SURREY ATHLETICS
The official website of Surrey County Athletic Association © 2022
TRACK & FIELD
Later years
Earlier years
 

You are here: Home > Track & Field
Today's Date: 20 August 2022
OLYMPIC GAMESRepresenting
2000 - Sydney , Australia
Senior Women 400 Metres FINAL 4th Donna Fraser (Croydon Harriers) 49.79 Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Senior Women 400 Metres Hurdles FINAL 8th Natasha Danvers (Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers) 55.00 Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Senior Women 4x400M Relay FINAL 6th Donna Fraser (Leg 2) (Croydon Harriers) 3:25.67 Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Senior Women 4x400M Relay FINAL 6th Natasha Danvers (Leg 1) (Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers) 3:25.67 Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Senior Women Shot Putt QUAL 13th Judy Oakes (Croydon Harriers) 17.81 Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Performances by Surrey athletes at the 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney, Australia.

Saturday 30th September
Natasha Danvers (Shaftesbury Barnet) and Donna Fraser (Croydon Harriers) teamed up with Allison Curbishley and Katherine Merry in the final of the 4 x 400 Metres Relay. The team were clearly disappointed in their 6th place in the race won comfortably by the USA team. The Surrey athletes were quoted as follows:
Natasha (53.2 seconds split) was sad: "What I wanted to achieve would not come. I feel upset and responsible. I don’t feel I lived up to what I expected of myself."
Donna (50.2 second split) said: "It was tough for all of us. When I tried to come through, I had to run so wide to give the baton to Allison. But this is a learning curve – and why should we aim low? In Atlanta, we didn’t even reach the final."
Official result:
21:35 Womens 4 x 400 Metres Relay Final
Position Lane
1 5 USA (Miles-Clark Jearl, Hennagan Monique, Jones Marion, Colander-Richardson LaTasha) 3:22.62 (SB)
2 7 Jamaica (Richards Sandie, Scott Catherine, Hemmings Deon, Graham Lorraine) 3:23.25 (SB)
3 1 Russia (Sotnikova Yuliya, Goncharenko Svetlana, Kotlyarova Olga, Privalova Irina) 3:23.46 (SB)
4 3 Nigeria (Afolabi Olabisi, Opara Charity, Okafor Rosemary, Ogunkoya Falilat) 3:23.80
5 4 Australia (Peris-Kneebone Nova, Lewis Tamsyn, Gainsford-Taylor Melinda, Freeman Cathy) 3:23.81 (AR)
6 6 GB & NI (Danvers Natasha, Fraser Donna, Curbishley Allison, Merry Katharine) 3:25.67
7 2 Czech Republic (Burianová Jitka, Benešová Hana, Ficková Lenka, Dziurova-Fuchsová Helena) 3:29.17
8 8 Cuba (Calatayud Zulia, Duporty Julia, Bonne Idalmis, Pernía Daimí) 3:29.47

Friday 29th September
Donna Fraser ran the fastest British leg (50.3 seconds) as the GB won the second heat of the Womens 4 x 400 Metres to qualify for Saturday's final. After the race Donna was quoted as saying:
"It didn’t feel that fast. But I was wondering why my legs were hurting so much. It’s nice to get a good run out – and we’ve got a great team."
Official result:
18:49 Womens 4 x 400 Metres Relay 1st Round - Heat 2
Position Lane
1 5 GB & NI (Frost Helen, Fraser Donna, Curbishley Allison, Merry Katharine) 3:25.28 (SB)
2 8 Jamaica (Howell Charmaine, Scott Catherine, Burgher Michelle, Richards Sandie) 3:25.65 (SB)
3 4 Russia (Sotnikova Yuliya, Zykina Olesya, Goncharenko Svetlana, Nazarova Natalya) 3:26.05
4 3 Italy (Graglia Daniela, Carbone Francesca, Piroddi Fabiola, De Angeli Virna) 3:27.23 (SB)
5 2 India (Kaur Paramjeet, Philip Jincy, Kutty Rosa, K M Beena Mol) 3:31.46
6 6 Puerto Rico (Castro Morales Militza, Moya Sandra, Cruz Beatriz, Salas Maritza) 3:33.30 (NR)
7 Colombia DNS

