Dominique Scott Grateful After 5000m Victory in Cape Town

by | Apr 22, 2022

In the highly anticipated 5000m showdown between two-time 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya and US-based Dominique Scott, it was the latter who emerged victorious on Day 1 of the ASA Track and Field Championships at Green Point Stadium on Thursday, 21 April 2022.

The two-time Olympian broke away with just over two laps to go and opened up a considerable gap on her challengers, crossing the line in 15:28.10.

“This is my first time running in Cape Town since I was a teenager and that was on the old Green Point track so I’m very grateful to be racing back home at sea level for a change and very happy to get the win today,” said Scott after the race.

“I already have my qualifying times for World Championships and Commonwealth Games in both the 5k and the 10k, so I wasn’t overly concerned with making it a fast race, I just wanted to get the win.”

Semenya, who is attempting to qualify for the World Championships and Commonwealth Games in the longer distance, finished second in 15:31.50.

Earlier on Thursday, Carina Horn continued her dominant performance since her return to the track as she reclaimed the 100m national title in a time of 11.54, ahead of second-placed Phindile Kubheka (11.61) and Tamzin Thomas in third (11.69).

“I’m happy to be back. I’m happy to be injury-free and healthy. Three races in one day was quite tough so I’m just happy that I’m healthy,” said Horn after progressing through the heats, semi-final and final all on one day.

“It’s a relief. I’m happy with the title, so all good.”

17-year-old sprint sensation Viwe Jingqi, who recently broke the SA junior 100m record, had to withdraw from the Championships after picking up a hamstring niggle.

 

Results: Day 1 ASA Track and Field National Championships on Thursday, 21 April 2022:

Senior Women 100m (Final)
1.Carina Horn 11.54
2.Phindile Kubheka 11.61
3.Tamzin Thomas 11.69
4.Miranda Coetzee 11.75
5.Rose Xeyu 11.80

Senior Women 100m Hurdles
Heat 1
1.Marione Fourie 13.14
2.Charlize Eilerd 14.03
3.Natasha Gertenbach 14.07
4.Mila Compaan 14.27
5.Nienka du Toit 14.93

Senior Women 400m
Heat 1
1.Deline Mpiti 0:54.53
2.Kirsten Ahrens 0:54.63
3.Lente Pieterse 0:55.33
4.Carla Hattingh 0:55.80
5.Fina Dube 0:56.02
Heat 2
1.Marlie Viljoen 0:55.21
2.Annamé Fourie 0:56.58
3.Colene Scheepers 0:56.68
4.Bianca le Grange 0:58.28
5.Kaylin Klerk 0:58.50
Heat 3
1.Precious Molepo 0:54.37
2.Boitumelo Seleka 0:55.00
3.Lene van Heerden 0:55.72
4.Angelique Strijdom 0:56.09
5.Nondumiso Khoza 0:56.93

Senior Women 400m Hurdles:
Heat 1
1.Zeney van der Walt 0:57.75
2.Gezelle Magerman 0:59.55
3.Anje Nel 1:00.02
4.Brenda du Toit 1:02.27
5.Alex Heerink van Breda 1:04.54
Heat 2
1.Wenda Nel 0:56.36
2.Taylon Bieldt 0:57.07
3.Rogail Joseph 1:00.36
4.Simone de Wet 1:01.10
5.Hannah van Niekerk 1:07.82

Senior Women 5000m:
1.Dominique Scott 15:28.10
2.Caster Semenya 15:31.50
3.Kyla Jacobs 15:37.56
4.Glenrose Xaba 15:41.00
5.Tayla Kavanagh 15:50.57

Senior Women Discus
1.Helene Knobel 32.86
2.Juanita Gerstner 32.60
3.Hesmarie van Deventer 26.28
4.Jackie Smit 24.83
5.Zelda Claasen 16.33

Senior Women High Jump
1.Shanese de Clerk 1.78
2.Michelle Ngozo 1.73
3.Yvonne Robson 1.73
4.Jeane Minnaar; Julia du Plessis 1.68

Senior Women Polevault
1.Mire Reinstorf 4.00
2.Anais van Wyk 3.30
3.Ida-Marie Strydom 3.20
4.Soandri Meyer 3.20

 

Photo 1 Caption: In the highly anticipated 5000m showdown between two-time 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya and US-based Dominique Scott, it was the latter who emerged victorious on Day 1 of the ASA Track and Field Championships at Green Point Stadium on Thursday, 21 April 2022. Photo: Dominique Scott (Instagram)

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