1996 Oceania Junior Athletics Championships

The 1996 Oceania Junior Athletics Championships were held in Townsville, Australia, between November 28–30, 1996. They were held together with the 1996 Oceania Open Championships. A total of 35 events were contested, 18 by men and 17 by women.

II Oceania Junior Athletics Championships
DatesNovember 28–30
Host cityTownsville, Australia Australia
LevelJunior
Events35 (18 men, 17 women)
Participation112 athletes from
16 nations

Medal summaryEdit

Complete results can be found as compiled by Bob Snow on the Athletics Papua New Guinea,[1] on the Athletics Weekly,[2] and on the World Junior Athletics History webpages.[3]

Boys under 20 (Junior)Edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: +0.9 m/s)
  Wagui Anau (AUS) 10.50   Dallas Roberts (NZL) 10.85   Ryan McCabe (AUS) 10.97
200 metres
(wind: +3.2 m/s)
  Wagui Anau (AUS) 21.55 w   Dallas Roberts (NZL) 21.70 w   Jeffrey Bai (PNG) 21.84 w
400 metres   Jeffrey Bai (PNG) 49.48   Clement Abai (PNG) 49.99   Henele Taliai (TGA) 50.21
800 metres   Mark Abercromby (AUS) 1:58.70  /  Isaac Yaya (TAH) 1:59.47   Victor Anderson (SOL) 2:00.41
1500 metres   Chris Votu (SOL) 4:09.57   David Kanie (PNG) 4:11.71   Gerard Solomon (VAN) 4:18.32
5000 metres   David Kanie (PNG) 15:57.49   Chris Votu (SOL) 16:11.31   Gerard Solomon (VAN) 17:17.23
3000 metres steeplechase   Chris Votu (SOL) 10:12.64   Joseph Nunua (SOL) 11:26.22   Frank Paaga (ASA) 12:01.61
110 metres hurdles
(wind: +1.7 m/s)
  Graham Pether (AUS) 15.33   Ah Chong Sam Chong (SAM) 15.47   Joseph Rodan (FIJ) 15.65
400 metres hurdles   Kuripitone Betham (SAM) 55.49   Julian Watt (NZL) 55.96   Leroy Muriki (PNG) 56.71
High Jump   Zane Dockray (AUS) 2.01   Julien Jansen (AUS) 2.01   Hapo Maliaki (PNG) 1.95
Long Jump   Justin Griffiths (AUS) 7.02 w (wind: +2.3 m/s)   Wagui Anau (AUS) 6.90 w (wind: +2.2 m/s)   Patrick Fonoti (SAM) 6.84 w (wind: +2.2 m/s)
Triple Jump   Josh Ferguson (AUS) 15.01 w (wind: +3.4 m/s)   Clinton Joyce (AUS) 14.78 (wind: +1.0 m/s)   Fagamanu Sofai (SAM) 14.15 (wind: +1.4 m/s)
Shot Put   Christopher Gaviglio (AUS) 16.13   Faleono Seve (NZL) 15.06   Luke Poli (AUS) 14.71
Discus Throw   Luke Poli (AUS) 49.20   Christopher Gaviglio (AUS) 48.14   Shaka Sola (NZL) 48.04
Hammer Throw   Faleono Seve (NZL) 44.30   Daniel Goulding (AUS) 43.04   Charles Winchester (COK) 30.40
Javelin Throw   Ashley Hollins (AUS) 60.68   Blair Stewart (NZL) 59.30   David Couper (NZL) 55.16
4 x 100 metres relay   Australia 42.51   Papua New Guinea 43.17   Fiji 43.23
4 x 400 metres relay   Papua New Guinea 3:22.99   Australia 3:27.07   Samoa 3:34.34

Girls under 20 (Junior)Edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: +1.2 m/s)
  Kate Smith (AUS) 12.46   Charlotte Hastings (NZL) 12.50   Carly Cairns (AUS) 12.51
200 metres
(wind: +1.6 m/s)
  Melissa Toigo (AUS) 25.30   Linda Ningo (PNG) 27.23   Jodie McCoy (NFK) 27.44
400 metres   Jennene Hansen (AUS) 58.70   Sally Ward (NZL) 59.50   Jodie McCoy (NFK) 65.93
800 metres   Sally Ward (NZL) 2:22.20   Belinda Smith (AUS) 2:29.31   Alicia Taia (COK) 2:44.12
1500 metres   Anna Geise (AUS) 4:33.85   Sarah Biss (NZL) 4:43.67   Alexis Gillham (AUS) 4:50.40
3000 metres   Sarah Biss (NZL) 9:50.77   Anna Geise (AUS) 9:51.83   Alexis Gillham (AUS) 10:25.67
100 metres hurdles
(wind: +2.3 m/s)
  Charlotte Hastings (NZL) 14.77 w   Alana Weir (AUS) 15.95 w
400 metres hurdles   Alana Weir (AUS) 68.93
High Jump   Vicki Collins (AUS)
  Andrea Smith (AUS)
1.74   Erana Peeti (NZL) 1.50
Long Jump   Melissa Toigo (AUS) 5.77 (wind: +1.1 m/s)   Andrea Smith (AUS) 5.67 w (wind: +3.4 m/s)   Charlotte Hastings (NZL) 5.62 w (wind: +3.7 m/s)
Triple Jump   Alana Weir (AUS) 11.85 w (wind: +2.7 m/s)   Erana Peeti (NZL) 11.45 w (wind: +3.5 m/s)   Elizabeth Murphy (AUS) 10.86 w (wind: +4.1 m/s)
Shot Put   Alana Morley (AUS) 11.98   Joanne Morris (AUS) 11.89   Hayley Wilson (NZL) 11.29
Discus Throw   Sharyn Tennent (AUS) 38.44   Helen Wallis (AUS) 36.84   Belinda King (NZL) 31.68
Hammer Throw   Belinda King (NZL) 47.38   Sharyn Tennent (AUS) 41.38   Michelle Phillips (NZL) 41.36
Javelin Throw   Hayley Wilson (NZL) 46.96   Joanne Tennent (AUS) 41.60   Brooke Stevenson (AUS) 36.58
4 x 100 metres relay   Australia 48.90   New Zealand 52.56
4 x 400 metres relay   Australia 3:57.10   New Zealand 4:29.20

Medal table (unofficial)Edit

  *   Host nation (Australia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Australia (AUS)*2414745
2  New Zealand (NZL)611724
3  Papua New Guinea (PNG)34310
4  Solomon Islands (SOL)2215
5  Samoa (SAM)1135
6  French Polynesia (TAH)0101
7  Cook Islands (COK)0022
  Fiji (FIJ)0022
  Norfolk Island (NFI)0022
  Vanuatu (VAN)0022
11  American Samoa (ASA)0011
  Tonga (TON)0011
Totals (12 nations)363331100


Participation (unofficial)Edit

An unofficial count yields the number of about 112 athletes from 16 countries:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Snow, Bob (December 8, 1996), Pacific Islands Athletics Statistics #8/96, Athletics Papua New Guinea, pp. 4–11, retrieved March 19, 2013
  2. ^ OCEANIA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved March 19, 2013
  3. ^ WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), World Junior Athletics History ("WJAH"), retrieved March 19, 2013