Fielding athlete's track records

05 April 2007 | Story by Daniella Pollock

Over the weekend of 30 March, UCT athletes participated at the South African Students Sports Union (SASSU) Track & Field and Half Marathon Championships in Durban, where they bagged some metal and also broke three UCT junior records.

UCT's shining star was Sylma Jordaan, who took gold with a 3.5m jump '“ on her first attempt - defending her pole vaulting title from last year.

'She injured her ankle trying for 3.6m and then she stopped,' says James Evans, UCT athletics club coach. 'Unless she was going to jump over 4m, it was pointless continuing, as she would have risked further injury.'

Another good performance was by the men's half marathon team, who won the bronze medal in the team competition.

And then Jeanre Rossouw clocked 10.77 in the 100m and 21.73 in the 200m and Phillipa Kirshner ran 59.04 in the women's 400m, all earning spots in the UCT junior record books.

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