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CGA hosts 2nd 2023 Track and Field Season League Meeting 2 successfully

Track & Field

Central Gauteng Athletics hosted its second league meeting on Saturday, 21 January 2023 at Germiston Stadium. This league comes a week after the season kicked off successfully with a well-supported 1st league meeting.

One of the phenomenal event was the middle distance 5000m senior women which Lebo Diana Phalula of Boxer dominated from start to finish clocking an amazing time 17:41.90. Kefilwe Molefe of Colossus finished second in the time 19:19.23, the third position in the time 21:23.11 was Hanli Estebeth also from Boxer.

In 5000m senior men event, we saw a rocket start of 15 runners lining up, featuring the likes 2022 ASA 10km winner Andries Sesidi, Kabelo Melamu, Simon Sibeko and Nkosinathi Sibiya who ran back and forth to take the first position in the amazing  time 14:33.48 ,the competition between the three podium winners was very thrilling to watch with each runner eager to win the race. Towards to the end of the race we saw amazing competition between the winner Nkosinathi Sibiya and Simon Sibeko who finished second clocking 14:33.57 and Andries Sesidi who claimed   3rd place clocking 14:42.49.

Among the favourite races of the day was the 1st heat of senior men 200m which saw World 400m U20 Champ Lythe Pillay claiming the 1st position clocking an amazing time of 21.00, finishing second was his teammate Nhlanhla Maseko from UJ clocking 21.32. Kalanga Francisco Deve of Mozambique finished 3rd in the time 21.50.

Yet another showstopper event had to be the Men U20 mile, where we saw CGA’s 2022 most promising junior male athlete of the year Johannes Morepe of Murray and Roberts dominate the race from the first lap clocking 04:17.60 to secure a gold position. Finishing second from Kagiso Striders was Xolani Zenile claiming a silver position in the time 04:25.96, a bronze position in the time 04:25.96 was Jaden De Wet of HELPAC. The athlete showcased fitness and readiness to take on the season in all races.

In the field events we saw another fascinating event that got spectators to stand up from grandstands was the Men U20 Tripple Jump where Sisanda Luphuzi and Paul Mwa of Tembisa dominate with distances 16.72 and 14.76 respectively. A third place was taken by Donewin Scheepers of JAC in a distance of 12.23. The Women U20 Tripple Jump event was won by Lu-Rika Helberg with no competition in her distance of 11.56.

With 3 more leagues to go, CGA Track and Field Chairperson Maggie Dicks says she looks forward to seeing more athletes competing this season in order for the province to have a very strong team at the national championships.

Central Gauteng Athletics 

Track and Field Commission
Office Phone: 011 873 2726
Twitter: @CG_Athletics
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