Mary Thomas missed her first Country Championships to take part in the Masters Oceania Championships held in New Zealand. Certainly she was missed along with Andrew Rodda who contested the sprints. Here is Mary’s own account of her performance adding more gold to her tally of hundreds of medals she has gained over a number of years.
“These are my results from the Championships:
1st in Hammer - 26.57. From 3
1st in Shot - 7.36. From 6
1st in Discus - 20.53. From 7
1st in Javelin - 18.61.From 6
1st in Throws Pentathlon - 3734pts. From 4
The Woman's 70 age group had the most competitors. I was not happy with a lot of my throws but what can you expect with no training for about 6 weeks with R/Shoulder & L/Hip problems. In some events I did better than the 50 year olds & the most points in all the Women's Throws Pentathlon.”
Well done Mary and Congratulations
Mary was joined by sprinter Andrew Rodda, who like Mary has been suffering from injuries this season but managed to make it to New Zealand. He had his first good runs for some time and should be happy and barring injuries we could see him in the State Masters Championships.
Andrew’s results (45 year age bracket):
60m - 4th
100m - 5th - 12.74
200m - 5th - 30.55
Well done to both athletes who represented us proudly one again.