All set for track and fields championships


Allen Khumalo, Sports Reporter
ALL is set for the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz) Track and Field Championships scheduled for tomorrow at Bulawayo’s White City Stadium.

The competition, featuring various athletes (cadets, youths, juniors and seniors) from across the country, will see competitors vying for the championships in track events which include 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1 500m, 3 000m, 5 000m, 10 000m, 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, 4×100m and 4×200m relays.

In the field events, athletes will compete in discus, shot put, javelin, hammer, high jump, long jump and triple jump. The competition will also include a Coca Cola four minute mile race.

Bulawayo Athletics Board (BAB) secretary-general Rebecca Ncube said registration for the event will close tomorrow morning.

“Everything is now in place and the event officials have been sorted. We are still receiving some calls from various clubs confirming their participation so we are expecting a huge turn-out. This event is mainly aiming at developing talent as well as exposing some talents to big competitions. Athletes need to be at their feet at all times and if they sit down they might become rusty so through this event, the association is aiming at keeping the athletes on that competitive mood,” said Ncube.

She also said the competition is aiming at preparing athletes for the regional cross country, JM Busha track and field championships and CBC half marathon races.

— @khumzallen

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