New Zealand shot putter Matt Bloxham (© Getty Images)
Athletics New Zealand has announced 15 athletes selected to compete at the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine in July.
The team includes pole vaulter Eliza McCartney, who recently broke the national junior and youth record with 4.11m, while national champion Matt Bloxham will be doubling up in the Hammer, his specialist event, and the Shot Put.
Distance runner Rosa Flanagan, winner of the 3000m title at the recent Australian Junior Championships, is also contesting two events – the 1500m and 3000m.
Athletics New Zealand for the IAAF
New Zealand’s team for Donetsk
110m Hurdles: James Sandilands
Shot: Matt Bloxham, Benedict Chong-Wong
Discus: Charlie Gamble, Sam Ulufonua
Hammer: Matt Bloxham
400m: Shannon Gearey, Talia Horgan
800m: Tarryn Davey
1500m: Rosa Flanagan
3000m: Rosa Flanagan, Audrey Gregan, Kara Macdermid
Pole Vault: Eliza McCartney
Medley Relay: Shannon Gearey, Abby Goldie, Zoe Hobbs, Talia Horgan, Amy Robinson