Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
SA ATHLETES IN FINE FORM ON EUROPEAN CIRCUIT
South African athletes made their presence felt in Europe on Saturday, dominating multiple events at track and field meetings in Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Competing in Lier, sprinter Emile Erasmus won the men’s 100m (10.46) and 200m (21.34) races.
Former World Championships bronze medallist Johan Cronje was also victorious, taking the men’s 1 500m contest in 3:39.48.
In the women’s 5 000m event, Nolene Conrad bagged the win in 15:55.64, setting a personal best as she dipped under 16 minutes for the second time in her career.
Elsewhere, at the Georges Caillat Memorial meeting in Geneva, Jean-Mare Senekal set a personal best in the women’s 400m hurdles, clocking 57.89 to win her heat.
She bettered her previous career record, set in Pretoria two years ago, by 0.16.
Dikotsi Lekopa finished third in the men’s 3 000m steeplechase in 9:00.63, with countryman Tumisang Monnatlala taking fifth place in 9:08.55.
At the Gouden Spike meeting in Leiden, Xolisa Tyali ended 12th in the men’s 10 000m race, clocking a career record of 28:27.10.