The Dome Junior Athletes raise to the occasion again

Our Dome Junior Athletes Chrislene Klein-Nienaber and Zidane Gawaseb continue to shine as the pair from Swakopmund got high-profile results at two separate events over recent weeks.

Coming from dominating performances since the beginning of the year, Klein-Nienaber was again the stand-out sports person at the Edugate Athletics Meeting which was hosted in conjunction with third the leg of the Coca Cola Regional Challenge in Otjiwarongo.

She secured the first place in the girls U15 high jump, long jump and 80-meter hurdles events. Her high jump win was especially outstanding, as Klein-Nienaber leaped a staggering 1.61 meters, smashing the current national record in her age division, which stood at 1.57 meters.

She also improved her personal best over 80-meter hurdles, completing the race in 12,20 seconds, almost half a second faster than her former PB.

Gawaseb secured the second place over both 110 and 400-meter hurdles at the same competition in central-northern Namibia.

Just a couple of days later, the two underlined their talent again when they went toe to toe with the best junior athletes from the entire Erongo Region.

Klein-Nienaber left the competition in the dust as she cruised to victory in the same three events as in Otjwarongo. Clearing 1,61 meters during the high jump event was enough to take first place. An incredible jump of 5.09 meters meant first place in the long jump.

Her fellow Dome Junior Athlete Gawaseb was the fastest runner over 110-meter hurdles, ending the race in 18.08 seconds.