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Brett Clifford of Timaru Boys’ High set a race record of 4m 35.53s in winning the annual Rod Dixon mile. Clifford broke Ryan Smith’s 2007 record of 4m 42.3s.
Tadele Tekle-Haimanot of Mt Roskill Grammar made a move with 600m remaining, but Clifford overhauled him in the home straight for victory. Tekle-Haimanot was second in 4m 36.8s with Mt Roskill team mate Haile-Melekot Tesfaye third in 4m 42.79s. Ryan Slater of Kamo was fourth in 4m 47.6s.
Georgie Grgec of Diocesan also set a race record in the girls’ race. Grgec recorded 5m 13.34s, breaking Hannah Newbould’s 2008 record of 5m 22.91s. Ella Mangan-Walker of Epsom Girls’ Grammar was second in 5m 27.09s with Tayla Going of Whangarei Girls third in 5m 43.91s.