Van Rooyan in big javelin throw in Cape Town

South African champion Rocco van Rooyan qualified for the World Athletics Championship with a massive personal best of 85.39m

South African champion Rocco van Rooyan qualified for the World Athletics Championship with a massive personal best of 85.39m


ROCCO van Rooyan broke new grounds with a massive throw of 85.39m in javelin at the Athletics South Africa Invitation Meeting in Cape Town South Africa on Saturday (23 May).
His opening attempt of 81.45m was a personal best. It was almost a metre further than his previous best of 80.56 at the South Africa Opens a fortnight ago in Tlokwe (formerly Potchefstroom).
“Initially I was not going to compete because I have had a knee problem this season. My plan was to prepare well for my first Diamond League meeting in New York City on 13 June,” a delighted Van Rooyan explained.
“I am glad our team manager encouraged me to compete saying there was going to be live television coverage. This good first throw inspired me to continue with the competition,” the South African champion explained.

Rocco van Rooyan (centre) was congratulated by all those in javelin contest after his great 85.39m  throw

Rocco van Rooyan (centre) was congratulated by all those in javelin contest after his great 85.39m throw


In his sixth and final attempt Van Rooyan threw the javelin to a distance of 85.39m. This is well inside the World Athletics Championship qualifier of 82m. What’s more this is the world’s fourth best throw this year.
“I am overwhelmed by this great throw. For four years I have struggled to get the angle for my throw right.
“It all came together in the final throw. If I can maintain this angle for my fast release of the javelin, I am sure there are many more big throws to come,” Van Rooyan assured.
Sprinter Wayde van Niekerk (right) run his quickest 200m this year ran

Sprinter Wayde van Niekerk (right) run his quickest 200m this year ran


On the track South African 400m champions Wayde van Niekerk triumphed in 200m in 20.58 seconds. This was his quickest 200m this year despite the chilly weather conditions.
“It was nice and I enjoyed it. I wish it was a bit warmer because when I came off the bend my felt a bit jelly in the legs.
“I could not push as hard as I wished. Anyway it is a positive result for me. I expect to improve on this time as well as in 400m,” says van Niekerk. He has run a season best of 44.91 in 400m.

The Phalula twins Lebogang (left) and Lebo  (right) dominated thee women's 1500m

The Phalula twins Lebogang (left) and Lebo (right) dominated thee women’s 1500m


Despite to chilly condition the Phalula twin (Lebogang and Lebo) blew away the field post a convincing 1-2 win in women’s 1500m. Leboganga clocked 4:16.44 to Lebo’s 4:17.63. They are the first to run sub 4:20 on the local scene in two years.
“Our objective was to run a sub 4:10 but the chilly conditions worked against us. Anyway we hope to run sub 4:10 when we go to Spain in a fortnight,” Lebogang revealed.
Gladwin Mzazi (right) on his way to victory in 5000m

Gladwin Mzazi (right) on his way to victory in 5000m


Other notable performances came through women’s 400m hurdler Anneri Ebersohn (58.31), Namibian triple jumper Rodger Haitengi (16.34m), high jumper Mpho Links (2.15 and 5000m runner Gladwin Mzazi (13:51.87).

Anneri Ebersohn was a convincing winner in women's 400m hurdles

Anneri Ebersohn was a convincing winner in women’s 400m hurdles


“Despite these chilly and wet condition in which raced I was able to run a sub 14 minutes. This gives me confidence I can run 27:45 two weeks from now when I compete the 10,000m in Europe. I aim to qualify for the World Championships,” Mzazi revealed.
Namibian Rodger Haitengi prevailed in men's triple jump

