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.
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
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.
In response to a request by Athletics New Zealand for a new design, the latest version of the Athletics NZ Rankings and Records website has been released. It now includes an advertising banner and a closer resemblance to the Athletics NZ main site.
The underlying (design) framework has been entirely rewritten, but all existing functionality remains. Users will notice some organisational changes which have been implemented to promote a more intuitive search experience. The main focus, however, was to improve the sites performance and usability on mobile devices as there has been significant growth and engagement in this area.
Further features like the addition of Archived Records and Recognised Supplementary Performances (and their definitions) have been added to the Records pages, as have the designation of the Para Athlete Category to each Para Athlete’s profile and rankings listing.
I am seeking feedback on whether the performances of Para Athletes should be included onto the Annual Rankings lists and All-time lists of the Athletics New Zealand Rankings and Records site.
I am aware of debate within the sport in New Zealand as to whether the performances of Para athletes should be listed alongside those of able-bodied athletes. Para athletes already have a list of Para Athlete Records which are available to view on the site, but they do not have an annual rankings list. (Note that there can be up to 17 different categories in an event like the men’s 100m).
One suggestion is as to whether the para athlete performances should be “marked with an appropriate symbol”. A counter suggestion to this is that this would be “discriminatory” and cause further anguish to the athlete.
There are of course Para athlete performances that do not meet the Minimum Standard for Ranking Purposes for able bodied athletes, and have therefore not been included in lists. This has created a further anomaly in that a NZ medallist in the shot put at the Rio Paralympics does not have her performance listed/recognised, whereas a place getter in the 100m at the same games does (she ran faster than the Minimum Standard for Ranking Purposes).
Further, there is now a Para athlete who now tops the NZ 2016 Rankings list for the men’s 400m and moves to 5th on the New Zealand All-time list for 400m. Another Rio Paralympics gold medalist in the Long Jump however does not make the top 24 New Zealand All-time, and is ninth on the NZ 2016 Annual list for the event. So there is great variation of standard between (intra) Para athlete performances and also between para athlete and able-bodied performances.
I welcome feedback on the situation of whether or not to include para athlete performances onto the New Zealand Annual Rankings lists and All time lists. Please drop me a note by using the Contact tab at the top right of this page.
|Mellata TATOLA||Hammer Throw||57.75||NZ National||Womens U17||04 Dec 2016|
|Nicholas MOULAI||3000m||8:16.77||NZ National||Mens U17||03 Dec 2016|
|Olivia MCTAGGART||Pole Vault||4.30||NZ National||Womens U17||26 Nov 2016|
|WHEN||ATHLETE||AGE GROUP||REC TYPE||PERF||EVENT||VENUE|
|Joel AGNEW||19||Phoenix Athletic Club||CAN|
|Natalie DRYDEN||19||Christchurch Avon Athletic Club||CAN|
|Kellie HURRING||33||Timaru Harrier Club||CAN|
|Jacob LANGE||21||Athletics New Zealand||ANZ|
|Henry LOURIE||26||Palmerston North A & HC||MWA|
|Kellie PALMER||33||Athletics New Zealand||OTG|
