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Angela Kate Petty (née Smit; born 16 August 1991) is a New Zealand middle-distance athlete.[2]

Angie Petty
Personal information
Birth nameAngela Kate Smit
Full nameAngela Kate Petty
Born (1991-08-16) 16 August 1991 (age 28)
Christchurch, New Zealand
EducationUniversity of Canterbury[1]
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
Spouse(s)
Sam Petty (m. 2014)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)800 m
Coached byDanny Mackey

BiographyEdit

Born in Christchurch in 1991,[3] she was educated at Rangiora High School.[4] In 2007, she won the New Zealand secondary schools 800 m title, clocking 2:11.42.[4]

The following year Petty represented New Zealand in the 800 m at the World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland,[5] finishing fourth in her semi-final in a time of 2:08.73,[2] and she successfully defended her national schools 800 m title.[6] At the Athletics Canterbury Awards in 2010, she was co-winner with Tom Walsh of the junior athlete of the year award.[7]

She competed in the 800 m at the 2010 World Junior Championships, where she was again eliminated in the semi-finals, finishing in 2:05.51.[2]

At the 2012 New Zealand championships, she won the 800 m title and was second in both the 400 m and 1500 m. In July that year, she ran the 800 m in 2:00.67 at a meet in Heusden, Belgium, just failing to qualify for the New Zealand team for the 2012 Olympics.[8]

Petty and Walsh were joint winners of Athletics Canterbury's athlete of the year award in 2013.[9] In July 2013, she ran a personal best of 2:00.03 for 800 m in finishing fourth at the World University Games in Kazan,[10] and backed it up two weeks later with 2:00.42 to finish fifth in the Diamond League meet in London.[11] At the World Athletics Championships in Moscow the following month, she clocked 2:00.60 in finishing fourth in her 800 m heat and did not progress further.[12]

Petty represented New Zealand in the 800 m at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, finishing fifth in the final in a time of 2.01:94.[13]

Petty studied for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch.[14] In 2014, she married British triathlete Sam Petty.[15]

Personal bestsEdit

Event Time Venue Date
400 m 54.15[16] Mannheim, Germany 29 July 2016
600 m 1:26.72[2] Liège, Belgium 5 July 2012
800 m 1:59.06[2][16] Gwangju, South Korea 10 July 2015
1000 m 2:37.82[2][16] Chiba, Japan 15 August 2015
1500 m 4:07.83[2] Turku, Finland 29 June 2016
Mile 4:43.66[16] Wanganui, New Zealand 20 January 2014

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 CWG bio". Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Angela Smit Petty at IAAF (July 2008 – March 2015
  3. ^ "Angie Smit profile". Glasgow 2014. 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b Maddaford, Terry (12 December 2007). "Westlake athlete smashes record". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  5. ^ Dunbar, Tim (14 June 2008). "16-year-old takes world champs spot in her stride". The Press. p. 5.
  6. ^ "Results at a glance". Timaru Herald. 14 December 2009. p. 14.
  7. ^ "Athletes' awards". Timaru Herald. 14 June 2010. p. 18.
  8. ^ "Adams' chief rival in form". The Press. 10 July 2012. p. 6.
  9. ^ "Smit and Walsh share honour". Timaru Herald. 27 May 2013. p. 11.
  10. ^ "Strong run in 800m". Nelson Mail. 10 July 2013. p. 22.
  11. ^ "Strong showing for Smit in Diamond League debut". Radio New Zealand News. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Gutsy Smit so close". Timaru Herald. 16 August 2013. p. 13.
  13. ^ "Angie Smit". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 2014. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Top athlete and UC student manages dual challenge". The University of Canterbury. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  15. ^ Hinton, Marc (16 August 2015). "Diet change sees Kiwi athlete Angie Petty make big strides in 800m". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  16. ^ a b c d Athletics New Zealand Rankings: Angela Petty