Ruben makes Berlin

Steeplechaser Ruben Ramo- lefe booked his ticket for the World Championships at the Yellow Pages Athletic Series in Durban on Friday.

Steeplechaser Ruben Ramo- lefe booked his ticket for the World Championships at the Yellow Pages Athletic Series in Durban on Friday.

His time of 8:20:48 in the 3000m ensured he will be represent his country in Berlin.

Barefooted Seme Sikhumbuso (ADT) tried his damndest to keep up with the slick Ramolefe but by the start of the last lap his best bet was already second with Phaswana Thuso coming third.

"I am happy with my time, I don't think I could have run any faster, I haven't done that much training for the steeplechase. I will now go home and focus for a while and see what comes out," Ramolefe said.

RESULTS

Men: 10km Walk-1 Marc Mundell (Tuks) 44:04:48; 2 Werner Apple (UJ) 44:11:59; 3 Sipho Mahlangu (Transnet) 44:29:22 400m Hurdles-1 LJ van Zyl (Tuks) 50:03; 2 Pieter Koekemoer (Fast Feet) 50:65; 3 Johann Hanekom (Tuks) 51:42.

100m A race-1 Thuso Mpuang (Kovsies) 10:40; 2 Leigh Julius (NMMU) 10:44; 3 Thabo Mathibidi (Plats) 10:60 100m B race-1 Francois van Maasdorp (Tuks) 10:80; 2 Ivan Maloney (Fast Feet) 10:87; 3 Adewale Adejumo (UKZN) 11:22 5,000m-1 Stephen Mokoka (Nedbank) 13:44:22; 2 Sibusiso Nzima (Powerade) 13:44:61; 3 Olebogeng Masire (GFD) 13:46:41 200m-1 Thuso Mpuang (Kovsies) 20:68; 2 Thabo Mathibidi (Plats) 20:91; 3 Leigh Julius (NMMU) 20:99 (excessive wind 2.5m/sec) 1,500m-1 Rubin Ramolefe (VUT) 3:38:28; 2 Tshamano Setone (Nedbank) 3:38:29; 3 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (Plats) 3:38:55 400m-1 Talkmore Nyongani (Zim) 46:49; 2 Pieter Smith (Tuks) 46:57; 3 Sibusiso Sishi (UJ) 47:37 3,000m SteppleChase-1 Ruben Ramolefe (Plats) 8:20:48; 2 Seme Sikhumbuso (ADT) 8:41:81; 3 Phaswana Thuso (Wits) 8:45:04 Javelin-1 Robert Oosthuizen (Maties) 80,78; 2 Hardus Pienaar (AGN) 77,59; 3 Tobie Holtzhausen (Pukke) 72:06 1,500m-1 Juan van Deventer (UJ) 3:38:28; 2 Tshamano Setone (Nedbank) 3:38:29; 3 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (Plats) 3:38:55

Women: 5,000m-1 Lebo Phalula (UJ) 15:57:80; 2 Lebogang Phalula (UJ) 16:02:55; 3 Irvette van Blerk (Nedbank) 16:17:01 100m-1 Nombulelo Mkenku (HTSLB) 11:67; 2 Janice Josephs (Maties) 11:90; 3 Alyssa Conley (UJ) 12:14 Javelin 1 Sunette Viljoen (Pukke) 60:61; 2 Rencia Viljoen (Pukke) 47:64 Shotput-1 Veronica Abrahamse (LDS) 15,72; 2 Bianca van Rooyen (UJ) 13,39 400m-1 Thipe Tsholoelo (Plats) 53:54; 2 Alet van Wyk (Tuks) 54:92; 3 Eugenie Wicksell (Tuks) 55:94 3,000m SteepleChase-1 Nolene Conrad (UJ) 10:07:90; 2 Tebogo Masehla (Transnet) 10:31:46; 3 Myrette Filmater (Tuks) 10:40:97 - Sapa

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