Central Gauteng Athletics has a good start to the year by hosting the first track and field meeting of the 2016 season on Saturday, 09 January 2016 at the Germiston stadium. A great day filled with athlete’s challenging themselves and working towards the SA championships in April.
Opening up the day with a competitive 3000m event which saw senior woman Cornelia Joubert (Nedbank RC) finishing first in 10:06 and Siphiwe Tefo (Bedfordview CC) for the senior men bit finishing in 8:38. They both say they are good and ready for the 2016 season and have put much effort in training to improve their performances. Cornelia says she is working towards being selected for the Olympics in Rio and still aims to improve on her personal best in the long distance run. Coming back from an injury, Siphiwe says he has been working hard on getting back to the game. He is impressed by his performance on the 3000m and is now comfortable to go back to his main focus which is 1500m and hopefully qualify in it for the SA championships.
On the field we saw exceptional performances with the long jump men which was between junior man Johnson Cheswell (Alberton AC) 7:45 showing of his skills and how hard work pays off and Senior man Dylan Cotter (UJ) 7:52 who was in it for a lead.
With the level of performance expected to excel as the season progresses, it promises to be an interesting one. Central Gauteng Athletics is confident that this year promises great results all round.