ATHLETICS Namibia yesterday announced a team to compete at the Confederation of African Athletics Southern Region Youth Championship that will take place in Harare, Zimbabwe.
The team consists of 13 of the country's brightest prospects, some of whom were part of Namibia's Cossasa games success last week. "This is an extremely important event for the Southern Region where the cream of athletics youth will be on display and compete against their peers in the region," said AN secretary general Frank Slabbert.
"This is where it all starts and we trust that our youngsters will be a credit to Athletics Namibia and our country."
The team leaves for Harare on Friday and returns to Windhoek next Monday. They are led by Modestus Mwiila, who will be assisted by coach Barbara Fernandes and chaperone Carmen Walder.
The following female athletes have been selected to represent Namibia: Daniela Walder (100m/200m), Johanna Shiweda (800m), Faustina Mingeli (1500m), Shivomwene Shilongo (3000m), Abrille Beukes (High Jump), Suné Wittmann (Discus/Shot Put/Javelin) and Kristien Kruger (Long Jump).
The boys are: Israel Tjiramba (100m/200m), Willem Rademeyer (Shot Put/Discus), Bredell Wessels (Javelin), Marco Büttner (400m), Kevin Mieze (High Jump) and Corné Agenbach (Discus).