Athletic club athletes - BIG WINNERS

2015-05-29 06:00
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The Forever young athletes who participated and won at the SA Athletics Championships.

Photo: supplied The Forever young athletes who participated and won at the SA Athletics Championships.

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FOREVER Young Athletic Club athletes were big winners at the recent South African Masters Athletics Championships in Port Elizabeth.

Six of the athletes from the Matatiele-based club who competed in the championships harvested 13 medals and two SA titles.

Walter Oelofse earned gold in the 4x100m relay and silver in the 800m and 400m races. Marlene Jacobs earned silver in the 200m, 100m and javelin as well as bronze medal in shotput.

Rocky Suddes came fourth in the 5 000m speed walk and received a silver medal in the 10 000m speed walk. Braam van Tubbergh received gold in the 400m hurdles and was crowned the SA champ in this event for a second time. He also received silver medals in long jump and 100m hurdles.

Richard Ingram, who took part in his first SA Masters Championships in age group 30-35 years, ran a sub-52 seconds in the 400m. This was regarded as one of the best races of the day. He received his first gold medal by winning. He was also part of the KZN 4x100m relay team that won gold. A bright future is foreseen for Ingram in Masters athletics.

Forever Young Athletics Club thank their sponsors for supporting the team. The club is planning a relay evening for 4 September when schools, corporate companies and church groups will compete against each other.

The annual Matat-Kokstad athletics meeting will take place on 17 October. Anybody interested in participating must start practicing and may contact Braam on 082 786 1609 or Walter on 072 467 1702) for further information­.

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