Jo-Ane van Dyk Strikes Day 1 Gold at USSA Athletics Champs

Jo-Ane van Dyk during action in the Women Senior Javelin event at the 2023 USSA Athletics Championships in Bloemfontein. Photo: USSA (Twitter) credit ToyShotIt

The first USSA Athletics Championships kicked off in Bloemfontein on Thursday, 4 May 2023, where Jo-Ane van Dyk made her mark claiming gold in Javelin. 

This competition will showcase top University students from all over South Africa competing over the next two days, in pursuit of being crowned title winners in their respective disciplines.

These students will also get the opportunity to represent South Africa at the World University Games later this year.

In the women’s senior javelin event it was Jo-Ane van Dyk who walked away with bragging rights as the North West University athlete threw a distance of 57.41m to grab first place.

Van Dyk was followed by Maties athlete Jana van Schalkwyk who threw a distance of 53.80m to earn second place, while Tuks athlete Chane van Zyl ended in third-place with a distance of 47.73m.

 

Day 2 Schedule:
06:00 – Final Women Senior Walk 20km
10:00 – Final Women 3000m Steeplechase
10:50 – Final Women 100m hurdles Heptathlon
11:00 – Pit A: Round 1 of Women Senior Long Jump
            Pit B: Round 2 of Women Senior Long Jump
11:20 –  Heat 1 of 2: Women Senior 400m
            Heat 2 of 2: Women Senior 400M
11:30 – Pit A: Final Women Senior Shotput
12:20 – Pit A: Final Women Senior High Jump Heptathlon
12:40 – Heat 1 of 5: Women Senior 100m
            Heat 2 of 5: Women Senior 100m
            Heat 3 of 5: Women Senior 100m
            Heat 4 of 5: Women Senior 100m
            Heat 5 of 5: Women Senior 100m
13:00 – Final Women Senior Pole Vault
14:30 – Pit A: Final Women Senior Triple Jump
            Pit A: Final Women Senior  Shotput  Heptathlon
14:40 – Final Women Senior 1500m
15:00 – Final Women Senior 100m Hurdles
15:10 – Semi Final 1 of 3: Women Senior 100m
            Semi Final 2 of 3: Women Senior 100m
            Semi Final 3 of 3: Women Senior 100m
15:30 – Pit A: Final Women Senior Hammer
15:50 – Final Women Senior 400m Hurdles
16:00 – Final Women Senior 100m
16:35 – Heat 1 of 2: Women Senior 800m
            Heta 2 of 2: Women Senior 800m
16:50 – Final Women Senior 200m Heptathlon
17:00 – Final 1 of 2: Women Senior 4x100m-relay
Final 2 of 2: Women Senior 4x100m-relay 

 

Photo 1 Caption: Jo-Ane van Dyk during action in the Women Senior Javelin event at the 2023 USSA Athletics Championships in Bloemfontein. Photo: USSA (Twitter) credit ToyShotIt

 

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