VARIETY ON DISPLAY AT CAPE TOWN NITE SERIES

 
Updated: March 15, 2016

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A mixed bag of disciplines will be showcased at the second leg of the ASA Nite Series, as the top-flight domestic season moves to Cape Town next week.
With sprint events dominating the high-altitude opener in Pretoria last week, highlighted by Akani Simbine’s national 100m record of 9.96 seconds, the second leg of the campaign will offer a feast of action across the board at Green Point Stadium.
While sprint events will again be contested, with 100m races on the programme for men and women, track events will be focussed around middle-distance races at the sea level meeting.
There will be men’s and women’s contests over 800m and 5 000m, as well as a 3 000m steeplechase race for men.
The popular 400m hurdles discipline will also be held, with national record holder LJ van Zyl already confirmed in the men’s line-up, and World Championships finalist Wenda Nel and Youth Olympic Games champion Gezelle Magerman set to square off in the women’s race.
Six field events will also be held, with men turning out in the pole vault, long jump and discus throw, and women competing in the high jump, shot put and hammer throw.
“We saw some explosive action from the nation’s top sprinters at the first meeting of this exciting new series,” said Athletics South Africa president Aleck Skhosana.
“We hope they will display their impressive speed again in Cape Town, but as the event is at sea level, we also hope the country’s top middle-distance runners will make use of the opportunity to run fast times and qualify for major international championships.”
The start lists for the meeting, which forms part of the four-leg ASA Nite Series, would be released closer to the event.

Programme, ASA Nite Series, Cape Town (22 March, 2016):

6pm – pole vault, men
6pm – high jump, women
6pm – hammer throw, women
6.30pm – 400m hurdles, men
6.30pm – shot put, women
6.30pm – long jump, men
6.40pm – 400m hurdles, women
6.50pm – 5 000m, women
7pm – discus throw, men
7.10pm – 100m, women
7.15pm – 100m, men
7,20pm – 5 000m, men
7.40pm – 800m, senior women
7.45pm – 800m, senior men
7.50pm – 3 000m steeplechase, senior men

Wesley Botton says:

Apparently there will be delayed coverage on SABC on Tuesday night, a couple of hours after the meeting. There is also likely to be live crossings on SABC’s 24-hour news channel