|Athletics at the VIII South Pacific Games|
|Host city|| Nouméa, New Caledonia |
|Main stadium||Stade Numa-Daly Magenta|
|Events||38 (22 men, 16 women)|
Athletics competitions at the 1987 South Pacific Games were held at the Stade Numa-Daly Magenta in Nouméa, New Caledonia, between December 9–18, 1987.
Athletics competitions have been held at every Pacific Games since the inaugural edition 1963 in Suva, Fiji and at every Pacific Mini Games since the inaugural edition 1981 in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Both events are open for the 22 member federations of the Pacific Games Council. The Pacific Games started as South Pacific Games and were renamed in 2011, whereas the Pacific Mini Games started as South Pacific Mini Games and were renamed in 2009.
Stade Numa-Daly Magenta is a multi-use stadium in Nouméa, New Caledonia. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 16,000. It is currently the home ground of the New Caledonia national football team and was one of the host venues at the 2011 Pacific Games for the men's football tournament.
Nouméa is the capital and largest city of the French special collectivity of New Caledonia. It is situated on a peninsula in the south of New Caledonia's main island, Grande Terre, and is home to the majority of the island's European, Polynesian, Indonesian, and Vietnamese populations, as well as many Melanesians, Ni-Vanuatu and Kanaks who work in one of the South Pacific's most industrialised cities. The city lies on a protected deepwater harbour that serves as the chief port for New Caledonia.
A total of 38 events were contested, 22 by men and 16 by women.
Medal winners and their results were published on the Athletics Weekly webpage courtesy of Tony Isaacs and Børre Lilloe,and on the Oceania Athletics Association webpage by Bob Snow.
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Complete results can also be found on the Oceania Athletics Association webpage by Bob Snow.
|100 metres (wind: -2.6 m/s)||10.98||11.21||11.22|
|200 metres (wind: -0.8 m/s)||22.10||22.20||22.25|
|1500 metres||3:50.27 GR||4:00.11||4:01.62|
|5000 metres||14:15.12 GR||15:20.21||15:23.36|
|10000 metres||30:59.99 GR||32:28.63||33:14.16|
|3000 metres steeplechase||9:07.11 GR||9:32.16||9:38.49|
|110 metres hurdles (wind: -1.2 m/s)||14.76||14.80||15.04|
|400 metres hurdles||52.37 GR||53.03||53.06|
|Pole Vault||4.60 GR||4.55||4.35|
|Long Jump||7.39 GR (wind: +1.3 m/s)||7.27 w(wind: +2.1 m/s)||6.99 w(wind: +2.2 m/s)|
|Triple Jump||15.73 GR (wind: +2.0 m/s)||15.53 w(wind: +2.9 m/s)||14.49 w(wind: +2.4 m/s)|
|Discus Throw||51.30 GR||47.20||44.72|
|Hammer Throw||57.90 GR||55.52||49.88|
|Javelin Throw (new specification)||78.96 GR||77.36||75.00|
|Decathlon †||7019||6319 w||5722|
|4 x 100 metres relay|
|4 x 400 metres relay|
†: Albert Miller’s score of 7019 points in Decathlon was achieved with a wind assisted (+5.2 m/s) Long Jump of 6.82m. Taking his best legal jump of 6.69m (+2.1) his score becomes 6989 points - a New Games Record .
Albert Barry Miller was born December 12, 1957, in Kasavu, Cakaudrove, Fiji. Miller is a former decathlete and Olympian from Fiji. His personal best 7397 points, also the current national record of Fiji.
|100 metres (wind: -1.2 m/s)||12.62||12.63||12.81|
|200 metres (wind: -0.3 m/s)||24.62 GR||25.41||25.69|
|400 metres||56.32 GR||59.41||59.64|
|800 metres||2:15.58 GR||2:17.33||2:18.51|
|1500 metres||4:35.94 GR||4:45.71||4:50.94|
|3000 metres||10:03.46 GR||10:34.44||10:35.67|
|100 metres hurdles (wind: -0.7 m/s)||14.37 GR||14.47||15.15|
|400 metres hurdles||60.96 GR||61.90||63.09|
|Long Jump||5.92 (wind: +1.2 m/s)||5.77 w(wind: +2.4 m/s)||5.63 w(wind: +2.5 m/s)|
|Shot Put||14.00 GR||13.75||13.67|
|4 x 100 metres relay|
|4 x 400 metres relay|
Host nation (New Caledonia)
|Totals (7 nations)||38||38||38||114|
Athletes from the following 11 countries were reported to participate:
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