2007 Melanesian Championships in Athletics

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IV Melanesian Championships in Athletics
Host cityCairns, Queensland, Australia Australia
Date(s)August 14–19
Main stadiumBarlow Park
LevelSenior
Participation7 + 2 local teams + 6 guest nations
Events38 (19 men, 19 women)

The 2007 Melanesian Championships in Athletics took place between August 14–19, 2007. The event was held at the Barlow Park in Cairns, Australia, jointly with the OAA Grand Prix Series. Many athletes utilised the competitions preparing for the upcoming IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan.[1] Detailed reports were given for the OAA.[2][3][4][5]

A total of 38 events were contested, 19 by men and 19 by women.

Medal summary[edit]

Complete results can be found on the Oceania Athletics Association webpage,[6][7][8] and at sportfieber.pytalhost.com.[9]

In high jump, long jump and triple jump, as well as in shot put, discus throw, and javelin throw, there were separate open competitions for the Melanesian championships and the OAA Grand Prix Series held on different days. In the sprint events, athletes not competing for the Melanesian Championships were assigned to the B finals.

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres (wind: -2.4 m/s) Otis Gowa
Australia Jump Start Australia
10.76 Moses Kamut
 Vanuatu
10.88 Wally Kirika
 Papua New Guinea
10.92
100 metres (wind: -1.6 m/s) Open B (Grand Prix Series) James Dolphin
 New Zealand
10.72 Chris Donaldson
 New Zealand
10.73 Henry Ben
 Papua New Guinea
11.10
200 metres (wind: -2.7 m/s) Niko Verekauta
 Fiji
21.26 Iliesa Namosimalua
 Fiji
21.42 Moses Kamut
 Vanuatu
21.57
200 metres (wind: -1.0 m/s) Open B (Grand Prix Series) James Dolphin
 New Zealand
21.15 Andrew Yong
Queensland/ North Queensland
22.21 Nelson Kabitana
 Solomon Islands
22.39
400 metres Iliesa Namosimalua
 Fiji
47.30 CR Niko Verekauta
 Fiji
47.31 Nelson Stone
 Papua New Guinea
48.44
800 metres1.) Isireli Naikelekelevesi
 Fiji
1:51.73 CR Arnold Sorina
 Vanuatu
1:55.04 Paulson Gebo
 Papua New Guinea
1:56.29
1500 metres2.) Isireli Naikelekelevesi
 Fiji
4:04.55 CR Sapolai Yao
 Papua New Guinea
4:05.25 Rodney Rapasi
 Solomon Islands
4:10.67
5000 metres Sapolai Yao
 Papua New Guinea
15:46.95 Philip Nausien
 Vanuatu
16:04.55 Rodney Rapasi
 Solomon Islands
16:51.80
10000 metres Philip Nausien
 Vanuatu
35:01.83 Chris Votu
 Solomon Islands
36:09.77 Rodney Rapasi
 Solomon Islands
47:52.14
110 metres hurdles (wind: -0.7 m/s) Jovesa Naivalu
 Fiji
14.71 CR Luke Devenish