Namibian Rodger Haitengi prevailed in men’s triple jump


RESULTS AT ATHLETICS SOUTH AFRICA (ASA) INVITATIONAL MEET IN CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA ON SATURDAY 23 MAY
Note
Results include only those who completed their race in their event.
All athletes are South African unless otherwise mentioned.
PB denotes Personal Best
WCQ denotes World Athletics Championship qualifying standard attained
MEN
200m (-0.1)
1 Wayde van Niekerk 20.58; 2 Sibusiso Matswenjwa (Swaziland) 21.22; 3 Kyle Appel 21.52; 4 Brent Stevens 21.76; 5 Ethan Noble 21.92; 6 Yusuf Ismail 22.03; 7 Jonathan Ntutu 23.16
400m
1 Barend Koekemoer 46.85; 2 Rodwell Ndlovu 47.13; 3 Nicholas Loxton 50.08; 4 Gift Ngwenya 50.51
400m Hurdles
1 Lindsay Hanekom 52.63; 2 Niel l Roux 55.74
800m
1 Rynardt van Rensburg 1:46.95; 2 Jaco Rozabi 1:47.66; 3 Duran Faro 1:50.35; 4 Darren Stevens 1:52.10; 5 Emiele Paulsen 1:53.92; 6 Juan Jones 1:56.24; 7 Sibusiso Magwaza 1:57.35; 8 Ashwyn Classen 2:02.70
5000m
1 Gladwin Mzazi 13:51.87; 2 Philani Buthelezi 13:54.93; 3 Sibiusiso Nzima 13:58.58; 4 Sibusiso Madikizela 14:12.66; 5 Marko Buccarizza 14:13.73; 6 Anthony Timoteus 14:17.25; 7 Nkosinathi Nadyo 14:35.41; 8 Unathi Nteta 14:44.17; 9 Siboniso Soldaka 14:49.31
Triple Jump
1 Rodger Haitengi (Namibia) 16.34 (-0.3); 2 Reneliwe Aphane 14.93 (0.1); 3 Jayson Sewanyana 14.91 (-0.3); 4 Kwezi Mtoba 14.54 14.54 (-0.3)
High Jump
1 Mpho Links 2.15; 2 Keegan Fourie 2.10; 3 Chris Moleya 2.10; 4 Christo Krause 2.05; 5 Shane Blows 1.95; 6 Luvo Nkevu 1.90
Javelin
1 Rocco van Rooyan 85.39 PB/WCQ; 2 Phil-Mar van Rensburg 70.40; 3 Chad Herman 70.30; 4 Ulrich Damon 63.19; 5 Christiaan Pietersen 57.45
WOMEN
200m (-0.6)
1 Tamzin Thomas 24.52; 2 Geraldine King 25.88; 3 Alice Adeolu 26.16; 4 Emila Adonis 27.20
400m Hurdles
1 Anneri Ebersohn 58.31; 2 Jean-Marie Senekal 1:00.17; 3 Rozelle Meier 1:05.53
1500
1 Lebogang Phalula 4:16.44; 2 Lebo Phalula 4:17.63; 3 Bulelwa Simae 4:47.21; 5 Pamela Moyikwa 5:00.87; 6 Julia Welnert 5:09.31; 7 Bia van Heerden 6:03.17
3000m Steeplechase
1 Thembi Baloyi 10:22.94; 2cherise Sims 11:02.08; 3 Ileana Dreyer 11:57.38
Long Jump
1 Carla Marais 6.09 (+0.1); 2 Kayla Gilbert 6.00 (-0.5); 3 Zindzi Chabangu 5.98 (-0.3); 4 Nicholeen Mclaren 5.90 (+0.3); 5 Helene Peens 5.24 (+0.2)
Pole Vault
1 Jodie Sedras 3.30; 2 Kulthom Gaidien 3.00; 3 Jani Malan 3.00
Discus
1 Leandre Geel 47.55; 2 Angeline Smit 43.23; 3 Chandre Fredricks 33.92; 4 Caioly Gabriel 27.64; 5 Maria Compion 27.61
Shot Put
1 Angeline Smit 12.75; 2 Maria Compion 10.68; 3 Marilize Coetzee 10.60; 4 Caloly Gabriel 10.34; 5 Nienka du Toit 10.31
Hammer
1 Letitia Janse van Rensburg 53.95; 2 Stefanie Greyling 52.75; 3 Nadia Meiring 44.60; 4 Chandre Fredericks 35.05

South Africa’s Nel, Kipketer triumph in Bejing-IAAF World Challenge

Wenda Nel triumphed in 400m hurdles in a lifetime best of 54.37 in 400m hurdles at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Beijing China on Wednesday (20 May).

Wenda Nel triumphed in 400m hurdles in a lifetime best of 54.37 in 400m hurdles at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Beijing China on Wednesday (20 May).


