Hawken snatches personal best

23:11, Dec 16 2012
Ruth Anderson-Horrell
Ruth Anderson-Horrell, a top national senior woman lifter, convincingly totalled 156kgs.

The Southland Olympic Weightlifting 2012 year ended on a high with a personal best snatch of 41kgs by 15-year-old Jade Hawken.

She has had a stellar year with setting under-15 year records and is still improving her technique.

Hawken shows a definite degree of maturity in her lifting that can only get better, She clean and jerked 46kgs to total a superb 87kgs.

Ethan Hawken, Jade's well performed older brother, has also had a splendid year full of improvements and is promising to really excit the national level figures next season.

He totalled 175kgs.

This 16-year-old has the potential to really make ''waves'' in the year ahead.


Top national senior woman lifter Ruth Anderson-Horrell convincingly totalled 156kgs to show that she is creating a personal niche in New Zealand weightlifting. She lifts with great enthusiasm and good technique.

Eighteen-year-old Ashleigh MacDougall has had a good year and totalled a good 121kgs.

MacDougall has shown year-long dedication and this has resulted in improvements throughout the year.

A new senior lifter lifter Michael Ungerer demonstrated excellent technique to total 185kgs. This lifter has much raw potential and is someone to watch in 2013.