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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: 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.

DATE: 06 Oct 2016

New Version of Rankings Website launched

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.

DATE: 16 Sep 2016

Para Athlete Performances

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.

NZ Records ratified in the past month

Mellata TATOLAHammer Throw57.75NZ NationalWomens U1704 Dec 2016
Nicholas MOULAI3000m8:16.77NZ NationalMens U1703 Dec 2016
Olivia MCTAGGARTPole Vault4.30NZ NationalWomens U1726 Nov 2016

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NZ Athletes with birthdays today (5th December)

Joel AGNEW19Phoenix Athletic Club CAN
Natalie DRYDEN19Christchurch Avon Athletic Club CAN
Kellie HURRING33Timaru Harrier Club CAN
Jacob LANGE21Athletics New Zealand ANZ
Henry LOURIE26Palmerston North A & HC MWA
Kellie PALMER33Athletics New Zealand OTG
Oscar SZETO17Karori AAC WEL


Senior Men

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,
Max Attwell,
Jackson Henry,
James Sandilands
    NZL National Championshi Dunedin 05 Mar 2016
4x400m Relay 3:16.67   Benjamin Potter,
Daniel Dyet,
Tama Toki,
Frazer Wickes
    NZL National Championshi Dunedin 06 Mar 2016