Potential Pro

Christchurch student James Meredith, 19, is a freshman at Boise State University and since joining the university’s tennis team in January, Meredith has been called “unbelievable” and “one of the best talents” the squad has had. Coach Greg Patton called Meredith’s future “blazing” and said a professional coach watched Meredith hit and compared him to pro Andy Murray. Meredith, who plays No. 3 singles behind seniors Clancy Shields and Kean Feeder and No. 1 doubles with Feeder, is 14-5 in singles and 13-7 in doubles. Meredith is ranked 71st nationally in singles and 50th with Feeder in doubles. “I drive him crazy and he drives me crazy,” Patton said. “It’s a match made in heaven. James just has this flow about him — there is no turbulence on his flight.” Meredith was Canterbury’s 2008 Player of the Year.


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Self-Transcendence Fuels Susan Marshall on Long Run

Self-Transcendence Fuels Susan Marshall on Long Run

Aucklander Susan Marshall, 38, has been in New York City, competing in the world’s longest certified footrace, the Sri Chinmoy Self Transcendence 3100-Mile Race Jonathon Gul, ABC News reports. Marshall’s days began…