Blincoe and Robertson added to World Track & Field Champs Team

Wednesday 27 July 2011, 3:45PM
By Athletics New Zealand

Two further selections have been announced for the New Zealand team competing at the World Track & Field Champs in Daegu, Korea 27 August – 4 September.

Adrian Blincoe and Jake Robertson (both 5000 metres) have been added to the team by the Athletics New Zealand selectors. Blincoe’s selection comes following his A standard performance of 13 min 18.27 seconds in Spain at the weekend, while Robertson is in the team as a result of his B standard performance of 13 min 22.38 seconds in Belgium in May.

Nick Willis (1500 metres) and Quentin Rew (50km walk) were previously added to the team following recent performances.

Andrea Miller (100 metres hurdles) has withdrawn from the team following surgery on a long term back injury.

Any further selections will be notified at the end of the qualifying period on 8 August.

Current New Zealand Team for World Track & Field Championships Daegu, Korea 27 Aug – 4 Sept

  • Valerie Adams Shot Put 
  • Adrian Blincoe 5000m
  • Stuart Farquhar Javelin
  • Nikki Hamblin 800m 1500m
  • Brent Newdick Decathlon
  • Quentin Rew 50km walk
  • Jake Robertson 5000m
  • Nick Willis 500m