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Athletes Show True Colours at the 3rd CGA Track & Field League

All passionate athletes pull on their running gear to compete at the league despite heavy rain, at UJ Soweto Campus on Saturday 8th February 2020.

The event following CGA Track and Field program 1, which started with a 5km race walk that saw Zelda Schults of Murray and Roberts Athletics Club showing off her talent in the second last lap leading Nthatisi Mokhele of Run Walk for Life by 250m to win in the 25:56.04. At the post-event interview, Zelda said it was very important to win this race as she was preparing for Grand Prix in Cape Town next week Saturday to qualify for the Race Walking World Cup which will be held in 2nd and 3rd of May in France 2020.

Unfortunately, due to the rain, the CGA Track and Field commission together with the Technical Officials Committee had to call off certain events, Hurdles, Long Jump, and Triple Jump. The cancellation was as a result of slippery surface which may harm or injure the athletes.

As the day progressed the weather opened to a beautiful sunny welcome of the 800m event which had 21 athletes starting the race amongst them was Elvis Mokhoknoana, Ryan Mphahlele, Brandon Lentswe, and Nkosinathi Sibiya. As runners approaching finishing line in 300m, Elvis Mokhonoana accelerated to get ahead of his training partners, Ryan Mphahlele and Ntuthuko Ndimande to win his event in the time of 1:49.04. Mokhonoana’s coach Elvis Khoza said Elvis started his preparation for 2020 season during last December period and the results are starting to show.

The battle of throws continued in the Javelin event with exciting moments in the youth category with Nel Keegan and Fabio De Klerk contending a victory in a 1m to 2m deference till the fourth round. Nel Keegan’s superior throw which reached an outstanding distance of 53.70m to raise Monument’s flag higher winning the Under 15 boys event. In an interview, Nel said that he aims to beat his last week result of 55m.

The second last event of the day, saw smoke come into view when our Provincial starter Frikkie Pretorius started the 1500m senior women event. UJ and Murray and Roberts athletes dominated the race as it was really hard to tell who is going to win the race. In the last lap Dixton Chante of Murray and Roberts Athletics Club picked up her pace from the UJ Athletes to tighten the competition to finish the race in style with a brilliant time of 04:57.50 from her training partner Maria Mosweu finishing 2nd in the time of 05:00.09, and the 3rd finisher was Casey Bosman securing Murray and Roberts Athletics Club into top three by 05:06.40.

Runners with different levels of experience competed in the 5000m race, which was named by the spectators as “One of the Toughest race of the day”. There was a total of 46 athletes lining up at the start of the men’s race. One could see that all these athletes were eager to win the race but Marko Buccariza of Born to Run proofed to be more eager to cling the win in a brilliant pace and in the time of 14:39.09.

The women 5000m event was dominated by Joubert Cornelia of Boxer Athletics Club claim her third victory consecutively in Senior Women category in a time of 17:44.09. The 2nd place was claimed by the Vosloorus born, Farida Zwane in new colours of Rockies Athletics Club clocking 17:51.05.

Maggie Dicks, Chairperson of CGA Track and Field thanked all the athletes and coaches who took time in the weather conditions to come and support the leagues. She also indicated that there is only one league on 22nd of February before the Provincial Championships and then the National Championships. It is important that the athletes and coaches take note of the selection criteria which requires an athlete to participate in at least 50% of the leagues and Provincial Championships serving as the final trials.

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CGA set the bar high on the first 2020 Track and Field season held at Boksburg Stadium

The first Track and Field event of an Olympic year hosted in chilly weather conditions this past Saturday, 11 January 2019 at Boksburg Athletics Stadium. The season’s return with a bang after athletes had prepared themselves over the festive season to build up towards their selection to represent the province at the South Africa championships including the Olympic Games later in this year.

Opening up a day with a competitive 5km Walk event, which saw Tebatso Mashimbyi of Boksburg Athletics Club taking home ground advantage in the Final Men 25 finishing first in 23:39.74. Schultz Zelda titleholder in 20km walk event at the ASA Race Walk Championships in November 2019, maintained her outstanding performance to finish first in the 20km walk race clocking 24:38.87.

Germiston Callies athlete, Petro Aaron performed exceptionally in the long jump men, he won his event with a distance of 7.14m. We are looking forward to greater performances from him in a quest to qualify for International Championships.

Zonica Lindeque representing UJ in fine form dominated the women’s shot put event to raise the bar even higher, as she stole the eyes of spectators after winning both discuss and Shotput event in distance of 42.71m and 15.66m respectively.

An aspiring athlete, De Bruin Juandre opened the season with an equally impressive performance, to win the 800m boys under 17 event clocking 2:02.4. Juandre also claimed victory in the 1500m event crossing the line in a time of 4:13.4. His performance puts him in good standing as he heads into the rest of the season.

One of the hottest events that took spectators to rise from the grant stand, was 5000m race which was dominated by Boxer Athletic Club with both male and female category. This event was filled with a lot of action-packed, which Joubert Conelia turned the tables in the last two laps to claim the win, and followed by Stoltz Corlize of (JAC). Joubert maintains her pace till the finish line, finishing first in the time of 18:38:3.

In the Men’s event, Precious Mashele of Boxer Athletic Club won the 5000m event in style. He battled with his training partner Kabelo Seboko for the better part of the race followed closely by Ntshindiso Mphakathi who also finished in the top 3 positions. Precious Mashele proves that he will be one of the best in the club by finishing first in a time of 14:09:79.

Central Gauteng Athletics commission will host a 2nd league meeting at UJ Soweto Campus on the 1st of February 2020.

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CGA Track and Field Building up to the Provincial Squad

Central Gauteng Athletics held the CGA Sub Youth Provincial Championships at Ruimsig Stadium in Roodepoort Saturday on the 02nd November 2019. The event which saw athletes between the age group of 7/9/11/13/15 taking part in order to be considered for Sub Youth Interprovincial which will be held on 23 November at Sasolburg.

CGA provincial Championships served as the final trails, only registered athletes with a ASA permanent license number will be considered for selections if they meet the criteria set by CGA which is that athletes must participate at least 50% of the meeting hosted by CGA commission, this will be checked on the results (all originals will be available to check)

The invite to the Interprovincial is a maximum of 4 athletes per event per age group per gender. No individual athletes will be considered

Deriving from CGA Track and Field fixtures and rules. For the selection to the Sub Youth Inter-provincial Championship, it is expected that the athlete participates in at least two (2) September/October/November/ and two (2) January/March CGA hosted the meeting as set out in the CGA seasonal fixture programme and CGA Championships that will serve as final official trails.

Winners in their events at the CGA Championships will be in the team if the criteria and ASA standard are met. Athletes who have Doctor’s note: those who may not perform well at the championships and those with different reasons for not competing and for not meeting the criteria will be at the mercy of the selectors as selectors discretion will be applied.

The provincial date for a team meeting will be Sunday 17 November at 12:00 at CGA offices, the team will be sent to clubs at the team meeting on the 17 November 2019. If they not at the meeting they miss out.

Results will be communicated during this week

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