|Oscar SZETO||17||Karori AAC||WEL|
|100m||10.33||0.8||Joseph MILLAR||WBP||24 Sep 1992||Canberra Track Classic||Canberra AUS||20 Feb 2016|
|200m||20.77 PB||0.7||Joseph MILLAR||WBP||24 Sep 1992||Porritt Classic||Hamilton||13 Feb 2016|
|400m||46.20 *ireg||Liam MALONE (T43)||TAS||23 Dec 1993||Paralympic Games||Rio de Janeiro BRA||15 Sep 2016|
|800m||1:47.15 PB||Brad MATHAS||CAN||24 Jun 1993||Abendsportfest||Pfungstadt GER||06 Jul 2016|
|1000m||2:28.47 (i)||Julian OAKLEY||WBP||23 Jun 1993||Sorlien Memorial||Kingston USA||15 Jan 2016|
|1500m||3:34.29||Nicholas WILLIS||WEL||25 Apr 1983||Birmingham Diamond Leagu||Birmingham GBR||05 Jun 2016|
|Mile||3:51.06 (i)||Nicholas WILLIS||WEL||25 Apr 1983||Millrose Games||New York USA||20 Feb 2016|
|3000m||7:58.85 PB||Eric SPEAKMAN||HBG||29 Aug 1990||Cork City Sports||Cork IRE||28 Jun 2016|
|5000m||13:38.51 PB||Malcolm HICKS||AKL||19 Oct 1987||Melbourne World Challeng||Melbourne AUS||05 Mar 2016|
|10000m||27:33.67 PB||Zane ROBERTSON||WBP||14 Nov 1989||Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro BRA||13 Aug 2016|
|10km||27:28 PB||Zane ROBERTSON||WBP||14 Nov 1989||Berlin 10k||Berlin GER||09 Oct 2016|
|15km||48:40||Mark BAILEY||CAN||18 Apr 1976||Tai Tapu Run Festival||Christchurch||09 Apr 2016|
|Half Marathon||1:02:37||Zane ROBERTSON||WBP||14 Nov 1989||New York City H-M||New York USA||20 Mar 2016|
|Marathon||2:16:58||Paul MARTELLETTI||WEL||01 Aug 1979||Berlin Marathon||Berlin GER||25 Sep 2016|
|3000m Steeplechase||9:24.47||Daniel BALCHIN||CAN||13 Aug 1990||Weekly Meeting||Dunedin||12 Nov 2016|
|110m Hurdles||13.86||0.6||Joshua HAWKINS||AKL||09 Feb 1994||Australian Championships||Sydney AUS||03 Apr 2016|
|400m Hurdles||49.86||Michael COCHRANE||WBP||13 Aug 1991||Canberra Track Classic||Canberra AUS||20 Feb 2016|
|High Jump||2.10||Hamish KERR||MWA||17 Aug 1996||AAI Combined Meeting||Auckland||26 Nov 2016|
|Pole Vault||5.47 PB||Nicholas SOUTHGATE||AKL||09 Apr 1994||Australian Championships||Sydney AUS||03 Apr 2016|
|Long Jump||7.60||2.0||Matthew WYATT||AKL||07 Oct 1990||Potts Classic||Hastings||16 Jan 2016|
|Triple Jump||15.22 BL||1.5||Scott THOMSON||WEL||22 Jun 1992||Jumps to Music||Hawera||14 Jan 2016|
|Shot Put||22.21 PB||Tomas WALSH||CAN||01 Mar 1992||Mem Borisa Hanzekovica||Zagreb CRO||05 Sep 2016|
|Discus Throw||59.24||Marshall HALL||STH||07 Oct 1988||Spring Fling||Salinas USA||17 Apr 2016|
|Hammer Throw||64.90 PB||Matthew BLOXHAM||AKL||16 Nov 1996||Hammerwurf||Frankish Crumbach GER||14 May 2016|
|Javelin Throw||83.93||Stuart FARQUHAR||WBP||15 Mar 1982||Australian Championships||Sydney AUS||03 Apr 2016|
|3000m Walk (Track)||13:01.48||Jonathon LORD||CAN||29 Jan 1996||NZL National Championshi||Dunedin||04 Mar 2016|
|10km Walk (Road)||40.55||Quentin REW||WEL||16 Jul 1984||Victoria Walk Championsh||Melbourne AUS||28 May 2016|
|20km Walk (Road)||1:21:54 PB||Quentin REW||WEL||16 Jul 1984||World Race Walking Team||Rome ITA||07 May 2016|
|50km Walk (Road)||3:49:32||Quentin REW||WEL||16 Jul 1984||Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro BRA||19 Aug 2016|
|5000m Walk (Track)||20:53.90||Quentin REW||WEL||16 Jul 1984||Shield Meeting||Melbourne AUS||20 Nov 2016|
|10000m Walk (Track)||51:27.99||Graeme JONES||HBG||19 Jun 1973||Summer Series 10||Auckland||30 Jan 2016|
|Decathlon||7590||Cody THOMAS||TAS||05 Oct 1991||NCAA Div 2||Bradenton USA||27 May 2016|
|4x100m Relay||42.47||Scott Walker,
|NZL National Championshi||Dunedin||05 Mar 2016|
|4x400m Relay||3:16.67||Benjamin Potter,
|NZL National Championshi||Dunedin||06 Mar 2016|