Nyongo, Molotsane shine at street mile

Updated: December 17, 2016

Amos Nyongo and Kesa Molotsane displayed superb form on Saturday, coasting to victory in the open men’s and women’s races at the first of three legs in the BestMed Eden Street Mile Series in Oudtshoorn.
Nyongo, the defending champion, won the men’s 1.6km contest in 3:55.60, and though he was nearly three seconds outside the course record of 3:52.99 set last year, he finished well clear of Jerry Motsau who took second place in 4:00.10.
Thabang Matiwane grabbed third spot in 4:03.35.
Molotsane, meanwhile, earned a convincing win in the women’s race.
The national cross country champion crossed the line in 4:37.78, with junior athlete Simonay Weitsz finishing second overall in 4:46.15.
Talented youngster Nadia Potgieter, still competing in the sub-youth division, was third quickest in 5:04.43.
The second leg of the annual street mile series will be held in George on Tuesday.

* Full results are available in our Results section