Caster Semenya Sets PB at ASA Athletics Grand Prix

by | Mar 24, 2022

Double Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, set a Personal Best to win the 3000m race at the second leg of the ASA Athletics Grand Prix Series at Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town on Wednesday, 23 March 2022.

Semenya crossed the finish line in 8:54.97 to miss out at lowering the current world-leading time of 8:52.19, set by American Valerie Constien last month.

However, her winning time improved on the previous PB of 9:04.20, which was set in 2021.

The 31-year-old ran behind early leader, Kyla Jacobs, for most of the race before taking over the lead with a little over two laps remaining. She went on to extend her advantage to open a massive gap on the rest of the field.

Aynslee van Graan ran well to take second place in 9:09.63, while Glenrose Xaba completed the top three in 09:12.51.

 

Results: Second Leg ASA Athletics Grand Prix Series in Cape Town, on Wednesday, 23 March, 2022:

Senior Women 200m
1. Mphontsheng Sekese 24.31
2. Jacent Nyamahunge 24.62
3. Charlize Eilerd 24.64
4. Kirsten Ahrens 24.64
5. Tiane Lotter 25.28
6. Zenobea Jewaskiewitz 25.30
7. Erin Crotz 26.60
8. Louwen Swartz 27.52 

Senior Women 400m Hurdles
1. Zeney van der Walt 0:56.01
2. Gezelle Magerman 0:57.68
3. Anje Nel 0:59.99
4. Hannah van Niekerk 1:00.62
5. Logan Venter 1:01.17
6. Barbara de Kock 1:01.74
7. Alex Heerink van Breda 1:01.99

Senior Women 1500m
1. Prudence Sekgodisa 04:20.03
2. Danielle Verster 04:21.21
3. Simonay Weitsz 04:28.03
4. Gene Coetzee 04:34.36
5. Kobie Griffiths 04:40.88
6. Alri Verster 04:54.84
7. Zenade October 05:02.77
8. Mia Lyons 05:03.78

Senior Women 3000m
1. Caster Semenya 08:54.97
2. Aynslee van Graan 09:09.63
3. Glenrose Xaba 09:12.51
4. Kyla Jacobs 09:23.48
5. Thalia Charalambous 09:42.40
6. Lara Rossouw 09:43.51
7. Laura Labuschagne 09:50.24
8. Yandiswa Shange 09:50.53

 

Photo 1 Caption: Double Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, set a Personal Best to win the 3000m race at the second leg of the ASA Athletics Grand Prix Series at Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town on Wednesday, 23 March 2022. Photo: Caster Semenya (Twitter)

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