Track & Field News

CGA Track and Field, Almost There

Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA) hosted the third league meeting last Saturday, 23 January 2016 which puts the province halfway towards the end of season. With just two more leagues before the provincial and national championships the season and has gained momentum. We had a great turnout of spectators with grand stands filled to see the action packs meeting of the season.

Athletics South Africa sanctioned 5000m event for Junior Women in preparation of the CAA Cross Country team was led by a bunch from KPMG AC. An interesting finish by Simonay Weitsz (KPMG) 17:34:3 with a close call for officials to make between her and Keletso Senosi (Tuks) 17:34:5 who is also a CGA product. The trials were aimed at evaluating the Junior women’s fitness as they prepare for the CAA championships in Cameroon at the beginning of March 2016.

The highly anticipated 10 000m saw Sibusiso Nzima (Nedbank) walking away victorious in the time of 28:48, shocking the crowds with a world class performance. Onneile Dintwe (Nedbank) took the women event in the 34:51, and she was very impressed with her time as she aims to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

It is do or die time for athletes as we get closer to the national championships. They need to have participated in at least two provincial leagues and the CGA championships to qualify for selection. Some have met the selection criteria, and some still need the two leagues remaining to achieve their goal and meet the criteria.

Exciting Weekend Athletics Events and Activities

Please be informed that Central Gauteng Athletics will be having the following exciting Athletics events and activities:

1. ATHLETES OPEN MEETING- SATURDAY 23 JANUARY 2016

Athlete’s Commission of Central Gauteng Athletics is hosting the first Athletes Open Meeting for the year 2016.
The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss all matters affecting athletes in the province. He invite is also extended to coaches in the province.
Date: Saturday, 23 January 2016
Time: 10h00
Venue: Germiston Stadium, CGA Board Room.

We would appreciate if you could forward this invitation to your athletes and coaches.

2. TRACK AND FIELD LEAGUE MEETING- SATURDAY 23 JANUARY 2016

Central Gauteng Athletics Track and Field commission is hosting the 3rd League meeting of the season this weekend at Germiston Stadium. The meeting will be catering for Youth, Junior and Seniors as they are preparing for the National Championships in April 2016. The programme will commence at 13h00 with the last event at 17h15.

3. MODERN ATHLETE BOBBIES RACE- SUNDAY 24 JANUARY 2016

SAPG Athletics Club is hosting a 21.1km and 10km race on Sunday 24 January 2016 at Greenstone Shopping Centre. Both 21.1 km and 10km will start at 06h00.
Late entries and number collection will be held at Greenstone Shopping Centre entrance 3 ( upper level next to My Gym) as follows: ·

Friday 22 January 2016- 14h00 to 18h00 ·
Saturday 23 January 2016- 10h00 to 14h00
Race Day, Sunday 24 January 2016- from 04h30

For more information on the SAPG Athletics Club race please contact Hein 079 525 0302.

Action Packed Season of CGA Track and Field

Cool weather in Germiston as Central Gauteng Athletics host the second track and field league meeting of 2016 season this Saturday, 16 January 2016. An action packed half day programme with lots of competition on both track and field.

CGA ACTIONPACKED 1 

Big guns of long distance battle it out in the 5000m event with Tumisang Monatlala (KPMG) leading the bunch 30 seconds into the race, followed closely by junior man Ikageng Ggorekwe (KPMG) and then the tables turned. As the race went on, many top athletes took turns in leading the bunch which included Dorocious Makhubalo. 10 minutes into the race Marco Bucarizza (Bedfordview CC) took the lead and maintained it till the finish line, finishing first in the time of 14:42 after batting it off with Ikageng 150m meters away from the finish line. Keneilwe Sesing (KPMG) on the other hand led the ladies 5000m event from start till finish, giving the other ladies a run for their money. She is set to be the strongest long distance female athlete in as far as the 2016 season is, but we anticipate intense competition amongst the ladies as the season progresses.

 CGA ACTIONPACKED 3

On the field aspiring top high jump athlete Matome Shabangu (Boksburg AC) aged 16 doing what he does best, says he is really excited about the season and he is working on improving his personal best of 2:04. Although not achieved today, he is aware that it will require him to work harder and focus more on training. Alongside Matome, senior man Vernon Lategon (UJ) also performed exceptionally well even though there is still room for improvement for him as we head towards the SA Championships in April.

 CGA ACTIONPACKED 4

Central Gauteng Athletics looks forward to the next league meeting which will be held next Saturday, 23 January 2016 from 13:00, Germiston stadium. Much anticipation is focused on the last event of that day which is 10 000m, promising great heated action amongst Province’s top athletes and the junior women 5000m event which will be used by ASA to finalise the African Cross Country Championships team .

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