Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
VISSER BOUNCES BACK IN GERMISTON
African long jump champion Zarck Visser burst back into form on Saturday with a solid 8.18m leap at the first of two ASA Invitation meetings in Germiston.
Visser, competing for only the second time since returning from hip surgery, improved his season’s best by 43 centimetres.
Antonio Alkana produced another impressive performance in the men’s 110m hurdles, clocking 13.50 seconds to win his specialist event.
The Western Cape speedster was 0.04 inside his personal best set at the national championships in Stellenbosch last month, with Tshepo Lefete (13.57) and Ruan de Vries (13.67) also dipping under 13.70.
Teenager Zinzi Chabangu launched a 13.17m effort in the women’s triple jump, just one centimetre short of her national junior record, with Patience Ntshingila winning the event in 13.31.
Sprinter Roscoe Engel secured victory in the men’s 100m dash in 10.33 seconds, and Tamzin Thomas won the women’s short sprint in 11.58.
The turnout by athletes and spectators was poor, after the meeting was only confirmed by the national federation earlier in the week.
Eight of 15 events that took place had three athletes or less taking part, while two disciplines (men’s pole vault and hammer throw) were scrapped.
The next ASA Invitation meeting, which will be the final event of the domestic senior campaign, will be held in Cape Town next weekend.
* All results are subject to ratification. No wind readings were made available in the official results
** Full results are available in our Results section