Wednesday 27 September
Natasha Danvers (Shaftesbury Barnet) after exceeding most people's expectations by reaching the final of the 400 Metres Hurdles produces another excellent performance finishing in eighth place. Her time of 55.00 seconds is her second fastest ever - only beaten by her time in the semi final. It now seems likely that she will be an integral part of the 4 x 400 relay team along with Donna Fraser (Croydon Harriers) for which the first round is being held on Friday with the final on Saturday.
Official result:
20:55 Womens 400 Metres Hurdles Final
Position Lane Athlete Country Performance Reaction time
1 3 Irina PRIVALOVA RUS 53.02 0.178
2 6 Deon HEMMINGS JAM 53.45 0.446
3 4 Nouzha BIDOUANE MAR 53.57 0.169
4 5 Daimi PERNIA CUB 53.68 0.447
5 8 Tetyana TERESHCHUK-ANTIPOVA UKR 53.98 0.326
6 7 Ionela TIRLEA ROM 54.35 0.281
7 2 Gudrun ARNARDOTTIR ISL 54.63 0.238
8 1 Natasha DANVERS GBR 55.00 0.174
Disappointment for Judy Oakes (Croydon Harriers) in what is alleged to be her last appearance at the Olympics. In the qualifying round for the Shot where the best 12 competitors qualified she finished 13th a tantalising 3 centimetres behind the Austrian Fedjuschina. According to the London Evening Standard she growled at this result!
Official results:
10:00 Womens Shot Qualifying - Group A
Rank Athlete Country Best 1 2 3 Qualifiers
1 Krystyna DANILCZYK-ZABAWSKA POL 18.93 18.32 18.42 18.93 Q
2 Astrid KUMBERNUSS GER 18.90 18.90 Q
3 Svetlana KRIVELEVA RUS 18.56 18.48 18.56 Q
4 Kalliopi OUZOUNI GRE 18.56 17.35 18.56 Q
5 Yumileidi CUMBA CUB 18.42 x 18.02 18.42 q
6 Xiaoyan CHENG CHN 18.23 17.67 18.23 x q
7 Lieja KOEMAN NED 17.99 17.43 17.99 17.35 q
8 Vivian CHUKWUEMEKA NGR 17.47 x 17.33 17.47
9 Myung-Sun LEE KOR 17.44 17.25 17.40 17.44
10 Connie PRICE-SMITH USA 17.42 17.42 16.70 17.42
11 Laurence MANFREDI FRA 16.57 16.57 16.38 x
12 Martina del la PUENTE ESP 16.30 16.30 16.30 x
10:00 Womens Shot Qualifying - Group B
Rank Athlete Country Best 1 2 3 Qualifiers
1 Yanina KOROLCHIK BLR 19.36 19.36 Q
2 Olga RYABINKINA RUS 19.20 17.32 18.04 19.20 Q
3 Larisa PELESHENKO RUS 19.08 19.08 Q
4 Nadine KLEINERT-SCHMITT GER 18.39 17.75 x 18.39 q
5 Valentina FEDJUSCHINA AUT 17.84 16.95 17.84 17.45 q
6 Judith OAKES GBR 17.81 16.96 x 17.81
7 Jessica CROSS USA 17.27 17.15 17.27 16.91
8 Katarzyna ZAKOWICZ POL 16.95 16.49 16.74 16.95
9 Mara ROSOLEN ITA 16.66 16.13 x 16.66
10 Iolanta ULYEVA KAZ 16.38 16.38 15.11 16.31
11 Teri TUNKS USA 16.34 x 15.30 16.34
12 Xin YU CHN 16.18 15.68 16.18 -
13 Nada KAWAR JOR 15.67 x 15.67 x

