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Day 03 of the 2018 SA National Junior Age Group Championships in Durban

Day 03 of the 2018 SA National Junior Age Group Championships in Durban
Durban, Friday, 23rd March 2018 - The fast times continued on the third day of the SA National Junior Age Group Championships at the Kings Park Aquatics Centre in Durban tonight.

Kaylene Corbett (18) was in top Commonwealth Games form as she sped past the opposition to take home the title in the 100m breaststroke, clocking 1:11.51 to Jade Neser’s 1:12.94 and Tatum Peyerl’s 1:14.23.

In the tightly contested 50m butterfly, Dune Coetzee (15) continued her Commonwealth Games preparation with a silver medal, touching the wall in 28.61 ahead of Kerryn Herbst in 28.65 and behind  Olivia Nel in 28.49.

In the U12 100m freestyle, Elijah Dredge, Enzo Nogueira and Kian Keylock made up the medal podium in 1:00.42, 1:00.99 and 1:02.01, respectively, while in the 13 year old category, the winners were Ryan Zasas in 56.89, Namibia’s Mikah Burger in 57.74 and Pieter Coetze in 58.15.

Keylock also went on to win the 100m breaststroke in 1:13.60 as well as claim a silver in the 50m butterfly in 29.52, while Zasas managed a silver in the breaststroke event with a time of 1:10.75.

Luca Holtzhausen (54.15), Matthew Sates (54.41) and Ethan du Preez (54.94) were victorious in the 14 year old age group breaststroke, with the medalists in the 15 year old event going to Ethan Spieker in 53.06, Chad Mayer in 53.52 and Kobus Groenewald in 53.67.

Sates claimed his second silver of the evening in the 100m breaststroke in 1:07.40 and followed that performance with a gold in the 50m butterfly in 25.89, ahead of Holtzhausen in 26.89, while Du Preez walked away with the silver in the 400m individual medley in 4:45.20 ahead of Zander Landman in 4:45.75 and behind Matthew Randle in 4:40.19.

In the remaining 400m individual medley events, the men’s 15-18 gold went to Ruan Breytenbach (15) in 4:30.20 to Henju Duvenhage’s 4:35.15 and Dante Nortje’s 4:38.80, while on the ladies’ side, Sune Liebenberg’s time of 5:09.69 saw her win the gold, over 7secs ahead of Jana Botha’s 5:17.42.

Duvenhage also won the gold in the 50m butterfly in 25.43.

Matthew Bosch claimed the gold in the 100m freestyle (16 year old category) in 52.20, ahead of Gawie Nortje in 52.32 and James Freeman in 52.58, while Calvin Coetzee was the winner in the 17-18 section in 52.08, followed by Luke Cillie in 52.41 and Jandre Moll in 52.47.

In the ladies’ 100m freestyle races, the U12 title went to Amy Muller in 1:03.03 with Dieu Dene van Jaarsveld claimed the silver in 1:03.50 and Abigail Rululu the bronze in 1:03.72, while in the 13 age group category, it was Veronique Rossouw who finished first in 58.54 ahead of Hannah Robertson in 58.89 and Chloe le Roux in 1:00.98.

Muller also went on to finish second in the 50m butterfly in 30.74, while Rossouw won her second gold in the same event with a time of 28.50.

Aimee Canny, Kirsten de Goede and Brooklyn Croxon won the 14 year old category freestyle race in 57.31, 59.15 and 59.55, while golden girl Rebecca Meder (15) scooped the gold in her respective age group event in 57.80, followed by Georgia Nel in 58.78 and Herbst and Nel, who both ended in 58.88.

Meder was not done for the day, as she also won the 400m individual medley in 4:53.55, while De Goede added another silver in the 50m butterfly in 29.20.

The gold, silver and bronze in the 16 year old freestyle went to Ally Chrislett in 58.88, Lindi Cillie in 59.59 and Janie Coetzee in 59.79, while Marine Nortje bagged the 17-18 title in 58.65 ahead of Hannah Kiely in 58.81 and Taneal Baptiste in 59.92.

The gold medals in the 100m breaststroke various age groups went to Imke Koch (12) in 1:17.46, Emma Kuhn (13) in 1:15.48, Paige Brombacher (14) in 1:11.94, Tailyn Seyffert (15) in 1:12.71 and Christin Mundell (16) in 1:10.21.

The SA National Junior Age Group Championships will continue tomorrow with the heats starting at 08h30 and the finals beginning at 17h00.


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