Ryan impresses with her versatility

18:50, Jan 23 2013
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ATHLETE: Christina Ryan.

Nine South Canterbury athletes were part of the mix as the Canterbury under-16 and under-18 teams competed against Queensland, Otago, Southland and Tasman at the Aorangi Park in Timaru on Saturday.

Christina Ryan won the women's under-16 80-metre hurdles in 12.99sec and finished second in the under-16 100m with Kelly Clifford fifth.

Ryan also finished second in the under-16 long jump with Clifford 12th.

Clifford also finished fifth in the women's under-16 200m final.

In the men's under-16 grade, Michael Garland finished third in the 1500m and sixth in both the 800m and high jump.

In the same grade, Mac Basford finished fourth in the 100m hurdles, sixth in the 400m and eighth in discus with a personal best of 21.14m.


Adam Chamberlain won his first Canterbury Championship in the men's under-18 2000m steeplechase in 7 minutes 7.41 seconds.

In the women's under-18 grade, Leanna Ryan won both the 100m in 12.84sec and long jump with 5.28m.

New Zealand Secondary Schools silver medallist Ruby Cochrane won the women's under-18 discus with an effort of 35.07m in windy conditions.

In the men's under-18 grade, Tom Cooper won the shot put with a best of 12.78m, while team-mate Hamish Dewar was second.

Cooper also finished third in the men's pole vault. Cooper also finished third in the high jump, with Dewar fifth.

Dewar also finished second in the men's under-18 110m hurdles and fourth in the 100m.

In the inter-club section of the meet, Roger Tackney finished sixth in the senior men's 1500m and 10th in the 800m.

The Timaru Herald