Monday 25 September
Outstanding performance by Donna Fraser (Croydon Harriers) in finishing fourth in the 400 Metres Final and setting her third personal best at the Games. She is the third Briton to break 50 seconds and her time of 49.79 seconds puts her third on the British all-time rankings after Kathy Cook (49.43) and Katherine Merry (49.72). Before the Olympics Donna's best time was 50.85 set at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur where she finished third.
Official Result:
20:10 Womens 400 Metres Final
Position Lane Athlete Country Performance Reaction time
1 6 Cathy FREEMAN AUS 49.11 0.227
2 4 Lorraine GRAHAM JAM 49.58 0.452
3 3 Katherine MERRY GBR 49.72 0.270
4 2 Donna FRASER GBR 49.79 0.174
5 5 Ana GUEVARA MEX 49.96 0.261
6 7 Heide SEYERLING RSA 50.05 0.175
7 8 Falilat OGUNKOYA NGR 50.12 0.254
8 1 Olga KOTLYAROVA RUS 51.04 0.188
Natasha Danvers (Shaftesbury Barnet) who was ranked outside of the top twenty prior to the Games sets a personal best and qualifies for the final of the 400 Metres Hurdles. Natasha's time of 54.95 makes her the third Briton to break 55 seconds and ranks her third on the all-time list behind Sally Gunnell (52.74) and Gowry Retchakan (54.63). Her previous best time was 55.26 secs.
Official Result:
19:15 Womens 400 Metres Hurdles Semi Finals - Race 1
Position Lane Athlete Country Performance Reaction time
1 3 Deon HEMMINGS JAM 54.00 0.288
2 5 Daimi PERNIA CUB 54.92 0.448
3 8 Natasha DANVERS GBR 54.95 0.156
4 4 Ulrike URBANSKY GER 55.23 0.185
5 6 Heike MEISSNER GER 55.73 0.399
6 2 Kim BATTEN USA 55.73 0.207
7 1 Natalya TORSHINA KAZ 56.22 0.222
8 7 Yulia NOSOVA RUS 56.58

Sunday 24 September
Donna Fraser (Croydon Harriers) qualifies for 400 metres final setting a new personal best and Surrey record time of 50.21secs.
Official Result:
20:07 Womens 400 Metres Semi Finals - Race 2
Position Lane Athlete Country Performance Reaction time
1 3 Cathy FREEMAN AUS 50.01 0.261
2 5 Ana GUEVARA MEX 50.11 0.370
3 4 Falilat OGUNKOYA NGR 50.18 0.516
4 7 Donna FRASER GBR 50.21 0.188
5 2 Sandie RICHARDS JAM 50.42 0.253
6 6 Jitka BURIANOVA CZE 51.15 0.255
7 1 Amy MBACKE THIAM SEN 51.60 0.238
8 8 K M Beena Mol IND 52.04
Natasha Danvers (Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers) is Britain's only qualifier for the semi finals of 400 Metres Hurdles.
Official Result:
19:22 Womens 400 Metres Hurdles 1st Round - Heat 2
Position Lane Athlete Country Performance Reaction time
1 7 Daimi PERNIA CUB 55.53 0.256
2 8 Heike MEISSNER GER 55.58 0.224
3 3 Natasha DANVERS GBR 55.68 0.160
4 6 Yulia NOSOVA RUS 56.11 0.293
5 5 Catherine SCOTT-POMALES JAM 56.17 0.187
6 4 Tetyana DEBELA UKR 57.33 0.164
7 2 CHERRY MYA 60.81 0.218

Saturday 23 September
Donna Fraser (Croydon Harriers) qualifies for 400 metres semi-final with a personal best and Surrey record time of 50.77 secs.
Official result:
19:51 Womens 400 Metres 2nd Round - Heat 4
Position Lane Athlete Country Performance Reaction time
1 4 Cathy FREEMAN AUS 50.31 0.464
2 6 Falilat OGUNKOYA NGR 50.49 0.196
3 8 Donna FRASER GBR 50.77 0.194
4 5 Mireille NGUIMGO CMR 51.08 0.200
5 3 La Tasha COLANDER-RICHARDSON USA 52.07 0.311
6 1 Damayanthi DARSHA SRI 52.35 0.234
7 2 Hana BENESOVA CZE 52.70 0.209
8 7 Barbara PETRAHN HUN 52.72 0.224

