Articles Categorized: Athletics

Throwers step up

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EDGECUMBE College hosted the annual Oceania Masters Weight Pentathlon last week. The disciplines included hammer throw, shot put, discus, javelin and weight throw. The competition…

Australian invasion expected

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EARLY indications are that Kiwi runners will have a tough task ahead of them at this year’s Kawerau King of the Mountain race. A strong…

Club calls for more helping hands

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A STAPLE of Whakatane sport is facing challenging times. The Whakatane Athletic and Harrier Club’s weekly children’s athletics meets have spanned generations, drawing barefoot youngsters…

Motu crown defended

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THE Motu Special mountainbike race was won by Gisborne rider Callum Gordon on Sunday. Gordon rode away to win the 50-kilometre weka special in two…

Runners team up for relay

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  THE Whakatane Athletic and Harrier Club held its Stop Bank River Relay on Saturday. There was a two-kilometre run for the under-10 runners who…

Runners tackle Pomona slopes

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TWO Eastern Bay runners earned top places in the Pomona King of the Mountain race on Sunday. The event is held annually near Australia’s Sunshine…

Thrower hammers new milestone

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THE Edgecumbe College Athletics Academy has its first Oceania champion. Caleb Moore won the under-18 hammer throw title at the Oceania Athletic Area Championships in…

Runners battle for titles

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EASTERN Bay runners were among the top competitors at the Bay of Plenty Cross-Country Championships in Rotorua on Tuesday. More than 500 children from 79…

Boost for Eastern Bay athletes

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FOUR athletes have been named as BayTrust Athlete and Coach Scholarship recipients this week. Triathlete Hayden Wilde, motorcycle racer Damon Rees, hockey player Paraone Muru…