 Australia
15.09 Sam Giatrakos
 Australia
15.41
400 metres hurdles Mowen Boino
 Papua New Guinea
51.43 CR Jone Wainiqolo
 Fiji
53.01 Wala Gime
 Papua New Guinea
54.86
3000 metres steeplechase Sapolai Yao
 Papua New Guinea
9:43.07 CR Rodney Rapasi
 Solomon Islands
10:39.37 Chris Votu
 Solomon Islands
11:02.78
High Jump Rajendra Prasad
 Fiji
2.00m =CR Ben Rickards
 Australia
2.00m Sam Giatrakos
 Australia
1.80m
High Jump Open (Grand Prix Series) Rajendra Prasad
 Fiji
1.95m Nicholas Murchie
Queensland/ North Queensland
1.90m
Long Jump Rodney Blair
Australia Jump Start Australia
7.05m (wind: +1.4 m/s) Hamish Nelson
 Australia
6.94m (wind: +1.9 m/s) Nicholas Murchie
Queensland/ North Queensland
6.89m w (wind: +3.0 m/s)
Long Jump Open (Grand Prix Series) Julius Nymbane
Queensland/ North Queensland
7.46m Rodney Blair
Australia Jump Start Australia
6.99m Eroni Tuivanuavou
 Fiji
6.82m
Triple Jump3.) Eugene Vollmer
 Fiji
14.66m (wind: +1.5 m/s) CR Mong Taval
 Papua New Guinea
13.91m (wind: +0.6 m/s)
Triple Jump Open (Grand Prix Series) Eugene Vollmer
 Fiji
14.35m w (wind: +2.2 m/s) Mong Taval
 Papua New Guinea
13.82m w (wind: +3.0 m/s) Buraieta Yeeting
 Kiribati
13.48m w (wind: +2.3 m/s)
Shot Put4.) Travis Ambrum
Queensland/ North Queensland
12.38m Luke Devenish
 Australia
11.50m Hamish Nelson
 Australia
10.44m
Shot Put Open (Grand Prix Series) Travis Ambrum
Queensland/ North Queensland
12.89m Luke Poli
Queensland/ North Queensland
12.58m Raymond Abdy
Queensland/ North Queensland
9.31m
Discus Throw5.) Luke Poli
Queensland/ North Queensland
44.79m CR Brendan Peeters
Australia Jump Start Australia
37.64m
Hammer Throw Robert Grimaldi
 New Caledonia
36.90m Geoffrey Gardner
 Norfolk Island
33.12m Barry Mullins
Queensland/ North Queensland
28.49m
Javelin Throw6.) Drew Potts
Queensland/ North Queensland
54.43m Sam Giatrakos
 Australia
44.87m Ben Rickards
 Australia
38.64m
Javelin Throw Open (Grand Prix Series) Stuart Farquhar
 New Zealand
77.65m Leonard Tonhoueri
 New Caledonia
52.91m Dexter Dillay
 Northern Mariana Islands
47.26m
4 x 100 metres relay  Papua New Guinea
Jorim Emmanuel
Wally Karika
Henry Ben
Peter Pulu
41.52  Fiji
Timoci Momolevu
Iowane Dovumatua
William McGoon
Filipo Delai
41.77  Solomon Islands
Nelson Kabitana
Jack Iroga
Adison Alfred
Chris Walasi
42.75
4 x 400 metres relay  Fiji
Iliesa Namosimalua
Isireli Naikelekelevesi
William McGoon
Niko Verekauta
3:16.23 CR  Papua New Guinea
Nelson Stone
Levi Albert
Waname Egora
Fabian Niulai
3:18.38  Vanuatu
Arnold Sorina
Kepsin Abraham
Jimmy Kassiley
Sam Kaiapam
3:24.36

