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RENE Kalmer will be looking to become the 16th athlete to post a Commonwealth Games qualifying performance when she lines up for action in the 1500m at the Yellow Pages Series meeting at the Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch tonight at 6.30.

RENE Kalmer will be looking to become the 16th athlete to post a Commonwealth Games qualifying performance when she lines up for action in the 1500m at the Yellow Pages Series meeting at the Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch tonight at 6.30.

During this season's past four Series events as well as the SA Senior Track and Field Championships held in Durban, LJ van Zyl (400m hurdles), Cornel Fredericks (400m hurdles), Ruben Ramolefi (3000m steeplechase), Robert Oosthuizen (javelin), Hardus Pienaar (javelin), Tumelo Thagane (triple jump), Tshamano Setone (5000m), Elroy Galant (5000m), Estie Wittstock (400m), Elizna Naude (discus), Sunette Viljoen (javelin), Justine Robbeson (javelin), Tebogo Masehla (3000m steeplechase) and Myrette Filmalter (3 000m steeplechase) have produced Commonwealth qualifying efforts.

Khotso Mokoena is eligible for selection, based on his silver medal in the long jump at the IAAF World Indoor Championships held in Qatar earlier this month.

The top male and female stars at the event are set to pocket R15000 courtesy of the sponsor's Athlete of the Meet competition.

Apart from Kalmer, who is striving to dip under 4min:08.4secs to take the 16th spot on the qualifying list for selection for the Games in New Delhi, India, in October, other stars at the Coetzenburg arena will include Ramolefi (3000m steeplechase), Fredericks (400m hurdles), Ofentse Mogawane (400m), Simon Magakwe (100m), Rikenette Steenkamp (100m hurdles) and Annemie Smith (hammer throw). - Sapa

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