Last weekend Eliza McCartney cleared 4.82m to break the Oceania Pole Vault Record, which was earlier held by Alana Boyd, at 4.81m. She also broke her previous NZ record of 4.80 which she set in Rio.  McCartney was a clear winner in the competition held at the Auckland Track Challenge. She also won the Vertical Pursuit on the previous Wednesday with a jump of 4.70m.  For more info click here                                                                                                 pole-vault

 

PNG’s female middle and long distance squad have begun their campaign for medals at the 2017 Pacific Mini Games under Athletics PNG’s continuing domestic scholarship programme. For more info click here

Recently in Kiribati three new Sports Development Officers have started to expand the work of KAA both in schools and in the wider community of Kiribati. As part of the Primary Schools Project (PSP) and they are visiting the Primary Schools and offer Kids Athletics activities with equipment provided by the IAAF.  There are also sport session at Secondary schools and community groups. For more info click here                                                                    kaa-psp

 

Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia all hosted open and junior State Championships with a few winners also posting World Championships qualifiers. Dani Stevens won the NSW open discus with a throw of 66.78m which was a qualifying mark for the upcoming world championships in London. Nina Kennedy took the first step towards making the national team for London with her victory in the women’s Pole Vault in Western Australia as she cleared 4.55m. For more information click here

 

118 Days till Oceania Athletics Championships

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