SOUTH AFRICAN ATHLETES COONTINUE TO SET NEW RECORDS ON WORLD STAGE

CAPE TOWN– South African middle-distance runner Dominique Scott-Efurd broke another national indoor record, while Derrick Mokaleng and Carina Horn also smashed South African sprint marks as local athletes continued to build on their fine early-season form.

Scott-Efurd crossed the line in fourth position in the 1 500 metres women’s race at the fourth leg of the IAAF World Indoor Tour Series in Boston in the United States at the weekend, finishing in 4:07.25. She took a massive chunk off her own previous mark of 4:10.90 which she had set in New York in February last year.

On Friday night, Mokaleng broke new ground by crossing the line in 45.76 to win a collegiate 400 metres race in Lubbock, Texas. The 20-year-old athlete broke his own national standard of 46.25 which he had clocked in Albuquerque, New Mexico, last month.

On Thursday, Horn stormed across the line in second position in 7.10 in the 60 metres women’s race at a meeting in Eaubonne, France.

After knocking on the door the last few years, Horn shattered the 19-year-old national record of 7.15 which had been held by Wendy Hartman.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK