South Africa names 33 juniors for Windhoek Southern Regionals

SA junior jumper at AJC Botswana 2011 / Photo: Monirul Bhuiyan/Press Photo

Athletics South Africa has announced a junior team of 33 athletes to compete at the CAA Southern Region Junior Championships holding in Windhoek, Namibia on April 28 - 29, 2012.

The date of the Championships has been moved forward and will no longer take place on May 4 & 5.

Amongst the men are athletes such as Siphelo Ngqabaza and Fana Mofokeng (FS). Both athletes delivered outstanding performances at the Yellow Pages SA Junior, Youth and Schools Championships in Germiston from March 29-31, 2012 with Ngqabaza qualifying not only in the 100m but also in the 200m.

Other men in the team include the SA Javelin Youth Record holder and World Championships silver medallist Morne Moolman, Jan-Louw Kotze and Gerhard de Beer in the Discus Throw, Pieter Conradie in the 400m and SA Youth record holder in the Octathlon, Lee vd Berg competing in the 110m hurdles.

Julia du Plessis became the 3rd best youth high jump athlete in South African history after clearing 1.88m; a height that would’ve ranked her number one in the world in 2011.

Others in the team include former youth athletes Phillipa van der Merwe in the 100m alongside the new SA Junior Champion Nabeela Parker, Spephanie Wicksell in the 400m, 800m athlete Thato Makhafola and Izelle Nieuhoff running 400m hurdles.

See the full team in the table below:

 

MEN

EVENTS

WOMEN

 
 

SIPHELO NGQABAZA

100m

PHILLIPA VD MERWE

 
 

FANA MOFOKENG

100m

NABEELA PARKER

 

 

SIPHELO NGQABAZA

200m

CHANTE VAN TONDER

 

 

BEN RENS

 

LIEZL HECHTER

 

 

RUAN GREYLING

400m

STEPHANIE WICKSELL

 

 

PIETER CONRADIE

400m

JANET SEELIGER

 
 

THAPELO MADIBA

800m

THATO MAKHAFOLA

 
 

 

800m

MONIQUE STANDER

 
 

 

100mH

KAYLA GILBERT

 
 

 

100mH

LIRISKA BOTHA

 
 

ANGES JULIES

110mH

 

 
 

LEE VD BERG

110mH

 

 
 

TAARIQ SOLOMONS

400mH

ANE FOURIE

 
 

SCHALK BURGER

400mH

IZELLE NIEUHOFF

 
 

 

HJ

JULIA DU PLESSIS

 
 

MPHO MAPHUTHA

LJ

MARYKE BRITS

 
 

DUWAYNE BOER

LJ

ZANRI VD MERWE

 
 

GERHARD DE BEER

DISCUS

ISCHKE SENEKAL

 
 

JAN-LOUW KOTZE

DISCUS

SIMONE MEYER

 
 

MORNE MOOLMAN

JT

 

 
         

 

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