South Canterbury athletes show promise

Eight South Canterbury secondary school athletes competed at the Otago secondary school track and field twilight meet at the Caledonian Ground in Dunedin on Wednesday.

Cold, windy and wet conditions and headwinds on the home straight were the feature.

Craighead's Kelly Clifford showed a clean pair of heals in the junior girls' 100 metres to win decisively in 13.75 seconds. She then finished second in the 200m to fellow Craighead Diocesan pupil Elizabeth Hampton in 28.3sec.

Hampton also won the triple jump with a leap of 9.77 metres.

In the senior girls' 1500m, Craighead's Megan McKenzie ran a controlled tactical race to win in 4min 37.6 sec.

In the year 9 boys 1500m, Kees McConachie from Timaru Boys' High School (TBHS) won with a patient performance. In the junior boys, fellow TBHS runner Cameron McCully won the 200m and finished a close second in the 100m.

Another TBHS student, Tom Yeatman, was third in the 200m and fourth in the 100m. He also won the triple jump (10.32m).

In the senior boys 1500m, Adam Chamberlain from TBHS finished third with Waimate High School's Michael Garland a close fourth in a competitive field.

The TBHS junior boys 4x100m relay team also won their race.

The Timaru Herald