WENDA Nel of South Africa and Kenya’s Alfred Kipketer set met record at the IAAF World Challenge meet in Beijing China on Wednesday (20 May).
Nel triumphed in women 400m hurdles in a lifetime best of 54.37 seconds. Her previous best was 54.83. She also regains the world lead having run 54.90 in Tlokwe (formerly Potchefstroom) South Africa on 09 May.
Kenya World Youth and World Junior champion Alfred Kipketer clocked 1:45.45 in men’s 800m to establish a new meet record. Another Kenyan Jonathan Muia Ndiku ran 8:11.64 to carry the day in men’s 3000m steeplechase. South Africa Godfrey Khotso Mokona and Morocco Arafi Rababe were runner ups in men’s triple jump and women’s 1500m respectively.
SELECTED AFRICAN RESULTS AT THE IAAF WORLD CHALLENGE MEETING IN BEIJING CHINA ON WEDNESDAY (20 MAY)
Note
PB denotes personal best
WL denotes World leading performance
MEN
3000m Steeplechase
1 Jonathan Muia Ndiku (Kenya) 8:11.64; 2 Clement Kemboi Kimutai (Kenya) 8:12.98; 4 Bernard Mbugua Nga’nga (Kenya) 8:15.66; 5 Lawrence Kemboi Kipsang (Kenya) 8: 18,51; 6 Hamid Ezzine (Morocco) 8:18.78; 7 Amor Ben Yahia (Tunisia) 8:19.30; 8 Paul Koech (Kenya) 8:21.01; 9 Nicholas Kiptanui Yego 8:26.10
Triple Jump
2 Godfrey Khotso Miokoena 16.67 (+1.0)
High Jump
9 Kabelo Kgosiemang (Botswana) 2.15
WOMEN
400m Hurdles
1 Wenda Nel (South Africa) 54.37 PB/WL
1500m
2 Arafi Rababe (Morocco) 4:04.12; 4 Malika Akkaoui (Morocco) 4:04.49; 6 Hiali Siham (Morocco) 4:04.69; 9 Tesfaye Kebede (Ethiopia) 4:07.44

Kenyans Korio, Tanui triumph in Okpekpe

Alex Oloitiptip won the men's race at the Okpekpe 10km road race. Korio receives his awards from the Executive Edo State Governor Adam Oshiomole

alex Oloitiptip won the men’s race at the Okpekpe 10km road race. Korio receives his awards from the Executive Edo State Governor Adam Oshiomole


Kenyans Alx Oloitiptip Korio and Angela Tanui were crowned men’s and women’s winners at the Okpekpe 10km road race in Edo State South South Nigeria on Saturday (16 May).
This third edition of the annual event gained and an elevated dimension as it is the first road race on the African continent to be granted an IAAF Road Race Status. Last October the race acquired an IAAF Bronze label.
Korio carried the day in the men’s race in a time of 29 minutes and 20 seconds (29:20). Ethiopian Gebreselassie Leul (29:22) was second ahead of Kenyan Amos Mutai (29:24).
Meanwhile 1 Angela Tanui (33:34), Purity Rionoripo (33:52) and Mary Wacera (34:31) secured a 1-2-3 Kenyan medal podium sweep in the women’s contest.

Anel anui won the womns race. She rceivd her award from Mrs Clara Oshiomole one day after the latter got married to the Edo State Governor Adam Oshiomole.

Angela Tanui won the women’s race. She received her award from Mrs Clara Oshiomole (lawyers and model from Cape Verde Islands) one day after the latter got married to the Edo State Governor Adam Oshiomole.


