The 2015 SA senior track & field championships were held at Coetzenburg stadium in Stellenbosch on Friday & Saturday, 17/18 April. KZNA athletes managed to win 2 medals with Zelda Schultz finishing 3rd in the women 20km walk and Dominique Mann also finishing 3rd in the women polevault.
Being a world championship year competition were quite tough and although we only managed to win two medals a number of athletes made it into the finals of their respective events which is an achievement in itself. Zoe Engler (4th women 400m), Kelly Fletcher (5th women 800m), Jenet Dlamini (4th women 10 000m), Brittany Uys (4th women highjump) were the other standout performances from KZNA.
The 2015 SA senior track & field championships will be taking place on Friday and Saturday, 17/18 April 2015, at Coetzenburg stadium in Stellenbosch. We do wish our KZNA athletes all the best for the championship, and hopefully we can add to the 13 medals our juniors and U23 athletes won in Bloemfontein. The organizers have created a live link to follow the program and event results (www.saseniors.co.za).
The results of the 2015 ASA sub-youth, youth, junior & U23 championships are now available for download. KZNA athletes won 12 medals in total at the event.
The 2015 ASA sub-youth, youth, junior & U23 championship held in Bloemfontein, concluded on Saturday the 11th of April. KZN bagged another 7 medals on Saturday, including 2 gold medals. KZN won 12 medals in total, made up of 2 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze. A KZN individual entry also won gold.
KZN had to wait till the last day for its two gold medals. Kelly Fletcher (women U23) ran a superb tactical 800m race to leave the opposition in her wake with a personal best time of 2:09.90. Brittany Uys took top honours in the girls 19 highjump with a winning height of 1.74m.
The full list of medal winners are:
Kelly Fletcher – Women U23 800m (gold)
Brittany Uys – Girls 19 Highjump (gold)
Shanice Marnce – Women U23 200m (silver) & 100m (bronze)
Sibusiso Hlope – Boys 19 5000m (silver)
Simphiwe Hadebe – Boys 15 5000m walk (silver)
Jenet Dlamini – Women U23 10 000m (silver)
Jessica Bompas – Girls 15 200m (bronze)
Zakhiti Nene – Boys 17 400m (bronze)
Caylee Ellero – Girls 19 3000m SC (bronze)
Anele Hadebe – Boys 19 3000m SC (bronze)
Luyanda Mngadi – Boys 17 Triple Jump (bronze)
Ndumiso Sokhela Men U23 10 000m (gold) – Entered as KZN individual
CLICK HERE to view the results from the ASA champs
Day 2 of the SA sub-youth, youth, junior & U23 championships yielded two more medals for the KZNA team. Jenet Dlamini bagged a silver in the women U23 10 000m and Shanice Marnce a well deserved bronze medal in the women U23 100m. Saturday will see the final day of competition with a number of KZN athletes competing in finals.
The 2015 ASA sub-youth, youth, junior and U23 championship got underway on Thursday the 9th of April in Bloemfontein. With athletes from all across the country the venue was set for some exciting athletics. Day 1 is usually catering for heats and semi-finals with not that many finals. KZN athletes did reasonably well on day 1 bagging 1 silver and 2 bronze medals. Simphiwe Hadebe got things underway with a silver medal in the boys 15 5000m walk. Later during the afternoon Caylee Ellero – Girls 19 3000m SC (bronze) and Anele Hadebe – Boys 19 3000m SC bronze) added to our medal count with some gutsy running in the heat of the day.
We will be following the following athletes that featured on day 1 and will either run finals or semi-finals in their respective events on day 2:
Jessica Bompas – Girls 15 100m final
Sharnce Marnce – Women U23 100m final
Rishen Archary- Boys 15 400m semi-final
Dwayne Trollip – Boys 17 400m final
Zakhiti Nene – Boys 17 400m final
Bongomusa Mdlala – Boys 19 400m semi-final
Nkululeko Ngubeni – Men U23 400m final
Lungelo Gumede – Girls 15 1500m final
Lindokuhle Mkhwanazi – Boys 19 1500m final
Mthokozisi Mazibuko – Boys 19 1500m final
You can follow the action with live results via www.jobaresults.co.za
KZN Athletics recently appointed a head coach, Mark Labuschagne. One of mark’s duties will be to head up a provincial development program focusing on the various KZN districts. Mark recently presented his development plan to the AGM and it outlined a 4 year cycle plan. For more information about the plan please contact the KZNA office at 031 312 9374
The KZN athletics senior track & field team for 2015 ASA national champs has been released. The team will travel to Stellenbosch where the national competition will be held at the Coetzenburg stadium on the 17th & 18th of March 2015.
The 7th and last track & field league for the season will be held on Wednesday the 1st of April 2015. The first event starts at 17H30 and will be held at Kingspark in Durban.
The event is mainly in preparation for KZNA athletes selected to represent the province at national champs, but is open to anyone who wishes to participate on last time this season. There are no age group races and will be run as OPEN categories. Only track events will be catered for on the program.
Entries will be closing on Wednesday afternoon 15H00 on the 1st of April. Please spread the word and invite athletes for one last season ending race or two.
Please contact Mzo Gumede at the KZNA office at 031 312 9374 regarding any enqueries for the event.
The KZNA sub-youth, youth, junior and U23 track & field team to represent the province at the 2015 ASA national champs has been announced. The team will travel to Bloemfontein where the national champs will be taking place from the 9th to 11th of April. We would like to congratulate all the athletes who made the squad and we wish them all the best in their preparation for and participation at the event.
Athletes and coaches will be contacted by the office, but they are also urged to forward their ID numbers and 2015 KZNA license details. They can contact the office at 031 312 9374 or via email at email@example.com
The same contact details can be used if there are any queries regarding the selected team.