1.): The 800 metres event was won by Aunese Curreen from  Samoa in 1:50.59 running as a guest.
2.): The 1500 metres event was won by Aunese Curreen from  Samoa in 3:56.11 running as a guest.
3.): In the triple jump event, Buraieta Yeeting from  Kiribati was 3rd in 13.36m (wind: +0.6 m/s) competing as a guest.
4.): The shot put event was won by Salesi Ahokovi from  Tonga in 12.55m competing as a guest.
5.): In the discus throw event, Travis Ambrum from Queensland/ North Queensland was 2nd in 42.30m competing as a guest.
6.): The javelin throw event was won by Stuart Farquhar from  New Zealand in 77.58m, Dexter Dillay from the  Northern Mariana Islands was 3rd in 45.37m, both competing as guests.

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres (wind: -1.8 m/s) Mae Koime
 Papua New Guinea
11.91 Toea Wisil
 Papua New Guinea
12.05 Raphaela Baki
 Papua New Guinea
12.31
100 metres (wind: -1.3 m/s) Open B (Grand Prix Series) Sally McLellan
 Australia
11.76 Ana Smythe
 New Zealand
12.12 Eunice Steven
 Papua New Guinea
13.08
200 metres (wind: +0.4 m/s) Makelesi Bulikiobo
 Fiji
23.36 CR Mae Koime
 Papua New Guinea
24.08 Toea Wisil
 Papua New Guinea
24.23
200 metres (wind: +0.4 m/s) Open B (Grand Prix Series) Ana Smythe
 New Zealand
24.07 Melissa Johnson
Queensland/ North Queensland
26.10 Elis Lapenmal
 Vanuatu
26.51
400 metres7.) Makelesi Bulikiobo
 Fiji
53.66 CR Paulini Korowaqa
 Fiji
58.48 Torika Odro
 Fiji
59.14
800 metres Salome Dell
 Papua New Guinea
2:14.67 CR Ann Mooney
 Papua New Guinea
2:15.29 Cecilia Kumalalamene
 Papua New Guinea
2:17.26
1500 metres Salome Dell
 Papua New Guinea
4:50.39 CR Cecilia Kumalalamene
 Papua New Guinea
4:56.38 Poro Gahekave
 Papua New Guinea
5:00.29
5000 metres Poro Gahekave
 Papua New Guinea
18:58.10 CR Florence Tina
 Solomon Islands
20:52.20
10000 metres Florence Tina
 Solomon Islands
47:52.22
100 metres hurdles (wind: -0.7 m/s) Rebecca Robinson
 Australia
16.02
400 metres hurdles8.) Sharon Henry
 Papua New Guinea
63.24 CR Shannon McCann
Australia Jump Start Australia
65.55 Heidi Van Lint
Queensland/ North Queensland
74.84
3000 metres steeplechase Poro Gahekave
 Papua New Guinea
11:54.71
High Jump Ashleigh Reid
 Australia
1.70m CR Tara Whitehead
Queensland/ North Queensland
1.65m Nellie Leslie
 Papua New Guinea
1.60m
High Jump Open (Grand Prix Series) Tara Whitehead
Queensland/ North Queensland
1.66m Emma Fletcher
Queensland/ North Queensland
1.60m Delilah Kami
 Papua New Guinea
1.55m
Long Jump Soko Salaniqiqi
 Fiji
5.78m w (wind: +2.8 m/s) Makelesi Tumalevu
 Fiji
5.66m w (wind: +2.6 m/s) Tara Whitehead
Queensland/ North Queensland
5.54m w (wind: +2.3 m/s)
Long Jump Open (Grand Prix Series) Soko Salaniqiqi
 Fiji
5.84m (wind: NWI) Katie Cox
Queensland/ North Queensland
5.52m (wind: NWI) Makelesi Tumalevu
 Fiji
5.50m (wind: NWI)
Triple Jump Tara Whitehead
Queensland/ North Queensland
11.80m (wind: +0.5 m/s) CR Soko Salaniqiqi
 Fiji
11.72m w (wind: +2.1 m/s) Adriana Myrteza
Queensland/ North Queensland
10.52m (wind: +1.3 m/s)
Triple Jump Open (Grand Prix Series) Tara Whitehead
Queensland/ North Queensland
12.02m w (wind: +2.7 m/s) Soko Salaniqiqi
 Fiji
11.52m (wind: +1.1 m/s) Adriana Myrteza
Queensland/ North Queensland
10.39m (wind: +0.9 m/s)
Shot Put9.) Brittany Knee
 Australia
10.77m CR Rebecca Robinson
 Australia
10.56m
Shot Put Open (Grand Prix Series) Valerie Vili
 New Zealand
19.06m Ana Po'uhila
 Tonga
16.87m Cheryl LeBrun
Queensland/ North Queensland
4.34m
Discus Throw10.) Rebecca Robinson
 Australia
34.12m CR
Discus Throw Open (Grand Prix Series) Beatrice Faumuina
 New Zealand
58.08m Rebecca Robinson
 Australia
35.96m Cheryl LeBrun
Queensland/ North Queensland
14.24m
Hammer Throw11.) Suzy Vercoe
 Norfolk Island
34.44m Brittany Knee
 Australia
26.67m
Javelin Throw12.) Sisilia Lau
 Fiji
39.31m Rebecca Robinson
 Australia
33.66m
Javelin Throw Open (Grand Prix Series) Serafina Akeli
 Samoa
48.33m Sisilia Lau
 Fiji
42.38m Cheryl LeBrun
Queensland/ North Queensland
10.51m
4 x 100 metres relay13.)  Papua New Guinea
Eunice Steven
Jacinta Langa
Cecilia Kumalalamene
Raphaela Baki
48.68  Solomon Islands
Lisa Flory
Pauline Kwalea
Jenny Keni
Joycelyn Taurikeni
52.07
4 x 400 metres relay  Papua New Guinea
Ann Mooney
Sharon Henry
Eunice Steven
Toea Wisil
3:54.12 CR  Fiji
Sera Mereula
Paulini Korowaqa
Alena Vadrasamu
Torika Odro
3:58.96 Queensland/ North Queensland
Jacqueline Stresing
Heidi Van Lint
Megan McCaul
Melissa Johnson
4:11.98

