Personal bests produced by athletes in decathlon
TIMARU HERALD STAFF REPORTER
There were many fine performances at the annual South Canterbury Athletic Club's one day decathlon on Sunday.
The event was held at the all weather athletic track in warm conditions after being abandoned by heavy rain on Saturday.
There were personal bests in several events with noteworthy performances including an impressive shot put of 11.80m by Lauren Bruce, a blistering 110m hurdle time of 14.7 seconds by Hamish Dewar, and having Tom Cooper clear 3.20m in the pole vault.
This year saw 18 athletes run, jump and throw their way through 10 gruelling events which included the javelin, hurdles and pole vault.
The decathlon comprises 10 events normally spread over a two day period, but the South Canterbury club has condensed it into one day to make it more challenging and exciting.
Oceania decathlon record holder Wayne Doyle withdrew after requiring hospital treatment on a gashed head-wound after colliding with a high jump upright.
Final results: 10 girls: Amanda Shallard 1, Alice Ritchie 2. 12 boys: Sam Ritchie 1. 13 boys: William Valentine 1, Bailey Gebbie 2, Thomas Valentine 3. 18 men: Hamish Dewar 1. 20 men: Tom Cooper 1.
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