Desperately close for Isabel

Posted on February 16, 2009

Le Roux’s winning time in the 200 meter (23.01) was just one hundredth of a second slower than the qualifying time (23.00).
Her performance highlighted Tuks’ participation. Le Roux was one of 12 athletes to be crowned champions of Northern Gauteng.
The other Tuks women who came first, are Monja Goosen (long jump, 6.01), Anika Smit (high jump, 1.80), Erika Kleynhans (100 h, 13.89) and Estie Woodstock (400, 54.33).
Among the men LJ van Zyl’s performance in the 200 made for a lot of anticipation. His sprinter days ended straight after school when he started specializing in the 400 and 400 hurdles. His winning time of 21.01 was however still good enough to place him fourth on the 2009 list of top domestic performances.
The other Tuks men who won gold medals, are Dewald Bester (10 km race walking, 45:35.61), Adriaan van Wyk (800, 1:49.97), Akatzio Creimona (shotput, 17.99), Bophelo Mutlhatlego (triple jump, 15.42) and Pieter Smith (400, 47.10).

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