2002 Oceania Athletics Championships

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VI Oceania Athletics Championships
Host city Christchurch, New Zealand New Zealand
Date(s) December 12–14
Main stadium Queen Elizabeth II Park
Level Senior
Participation 16 nations
Events 39 (20 men, 19 women)
Records set 6

The 2002 Oceania Athletics Championships were held at the Queen Elizabeth II Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, between December 12–14, 2002.

A total of 39 events were contested, 20 by men and 19 by women.

Medal summary[edit]

Medal winners were published.[1] Complete results can be found in the Cool Running New Zealand newsgroup.[2]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres (wind: -1.6 m/s)  Peter Pulu (PNG) 10.66  Wagui Anau (AUS) 10.84  Justin Smith (AUS) 10.92
200 metres (wind: +0.4 m/s)  Peter Pulu (PNG) 21.39 CR  Jeremy Dixon (NZL) 21.57  Craig Bearda (NZL) 21.61
200 metres (Invitation/Exhibition) (wind: +2.9 m/s)  Dallas Roberts (NZL) 22.06w  Hayden Fisher (NZL) 22.84w  Jarrod Adams (NZL) 22.91w
400 metres  Jeffrey Bai (PNG) 49.03  Hayden Fisher (NZL) 49.37  Moses Kamut (VAN) 49.88
400 metres (Invitation/Exhibition)  Jarrod Adams (NZL) 50.56  A. Crawford (NZL) 52.87
800 metres  Gareth Hyett (NZL) 1:51.12  Isireli Naikelekelevesi (FIJ) 1:54.11  Loresh Kumaran (FIJ) 1:57.82
1500 metres  Gareth Hyett (NZL) 3:53.64  Paul Hamblyn (NZL) 3:53.68 French Polynesia/ Kader Touati (TAH) 4:03.09
1500 metres (Invitation/Exhibition)  Mark Rodgers (CAN) 3:59.84  Clyde McIntosh (CAN) 4:00.52  Mark Bailey (CAN) 4:04.61
5000 metres  Ben Ruthe (NZL) 15:05.27  Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 15:05.80  Neil Weare (GUM) 15:30.47
Half Marathon French Polynesia/ Georges Richmond (TAH) 1:10:40 CR  Henry Foufaka (SOL) 1:13:41  Patrick Zambelli (NCL) 1:14:43
3000 metres steeplechase  Neville Smith (NZL) 9:47.07  Chris Votu (SOL) 10:09.86  Henry Foufaka (SOL) 10:31.35
110 metres hurdles (wind: -3.6 m/s)  Avele Tanielu (SAM) 15.18  Mowen Boino (PNG) 15.52  Maluai Penaia (SAM) 15.55
400 metres hurdles  Mowen Boino (PNG) 53.06  Matthew Stratton (NZL) 54.12  Gregory Hubbard (AUS) 54.44
High Jump  Grant Knaggs (NZL) 1.99  Sandy Katusele (PNG) 1.96  Antonio Rahiman Mohammed (FIJ) 1.96
Pole Vault  Jacobus Nel (NZL) 4.56 CR  Laurent Honoré (NCL)
French Polynesia/ Tamatoa Laibe (TAH)
4.30
Long Jump  Fagamanu Sofai (SAM) 6.83w (wind: +3.1 m/s)  Matthew Sullivan (NZL) 6.82 (wind: +1.9 m/s)  Harmon Harmon (COK) 6.76w (wind: +8.5 m/s)
Triple Jump  Tim Hawkes (NZL) 14.66w (wind: +4.2 m/s)  Fagamanu Sofai (SAM) 14.64w (wind: +4.6 m/s)  Sandy Katusele (PNG) 13.95w (wind: +2.8 m/s)
Shot Put  Chris Mene (SAM) 14.22  Sikipio Fihaki (FIJ) 14.03  Salesi Ahokovi (TGA) 13.96
Discus Throw  Chris Mene (SAM) 50.52 CR  Jean-Pierre Totélé (NCL) 49.03 French Polynesia/ Gilles Valdenaire (TAH) 48.24
Hammer Throw  Tane Edwards (NZL) 50.54  Jean-Pierre Totélé (NCL) 49.37  Motekiai Ta'ufa (TGA) 37.32
Javelin Throw  Scott McFarlane (NZL) 57.59  Nathan Baart (AUS) 49.66  Batchelor Tukumoeta (ASA) 45.48
5000 metres Track Walk  Dip Chand (FIJ) 28:27.76
4 x 100 metres relay (Invitation/Exhibition)  New Zealand "A"
Todd Mansfield
Jeremy Dixon
Craig Bearda
Adam Somerville
42.14  Australia "A"
Peter Jackson
Justin Smith
Wagui Anau
Otis Gowa
42.23  Solomon Islands "A" 43.26
800 metres Medley relay  Papua New Guinea
Henry Ben
Peter Pulu
Jeffrey Bai
Mowen Boino
1:31.17  New Zealand
Adam Somerville
Jeremy Dixon
Craig Bearda
Hayden Fisher
1:31.89  Fiji
Meki Meli
Henry Rogo
Moape Vu
Isireli Naikelekelevesi
1:34.38
4 x 400 metres relay (Invitation/Exhibition)  Australia "A"
Gregory Hubbard
Nathan Baart
Anthony McCourt
Joshua Brogan
3:27.34 Canterbury "A" 3:27.56  New Zealand "A"
Matt Stratton
Craig Bearda
Ben Ruthe
Gareth Hyett
3:28.04

