell’s world mile record at Cooks Gardens, Julian Oakley and Laura Nagel both caught the eye at the iconic venue by claiming national senior mile titles at the Cooks Classic today in Whanganui. ... More >>

Hobbs Smashes New Zealand 100m Record On Dazzling Day For Kiwi Sprinting

Sunday, 23 January 2022, 6:34 am | Athletics New Zealand

22 January  In an unforgettable day for New Zealand sprinting, Zoe Hobbs slashed a further 0.06 from her New Zealand women’s 100m – subject to ratification - by clocking 11.21 (+1.7m/s) at the Potts Classic in Hastings. The 24-year-old, ... More >>

Athletics NZ Hails The Contribution Of A Pair Of Influential HP Staff

Friday, 7 January 2022, 6:23 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Athletics NZ has today announced the departure of two key high performance staff for family reasons. After more than ten years in the role, Scott Goodman has resigned from his successful tenure as High Performance Director and Dale Stevenson, Lead ... More >>

New Zealand international race walker Alana Barber retires

Friday, 17 September 2021, 9:28 am | Athletics New Zealand

Commonwealth silver medal-winning race walker Alana Barber has formally announced her retirement from the sport. More >>

Voss Joins Select Group With Back-to-back Rotorua Marathon Titles

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 3:10 pm | Athletics New Zealand

2021 Rotorua Marathon winner Michael Voss. Home favourite Michael Voss became only the fourth man in history to claim back-to-back Rotorua Marathon victories as he ignited the 57th edition of the iconic race by storming to an emphatic win in 2:29:30. ... More >>