1997 Oceania Youth Athletics Championships

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III Oceania Youth Athletics Championships
Host city Suva, Fiji Fiji
Date(s) July 11–12
Main stadium National Stadium
Level Youth
Participation 170 (96 boys, 74 girls) athletes from
17 nations
Events 33 (17 boys, 16 girls)

The 1997 Oceania Youth Athletics Championships were held at the National Stadium in Suva, Fiji, between July 11–12, 1997. A total of 33 events were contested, 17 by boys and 16 by girls.

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 18 (Youth)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Paulson Gebo (PNG) 11.12  Lency Olitisa (SOL) 11.14  Reuben Apuri (SOL) 11.18
200 metres  Paulson Gebo (PNG) 22.88  Reuben Apuri (SOL) 22.90  Lency Olitisa (SOL) 23.00
400 metres  Pita Kunagogo (FIJ) 51.24  Keith Andrews (FIJ) 52.66  Harmon Harmon (COK) 52.94
800 metres  Ben Ruthe (NZL) 1:56.26  Casper Pule (SOL) 2:00.20  Derek Jang (FIJ) 2:02.68
1500 metres  Ben Ruthe (NZL) 4:13.80  Liam Scopes (NZL) 4:15.76  Chris Votu (SOL) 4:16.12
3000 metres  Liam Scopes (NZL) 8:56.70  Chris Votu (SOL) 8:59.10  Lennon Wicks (AUS) 9:10.07
2000 metres steeplechase  Chris Votu (SOL) 7:14.34  Lennon Wicks (AUS) 7:23.40  Shakeel Khan (FIJ) 8:08.76
110 metres hurdles  Graham Pether (AUS) 15.06  Tevita Fungalei (TGA) 15.14  Tokaikolo Latapu (TGA) 15.74
300 metres hurdles  Toetu'u Sapoi'aleki (TGA) 38.68  Alex Green (AUS) 40.10  Tevita Fungalei (TGA) 40.46
High Jump  Robert Elder (FIJ) 1.93  Benjamin Weeks (AUS) 1.91  Petero Manufolau (FIJ) 1.87
Long Jump  Tokaikolo Latapu (TGA) 6.83  Noa Niuvou (FIJ) 6.27  Tita Bayu (PNG) 6.19
Triple Jump  Khamal Ganley (NZL) 14.40  Timoci Tamani (FIJ) 13.58  Benjamin Evans (FIJ) 13.47
Shot Put  Fesaitu Inoke (FIJ) 13.94  Sosefo Fonorito (FIJ) 12.84  Marceliano Fiakaifonu (VAN) 11.83
Discus Throw  Daniel Goulding (AUS) 50.34  Fesaitu Inoke (FIJ) 42.56  Sosefo Fonorito (FIJ) 40.04
Hammer Throw  Daniel Goulding (AUS) 52.20  Marceliano Fiakaifonu (VAN) 34.90  Pio Fihaki (FIJ) 25.32
Javelin Throw  Kurt Mead (AUS) 53.70  Stuart Farquhar (NZL) 52.54  Lagani Ratulevu (FIJ) 51.76
800 metres Medley relay (100m x 100m x 200m x 400m)  Fiji 1:35.04  Solomon Islands 1:35.50  Australia 1:36.18

Girls under 18 (Youth)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Sarah Phillips (NZL) 12.14  Andrea Miller (NZL) 12.20  Josivini Maria (FIJ) 12.50
200 metres  Andrea Miller (NZL) 25.30  Josivini Maria (FIJ) 26.14  Helen Philemon (PNG) 27.18
400 metres  Sally Ward (NZL) 58.26  Vasiti Vatureba (FIJ) 61.14  Antonia Urakupa (PNG) 64.44
800 metres  Melissa Thomas (NZL) 2:11.90  Sally Ward (NZL) 2:12.28  Irinieta Vakaudekula (FIJ) 2:30.12
1500 metres  Odette Jesson (NZL) 4:42.40  Tresha Moxham (AUS) 4:47.86 French Polynesia/ Vaite Bounhoure (TAH) 5:06.18
3000 metres  Odette Jesson (NZL) 9:56.88  Tresha Moxham (AUS) 10:03.01  Sebiuta Senivetaukula (FIJ) 11:13.94
100 metres hurdles  Andrea Miller (NZL) 14.76  Falemaama Fakapulia (TGA) 16.40 French Polynesia/ Cecile Tiatia (TAH) 16.46
300 metres hurdles  Avikali Kainoko (FIJ) 46.06  Mere Rasavere (FIJ) 47.60 French Polynesia/ Cecile Tiatia (TAH) 48.18
High Jump  Melissa Tucker (AUS) 1.70  Matelita Dere (FIJ) 1.59  Rosalia Raqato (FIJ) 1.53
Long Jump  Andrea Miller (NZL) 5.56  Sarah Phillips (NZL) 5.50  Melissa Tucker (AUS) 5.50
Triple Jump  Melissa Tucker (AUS) 11.87  Vaciseva Maisiri (FIJ) 10.36  Lanuola Keil (SAM) 9.46
Shot Put  Ngaina Karena (NZL) 11.39  Sulueti Tatauisi (FIJ) 10.77  Elita To'oala (SAM) 10.53
Discus Throw  Ngaina Karena (NZL) 43.06  Siniva Marsters (COK) 38.74  Louise McNamara (AUS) 36.52
Hammer Throw  Stacey Rogers (NZL) 39.10  Siniva Marsters (COK) 25.34  Sainiana Lesu (FIJ) 19.50
Javelin Throw  Johanna L'Estrange (AUS) 41.38  Brooke Stevenson (AUS) 38.96  Sisilia Lau (FIJ) 36.80
800 metres Medley relay (100m x 100m x 200m x 400m)  New Zealand 1:49.64  Fiji 1:52.10 French Polynesia/ Tahiti 1:59.50

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  New Zealand 16 5 0 21
2  Australia 7 6 4 17
3  Fiji 5 12 13 30
4  Tonga 2 2 2 6
5  Papua New Guinea 2 0 3 5
6  Solomon Islands 1 5 3 9
7  Cook Islands 0 2 1 3
8  Vanuatu 0 1 1 2
9 French Polynesia/ Tahiti 0 0 4 4
10  Samoa 0 0 2 2

Participation (unofficial)[edit]

An unofficial count yields the number of about 170 athletes from 17 countries:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Snow, Bob (July 13, 1997), Pacific Islands Athletics Statistics #4/97, Athletics Papua New Guinea, pp. 4–7, retrieved March 21, 2013 
  2. ^ OCEANIA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved March 21, 2013 
  3. ^ WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), World Junior Athletics History ("WJAH"), retrieved March 21, 2013