Updated: July 16, 2015

Mpho Tladi cruised into the boys’ 110m hurdles semifinals

Another four South African athletes made it safely through the opening rounds of their events on Thursday, in the morning session on day two of the World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia.
Mpho Tladi and Levert Pieterse were both impressive in the boys’ 110m hurdles heats, coasting into the semifinals.
Tladi won his first-round race in 13.53 seconds and Pieterse was second in his heat in 13.72.
Nicola de Bruyn also progressed in style, winning her 100m heat in 11.74 to book her place in the penultimate round.
Middle-distance runner Liza Kellerman finished fifth in her 800m heat in 2:09.49, also qualifying for the semifinals.
The only disappointment of the session came in the qualifying round of the girls’ shot put.
Yolandi Stander, who was seventh in the discus throw final on Wednesday, was 20th overall with a best heave of 14.82m, and Angeline Smit had only one legal attempt of 12.46m, ending second last in the field as both athletes were eliminated.
The evening session on day two will be held in the early hours of Friday morning (SA time).