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It was 1972 and 17 records were broken at the Southland Primary School sports in Invercargill, Southland. The records broken were over the wide range of 84 events.
Thirteen teams took part in the competition and the best performing athlete was B. Meara of Intermediate who won the 100 metres in a record of 12.8
He also managed to get second in the long jump for 13 year old boys. He was third in the high jump and finished off the day anchoring the 13 year old boy's relay.
P. Owens also from the Intermediate team threw a record discus at 129ft 4in.
Leonie Young of Riverton won both the long and high jump in the 10 year olds.
Also from the same age group to shine was S. Hunt of North Town A team who won the 70 metres, shot put and discus.
Vicki Cross from Foveaux scored a double in winning both the 70 metres in 10 sec and broke a record in the long jump of 15ft 5.5 in.
A. Fraser of North Town A also scored a great double when he won the 70 metre 10 year sprint in 10.2 and also won the long jump.
Other athletes to compete were:
D.Botting, M. Hall, H. McQueen, C. Weir, G. McMeeken, K. McMillan, W. Leighton, C. Thomson, A. Monaghan, P. Gibbs, P. Hoffman, B. Stewart, T. Dodds, T. Turner, G. Kinnon, S. Watson, R. Gerkin, A. Cook, A. Neiderer, Patrick O'Brien, M. Deans, R, White, S. Rowe, R. Pullar, J. Catto, R. Boulder, Doug Templer, G. Johnstone, C. McDonald, R. McCorkindale, P. Smith, P. Leith, C. Kubala, E. McKenzie, S. Hilstead, K. Lee, S. Muller, A. de Ruyter, R. Bailey, R. Williams, L McQuarrie, S. Maneana, G. Earnshaw, K. Soper, S. Cridge, J. Leach, H. Wilson, I. Leith, S. Johnson,
B. Keeky, Andrew Holden, C. Swale, M. Bain, P. Forde, B. Mathews.
R. Burt, T. Hunt, P. Noble.
A. Fraser, P. Weir, G. Dawson, Ron Whelan, M. Cowan, B. Wallace, Shelley McMeeken, N. Livingstone, L. Young I. Westrupp, L. Cameron, J. McArthur.
Reference: The Southland Times 1972.
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