Power seeks big finale at NI championship

Ben Power knows what he wants this weekend. The Hutt International first XV captain, who moonlights as a top class thrower during the summer, will farewell the athletics season at the North Island secondary schools championships in Auckland. The 17-year-old has set PBs for both the shot put and the discus this month and ... More

Phoebe Edwards saves her best for last at Australian champs

Another Australian title and three personal bests for Phoebe Edwards at the Australian junior championships in Sydney. The Wellington East athlete won gold in the under-18 high jump, after winning the under-17 title a year earlier, and also finished fourth in the under-18 long jump. Edwards had to clear a career-high ... More

Wellington College clinch McEvedy Shield

You can't beat the McEvedy on a good day. Wellington College co-captain Robbie Delany described his school's McEvedy Shield triumph yesterday as the best day of his life: More

Bolt from the blue cleans up in the sprints

The chant went up for Usain Bolt at Newtown Park yesterday. "Usain Bolt, Usain Bolt" the St Pat's Town supporters chanted as Alex Haye ran away from his rivals in the 400m to complete a clean sweep of the open sprints. "People have been starting to call me that this year," said Haye, who was born in England but has a ... More

McEvedy Shield can’t come quick enough for St Pat’s sprinter Alex Haye

Alex Haye intends to lead from the front next week. The McEvedy Shield ignited Haye's running career and the St Pat's Town sprinter hopes that both he and his school can reach new heights at Newtown Park on Tuesday. Haye and Rusi Jagose-Dickens will jointly captain a Town team that is seeking a fourth successive McEvedy ... More

Easy win falls short of Edwards’ ambition

Phoebe Edwards had mixed feelings after retaining her national under-18 heptathlon title, in Hamilton, at the weekend. The Wellington East athlete was almost 700 points ahead of her nearest rival but while happy to add another title, she failed in her quest for a personal best. Edwards recorded 4710 points compared to her ... More

Smith leads a group of talented and improving young sprinters

Nick Smith continues to travel at high speed. Smith, 15, won the junior 100m and 200m titles at the national secondary school championships, at Whanganui in December, and has lowered his best times for both distances this year. Previously at Hutt Valley High School, Smith has transferred to St Pat's Silverstream this ... More