This saw van der Merwe finish as one of the top six athletes of the meeting, along with Bernice Roman.
Jean-Marie Senekal initially struggled against the strong wind “but the last 150m was easy” in the 300m hurdles for women. The 2011 Africa Junior 400m hurdles Champion crossed the line in 43.65sec, followed by Helene Swanepoel and Darnelle Lewies. Swanepoel’s time was 45.06sec while Lewies finished in 48.78sec.
Samantha Pretorius not only won the women’s long jump, but also finished ahead of Roman in the women’s 150m sprint. Her best attempt in the long jump came in the third round with a jump of 5.78m. In the 150m, Pretorius sprinted across the line in 17.95sec.
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