Sunday, February 5, 2012

15m shot put

I threw a personal best in the shotput last night at the International Track Meet with 15.08m, my first time over 15m and adding 34cm to my previous best of 14.74m. Only two other heptathletes in the world threw further last year (2008 Olympic Champion and 2004 Olympic silver medalist)!

It was an awesome competition with Valerie Adams and Jacko Gill throwing. I was 4th in the comp behind them and Tom Walsh of Canterbury. There was a massive crowd and they were allowed to sit around the shotput sector which made for an awesome atmosphere, just like the meets in Europe. It was a pretty emotional meeting considering the previous ITM was cancelled as it was scheduled just 3 days after the February quake. A memorial race was run for Canterbury athletics legend Brian Taylor who was tragically killed in the CTV building during the quake. Below are a couple of pics of the comp and some links to stories online.

This weekend was also NZ Champs for heptathlon in Palmerston North, and a massive congrats goes to my friend Sarah Cowley on a PB score, looking forward to competing with her in Melbourne in a few weeks time!

15.08m, yea!

Signing autographs - awesome to see so many people at an athletics meet!

1 comment:

  1. That effort deserves some fudge!