LEADING RESULTS FROM OKPEKPE 10KM IAAF BRONZE LABEL RAOD RACE IN EDO STATE SOUTH SOUTH NIGERIA ON SATURDAY 16 MAY 2016
MEN
1 Alex Oloitiptip Korio (Kenya) 29:20; 2 Gebreselassie Leul (Ethiopia) 29:22; 3 Amos Mutai (Kenya) 29:24; 4 Wilson Too Kiprono 29:27:5 Mathw Kisorio (Kenya) 29:33; 6 Joseph Kitur (Kenya) 29:49; 7 Cornelius Kipruto (Kenya) 30:10; 8 Vitayn Hailu (Eritrea) 30:16; 9 Dawit Fikadu (Ethiopia) 30:18; 10 Victor Chumo (Kenya) 38.07; 11 Bernard Kirui (Kenya) 30:49; 12 Jacob Kendgor (Kenya) 30:54; 13 Tamirat Gataneh Tola (Ethiopia) 31.03; 14 Adbella Codoma (Ethiopia) 31:51; 15 Birhanu Yemeta (Bahrain) 32:17; 16 Asfaha Mekonnen Teshome (Ethiopia) 32:31; 17 Emmanul Gyang (Nigeria) 32:31; 18 Gideon Goyet (Nigeria) 32:59; 19 Beku Chiferwt (Ethiopia) 33:03; 20 Fomi Justilin (Cameroon) 33:23
WOMEN
1 Angela Tanui (Kenya) 33:34; 2 Purity Rionoripo (Kenya) 33:52; 3 Mary Wacera (Kenya) 34:31; 4 Gudeta Buzuneah (Ethiopia) 34:54; 5 Ganet Yalew (Ethiopia) 35:05; 6 Edna Kimayo (Kenya) 35:36; 7 Etalundhun Zekka (Ethiopia) 35:39; 8 Pauline Wangui (Kenya) 36:10; 9 Alice Kamunye (Kenya) 36:33; 10 Bekelechi Bidada (Ethiopia) 38:07; 11 Deborah Pam (Nigeria) 38:41; 12 Tomeme Bonesh (Ethiopia) 39:17; 13 Zinash Kebede (Ethiopia) 39:21; 14 Muibat Mornike Ogunkoya (Nigeria) 40:42; 15 Asedo Queensly (Nigeria) 40:47; 16 Ann Seeriki (Nigeria) 41:33; 17 Mercy Raphael (Nigeria 42:53; 18 Yisman Silnut (Ethiopia) 43:00; 19 Amalawa Emmanuel (Nigeria) 45:0: 20 Iyonikhegbe Ruby Lawani (Nigeria) 45:32

Ethiopian Ayana steals limelight as Kiplagat, Birech produce world leads at Diamond League in Shanghai

Ethiopian world championship bronze medalist Almaz Ayana run the third fastest 5000m ever.

Ethiopian world championship bronze medalist Almaz Ayana run the third fastest 5000m ever.


ALMAZ Ayana of Ethiopia clocked the third fastest 5000m at the Diamond League in Shanghai China on Sunday (17May).
The world championship bronze medallist blew away the field covering the distance in 14 minutes and 14.32 seconds. (14:14.32). Ayana is by far the world’s fastest athlete in this event this year. She improves her personal best from 14:25.84 run in Paris France in 2013.
Ayana’s time is a new Diamond league and meeting record. Such was the pace she set that seven of the other 12 athletes run their personal bests.
“This is the best season opening 5000m race I have ever run. I will give my best to make the Kenya team for the World Championships in Beijing in August,” says Kenyan runner up Viola Jelagat Kibiwott in a post-race interview.
“The atmosphere in Shanghai made this a wonderful experience. I am sure it will be the same in Beijing,” Kibiwott remarked.

Kenyan Jairus Kipchoge Birech continued his dominance of the 3000m steeplechase from last year.

Kenyan Jairus Kipchoge Birech continued his dominance of the 3000m steeplechase from last year.

Meanwhile Kenyan Jairus Kipchoge Birech picked up from where he left last year. He was comfortable winner produced the fastest 3000m steeplechase time this year winning the race in 8:05.36.
“We had a cold breeze on the back straight. Otherwise it was fantastic race. I went over the hurdles smoothly,” says Birech. The pace he set ensured that the next nine finishers make up the rest of the top ten athletes in the event this year.
“I have been training hard and feel I will improve my personal best (7:58.41). My goal is to win the race in Beijing,” Birech declared.

Kenyan Silas Kiplagat (right) labored to hold a spirit challenge from his compatriots to win the 1500m in a world leading time

Kenyan Silas Kiplagat (right) labored to hold a spirit challenge from his compatriots to win the 1500m in a world leading time


In contrast Kenya’s Silas Kiplagat laboured to hold off the spirited challenge to win the 1500m in a world leading time of 3:35.29.
Kiplagat was followed across the finish line by Hillary Cheruiyot Nge’tich (3:35.40), Collins Cheboi (3:35.46), Robert Kiptoo Biwott (3:35.75), James Kiplagat Magut (3:35.91) and Ugandan Ronald Musagala (3:36.23). Biwott who is world youth champion and Musagala each set personal bests.
“It fills me with joy to win here in Shanghai. I did not expect to win as I had an Achilles injury that affected my training some three weeks ago,” says Kiplagat.
“This is the fastest race I have run at the beginning of my season. I will do my best to make the Kenya team so as to compete in Beijing,” says Kiplagat.

