Athletics New Zealand has announced the initial selections for the team that will compete at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain in July.
Twelve athletes have been initially named in the team, which includes Jacko Gill, the current World Junior and World Youth Champion in the Shot Put.
Kodi Harman (Waikato BOP) 100m & 200m
Andrew Whyte (Otago) 400m
Brad Mathas (Manawatu Wanganui) 800m
Julian Oakley (Waikato BOP) 800m & 1500m
Jacko Gill (Auckland) Shot Put
Rebekah Greene (Otago) 1500m & 3000m
Kerry Charlesworth (Auckland) Pole Vault
Siositina Hakeai (Auckland) Discus
Leesa Lealaisalanoa (Auckland) Discus
Merewarihi Vaka (Auckland) Discus
Julia Ratcliffe (Waikato BOP) Hammer
Portia Bing (Auckland) Heptathlon
Three athletes have been named in the Women´s Discus in the knowledge that only two will be able to compete at the championships. This decision will be made following the athletes participation in pre-championship events in Europe.
The final selections will be made on 25 June 2012.
The IAAF World Junior Championships will be held in the Olympic Stadium, Barcelona from 10 July to 15 July 2012.
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