Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
CONLEY SECURES SPRINT VICTORY IN EUROPE
Sprinter Alyssa Conley was the best of the South African contingent at a meeting in Samorin, Slovakia on Saturday evening.
Conley won the women’s 100m dash in 11.36, crossing the line 0.05 ahead of second-placed American Alex Anderson.
Fellow speedster Henricho Bruintjies finished second in the men’s 100m race in 10.26 seconds, with in-form Qatari athlete Femi Ogunode securing victory in 10.01.
Middle-distance runner Johan Cronje also grabbed second spot in the men’s 1 500m contest in 3:39.14. Collins Cheboi of Kenya earned a comfortable victory in 3:36.98.
Dylon Cotter, one of six SA men to have achieved the Olympic qualifying standard of 8.15m in the men’s long jump, displayed his versatility by taking third position in the triple jump with a leap of 16.21m, just five centimetres short of his personal best set in Polokwane last month.
Maryke Brits ended fourth in the women’s long jump with a best attempt of 6.29m.