The second Meeting held at Tuks Athletics Stadium in Tshwane on Thursday, 08 March 2018 saw records being broken and some of WPA’s top athletes exceling just a week before the national championships hosted by AGN.
Antonio Alkana (Men 110m Hurdles), the South African record holder who was ranked number 7 in the world in 2017 won his race in a time of 13.61 (+0.3), competing against the top short hurdlers in the country.
Juli Vercuiel (Women 400m Hurdles) the number 11 (G.u.18) athlete in the world in 2017 and now competing in the under 20 age group against the best long hurdlers in SA, finished in 5th place with a time of 60.25 which places her 9th in the world in 2018.
Kyle Appel (Men 300m) a multiple SA sprints title holder as a junior athlete; multiple WPA record holder in 100m/200m; competing in the senior age group for the first time this year, finished 6th in the rarely run 300m race with a time of 33.35; at 19 years of age he was by many years the youngest athlete in the race.
Recently crowned Western Province champion in the 100m, Roscoe Engel came 4th in the 100m, won by the fastest man in South Africa, Akani Simbine, with the first South African to go under the 10 second barrier Simon Magakwe coming third. Both went back on track and competed in the 150m with Engel coming second behind winner Anaso Jobodwana.
Picture Credit: Roger Sedres