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Late athletics additions to Team New Zealand

02 July 2002

Kiwis add pole vaulter and sprinter to Manchester 2002 contingent.

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Track and field athletes Emma Draisey and Dallas Roberts have claimed late spots in the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team heading for Manchester later in the month.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee and Athletics New Zealand confirmed that Draisey and Roberts sealed their places with qualifying performances late last week.

Auckland pole vaulter Draisey, equalled the qualifying target of 4.10m at a meeting in Darwin on Wednesday while Roberts produced his fastest time over 200m of 20.79s at a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on Friday, beating the qualifying mark of 20.80s.

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