Overend powers to sprint gold double

Otago Daily Times:

Dominic Overend’s class won out — but he had to work to claim the double.

The 16-year-old Youth Olympian entered the national secondary school athletics championships as the hot favourite in both the senior boys 100m and 200m.

He barely broke a sweat as he cruised through the preliminary stages in both events at the Caledonian Ground.

However, the Auckland Grammar School runner found himself chasing King’s College’s Mogammad Smith in the final of the 100m.

A slow start had Overend behind, and it took him to the 80m mark to reel in the impressive Smith.He crossed the line in a time of 10.90sec, slightly below what he is capable of, although still a handy time into a stiff headwind.

Smith crossed in 11.00sec.

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