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres (wind: -2.6 m/s)  Makelesi Bulikiobo (FIJ) 12.22  Latai Sikuvea (TGA) 12.49  Kate Schofield (NZL) 12.49
200 metres (wind: +1.5 m/s)  Makelesi Bulikiobo (FIJ) 24.21  Kate Schofield (NZL) 24.93  Latai Sikuvea (TGA) 25.03
200 metres (Invitation/Exhibition) (wind: +2.1 m/s)  Phillippa Duncan (CAN) 26.84w  Clare Hutchinson (CAN) 27.53w  Amy McKay (CAN) 27.54w
400 metres  Makelesi Bulikiobo (FIJ) 56.67  Rachel Signal (NZL) 57.21  Sarah Johnston (NZL) 57.57
400 metres (Invitation/Exhibition)  Alice Webster (CAN) 63.12  Julia Averill (CAN) 63.49  Hannah Falvey (CAN) 63.69
800 metres  Liz Auld (NZL) 2:11.79  Hillary Bloomfield (AUS) 2:23.11  Miriam Goiye (PNG) 2:26.00
1500 metres  Liz Auld (NZL) 4:38.37  Melissa Thomas (NZL) 4:41.49  Hillary Bloomfield (AUS) 5:00.46
5000 metres  Brooke Eddy (NZL) 16:58.72  Sophie Joynes (AUS) 18:35.05  Banrenga Baikia (KIR) 23:10.46
Half Marathon  Kylie Colum (AUS) 1:18:57 CR  Ericka Ellis (NCL) 1:27:17  Sophie Joynes (AUS) 1:27:54
2000 metres steeplechase  Brooke Eddy (NZL) 6:56.52  Riana Dinsmore (AUS) 7:19.16  Rachel Pedersen (AUS) 8:00.16
100 metres hurdles (wind: -3.4 m/s)  Rachel Rogers (FIJ) 15.39  Marie Yongomene (NCL) 15.74  Melesia Mafile'o (TGA) 16.11
400 metres hurdles  Mae Koime (PNG) 69.15  Vikatolia Manumu'a (TGA) 70.37
High Jump  Elizabeth Murphy (AUS)
 Tiffany Pickford (NZL)
1.69  Sarah Johnston (NZL) 1.63
Pole Vault  Sophie Chiet (NZL) 3.61  Marion Becker (NCL) 2.80
Long Jump  Elizabeth Murphy (AUS) 5.78w (wind: +3.1 m/s)  Tatum Rickard (NZL) 5.64w (wind: +9.9 m/s)  Melesia Mafile'o (TGA) 5.62w (wind: +5.7 m/s)
Triple Jump  Melesia Mafile'o (TGA) 12.16w (wind: +3.4 m/s)  Marie Yongomene (NCL) 12.13w (wind: +3.2 m/s)  Tatum Rickard (NZL) 12.04w (wind: +2.3 m/s)
Shot Put  Ana Po'uhila (TGA) 15.66  Melehifo Uhi (TGA) 13.78  Joanne Morris (AUS) 13.05
Discus Throw  Melehifo Uhi (TGA) 51.01 CR  Ana Po'uhila (TGA) 45.11  Tereapii Tapoki (COK) 40.87
Hammer Throw  Sharyn Tennent (AUS) 54.63  Debbie McCaw (NZL) 47.87  Amélia Tui (NCL) 46.85
Javelin Throw  Linda Selui (NCL) 47.90  Kate Smith (AUS) 45.72  Jennifer Greatbatch (NZL) 40.90
4 x 100 metres relay (Invitation/Exhibition)  New Zealand "A"
Anne Marie Spragg
Aimee Lynch
Amber Grogan
Sophie Chiet
48.12  Australia "A"
Kimara Timms
Elianna Suluvale
Rachel Phillips
Kate Smith
49.89 Canterbury "A" 50.01
800 metres Medley relay  Fiji
Rachael Rogers
Litiana Miller
Makelesi Bulikiobo
Mereoni Raluve
1:45.09  New Zealand
Anne Marie Spragg
Sarah Johnston
Kate Schofield
Rachel Signal
1:47.94  Australia
Kate Smith
Kimara Timms
Rachel Phillips
Nicole Burry
1:58.92
4 x 400 metres relay (Invitation/Exhibition)  Australia "A"
Rachel Pederson
Kimara Timms
Rachel Phillips
Nicole Burry
4:01.71  New Zealand "A"
Rachel Signal
Clare Goodwin
Liz Auld
Sarah Johnston
4:03.04 Canterbury "A" 4:15.41

Mixed[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
3000 metres Track Walk  Kelly Shadbolt (CAN) 16:26.29  Keith Rutherford (CAN) 16:32.14  Patrick Enright (CAN) 17:51.82

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  *   Host nation (New Zealand)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 New Zealand (NZL)*1414634
2 Fiji (FIJ)62311
3 Papua New Guinea (PNG)62210
4 Australia (AUS)46717
5 Samoa (SAM)4116
6 Tonga (TON)34512
7 New Caledonia (NCL)17210
8 French Polynesia (TAH)1124
9 Solomon Islands (SOL)0213
10 Cook Islands (COK)0022
11 American Samoa (ASA)0011
 Guam (GUM)0011
 Kiribati (KIR)0011
 Vanuatu (VAN)0011
Totals (14 nations)393935113


Participation (unofficial)[edit]

The participation of athletes from 16 countries could be determined from the Cool Running New Zealand newsgroup.[2] Athletes from  Canada and further athletes from  New Zealand started as guests out of competition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved March 4, 2013 
  2. ^ a b Brown, Craig (December 19, 2002), 2002 Oceania Open and Under 18 Championships, Athletics New Zealand, retrieved March 4, 2013