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Robert qualifies again

Robert Oosthuizen took another step to booking his place in the South African Commonwealth Games squad with another fine throw in the javelin at Thursday night’s third Yellow Pages Series track and field meeting in Potchefstroom.

The Stellenbosch-based giant, posted his second Commonwealth qualifying performance of the series, his best throw of the meeting pegging into the PUK/McArthur Stadium turf at 82.15 metres on an evening that saw the meeting disrupted by power failures.

There was also the failure of world 800m champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi who had to withdraw from the men’s 800m as a precaution due to injury.

In the opening meeting of the series in Port Elizabeth last month, Ooosthuizen had also bettered the qualifying effort with an 82.96 effort.

Staying with the javelin and former world junior heptathlon champion Justine Robbeson took the women’s honours with an evening best of 60.48m. That effort was good enough to pip fellow Potchefstroom athlete and Commonwealth Games champion Sunette Viljoen (60.44).

Olympic and world championship silver medallist Khotso Mokoena failed to clear the 8m mark as he won the long jump in 7.93, from Keenan Watson (7.87m). There some good action in the shot put though as Orazio Cremona beat out Burger Lambrechts (both athletes throwing 19.26m and Roelie Potgieter heaving 19.14. This is the first time in years that three South Africans have bettered 19m at a local meeting.

On the track Windy Jonas took advantage of Mulaudzi’s absence to win in 1:47.40 while the in-form Juan van Deventer won the 3,000m in 8min 03.90sec. Snyman Prinsloo took the sprint double in winning the 100m in 10.56 and the 200m in 20.84.

Rain before the meeting didn’t dampen the spirits of the athletes, with Commonwealth champion LJ van Zyl posting a brisk 49.50 in the 400 metres hurdles. That’s just 0.01sec slower than his opening effort of the series in Durban last week.

The country’s top athletes will now place turn their focus to medals, when they compete at the Yellow Pages SA Senior Track and Field Championships at the Kings Park Athletics stadium in Durban on 20-21 March.



100m: 1 S Prinsloo (UJ) 10.56, 2 S Magakwe (Pukke) 10.58, 3 T Mpuang (Kov) 10.62
200m: 1 S Prinsloo (UJ) 20.84, 2 T Mpuang (Kov) 20.85, 3 S Magakwe (Puk) 20.93
400m: 1 O Mogawane (RBAC) 45.84, 2 S Sishi (UJ) 46.51, 3 P Marx (Kov) 47.21
800m: 1 W Jonas (Kov) 1:47.40, 2 R Ramolefi (Ind) 1:47.60, 3 S Ngoepe (Nel AC) 1:47.90
3000m: 1 J van Deventer (Ned) 8:03.90, 2 E Gelant (Puk) 8:04.50, 3 X Tyali (Ned) 8:08.25
400m hurdles: 1 LJ van Zyl (Tuks) 49.50, 2 C Fredericks (Maties) 49.95, 3 P Koekemoer (Puk) 51.20
3000m walk: 1 C Linke (Ger) 11:49.10, 2 M Mundell (Tuks) 12;29.59, 3 P de Villiers UJ) 12;33.98
Shot Put: 1 O Cremona (Tuks) 19.26, 2 B Lambrechts (Tuks) 19.26, 3 R Potgieter (Tuks) 19.14
Triple Jump: 1 T Thagane 16.54, 2 R Haitengi 15.75, 3 B Motlahlego 15.14
Javelin: 1 R Oosthuizen (Maties) 82.15, 2 H Pienaar (Tuks) 75.76, 3 Ulrich Damon (Puk) 72.54
110m hurdles: 1 A Storm (Puk) 13.89, 2 R de Vries (Tuks) 14.12, 3 L Smit (Maties) 14.27
High Jump: 1 W Voigt (Tuks) 2.15, 2 H de Beer (Tuks) 2.15, 3 R Claassen (Uj) 2.15
Long Jump: 1 K Mokoena 7.93, 2 K Watson 7.87, 3 Z Visser 7.48

1 C Stewart (NMMU) 11.75, 2 T Vilikazi (UJ) 11.84, 3 C Horn (Tuks) 11.91
200m: 1 A Hefer (Puk) 24.46, 2 N Srabani (Ind) 24.63, 3 J Wienand (Maties) 24.74
400m: 1 E Wittstock (Tuks) 52.81, 2 T Herunga (Nam) 53.29, 3 A van Wyke (Tuks) 54.50
800m: 1 L Phalula (UJ) 2:05.91, 2 M Makhanya (Mr Price) 2:06.62, 3 A Nice (Tuks) 2:07.98
3000m: 1 L Phalula (UJ) 9:13.49, 2 R Kalmer (Ned) 9:26.75, 3 I van Blerk (Ned) 9:29.33
3000m walk:1 C Swart (Pukke) 14;10.16, 2 N Buthelezi (CGA) 14;10.25, 3 M Hopkins (UJ) 15:10.04
Triple jump: 1 P Nthingila 13.07, 2 C Peters 12.85, 3 M Dikotla 12.34
High jump: 1 M Pretorius (Pukke) 1.83, 2 R Oosthuizen (Tuks) 1.70, 3 J Roelofse (Tuks) 1.70
Shot put: 1 B van Rooyen (UJ) 14.01, 2 A Crawford (RBAC) 13.28, 3 S Smuts (Tuks) 13.20
100m hurdles: 1 J Wienand (Maties) 13.77, 2 R Steenkamp (Tuks) 13.94, 3 E Kleynhans (Tuks) 14.36
400m hurdles: 1 W Theron (Tuks) 58.35, 2 J Theron (Puk) 59.61, 3 M Meintjies (Puk) 60.80
Javelin: 1 J Robbeson (Puk) 60.48, 2 S Viljoen (Puk) 60.44, 3 G de Klerk (Puk) 52.52


  1. athlete

    March 5, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Can we please have the final results published on this website. ASA is sleeping again.


  2. Mark Etheridge

    March 5, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Sure thing. I’m putting them up as we speak. Happy reading. Sounds like a good few power interruptions at the meeting!

  3. Nico Steenekamp

    March 6, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Great to see the results here, thanks Mark.

  4. athlete

    March 6, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Hi Mark

    Thanks for the results. Your efforts are appreciated. Please get ASA to update the results on their website as well.

    The IAAF update results as the events happen. When Rene Kalmer and Mokoka performed so well at the World Half marathon last year, one could check the entire results, i.e. every 5km of the race. i think there was a 30min delay. That was great!


  5. athlete

    March 6, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Mr Mark

    The performances are really looking very good. Look at the ladies sprints, under 12seconds is hard work.

    I am also happy to see that the Palula sisters beating the likes of Rene. Nothing against Rene, but she ran a marathon already and she should not be beating the track athletes. (but she is a super star).

    The 3000m was a bit slow. Elroy and Juan should have run much faster i.e 7:40 would have been a good time, but maybe if Setone ran, we would have seen a faster time.

    Nice to see Keenan Watson making a comeback!

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