Khomas dominates junior national athletics

20 Apr 2015 18:10pm
WINDHOEK, 20 APR (NAMPA) – Like at the senior national athletics championships about a week ago, the Khomas Region also dominated the junior national event, which took place in the capital on Friday and Saturday.
Thirteen regions participated in the 24th edition of the Coca-Cola Junior National Athletics Championships, with Kavango East and West participating as one region.
The championships were organised by the Namibia Schools Sports Union (NSSU) and held at the Independence Stadium.
The event was also used to select athletes who will represent Namibia in the Confederation of School Sports Associations of Southern Africa (Cossasa) Games in Lesotho from 30 April to 03 May this year.
The Khomas Region recorded 73 medals - 29 gold, 24 silver and 20 bronze, while the Otjozondjupa took second spot with 33 medals - 14 gold, 12 silver and seven bronze.
The Hardap Region came third with 32 medals - nine gold, 10 silver and 13 bronze, while Oshikoto walked away with 24 medals to claim fourth position – seven gold; 10 silver and seven bronze.
The Erongo Region recorded 17 medals, //Karas eight, Omaheke six, Omusati 11, Ohangwena nine, Kunene nine, Oshana five, and Kavango four.
The Zambezi Region came last on the medal table with two medals - one gold and one silver.

Seven records were set at the championships:
C.Venter from the Otjozondjupa Region in the Boys Under-13 (B/U/13) 200 metres (m) hurdles in a time of 31.31 seconds;
L.Huber (Otjozondjupa) – B/U/13: discus throw (37.12metres);
A.Luis (Otjozondjupa) – B/U/13: 200m (24.48m);
Monica Matana (Oshikoto) – G/U/13: 1500m (4:58,60);
Ryan Williams (Omaheke) – B/U/15: discus throw (48.71m) and shot put (16.45m);
S.Engelbrecht (Otjozondjupa) – G/U/17: discus throw (40,76m).

The best athletes in their age groups are:
Karlie Classen (Khomas) - G/U/13
J. Human (Otjozondjupa) - B/U/13
Natalie Louw (Khomas) - G/U/15
J.Oosthuizen (Otjozondjupa) - B/U/15
Ndashilohenda Amukoto (Omusati) - G/U/17
Rudie Pretorius (Khomas) - B/U/17