Central Gauteng Athletics hosted its 4th league meeting on Saturday, 18 February 2023 at Germiston Stadium.
Over 800 athletes entered for this league which was supported by athletes from our sister provinces and neighbouring countries to test their performances and readiness for the National Championships which are scheduled late in March 2023.
This past weekend’s Track and Field programme included Race walking league on the track. One of the fascinating event in race walk has to be the Girls U16 5km walk which was dominated by MASAI athletes as they displayed great performances claiming all podium positions with Thato Rammalo leading the pack in gold position in the time 29:36.93, Keneilwe Mhlare securing second place clocking 30:40.01 and the 3rd position was Owami Nzimande in the time of 31:27.51.
The U18 women 800M race was dominated by Ntombi Gumede of UNITED where she showcased great athleticism with her stable run to secure the 1st position in the time of 2:23.37. In the second position with just a slight time difference from Ntokozo was her teammate Kamogelo Mkgoka clocking 2:24.01. The bronze position was taken by MONNAS’s Courtney Sole finishing strong in 2:24.79. The above-mentioned athletes (Ntokozo Gumede and Kamogelo Makgoka) from UNITED again dominated the U18 Women 1500m event maintaining the first 2 podium positions in the time of 05:12.07 and 05:12.19 respectively. Bronze position was secured by Lihle Kabini of Tembisa clocking 05:15.66.
Another phenomenal and challenging events of the day was the Senior Men 3000m steeplechase where we saw Jean Mouton of BOXER maintain his position from the 1st lap of the race finishing in the time 09:36.30. The 2nd position was Sicelo Ngcobo of KAGISO Striders with a strong finish in the time of 09:51.86, Banele Mkhabela of Waterfall City finished 3rd in the time 09:57.85. This is one event where athletes really push harder in all the laps as athletes have to overcome various obstacles including water jumps during the 3000m course to make it to the finish line.
The Senior Men and Senior Women 100m sprints also did not disappoint and delivered great excitement to spectators. In the senior women 100m event our visitors from Curro and Mozambique secured the podium positions with Michelle Mofomme leading in the time of 12.74 followed by her teammate Karabo Legodi in the time 13.05. Ana Da Rocha Faz Bem Iaia from Mozambique taking the 3rd position in the time of 13.20,
In a post interview with Ana Da Rocha, she indicated that she is grateful to be allowed to compete in CGA’s leagues since the start of the 2023 Track and Field season. The fact that the province is able to attract International athletes gives us positive feedback about the quality of our athletes and presentation of our leagues.
Amongst the greatest field events was the Senior Women Hammer where Leandri Geel of HELP AC claimed gold position with an amazing throw of 63.14, in the silver medal position was Maringa Greyling with a distance 50.96. The bronze position was secured by Elaine Pretorius of FITCHP with a distance of 50.79.
Please find the results on this link: https://tinyurl.com/CGATrackResultsHistory
CGA Track and Field Chairperson Maggie Dicks indicated that with only one league to go, we continue to encourage athletes to do their best in order to secure their seat to the National Championships later in March 2023.
The next league will be held on the 24 February 2023 at Germiston Stadium.
24 February 2023– CGA Track and Field League Five
Entry link: https://tinyurl.com/cgameetfive25feb23
Reminder: Age Groups for 2023
- Born in 2008/2009 is U/16 (14 and 15)
- Born in 2007/2006 is U/18 (16 and 17)
- Born in 2005/2004 is U/20 (18 and 19)
Entries are open and close on Tuesday, 21 February 2023 at 16h00. The entry fee for athletes is R30 and R50 for spectators. Temporary licenses will be sold at the venue for R20.
Looking Forward to seeing you at Germiston Stadium on the 24 February 2023.
Central Gauteng Athletics