Articles Categorized: Athletics

Runners ready to lace and race

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THE Whakatane Athletic and Harrier Club moves into the next phase of its operations on Saturday. The first event of the harrier season will be…

Athletes start year in form

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EDGECUMBE College Athletics Academy athletes competed in the Tauranga Twilight athletics meet on New Year’s Day. Athletes were just hours removed from a Guiness World…

Hammer throwers await ruling

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THE Edgecumbe College Athletics Academy has lodged its claim to have held the world’s first hammer throw competition for 2017 and now awaits a ruling…

Jones crowned king again

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Whakatane athlete Daniel Jones won the annual Mount Maunganui King of the Mountain Race on Boxing Day for what the Beacon understands is the fourth time.…

HPSNZ funds

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ATHLETICS is one of the big winners in High Performance Sport New Zealand’s latest round of funding announced last week. The government organisation set out…

School Star – Thrower aims high

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Alyssa Kane Year 10 Edgecumbe College Hammer throw MAJOR international competition is on Alyssa Kane’s radar. The hammer thrower has already succeeded on the international…

Gold medal for relay team

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THERE were a few sideways looks from competitors and parents alike, when the Whakatane Athletic Club relay team lined up at the start of the…