A final combined team of 31 athletes have been announced to represent South Africa at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain from 10-15 July 2012. The team consist of 17 female and 14 male athletes.
The team is a good mix of experienced athletes and some newcomers to the World Championships, with seven of the athletes have experience competing at the World Championships, Liezl Hechter, Lezaan Jordaan, Thato Makhafola, Izelle Neuhoff, Janet Seeliger, Philippa van der Merwe and Stephanie Wicksell.
New SA 800m Youth record holder, Monique Stander, is one of two talented youth athletes included in the team, with Julia du Plessis in the high jump.
Women Selected for Team South Africa to the World Junior Championships in Barcelona: Julia du Plessis (CGA) High Jump Ane Fourie (WPA) 400mH, 4 x 400m Kayla Gilbert (CGA) 110mH Liezl Hechter (ACNW) 200m, 4 x 100m Lezaan Jordaan (CGA) Shot Put Thato Makhafola (CGA) 800m Simone Meyer (AGN) Discus Izelle Neuhoff (AVT) 400mH, 4 x 400m Justine Palframan (KZN) 400m, 4 x 100m, 4 x 400m Nabeela Parker (WPA) 100m, 4 x 100m Janet Seeliger (AGN) 400m, 4 x 400m Ischke Senekal (EPA) Discus Monique Stander (CGA) 800m Philippa van der Merwe (ANCW) 100m, 4 x 100m Zanri van der Merwe (AGN) Long Jump, 4 x 100m Chante van Tonder (CGA) 200m, 4 x 100m Stephanie Wicksell (AGN) 4 x 400m