The Namibian (Windhoek)

14 May 2013

Namibia Soar At Cossasa

NAMIBIA finished second overall at the Confederation of School Sport Associations of Southern Africa (Cossasa) Championships which recently took place in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Namibia won a total of 19 gold medals - the same as the overall winners, Zimbabwe, who won more silver and bronze medals.

Zimbabwe collected 20 silver and 22 bronze medals, while Namibia amassed 11 silver and 8 bronze medals.

Zambia were third with 6 gold, 13 silver and 8 bronze medals; Botswana came fourth with 3 gold, 8 silver and 9 bronze medals; and Lesotho came fifth with 3 gold and 1 bronze medals.

Namibian high jumper Kristien Kruger won the award for the best Senior Female Field athlete after receiving 756 points.

Divan Visser won the award for the best Junior Male Track Athlete after obtaining 919 points in the 110m hurdles.

Namibia's medalists in the Under 17 category were as follows:

Gold:

Izaan van Schalkwyk (36,26m in shot put), Monique Vermeulen (13,29m in shot put), Wilhelm Rademeyer (43,01m in discus and 14,96m in shot put), Eileen Britz (64,04 seconds in 400m hurdles and 15,55 seconds in the 100m hurdles), Divan Rossouw (54,57 seconds in 400m hurdles and 14,05 seconds in 110m hurdles), Kristien Kruger (1,58m in high jump), Caroline Kutzner (5,51m in long jump), Jessica Dreesbeimdieke (39,09m in javelin), Eugene Nieman (58,32m in javelin), Unomasa Kavita (6,71m in long jump.

Silver:

Anne Otto (12,89m in shot put), Anro Swanepoel (42,86m in discus and 13,28m in shot put), Kevin Mieze (14,55 seconds in 110m hurdles and 1,93m in high jump).

Bronze:

Erne Shepperson (41,35m in discus), Sarina Horn (1,58m in high jump), Martin Barnardt (49,09m in javelin), Carmen Henle (32,00m in discus).

Namibia's medalists in the Under 13 category were as follows:

Gold:

Paavo Shaanika (5,71m in long jump), Dure Boshoff (4,59m in long jump), Anjone Swanepoel (1,06m in shot put and 29,49m in discus), Ryan Williams (11,22m in shot put).

Silver:

Dean Alesandro (1,59m in high jump), Charles Voights (10,06m in shot put), Bernhardt Wessels (30,05m in discus), Hannalise de Klerk (26,85m in javelin), Ryan Williams (35,81m in javelin).

Bronze:

Charles Voights (29,34m in discus), Anjone Swanepoel (24,49m in javelin), Bernhardt Wessels (33,74m in javelin).

Athletes selected

Meanwhile, Athletics Namibia have selected the following athletes to represent Namibia at the CAA Southern Region Youth Championships on May 24 and 25. The venue still has to be confirmed.

Daniela Walder (100m, 200m); Auguste Paulus (800m, 1500m), Hilya Shilongo (800m, 1500m); Laina Linus (1500m); Rauha Rebeus (1500m, 2000m steeplechase); Monique Vermeulen (shotput); Lee-Anzo Losper (100m, 200m), Valenchio Cloete (100m, 400m), Innocent Ruiters (100m, 400m), Paul Nghixulu (200m), Gustaf Mbuende (800m, 1 500m), Divan Rossouw (110m hurdles, 400m hurdles), Stefanus Nailonga (2000m steeple chase), Wilhelm Rademeyer (Shot put and discus).

The following athletes have been selected for the CAA Southern Region Senior Championships to take place in Gaborone, Botswana on June 1 and 2:

Women:

Globine Mayova (100m, 200m, 4x100m), Tjipekapora Herunga (200m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x400m), Klaudia Moses (800m, 4x400m), Lavinia Haitope (1500m, 5000m), Charlene Engelbrecht (shot put, discus), Merlyn Diamond (100m, 4x100m), Steffi van Wyk (100m hurdles, 4x100m), Michelle Pretorius (high jump).

Men:

Hitjiverue Kaanjuka (100m, 200m, 4x100m), Ernst Narib (400m, 4x400m), Daniel Nghipandulwa (800m, 1500m), Mynhardt Kauanivi (10000m), FC Pieterse (110m hurdles, 200m, 4x100m), Wenceslaus Klaasman (high jump), Roger Haitengi (triple jump, long jump), Strydom van der Wath (javelin), Israel Tjiramba (100m, 4x100m), Adiel van Wyk (200m, long jump, 4x100m), Basilius Karupu (400m, 4x400m), Even Tjiviju (400m, 4x400m).

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