Rayner's return adds spice

Last updated 16:04 11/12/2013

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The return of Billy Rayner from university for the summer added spice to the senior athletics meeting on Tuesday last week.

He made his first appearance since Mahar Cup in February. Rayner put in solid performances in the shot put and long jump. His throw of 9.67 metres in the shot put surpassed his best result from last season by an impressive 13 centimetres.

India Ross covered the 100 metres in 14.9 seconds to record her fastest time this season and Dale Smit won the 1500 metres backing-up from his double gold-medal winning effort at Dunedin last week.

Senior athletics are held every Tuesday night at Athletic Park, starting at 5.30pm. The distance running event commences at 6pm and anyone aged 15 and over is welcome to compete.

Childrens Club members are also welcome. For further information contact Tracey Sims, 579-3036 or go to the Athletics page under http://www.harriers.net.nz/

Results:

Shot Put - Men 20 and under: Billy Rayner 1 (9.67 metres), Andrew Watson 2 (8.86). Women 20 and under: India Ross 2 (3.77). Senior Men; David Hansen 1 (11.60 metres), Dale Smit 2 (5.92). Senior Women: Natasha Legg 1 (8.33 metres).

Long Jump - Men 20 and under: Andrew Watson 1 (5.16 metres), Billy Rayner 2 (4.82). Women 20 and under: India Ross 1 (3.58 metres). Senior Women: Natasha Legg 1 (3.52 metres).

100 metres - Men 20 and under: Andrew Watson 1 (12.1 seconds). Women 20 and under: India Ross 1 (14.9 seconds). Senior Men: David Hansen 1 (12.4 seconds), Dale Smit 2 (16.7). Senior Women: Natasha Legg 1 (15.8 seconds).

400 metres - Women 20 and under: India Ross 1 (62.7 seconds).

1500 metres - Senior Men: Dale Smit 1 (5min 5.1secs), David Hansen 2 (5min 12.0secs)

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- The Marlborough Express

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