Talented teen Hobbs breaks athletics records

Zoe Hobbs broke two of her own Athletics Taranaki records at the annual Taranaki Open meeting in Inglewood last Saturday.

The talented teenager set records in the women's 16 long jump and 200m recording 5.58 metres and 25.11 seconds respectively.

Brian Warren recorded 5minutes 27.58seconds for the men's 65 1500m which, broke the record by 29 seconds which was set by Patrick Mills of Hawera 13 years ago. Warren also lowered the 800m record by four seconds to 2min43.30sec.

Marlene White extended the women's 65 shot put to 5.43m and set a record in the 3km walk with a time of 19min19.28sec.

Des Phillips took almost eight seconds off the men's 65 record for the 400m, recording an impressive 70.14. Phillips also set a record in the high jump with a height of 1.25m.

Jono Brownjohn, competing in the athletes with disability amputee grade, cleared the bar at 1.65m in the high just to set a record for the men's 19 having earlier set the record in the long jump with a leap of 4.81m.

Eric Kemsley smashed the men's 60 3km walk record by more than two minutes with a smart time of 16min01.70sec.

Sue Park (women's 70) and Kelvin Wackrow (men's 75) broke their own records in the shot put recording 4.79m and 8.15m respectively.

Trevor Suthon, competing in the men's 80 discus, set a record with a distance of 4.30m.

Held in conjunction with the meeting, was the boys' 13 Taranaki championships for the 100m, 400m and 1500m.

Hawera's Reece Nolly took out the 100m title from Cody Wilson of Eltham. Jack Elliot (Hawera) showed a clean pair of heels in the 400m, winning from Nolly with Wilson in third. Elliot also won the 1500m race ahead of Egmont's Sam Weise.

Taranaki Daily News