Stars Out for Glory at USSA Champs in Cape Town

The 2022 University Sport South Africa Athletics Championships is currently underway as young stars rise to the occasion at University of the Western Cape in Bellville, Cape Town. Photo: USSA (Twitter)

The 2022 University Sport South Africa Athletics Championships is currently underway as young stars rise to the occasion at University of the Western Cape in Bellville, Cape Town.

The competition started on Thursday 5 May and will end on the Saturday 7 May.

On Thursday, Maties’ Miré Reinstorf grabbed gold in the women’s pole-vault event, while her teammate, Jana van Schalkwyk managed to scoop silver in the women’s javelin event.

It was Olympian and North West University student, Jo-Ané van Dyk who walked away with gold. Van Dyk threw an excellent of 60.45m in the javelin event.

Heading into Day Two, the weather was gloomy with persistent rain but it did not stop the hard work and dedication from the athletes.

Nelson Mandela University’s  Ischke Senekal won Madibaz’s first gold medal at the championships with a distance of 15.71m in the women’s shot put event.

Maties first year student, Tiane Lotter shared her experience after she completed her first 100m race for Stellenbosh University.

“This is my first USSA’s, I am a first year student, and I was really excited for this. I also just finished my first race, it was very exciting I sat and did school work the whole day yesterday, so that I can be relaxed today. It is really fun it feels like “Inter High” from High School with all the Universities.”

The final day of action will take place on Saturday, 7 May.

 

Photo 1 Caption: The 2022 University Sport South Africa Athletics Championships is currently underway as young stars rise to the occasion at University of the Western Cape in Bellville, Cape Town. Photo: USSA (Twitter)

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