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South African junior athletes will be hoping to emulate the success of their seniors when they compete in the CCA Southern Region Junior Championships in the Zimbabwean capital of Harare on June 7 and 8.
The 37-member squad was announced by Athletics South Africa (ASA) yesterday, less than 24 hours after the arrival of the senior team that conquered the continent in the senior version of the championships in Ethiopia. Molatelo Malehopo, the organisation's acting general manager, said the success of the senior team in Ethiopia has motivated the juniors going into the Southern Region event.
The World Championships will be held in Bydgoszcz, Poland, from July 8 to 13.
The Southern Region event will serve as a platform for the selection of the final team to the IAAF World Junior Championships.
Men: Wilhelm Van der Vyver (Boland) 100m, 4 x100m; Roscoe Engel (Western Province) 100m, 4 x100m; Patrick Vosloo (Athletics Vaal Triangle) 200m, 4x100m; Andre Olivier (ACNW) 800m, 4x 400m; Raaghid Fredericks (Boland) 800m, 4x400m; Dumisane Hlaselo (Athletics Free State), 1500m, Windy Jonas (AFS) 1 500m; William Motshosola (AFS) 3000m steeplechase; Enoch Manyandi (CGA) 5 000m; Charl Stander (AGN) 110m hurdles; PC Beneke (AFS) 400mh, 4x400m; Cornel Fredericks (Boland) 400mh, 4x400m; Stefan Brits (CGA) long jump, 4x100m; Riaan Arendse (CGA) long jump, 4x100m; Boipelo Motlhathlego (AGN) triple jump, 4x100m; Orazio Cremona (CGA) shot put; Stephan Brink (ACNW) shot put; Victor Hogan (AFS) discus; Johannes Mosala (AFS) 4X100m; Cheyne Rahme (CGA) pole vault; Willem Voight (ASWD) high jump; Bernard Crous (ACNW) javelin; and Jan Espach (AGN) javelin.
Women: Nombulelo Mkenku (AFS) 100m, 200m, 4x100m; Thembi Baloyi (AGN) 3 000m steeplechase; Amukelani Baloyi (CGA) 3 000m steeplechase; Claudia Viljoen (AGN) 100m hurdles; Anuschia Nice (CGA) 800m; Eliminette Beckmann (AFS) 100m hurdles 4x100m.