March 15, 2016  

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All eyes are on the Cape Town leg of the Athletics South Africa Night Series at Green Point Stadium, as top Athletes once again become the main focus of this exciting Track and Field event next week Tuesday 22 March 2016.


With sprint events dominating the high-altitude opener in Tshwane last week, highlighted by Akani Simbine's National 100m Record of 9.96 seconds in the Men’s race, the second leg of the campaign will offer a feast of action across the board.


With the top flight domestic season moving to the Mother City, a mixed bag of disciplines will be showcased.


While sprint events will again be contested, with 100m races on the programme for Men and Women, track events will be focussed around middle-distance races at the sea level meeting.


There will be Men and Women's contests over 800m and 5 000m, as well as the Men’s 3 000m Steeplechase.


The popular 400m Hurdles discipline is in the mix, with national record holder LJ van Zyl already confirmed in the Men's line-up and World Championships finalist Wenda Nel and Youth Olympic Games champion Gezelle Magerman, set to square off in the Women's race.


Six field events will also be held, with Men turning out in the Pole Vault, Long Jump and Discus Throw, while there will be Women competition in the High Jump, Shot Put and Hammer Throw.


"We saw some explosive action from the nation's top sprinters at the first meeting of this exciting new series," said Aleck Skhosana, the President of Athletics South Africa.


"We hope they will display their impressive speed again in Cape Town. But as the event is at sea level, we also hope the country's top middle-distance runners will make use of the opportunity to run fast times and qualify for major international championships.


"I think in-field we are going watch some interesting competition and it will be also interesting to see what the Hammer Throwers will do after the Coaching Course last weekend conducted in the city by two time Olympic Games Gold Medallist and world record holder, Yuriy Sedykh.”


Note: The full start lists for this Track and Field Meeting will be released once they are finalised.