1996 Oceania Junior Athletics Championships

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II Oceania Junior Athletics Championships
Host city Townsville, Australia Australia
Date(s) November 28–30
Level Junior
Participation 112 athletes from
16 nations
Events 35 (18 men, 17 women)

The 1996 Oceania Junior Athletics Championships were held in Townsville, Australia, between November 28–30, 1996. They were held together with the 1996 Oceania Open Championships. A total of 35 events were contested, 18 by men and 17 by women.

Medal summary[edit]

Complete results can be found as compiled by Bob Snow on the Athletics Papua New Guinea,[1] on the Athletics Weekly,[2] and on the World Junior Athletics History webpages.[3]

Boys under 20 (Junior)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: +0.9 m/s)
 Wagui Anau (AUS) 10.50  Dallas Roberts (NZL) 10.85  Ryan McCabe (AUS) 10.97
200 metres
(wind: +3.2 m/s)
 Wagui Anau (AUS) 21.55 w  Dallas Roberts (NZL) 21.70 w  Jeffrey Bai (PNG) 21.84 w
400 metres  Jeffrey Bai (PNG) 49.48  Clement Abai (PNG) 49.99  Henele Taliai (TGA) 50.21
800 metres  Mark Abercromby (AUS) 1:58.70 French Polynesia/ Isaac Yaya (TAH) 1:59.47  Victor Anderson (SOL) 2:00.41
1500 metres  Chris Votu (SOL) 4:09.57  David Kanie (PNG) 4:11.71  Gerard Solomon (VAN) 4:18.32
5000 metres  David Kanie (PNG) 15:57.49  Chris Votu (SOL) 16:11.31  Gerard Solomon (VAN) 17:17.23
3000 metres steeplechase  Chris Votu (SOL) 10:12.64  Joseph Nunua (SOL) 11:26.22  Frank Paaga (ASA) 12:01.61
110 metres hurdles
(wind: +1.7 m/s)
 Graham Pether (AUS) 15.33  Ah Chong Sam Chong (SAM) 15.47  Joseph Rodan (FIJ) 15.65
400 metres hurdles  Kuripitone Betham (SAM) 55.49  Julian Watt (NZL) 55.96  Leroy Muriki (PNG) 56.71
High Jump  Zane Dockray (AUS) 2.01  Julien Jansen (AUS) 2.01  Hapo Maliaki (PNG) 1.95
Long Jump  Justin Griffiths (AUS) 7.02 w (wind: +2.3 m/s)  Wagui Anau (AUS) 6.90 w (wind: +2.2 m/s)  Patrick Fonoti (SAM) 6.84 w (wind: +2.2 m/s)
Triple Jump  Josh Ferguson (AUS) 15.01 w (wind: +3.4 m/s)  Clinton Joyce (AUS) 14.78 (wind: +1.0 m/s)  Fagamanu Sofai (SAM) 14.15 (wind: +1.4 m/s)
Shot Put  Christopher Gaviglio (AUS) 16.13  Faleono Seve (NZL) 15.06  Luke Poli (AUS) 14.71
Discus Throw  Luke Poli (AUS) 49.20  Christopher Gaviglio (AUS) 48.14  Shaka Sola (NZL) 48.04
Hammer Throw  Faleono Seve (NZL) 44.30  Daniel Goulding (AUS) 43.04  Charles Winchester (COK) 30.40
Javelin Throw  Ashley Hollins (AUS) 60.68  Blair Stewart (NZL) 59.30  David Couper (NZL) 55.16
4 x 100 metres relay  Australia 42.51  Papua New Guinea 43.17  Fiji 43.23
4 x 400 metres relay  Papua New Guinea 3:22.99  Australia 3:27.07  Samoa 3:34.34

Girls under 20 (Junior)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: +1.2 m/s)
 Kate Smith (AUS) 12.46  Charlotte Hastings (NZL) 12.50  Carly Cairns (AUS) 12.51
200 metres
(wind: +1.6 m/s)
 Melissa Toigo (AUS) 25.30  Linda Ningo (PNG) 27.23  Jodie McCoy (NFK) 27.44
400 metres  Jennene Hansen (AUS) 58.70  Sally Ward (NZL) 59.50  Jodie McCoy (NFK) 65.93
800 metres  Sally Ward (NZL) 2:22.20  Belinda Smith (AUS) 2:29.31  Alicia Taia (COK) 2:44.12
1500 metres  Anna Geise (AUS) 4:33.85  Sarah Biss (NZL) 4:43.67  Alexis Gillham (AUS) 4:50.40
3000 metres  Sarah Biss (NZL) 9:50.77  Anna Geise (AUS) 9:51.83  Alexis Gillham (AUS) 10:25.67
100 metres hurdles
(wind: +2.3 m/s)
 Charlotte Hastings (NZL) 14.77 w  Alana Weir (AUS) 15.95 w
400 metres hurdles  Alana Weir (AUS) 68.93
High Jump  Vicki Collins (AUS)
 Andrea Smith (AUS)
1.74  Erana Peeti (NZL) 1.50
Long Jump  Melissa Toigo (AUS) 5.77 (wind: +1.1 m/s)  Andrea Smith (AUS) 5.67 w (wind: +3.4 m/s)  Charlotte Hastings (NZL) 5.62 w (wind: +3.7 m/s)
Triple Jump  Alana Weir (AUS) 11.85 w (wind: +2.7 m/s)  Erana Peeti (NZL) 11.45 w (wind: +3.5 m/s)  Elizabeth Murphy (AUS) 10.86 w (wind: +4.1 m/s)
Shot Put  Alana Morley (AUS) 11.98  Joanne Morris (AUS) 11.89  Hayley Wilson (NZL) 11.29
Discus Throw  Sharyn Tennent (AUS) 38.44  Helen Wallis (AUS) 36.84  Belinda King (NZL) 31.68
Hammer Throw  Belinda King (NZL) 47.38  Sharyn Tennent (AUS) 41.38  Michelle Phillips (NZL) 41.36
Javelin Throw  Hayley Wilson (NZL) 46.96  Joanne Tennent (AUS) 41.60  Brooke Stevenson (AUS) 36.58
4 x 100 metres relay  Australia 48.90  New Zealand 52.56
4 x 400 metres relay  Australia 3:57.10  New Zealand 4:29.20

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Australia 24 14 7 45
2  New Zealand 6 11 7 24
3  Papua New Guinea 3 4 3 10
4  Solomon Islands 2 2 1 5
5  Samoa 1 1 3 5
6 French Polynesia/ Tahiti 0 1 0 1
7  Cook Islands 0 0 2 2
 Fiji 0 0 2 2
 Norfolk Island 0 0 2 2
 Vanuatu 0 0 2 2
11  American Samoa 0 0 1 1
 Tonga 0 0 1 1

Participation (unofficial)[edit]

An unofficial count yields the number of about 112 athletes from 16 countries:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Snow, Bob (December 8, 1996), Pacific Islands Athletics Statistics #8/96, Athletics Papua New Guinea, pp. 4–11, retrieved March 19, 2013 
  2. ^ OCEANIA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved March 19, 2013 
  3. ^ WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), World Junior Athletics History ("WJAH"), retrieved March 19, 2013