Nigrisn sprinter Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor attributes her 100m triumph to an explosve start

Nigrisn sprinter Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor attributes her 100m triumph to an explosve start


Nigerian sprinter was a convincing winner in the women’s 100m crossing the finish line in 19.98 seconds. “My race was pretty good. I focussed on getting as good start. Usually I do not gts a good starts and have to work hard to cover lost ground,” Okagbare-Ighoteguonor explained.

Kenyan world champion Eunice Sum won the 800m. She plans to run a sub two minutes in her nxt race

Kenyan world champion Eunice Sum won the 800m. She plans to run a sub two minutes in her nxt race


World 800m champion Eunice Sum is delighted she won the two lap race. Her winning time of 2:00.28 is the world’s second fastest this year.
“It was windy on the back straight. I hope to win my next race in under two minutes,” says Sum.
RESULTS SELECTED AFRICAN RESULTS AT THE DIAMOND LEAGUE IN SHANGHAI CHINA ON SUNDAY 17 MAY
Note
Results include only leading African participants at the Diamond League in Shanghai China
PB denotes Personal Best
DLR denotes Diamond League Record
MR denotes Meet Record.
WL denotes the world’s best result in the specific event this year 2015
MEN
200m (+1.1)
6 Carvin Nkanata (Kenya) 20.58
400m
6 Isaac Makwala (Botswana) 46.28
1500m
1 Silas Kiplagat (Kenya) 3:35.29 WL; 2 Hillary Cheruiyot Nge’tich (Kenya 3:35.40; 3 Collins Cheboi (Kenya) 3:35.46; 5 Robert Kiptoo Biwott (Kenya) 3:35.75 PB; 6 James Kiplagat Magut 3:35.91; 8 Ronald Musagala (Uganda) 3:36.23 PB; 9 Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba (Kenya) 3:36.37; 10 Vincent Kibet (Kenya) 3:36.80; 11 Mekonnen Gebrmedhin (Ethiopia) 43:42.14
3000m Steeplechase
1 Jairus Kipchoge Birech (Kenya) 8:05.36; 2 Paul Kipsiele Koech 8:11.39; 3 Conseslus Kipruto (Kenya) 8:14.594 Jonathan Muia Ndiku (Kenya) 8:15.54;
5 Clement Kimutai Kemboi (Kenya) 8:16.22 PB; 6 Brimin Kiprop Kipruto (Kenya) 8:18.55; 7 Hilary Kipsang Yego (Kenya) 8:19.87; 8 Abel Kiprop Mutai (Kenya) 8:20.38; Hamid Ezzine (Morocco) 8:20.49; 11 Nicholas Kiptanui Bett 8:23.93 PB; 12 Festus Kiprono (Kenya) 8:26.24 PB; 13 Benjamin Kiplagat (Uganda) 8:29.83; 14 Barnabas Yego (Kenya) 8:31.90; 15 Gilbert Kirui (Kenya) 8:37.04
Long Jump
6 Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (South Africa) 8.11 (+0.5)
Discus
10 Victor Hogan (1) 60.01
WOMEN
100m (+0.9)
1 Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor (Nigeria) 10.98
800m
1 Eunice Sum (Kenya) 2:00.28; 2 Malika Akkoui (Morocco) 2:00.73; 3 Janeth Jepkosgei (Kenya) 2:01.14
10 Winnie Nanyondo (Uganda) 2:08.48
5000m
1 Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) 14:14.32 WL/DLR/MR; 2 Viola Jelagat Kibiwott (Kenya) 14:40.32; 3 Senbere Teferi (Ethiopia) 14:41.98 PB; 4 Almitu Haroye (Ethiopia) 14:43.28 PB; 5 Irene Jelagat (Kenya) 14:55.49 PB; 6 Irene Chebet Cheptai (Kenya) 14:58.40; 7 Magdalene Masai (Kenya) 14:58.54 PB; 8 Perine Nengsampi (Kenya) 15:08.39 PB; 9 Gelete Burka (Ethiopia) 15:14.39; 10 Birtukan Fente Alemu (Ethiopia) 15:16.69 PB; 11 Alemitu Hawi (Ethiopia) 15:17.52; 12 Stella Chesang (Uganda) 15:25.01 PB; 13 Dera Dida (Ethiopia) 15:38.86
Javelin
2 Sunette Viljoen (South Africa) 63.60

