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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: 17 Feb 2017

Provisional Records 5000m Walk (Track)

After a thorough investigation, the Records Advisory Committee, have established that the following performances are the best performances for the event and age.  These performances will be then documented/ratified as a Record 50 days after the first publication of this list, unless the performance is challenged with a superior performance. The submission of a superior performance will have to be accompanied by documentation that would enable the performance to be ratified as a record under the current Regulations for records.

5000m Walk (Track)

Men Under 18                 25:08.4h            Jared Free                       Auckland                   13 July 2014

Women Under 17           24:41.70             Kate Newitt                      Christchurch              18 November 2006

Women Under 18           24:20.26             Kate Newitt                      Ostrava CZE              12 July 2007

Women Under 19           24:20.26             Kate Newitt                      Ostrava CZE              12 July 2007

Women Under 20           24:11.5h             Courtney Ruske               Auckland                   13 July 2014

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.

NZ Records ratified in the past month

Alana BARBER20km Walk (Road)1:32:23NZ NationalWomens19 Feb 2017
Quentin REW20km Walk (Road)1:21:21NZ NationalMens19 Feb 2017

On this day in history ...

21 year(s) ago Gavin Lovegrove set the MensNZ Resident Record 86.80Javelin ThrowNORTH SHORE
19 year(s) ago Dmitry Markov set the MensNZ Allcomers Record 6.00Pole VaultNORTH SHORE
19 year(s) ago Beatrice Faumuina set the WomensNZ Resident Record 67.58Discus ThrowNORTH SHORE
9 year(s) ago Daniel Lord set the Mens U17NZ National Record 12:50.343000m Walk (Track)TIMARU
7 year(s) ago Keeley O'Hagan set the Womens U17NZ National Record 1.82High JumpWAITAKERE

NZ Athletes with birthdays today (20th February)

Kaveni BALENACAGI18Christs College CAN
Paul EMMETT46Auckland City Athletic Club AKL
Samuel GOUVERNEUR17Athletics Taieri Inc OTG
Paddy KELLOW18Palmerston North A & HC MWA
Kalani SHERIDAN17Athletics Nelson Inc TAS
Todd STEVENS47Wellington Scottish Athletics Club Inc WEL
Jason STEYN-ROSS31Frankton Athletic and Harrier Club Inc WBP
Isaac TE TAMAKI22Hinemoa AAC WBP
Ryan TINKLE25Titahi Bay AAC Inc WEL
Joshua VAN DALEN26Wellington Scottish Athletics Club Inc WEL
Ewa WYSTEPEK39Pakuranga Athletic Club Inc AKL


Senior Men

10.30  1.4 Joseph MILLAR WBP 24 Sep 1992 Nitro Round 2 Melbourne AUS 09 Feb 2017
21.30  -0.7 Joseph MILLAR WBP 24 Sep 1992 Capital Classic Wellington 20 Jan 2017
47.99  OS Bailey STEWART AKL 12 Nov 1996 Iowa State Classic Ames USA 11 Feb 2017
1:46.97  PB Brad MATHAS CAN 24 Jun 1993 ACT Championships Canberra AUS 17 Feb 2017
3:46.66  PB Brad MATHAS CAN 24 Jun 1993 VMC Melbourne AUS 19 Jan 2017
3:59.04 (i) Julian OAKLEY WBP 23 Jun 1993 New Balance New York USA 21 Jan 2017
7:54.10 (i) PB Julian OAKLEY WBP 23 Jun 1993 John Thomas Terrier Invi Boston USA 27 Jan 2017
13:44.27 (i) PB OS Matt BAXTER AKL 06 Aug 1994 Iowa State Classic Ames USA 11 Feb 2017
29:38.98  Aaron PULFORD WBP 24 Aug 1991 NZL 10000m Championships Inglewood 28 Jan 2017
1:05:54  Paul MARTELLETTI WEL 01 Aug 1979 Mitja Marato Granollers ESP 05 Feb 2017
10:01.99  Harry BURNARD WEL 12 Mar 1997 Porritt Classic Hamilton 11 Feb 2017
13.81  2.0 Joshua HAWKINS AKL 09 Feb 1994 ACT Championships Canberra AUS 19 Feb 2017
51.17  Michael COCHRANE WBP 13 Aug 1991 Go for 2&5 Perth AUS 25 Jan 2017
2.17  PB Hamish KERR MWA 17 Aug 1996 Porritt Classic Hamilton 11 Feb 2017
5.35  Nicholas SOUTHGATE AKL 09 Apr 1994 Rair Air Melbourne AUS 07 Feb 2017
7.43  PB 1.7 Hamish GILL AKL 15 Feb 1997 Potts Classic Hastings 14 Jan 2017
14.33  0.0 Ebuka OKPALA AKL 10 Mar 1993 AAI Combined Meeting Auckland 14 Jan 2017
21.46  SQ Tomas WALSH CAN 01 Mar 1992 Big Shot Christchurch 19 Feb 2017
60.77  PB Marshall HALL STH 07 Oct 1988 ACA Club Meeting Auckland 01 Feb 2017
54.10  Warren BUTTON WBP 21 Jun 1988 All Comers Meeting Sydney AUS 11 Feb 2017
80.38  PB Benjamin LANGTON-BURNELL MWA 07 Oct 1992 Porritt Classic Hamilton 11 Feb 2017
16:58.62  Sean LAKE WEL 05 Nov 1971 Grand Prix 4 Masterton 28 Jan 2017
1:21:12  PB Quentin REW WEL 16 Jul 1984 OCE & AUS 20km Walk Cham Adelaide AUS 19 Feb 2017
42:58.76  Quentin REW WEL 16 Jul 1984 International Walk Canberra AUS 29 Jan 2017
7138   Aaron BOOTH AKL 12 Sep 1996 QLD CE Championships Brisbane AUS 08 Jan 2017
42.40   Zac Topping,
Nick Smith,
Jonty Morison,
Ethan Holman
    Capital Classic Wellington 20 Jan 2017