Sprint Event

This year the EC Classic Shootout races hosted by Backtrack will have their very first sprint race. We will be having a 300m race in 27 January at the Pilditch Stadium at a high school meeting hosted by Hoerskool Garsfontein.

This field of 8 men includes Constant Pretorious who recently returned to SA after going to study in the USA who trains with Irma Reynecke. Reynecke also sends athletes Andrew Barnes who ran a 46.26 on the 400m last year as well as Christiaan Lubbe who has clocked a 46.90.

Backtrack 2015 Junior Male Athlete of the year Ruben Els will also be looking to take on some of these senior athletes. Hennie Kriel who is the coach of Henricho Bruintjies the SA record holder will be sending AShley Hlungwani who clocked a 46.75 last year.

Olympic silver medalist Hezekiel Sepeng had talent identifying camps and training camps throughout 2015 in which he identified and athlete to compete in this race that goes by the name of Fhatuwani Mudimeli. Mudimeli will be looking to cause an upset as at a 300m time trial recently he ran a 33sec on the 300m.

Also in this race is young upcoming sprinter from TUKS Bandile Gumbi who has also ran a 33 on the 300m.

300m MEN
¬†Lane Athlete Item Pb’s Club/Nationality
1 Ruben Els 100,200 100m – 10.62
200m – 21.21
Affies Hoerskool
2 Constant Pretorius 400H 400m – 47.76
400H – 50.64
3 Christiaan Lubbe 400m 400m – 46.90
300m – 34.79
University of Pretoria
4 Thapelo Phora 400m 400m – 45.91
600m – 1:18.48
University of Pretoria
5 Andrew Barnes 400m 400m – 46.26 University of Pretoria
6 Ashley Hlungwani 400m 400m – 46.75
600m – 1:18.35
University of Pretoria
7 Fhatuwani Mudimeli 400m 300m – 33.6 Sepeng Training Group
8 Bandile Gumbi 400m 400m – 47.40
300m – 33.05
University of Pretoria