Central Gauteng Athletics hosted very successful Sub Youth (Primary School age) Provincial Championships on the 12th November 2022 at Boksburg Stadium in a drizzling weather.
The Sub Youth Provincial Championships was hosted following 3 Sub Youth leagues of which athletes were expected to participate in at least 2 plus championships in order to meet the selection criteria.
We had commenced the day with the 10km Race Walk league targeted at Senior and Junior as part of preparing for the Race Walk Championships early next year. The race walk was a success through a partnership between Race Walk committee and Track and Field commission. The Senior Women category was won by Nthatisi Mokhele of RWFL in the time of 0:57:12.13 and Senior Men category won by Yamkelo Shosha clocking 0:58:30.12 to secure gold medal position.
One of the fascinating performances of the day has to be Oluchi Abalwe Ndubueze of IHT in the Girls 13 as she secures 3 gold medals with the 1st medal in 200m clocking 25:83, jumping an impressive distance of 5.25 in the Long Jump. To complete her 3 gold medal dominance in style she clocked 12:50 in the 100m event. During the post event interview, she indicated that she was very excited to walk away with three gold medals as she feels that the hard work in the pass leagues is paying off.
Khotso Motsamai of NEDJHB defended his title in the Boys 11 Long Jump finals to secure a gold medal yet again with an amazing jump of 4.88m. Motsamai was followed by a strong challenge from Aldre Wohlfahrt of NORIES who secured a silver medal with a jump of 4.87m and Kade Booysen of Trinity closed the podium taking a bronze medal with a jump of 4.28.
In the Girls 13 discuss finals, NORIES dominated the event with the following athletes from the club makingthe championships podium a club affair. Marni Vermaas secured a gold position with a distance of 37.12m, Kara Van Eeden taking silver position in a distance of 33.20m and Chanlee Landsberg securing a bronze position with a distance of 31.40.
CGA Track and Field Chairperson Maggie Dicks during the post event interview, thanked all athletes, coaches and spectators who supported the 2022 Sub Youth Season especially in a rainy weather experienced at the championships. She also wished the athletes who will be selected to represent the province at the Sub Youth Track and Field Inter Provincial Championships taking place in Pretoria on the 26th of November 2022 well luck in advance.
Please visit the CGA website for detailed results and clubs medal tables results.
The 2022 CGA Sub Youth Inter Provincial Team will be announced in due time.