26 Mar 2010

More Games qualifiers expected from national champs

3:41 pm on 26 March 2010

Athletics New Zealand is expecting more athletes to achieve Commonwealth Games qualifying standards at this weekend's National Championships in Christchurch.

12 athletes have so far recorded qualifying marks for Delhi, led by Olympic champion shot putter Valerie Vili and Olympic silver medalist Nick Willis.

Willis has decided against running this weekend because of a minor injury.

Athletics New Zealand's Sports Manager Brett Addison says he's expecting good performances from the men's sprinters with a relay team possibly obtaining a qualifying time.

This weekend Beatrice Faumuina will be aiming to win her 17th national discus title and Vili her 10th straight shot put title.