7 Apr 2014

Good results in Melbourne for NZ athletes

1:03 pm on 7 April 2014

Some New Zealand athletes had good results at the Australian track and field championships in Melbourne over the weekend, with a win, two second places and a Commonwealth qualifying result posted.

Te Rina Keenan won the women's shot put with a season best throw of 15.59 metres, while in finishing second in the triple jump with 13.55 metres, Nneka Okpala broke Tania Dixon's 17-year New Zealand women's national mark of 13.48, also set in Melbourne.

Sarah Cowley cleared her second best ever height in the high jump at 1.89 metres to finish second and surpass the B qualifying standard for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Joseph Millar was second in the 200 metres in 21.25 seconds, and third in the 100 in 10.61.

Siositina Hakeai was second in the discus with a throw of 55.77 metres and Portia Bing was second in the heptathlon, securing a personal best in the high jump with 1.79 metres.