Next stop, nationals

Athletes converge at the coast for sub-nationals

04 March 2019 | Sports

Leandrea Louw - Swakopmund played host to the annual sub-national athletics event on Saturday, where the best athletes from the Erongo, Otjozondjupa and Kunene regions competed for a spot in the next round.

From here, the top two athletes in each age group per track or field item qualify for a spot in the national athletics championships which are set to take place on 13 April. However, before then, these athletes will participate in the Engen Prestige Athletics on 23 March in preparation for the nationals.

Some of the qualifying athletes:

• 3 000m

U/15 boys: Phillemon Neiseb (Otjozondjupa) and Maritz Hamaseb (Kunene); U/17 boys: Alpo Mbamba and Kornelius Masule (both Erongo); and U/17 girls: Karore Kurooro (Kunene) and Willientjie Bock (Erongo).

• 200m sprints

U/13 girls: Jasmine Phillipus and Angel Kasale (both from Erongo); U/13 boys: Matt Davies (Erongo) and Ngajozikue Zatjinda (Otjozondjupa); U/15 girls: Carien Oosthuizen and Lia Prinsloo (both from Otjozondjupa); U/15 boys: Erasmus Ryk (Otjozondjupa) and Herman Khoeseb (Erongo); U/17 girls: Ilona de Jager (Kunene) and Machandra Hendricks (Erongo); U/17 boys: Sherman du Plessis and Mbino Kazavanga (both from Erongo)

• 100m sprints

U/13 girls: Ngutatajije Kahere (Otjozondjupa) and Jasmine Phillipus (Erongo); U/13 boys: Raana Ngorera (Kunene) and Ngajozikue Zatjinda (Otjozondjupa); U/15 girls: Carien Oosthuizen and Lia Prinsloo (both from Otjozondjupa); U/15 boys: Veturouper Tjihange (Kunene) and Ian Steyn (Erongo); U/17 girls: Ilona de Jager (Kunene) and Machandra Hendricks (Erongo); U/17 boys: Sherman du Plessis (Erongo) and Morgan Nanuseb (Otjozondjupa).

• Hurdles

U/13 girls (75m): Evandre Farmer and Jana Bajorat (both from Otjozondjupa); U/13 boys (80m): Jano Erasmus and Jos Grensing (both from Otjozondjupa); U/13 girls (80m): Carien Schutz (Otjozondjupa) and Carla Schutz (Erongo); U/15 boys (100m): Janco Burger (Kunene) and Damien Nekundi (Erongo); U/17 girls (100m): Chrislene Klein-Nienaber (Erongo) and Ester Mulyata (Otjozondjupa); U/17 boys (110m): Mbitjita Kaeka (Otjozondjupa) was the only athlete to qualify for the nationals.

• Long jump

U/17 girls: Chrislene Klein-Nienaber and Bianca Manuel (both from Erongo); U/17 boys: Mbino Kazavanga and Lucio Isaacs (both from Erongo).

• High jump

U/15 girls: Megean le Roux and Carla Schutz (both from Erongo); U/17 girls: Chrislene Klein-Nienaber (Erongo) and M. Mukongo (Otjozondjupa); U/17 boys: Naude Krone (Kunene) and Lishuna Lawrence (Erongo).

• Javelin

U/15 girls: Jorinda Fourie and Leigh-Marie Visser (both from Erongo); U/17 boys: Ludwig Huber (Otjozondjupa) and Naude Krone (Kunene)

• Shot put

U/17 girls: Madelyn Prinsloo and Charmaine Eastes (both from Erongo).

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