Munyai sets SA junior 300m best

Updated: February 11, 2017

Clarence Munyai has opened his 2017 campaign in style

Teenager Clarence Munyai set a national junior 300m best on Friday night, charging to victory at the second leg of the Eagles Club Classic Shootout series hosted by Hoërskool Florida at the University of Johannesburg.
The 18-year-old speedster, who competed in the 200m event at last year’s Rio Olympics, covered the rarely run distance in 32.87 seconds, becoming the first South African junior to dip under 33 seconds.
Meanwhile, hurdler Rikenette Steenkamp bounced back from a lengthy injury hiatus to win the women’s 150m race at UJ Stadium.
The former African champion clocked 17.60 to secure the win.
The third and final leg of the Classic Shootout series, which included 1 000m races for elite men and women, will be held at UJ Stadium on February 17.