Friday 22 September
Donna Fraser (Croydon Harriers) qualifies for 2nd round of 400 Metres from lane 8.
Official result:
20:06 Womens 400 Metres 1st Round - Heat 8
Position Lane Athlete Country Performance Reaction time
1 5 Ladonna ANTOINE CAN 51.78
2 6 Falilat OGUNKOYA NGR 51.88 0.187
3 8 Donna FRASER GBR 52.33 0.209
4 3 Svetlana POSPELOVA RUS 53.34
5 2 Elena PISKUNOVA UZB 55.40 0.285
6 4 Ann MOONEY PNG 55.55 0.378
7 Brigita LANGERHOLC SLO DNS
Results taken from the official Olympics web site www.olympics.com

Guildford & Godalming member wins Gold medal on last day of the Olympics
Stepanie Cook (Guildford & Godalming AC) won the first ever Womens Modern Pentathlon Olympic gold medal. After 4 events she was lying eighth and started the 3000m run 49sec. after the leader Emily DeRIEL (USA) and 44sec. after fellow Briton Kate ALLENBY. For the first 2000m it seemed to be a race between the tall, slim DeRIEL and ALLENBY. Just when DeRIEL seemed to gain the upper hand, heading towards Olympic gold, COOK emerged with a devastating burst. First she overtook ALLENBY, then with some 300m to go she passed DeRIEL and flashed home for a great win, much to the delight of a group of English supporters spreading out their Union Jack. Stephanie, a doctor, took up modern pentathlon at 22. However, she is not sure whether she will continue in modern pentathlon as she hopes to devote her medical career to working for Medecine Sans Frontiere. The Modern Pentathlon comprises shooting, fencing, swimming, riding and running. These were Britain's first Modern Pentathlon medals since the men won the team event in Montreal in 1976 lead by Jim Fox.
Official Result:
16:20 Womens Modern Pentathlon Event 5 - Running
Rk Athlete Country Time Points Total
1 COOK Stephanie GBR 10:03.16 1,308 5,318
2 SVARRE Pernille DEN 10:22.56 1,230 4,541
3 deRIEL Emily USA 10:54.56 1,102 5,310
4 ALLENBY Kate GBR 10:58.71 1,086 5,273
16:20 Womens Modern Pentathlon - Result
1 Stepanhie COOK GBR 5318 pts
2 Emily DERIEL USA 5310 pts
3 Kate ALLENBY GBR 5273 pts
DON…..BUT NOT FORGOTTEN by Pete Mulholland
Further to the news of the Surrey trio of Olympians selected for Sydney there was another County athlete who competed with distinction in those games and he was Tim Don, a member of Elmbridge Road Runners. Tim finished tenth in the games' inaugural triathlon as he swam, biked and ran to finish the gruelling event in 1:49.28.85 (pretty exact those timekeepers), a little over a minute behind the winner, Simon Whitfield of Canada. Just one place ahead of Tim, who at the age of 22 was the second youngest to finish, was Simon Lessing, also of Great Britain, who as a previous winner of four world championships was considered a certainty to take gold…but that's sport for you. Well known as the son of Phillip Don, the Football Association's referee supremo, Tim has placed second in the Surrey junior cross country championship and is often to be found taking the honours on the local 10km road racing scene. However, after his brilliant performance in Australia his thoughts for the future will probably be concentrated on Athens 2004 - scene of the next Olympics - after which his dad could be known as the father of Tim Don.

E&OE. If you know of any errors or omissions then please advise Webmaster.


Please note that results shown on this website are held in a database which has details of the performance. For those athletes where we show an "Athlete Profile" we also hold their name, date of birth and EA registration number which allows us to confirm their eligibility to compete and their age group at the time of achieving each performance and to link together all their performances. For athletes who are deceased we also hold the date of their death where known. We do not publish any dates of birth for living athletes. Any athlete who does not wish us to hold this information should contact Webmaster.