Palframan, Meyer to represent SA

2011-04-15 00:00

JUSTINE Palframan and Simone Meyer are Kwa-Zulu Natal’s only representatives in a large team of 56 athletes who have been selected to represent South Africa at the African Junior Championships in Gaborone from May 12.

Palframan earned a silver in the 400 metres last Sunday to add to her silver at the junior championships in Germiston and is currently ranked seventh on the world list.

The 17-year-old is a class athlete who has already gone sub-53 seconds at the region VI meeting in Manzini, Swaziland in December.

Meyer took bronze in the discus at the senior championships behind the province’s only gold medal­ from Veronica Abrahamse.

In total 27 junior women and 29 junior men have been selected to represent South Africa, and local clubs are sure to be questioning why in KZN, with such a large population and with so much spent on development and track and field, the provincial powers have only been able to develop two athletes to this level.

Other top performers include Wade van Niekerk, whose 20,57-second winning 200 m time at the Yellow­ Pages SA Senior Championships sees him as the fastest half-lapper in the world. Mpho Maputha’s eight-metre leap at the Yellow Pages Junior Championships is also a world-topping performance, while Samantha Pretorius (6,44 m) and Roelf Pienaar (7,87 m) are both ranked second in the world.

ASA team for the CAA African Junior Championships in Botswana from May 12 to May 15


1 Samantha Pretorius WPA 100 m, long jump

2 Chante van Tonder CGA 100 m

3 Zanri van der Merwe AGN 200 m

4 Sonya van der Merwe WPA 200 m

5 Anri Steyn CGA 400 m

6 Justine Palframan KZNA 400 m

7 Happiness Mkhize AGN 800 m

8 Danel Prinsloo AFS 1 500 m

9 Dominique Scott WPA 3 000 m

10 Letitia Snyman AGN 5 000 m

11 Sylvia Tshetlanyane CGA 5 000 m

12 Liriska BothaAFS 100 m hurdles

13 Rikinette Steenkamp AGN 100 m hurdles

14 Ane Foure WPA 400 m hurdles

15 Jean-Marie Senekal BOL 400 m Hhurdles

16 Annemie Smith SWD hammer throw

17 Magdalene Louw EPA hammer throw

18 Simone Meyer KZNA discus

19 Ischke Senekal EPA discus, shot put

20 Valentina da Roche WPA triple jump, heptathlon

21 Danelle Erwee AFS triple jump

22 Kyla Gilbert CGA long jump

23 Jeanne van Dyk EPA pole vault

24 Marcelle du Plessis BOL high jump

25 Estie Brits CGA 3 000 m steeplechase

26 Inge Viljoen AGN heptathlon

27 Inge Kotze CNW five km walk


1 Gideon Trotter AFS 100 m

2 Wade van Niekerk AS 100 m, 200 m

3 Siphelo Nqgabaza AFS 200 m

4 Jannie Briers-Louw BOL 400 m

5 Fernando Ledimo AFS 400 m

6 Rynhardt van Rensburg AFS 800 m

7 Armin Botha CGA 1 500 m

8 Jeromy Andreas WPA 5 000 m

9 Mfumaneko Fadane ATRA 10 000 m

10 Pieter Wilders CGA 3 000 m steeplechase

11 Werner Pretorius AGN 110 m hurdles

12 Tsepo Lefete AFS 110 m hurdles

13 Shaun van Wyk CNW 400 m hurdles

14 Taariq Solomons WPA 400 m hurdles

15 Rocco van Rooyen BOL javelin

16 Dean Goosen CNW javelin

17 Charl Grobler AGN discus

18 Johnny Botha CGA shot put

19 Marnus van Zyl MPU shot put

20 Stiaan Minnie EPA hammer throw

21 Donovan Stebbing CGA hammer throw

22 Jan Steytler AFS high jump

23 Mpho Maphuta AGN long jump

24 Roelf Pienaar CNW long jump

25 Miqael Cilliers AGN pole vault

26 JF Burgers BOL pole vault

27 Jason Roux AGN decathlon

28 Ruan Wessels CNW 10 km walk

29 Mfana Mbatha CGA 10 km walk,

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