Tjam Atletes Shine

The 2015/2016 athletics season has just kicked off and the winter grind has already paid off for some athletes. Port Elizabeth stars Cayla Suddon and Casper Lotter was anything but shy when they respectively broke meeting records at the annual Grey Bloemfontein Clover Athletics Meeting.

The South African u/18 200m champion Cayla Seddon proved too strong for her competitors when she recorded record breaking performances in both the women’s 60m and 100mh events.  Her times of 7.52 sec (60m) and 14.33 sec (100mh) is an indication that off-season work does wonders; this alone proves that next year we will be enjoying some top-of-the- notch performances on South African soil.

Seventeen year old Casper Lotter, on the other hand, had the race of his life when he went on the win the boys 17 100m with an exceptional time of 10.50 seconds; this time marks him as one of the guys to watch out for at 2016’s national athletics championships. There’s not much to say about Casper despite the fact that he is fast, humble and a hard-worker…a few words that sums up ‘the ultimate athlete’.

‘It was a pleasant surprise to see them run these times so early in the season; they are hard workers so we know they will keep their feet on the ground and work on improving their performances’ mentioned an excited coach Thobela Thoba. Despite Eastern Cape’s recent dip and lack of podium finishes, it seems a new-era has taken over and are now handing the baton to the right people; slowly but surely climbing the ranks to where it’s supposed to be.

We look forward to a great Olympic season next year.