African champion Visser qualifies for Bejing as Lefete, Thomas, Thage achieve personal best in Ekurhuleni

Zarch Visser qualified for the World Athletics Championship with a leap of 8.18 (+1.6)

Zarch Visser qualified for the World Athletics Championship with a leap of 8.18 (+1.6)


AFRICA long jump champion Zarck Visser (South Africa) qualified for the World Athletics Championship at the Athletics South Africa (ASA) Invitation Meet in Ekurhuleni South Africa on Saturday (16 May).
Visser triumphed courtesy of an opening leap of 8.18m (+1.6). In only his second competition this year he has made the cut for the World Athletics Championships due in Beijing China in August.
This is Visser’s his second competition of the year. His first was at the South Africa Opens last week in Tlokwe (formerly Potchefstroom) where he leaped to a distance of 7.75m (+1.4).
“The SA Opens was my first met since the operation on my hip in January. My goal here today was to qualify for Beijing and I am glad I achieve it.
“I was told after the operation I would be back in six month. Instead I am back in four months. I thank God for my speedy recovery,” says Visser.
“Now I am ready for work and will take on the best in the game. I am 100% fit. My next goal is to better my personal best of 8.32. Ultimately my focus is to get to the final in Beijing, then fight for a medal,” Visser declared.

The 110m hurdles was keenly contested between Ruan de Vries (no 2212), Antonio Alkana (no 22.01) and shepo Lefete (no 2235) been a close contst

The 110m hurdles was keenly contested between Ruan de Vries (no 2212), Antonio Alkana (no 22.01) and Tshepo Lefete (no 2235) been a close contst


Men’s 110m hurdles was the most keenly contested event. National champion Antonio Alkana (13.59) edged the rapidly improving Tshepo Lefete (13.57) with Ruan de Vries placed third (13.67).
For Lefete this is second personal best run in as many weeks. Lefete lowered his lifetime best from 13.78 to 13.61 and the SA Open in Tlokwe last Saturday.
“I am pretty happy with my new PB. I will take new a PB any day. However I was not satisfied with my execution,” says Lefete.
“Though I stumbled midway through the race, I recovered and caught up with Antonio (Alkana) and run him down. I just need more races and I will qualify for the world champs,” Lefete explained.
Meanwhile new find Tamzin Thomas also improved her lifetime best for the second time in a week. She prevailed won the women’s 100m in 11.58 seconds. She shaved off a tenth of a second from her previous best when she won in Tlokwe last week.
“I was a bit nervous in the beginning. The last time I compete here I was a sub junior (in 2011). Today I am competing as a senior on this fast track”.
“I thank my coach, family and friends for all their support I have enjoyed coming this far. By God’s grace I will also improve my 200m time next weekend in Cape Town,” says a delighted Thomas.
Tamzin Thomas (right) clocked a personal ebst of 11.58 to prevail in women's 100m

Tamzin Thomas (right) clocked a personal ebst of 11.58 to prevail in women’s 100m


Meanwhile on the infield Tumelo Thage broke new ground winning men’s shot put in a lifetime best of 17.98 metres. His previous best was 17.62m.
“I feel a real sense of relief. I should have bettered my personal best earlier this season but conditions at competitions were just not right. The throwing circle at the South Africa (SA) Opens meet in Tlokwe last week was not conducive. I am glad I have come close to 18m,” Thage explained.

Patience Ntshingila triumphed in women's triple jump in 13.31 (-0.1)

Patience Ntshingila triumphed in women’s triple jump in 13.31 (-0.1)


Staying on the infield national triple jump champion Patience Ntshingila carried the day in women’s triple jump with a leap of 13.31m (-0.1). “I am making a comeback after an operation on my take off leg. Next year I hope to jump over 14m,” Ntshingila said.
Back on the track sprinter Roscoe Engels had mixed feeling after winning the 100m in 10.33 seconds. He explains.
“Winning a race is always good. However I was far from my targets of the World championship qualifier of 10.16 seconds. My health has not been great this week. I have had a sour throat”.

