Track & Field News

CGA's Sub-Youth, Youth, Junior and Under 23 Champs- Results

Great turnout this past Saturday, 12 March 2016 at the Central Gauteng Athletics Sub-Youth, Youth, Junior and Under 23 championships hosted at Germiston Stadium. The stadium filled up in the early hours of the day by spectators and athletes determined to perform to their utmost best to make the provincial team which will be competing later this month at the National championships.

Exceptional performances by CGA’s top athletes in both track and field including the new kid on the block who has done remarkably well for himself in 100m and long jump Cheswell Johnson (19), He has  recently moved to UJ Athletics Club from Alberton Athletics club having been in the athletics fraternity in less than a year. He currently holds a personal best of 7:45 in long jump scoring 7:13 this past weekend. He has great potential to and aims to compete in the World Junior Championships later this year. Another highlight of the day was the 53:19,34 of Pierre Vermaak in the 10 000m Walk event. Who is one of the most promising junior walkers in the province who continues to work towards his late father’s dream of him becoming world champion in race walking. 

 

Matome Chabangu

Cheswell Johnson

CGA's Road to National Championships

Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA) has reached the end of its 2015/2016 Track and Field season, building up to the SA Championships. It has been a great season for CGA producing great results in preparation. CGA will be hosting its provincial championships for the Sub-Youth, Youth, Junior and Under 23 age categories on the 12 March 2016 at Germiston Stadium. the programme will commence at 08h00.

As per CGA selection criteria, athletes need to have participated in at least two of CGA league meeting plus the upcoming provincial championships to make team. The selection will be based on the latest Athletics South Africa qualifying standards. As a province we are confident that our athletes will met up to these standards and display very competitive standards in order to select a very strong team to represent the province.

    

Exciting and Active weekend for CGA

A weekend filled with activities as Central Gauteng Athletics hosted a track and field league meeting on Saturday, 20 February 2016, which was the second last meeting before the CGA provincial championships in March 2016.

First league this year featuring the Phalula twins who have moved on to longer distances on the track from their previous main events which included 800m and 1500m. Lebo-Diana Phalula leads the 5000m ladies by 300m ahead finishing her race at 16:47:85 followed by Keneilwe Sesing clocking at 17:37:63. Returning from an injury, Lebogang Phalula finished 3rd at the time of 17:56:43, and said this was just to test her endurance levels. In the men’s 5000m Namaqua Nkhasi of Cool Running AC finishes 1st in the time of 14:02:47 followed by Joel Marome of Nedbank 14:17:29 and Gladwin Mzazi finishing 3rd in  14:23:79.

CGA team women

Earlier on Saturday we also had a CGA team participating at the SA Marathon Championships in Buffalo City, East London. In the open men category, Ntsindiso Mphakathi finishing 3rd at 02:23:12 and in the open women category Mapaseka Makhanya finishing 2nd in 02:51:32. Overall CGA men’s team walked away with the gold title and the women with the silver title.

CGA would also like to congratulate Lebogang Shange on breaking his own record in 20km in the time of 01:20:06 on Saturday in Australia and well done to Sibusiso Nzima on finishing 4th, clocking his new personal best in the time of 02:11:42 and bettering his Olympics qualification time.

It has been a great weekend for CGA and we look forward to yet another great weekend when CGA host the last track and field league meeting this Saturday, 27 February 2016 commencing at 13:00 using Program 2.

Mapaseka

Ntsindiso

5000m Men

5000m Women

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