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Versatile Gauteng athlete Cindy Peters has high hopes for her 2011 season after an impressive opening meeting recently.

Two personal bests came her way and she went pretty close in another one at the University of Johannesburg meeting, writes Mark Etheridge.

“I’m optimistic for the year,” said 25-year-old Peters this week. “If its anything to go by I opened my season with a personal best in the 200-metre (24.30sec) as well as a PB of 6.05min in the long jump.

“And then I did 12.95 in the triple jump, six centimetres less than my PB.”

Aims for the season? “At this stage my aim is a sub-24 in the 200m, an 11.6 in the 100m, 6.50m in the long jump and an SA record in the triple jump.”

Peters will be in action at the season-opening Yellow Pages meeting in Potchefstroom on Saturday and will be seeing just how close she gets to Charmain Barnard’s 13.46m mark, a record that has stood since 1992.

As for national championships further down the road. “I’ll only decide what to jump when I see which events I can get to compete internationally at after the local season.”


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