Roscoe Engels (no 2217) won the 100m in 10.33

Roscoe Engels (no 2217) won the 100m in 10.33


“My hope is to recover and resume training on Monday (18May). Next Saturday (23 May) on home turf with crowd support I am going for that 200m world championship qualifier at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town,” Engels declared.
Engels posted 200m personal best of 20.51seconds at the SA Opens in Tlokwe last week. The World championship qualifier is 20.50.
RESULTS AT ATHLETICS SOUTH AFRICA (ASA) INVITATIONAL MEET IN EKURHULENI SOUTH AFRICA ON SATURDAY 16 MAY
Note
Results include only those who completed their race in their event.
All athletes are South African unless otherwise mentioned.
PB denotes Personal Best
WCQ denotes World Athletics Championship qualifying standard attained
MEN
100m (+0.6)
1 Roscoe Engels 10.33; 2 Sibusiso Matsenjwa (Swaziland) 10.47; 3 Emile Erasmus 10.48; 4 Danie van Blerk 10.65; 5 Dewald Steyn 10.67; 6 Jabulani Gumede 11.16; 7 Tshepang Joubert 11.99; 8 Siphiwe Njokwe 14.21; 9 Gift Mtoyedwe 14.39
110m Hurdles (+0.4)
1Antono Alkane 13.50; 2 Tshepo Lefete 13.57 PB; 3 Ruan de Vries 13.67; 4 Mintingh Hamman 14.04
1500m
1 Tlou Seloba 3:58.44; 2 Henry Makane 3:58.82; 3 Amos Nyongo 4:03.37; 4 Migal Strydom 4:05.99; 5 Jacob Khomola 4:13.69; 6 Thato Tsotsetsi 4:26.94; 7 Mmako Gumede 4:38.30
3000m Steeplechase
1 Tumisang Monnatlala 9:07.37; 2 Tumelo Motlagale 9:15.59
Long Jump
1 Zarch Visser 8.18 WCQ (+1.6); 2 Duwayne Boer 7.52 (+0.2); 3 Jeffrey Sebothome 5.79 (+0.7)
Discus
1 Johan Scholtz 54.88; 2 Brynn-Peter Kemp 54.18; 3 3 Ruan Murray 53.68
Shot Put
1 Tumelo Thage 17.98 PB; 2 Ruan Murray 16.48; 3 Brynn-Peter Kemp 15.61
WOMEN
100m (+1.0)
1 Tamzin Thomas 11.58 PB; 2 Cherese Jones 11.63; 3 Tsaone Sebele (Botswana) 11.77; 4 Welme van Zyl 11.90; 5 Leanness du Toit 12.16;
7 Juliette Speek 12.30; 8 Claudia Heunis 12.49; 9 Kayla Gilbert 12.54
100m Hurdles (-0.1); 6 Patience Ntshingila 12.24; 7 Claudia Heunis 13.61; 2 Kayla Gilbert 13.98
400m
1Soandri Meyer 54.76; 2 Zoe Engler 55.97; 3 Armoure le Roux 56.16
800m
1 Rorisang Rammonye 2:11.85; 2 Liza Kellerman 2:12.72; 3 Itumeleng Rasekanye 2:13.41; 4 Beatrice Themane 2:15.90; 5 Tsawanelo Maruping 2:23.97; 6 Thandi Sehohle 27.91;
5000m Cornlia Joubert 17:16.41; 2 Mpho Mabuza 17:58.49; 3 Nonhlanhla Dlamini 19:11.38
Triple Jump
1 Patience Ntshingila 13.31 (-0.1); 2 Zindzi Chabangu 13.17 (+2.7); 3 Matsie Dikotla (+0.2); 4 Catherine Makaya (Zimbabwe) 12.53 (-0.5)
High Jump
1Bianca Erwee 1.75; 2 Julia du Plessis 1.70; 3 Geraldine King 1.70
Javelin
1 Meagan Wilke 50.42; 2 Sane van Zyl 44.99; 3 Janike Kotze 44.83; 4 Gezelle Bernard 44.64