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Athletics New Zealand Records and Rankings

NZ Records & Rankings


The All-Time lists have been constructed by taking the top 20 known and verifiable performances in each event prior to 2008. Since then, performances have been added where they are superior to the 20th best performance.

DATE: 21 Jan 2017

New Feature Added to this Site

A new feature, “Head to Head” has been added to the Rankings and Records website. “Head to Head” compares the performances and career to date of any two athletes in the same event. Stemming from an idea of my colleague Gavin Lovegrove, he wrote the script to enable the function. The “Head to Head” can be accessed through any year ranking list for any event. Simply select the two athletes you want to compare by ticking the tick box alongside their names and the “Head to Head” will appear. Note: you may need to refresh your browser window to see the detail. I believe this new feature will provide a source of interest / motivation for athletes to chase others in their event and to close in on their fellow competitors.

Feedback on this new feature is appreciated

DATE: 06 Dec 2016

National Champions 1887 – 2016 Book Published

I have updated the Athletics New Zealand National Champions book to include all National Champions of 2016. The book (217 pages) is free for download.

The book lists all National Champions, in winter and summer competitions, in every event and in each age group from 1887.

DATE: 20 Nov 2016

Wind Readings

I have noticed recently that there are a lot of performances in the horizontal jumps and sprint events that meet the performance standard for inclusion into the rankings lists. However, there is no wind reading assigned to the performance and thus the performance cannot be included into the rankings lists. Further, in the horizontal jumps, if the jump series is not stated then I cannot list the best performance with a wind reading of 2.0m.s-1 or below. Your understanding of these criteria for inclusion or non- inclusion into the rankings lists is appreciated.

DATE: 07 Nov 2016

A statement about Records

I need to clarify one or two issues around the subject of New Zealand Records.

The Athletics New Zealand Regulations (Competition) state:

C2.5 – Conditions for Records

  1. (b) No performance shall be recognised as a New Zealand record until it has been ratified by Athletics NZ in accordance with procedures approved by the Board of Directors.

Of late a number of performances have been claimed to be “records”. A majority of those “records” have yet to be ratified and the process can take up to 30 days to ratify a record. Further, one performance where it was applied for a “record” and was publicised as being a “record”, was declined (not ratified) because the performance was not officiated by correctly graded officials. So please be aware that a performance may be publicised as a “record”, but subsequently may not be ratified as a record as it did not meet the criteria for a record.

Secondly, I would strongly advise ALL athletes to carry with them, a copy of the Record Application Form and to read the cover page. Unfortunately some officials will not know what the current record for an event is. Hence it is contingent on the athlete themselves to make the officials at the meeting aware of the possibility of a record and to ensure that the process for submitting an application is followed. A joint effort by the athlete and the officials will result in a enhanced outcome, rather than each thinking that the other has the matter in hand.

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On this day in history ...

43 year(s) ago Richard Tayler set the MensNZ Allcomers, RecordNZ Resident 27:46.410000mCHRISTCHURCH
36 year(s) ago Ken Lorraway set the MensNZ Allcomers Record 17.12Triple JumpAUCKLAND
25 year(s) ago Steve Backley set the MensNZ Allcomers Record 91.46Javelin ThrowNORTH SHORE
25 year(s) ago Paul Gibbons set the MensNZ National Record 5.51=Pole VaultNORTH SHORE
25 year(s) ago Paul Gibbons set the MensNZ Resident Record 5.51Pole VaultNORTH SHORE
20 year(s) ago Cynthea Rhodes set the WomensNZ Allcomers Record 13.77Triple JumpNORTH SHORE
13 year(s) ago New Zealand (Don McDonald, Dallas Roberts, Gene Pate set the MensNZ Allcomers, NZ National, RecordNZ Resident 1:23.824x200m RelayNORTH SHORE

NZ Athletes with birthdays today (25th January)

Claire ADKINS38Pakuranga Athletic Club Inc AKL
Hannah BROTHERIDGE19Papanui Toc H CAN
Tyler COSTELLO18Selwyn Athletic Club CAN
Jake HURLEY20North Harbour Bays Athletics AKL
Freddy JENNER30Auckland City Athletic Club AKL
Vanessa LOWL54Taranaki Race Walking Club TAR
Gemma TOWERSEY32Wellington Scottish Athletics Club Inc WEL
Kunal TREHAN27St Pauls A & HC STH


Senior Men

100m 10.49  0.6 Joseph MILLAR WBP 24 Sep 1992 Capital Classic Wellington 20 Jan 2017
200m 21.30  -0.7 Joseph MILLAR WBP 24 Sep 1992 Capital Classic Wellington 20 Jan 2017
400m 48.39 (i) Bailey STEWART AKL 12 Nov 1996 Arkansas Invitational Fayetteville USA 13 Jan 2017
800m 1:52.08  PB Samuel BREMER OTG 02 Jul 1995 Potts Classic Hastings 14 Jan 2017
1500m 3:46.66  PB Brad MATHAS CAN 24 Jun 1993 VMC Melbourne AUS 19 Jan 2017
Mile 3:59.04 (i) Julian OAKLEY WBP 23 Jun 1993 New Balance New York USA 21 Jan 2017
3000m 8:05.25  Hamish CARSON WEL 01 Nov 1988 NZL 3000m Championships Wellington 20 Jan 2017
5000m 15:10.60 (i) Matthew PREST CAN 21 May 1997 Gladstein Invitational Bloomington USA 20 Jan 2017
Half Marathon 1:06:11  Harry DIXON TAS 28 Aug 1990 Rock n' Roll Phoenix USA 15 Jan 2017
110m Hurdles 14.48  2.0 Jack HENRY CAN 22 Mar 1994 Capital Classic Wellington 20 Jan 2017
400m Hurdles 51.69  Michael COCHRANE WBP 13 Aug 1991 Go for 2&5 Perth AUS 13 Jan 2017
High Jump 2.11  Hamish KERR MWA 17 Aug 1996 Tauranga Twilight Tauranga 01 Jan 2017
Pole Vault 5.00  Nicholas SOUTHGATE AKL 09 Apr 1994 Capital Classic Wellington 20 Jan 2017
Long Jump 7.43  PB 1.7 Hamish GILL AKL 15 Feb 1997 Potts Classic Hastings 14 Jan 2017
Triple Jump 14.33  0.0 Ebuka OKPALA AKL 10 Mar 1993 AAI Combined Meeting Auckland 14 Jan 2017
Shot Put 21.01  PB Jacko GILL AKL 20 Dec 1994 Sola Power Throwers Meet Lower Hutt 21 Jan 2017
Discus Throw 55.95  Marshall HALL STH 07 Oct 1988 Potts Classic Hastings 14 Jan 2017
Hammer Throw 49.40  PB Anthony NOBILO AKL 28 Apr 1999 Club Meeting North Shore 10 Jan 2017
Javelin Throw 77.88  Benjamin LANGTON-BURNELL MWA 07 Oct 1992 Cooks Classic Wanganui 17 Jan 2017
Decathlon 7138   Aaron BOOTH AKL 12 Sep 1996 QLD CE Championships Brisbane AUS 08 Jan 2017
4x100m Relay 42.40   Zac Topping,
Nick Smith,
Jonty Morison,
Ethan Holman
    Capital Classic Wellington 20 Jan 2017