7.): In the 400 metres event, Toea Wisil from  Papua New Guinea was 2nd in 55.66 running as a guest.
8.): The 400 metres hurdles event was won by Jacqueline Stresing from Queensland/ North Queensland in 63.17 running as a guest.
9.): The shot put event was won by Valerie Vili from  New Zealand in 20.03m, Ana Po'uhila from  Tonga was 2nd in 16.49m, both competing as guests.
10.): In the discus throw event, Cheryl LeBrun from Queensland/ North Queensland was 2nd in 13.63m competing as a guest.
11.): The hammer throw event was won by Ana Po'uhila from  Tonga in 41.11m, Serafina Akeli from  Samoa was 3rd in 29.55m, both competing as guests.
12.): The javelin throw event was won by Serafina Akeli from  Samoa in 49.63m competing as a guest.
13.): In the 4x100 metres relay event, a team from  Australia (Brittany Knee, Sarah Mackaway, Ashleigh Reid, Rebecca Robinson) was 2nd in 50.26 running as guests.

Mixed[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Discus Throw Mixed Open Beatrice Faumuina
 New Zealand
57.69m Ana Po'uhila
 Tonga
46.76m Travis Ambrum
Queensland/ North Queensland
41.83m

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  *   Host nation ( North Queensland)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Fiji (FIJ)128121
2 Papua New Guinea (PNG)127928
3 Australia (AUS)48416
4Queensland North Queensland*41611
5Australia Jump Start Australia2204
6 Solomon Islands (SOL)14510
7 Vanuatu (VAN)1326
8 Norfolk Island (NFK)1102
9 New Caledonia (NCL)1001
Totals (9 nations)38342799

Participation[edit]

The participation of athletes from 7 countries and 6 guest countries from Oceania was reported. In addition, two local teams comprising athletes from the organizing Athletics North Queensland (ANQ) (representing North Queensland) and from the Athletics Australia's Jump Start program for indigenous athletes ("Jump Start Australia") competed.

Guest countries from Micronesia and Polynesia:

References[edit]

  1. ^ ONE WEEK TO GO - LOOK OUT CAIRNS, OAA, 7 August 2007, retrieved February 17, 2014
  2. ^ Jone Delai Proves Age is No Barrier, OAA, 13 August 2007, retrieved February 17, 2014
  3. ^ Day 2 - GP Series & Melanesian Championships, OAA, 16 August 2007, retrieved February 17, 2014
  4. ^ Grand Prix / Melanesian Championships Produce Great Results, OAA, 16 August 2007, retrieved February 17, 2014
  5. ^ Cairns' Meets Produce 8 National Records, OAA, 23 August 2007, retrieved February 17, 2014
  6. ^ Grand Prix / Melanesian Regional Championships Results, OAA, 14 August 2007, retrieved February 17, 2014
  7. ^ Results - Day 2 OAA Grand Prix / Melanesian Championships - Thursday, 16 August 2007, OAA, 16 August 2007, retrieved February 17, 2014
  8. ^ Results Day 3 Grand Prix Series / Melanesian Championships, OAA, 19 August 2007, retrieved February 17, 2014
  9. ^ 2007 Melanesian Championships - Barlow Park, Cairns/Australia – 14.08.1908 (PDF), sportfieber.pytalhost.com, 14 August 2007, Archived from the original on 22 February 2014, retrieved February 17, 2014CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)