Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA) would like to congratulate each and every athlete that represented the Province well on Saturday the 26th of November 2022 in Pretoria. The strong and prominent selected team of 123 athletes made the province very proud as they collected a total of 50 medals as a result CGA took the 1st position in team prizes.
Amongst great performances on the day was the Girls 13 1500m walk which saw the province collecting all podium positions with Thato Rammalo winning a gold medal in the amazing time 08:02.04. Along with Rammalo on the podium was Heylin Nelson who came second bringing home a silver medal in the time 08:06.52, Teresa Langa secured a podium position on the podium in the time 08:18.11 bringing home a bronze medal. Keneilwe Mhlare of CGA missed the podium to take the 4th position in the same event.
We were also delighted to witness that some of our top performers during the Sub Youth season continued to maintain the outstanding performances at the championships, the likes Tyran Brooks who brought home 2 medals with a bronze medal in the event Boys 13 800m and a gold medal in the boys 13 1500m event. Oluchi Ndubueze brought home 3 medals from the championships, securing a gold position in three different events which are Girls 13 100m, 200m and long jump event. In her post event interview she thanked everyone around her for the support.
One of CGA Athletes Khotso Motsamai who has been consistent in his performance in the Boys 11 Long Jump events across all CGA Meetings broke a 2014 record by Adrian Joubert, jumping a distance of 5.29. Motsamai brought home a well-deserved gold medal from the championships.
Also breaking a 3 years old record was Mila Pearson set in 2019 by Rolandi Coetzee, jumping a distance of 1.52 in the High jump Girls 11 event. While Jaydon Fairlie and Jayden Simpson performance bettered a record set by Willie Van Heerden in 2006 in the Boys 13 200m event in the amazing time of 23.39 and 23.23 respectively.
Based on the great performances we witnessed on Saturday we are certain as the Province that the future is definitely bright. This age group is very important to determine and measure our progress of various development programmes within the province. We will be developing a system to trace these athletes in the next 4 to 8 years to ensure that we retain them within athletics but most importantly ensure that they continue to compete at high level athletics championships.
Track and Field Chairperson Maggie Dicks would like to thank everyone who contributed in making sure the Sub Youth Track and Field Season was a success.
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