Records appear to be tumbling fast and furious at the UCT Athletics Club. This time the honour went to 18-year-old javelin thrower Odette Olivier, who already holds the UCT junior and senior records in the discipline. She recorded a throw of 44.69m, almost four metres further than her previous best, at a WP track and field meeting in Parow on Friday, October 21. That put her sixth on the national junior rankings. On the same night, contending with a tricky crosswind, Olivier also threw distances of 42.10m, 42.66m and 43.44m, just, according to UCT coach James Evans, "to show it wasn't a fluke". She wasn't the only UCT record-breaker over the weekend, though. The evergreen Professor Kevin Rochford ran 38:00 at the Longbeach Mall 8km to set a new UCT grandmaster's record.
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