Following the success of the ASA Youth & Junior Championships that took place earlier in April in Cape Town and the Senior Track & Field and Combined Events Championships that took place last week in Potchefstroom, Athletics South Africa today released the Preliminary Team to the 2017 CAA African Junior Championships.
In preparing Junior and Senior Teams for both the Junior Championships that will be taking place in Algeria from 29 June-2 July 2017 and the IAAF World Championships that will be taking place in London from 4 – 13 August 2017, ASA has selected a Preliminary Squad that consists both Junior and Senior athletes to participate at the CAA Southern Region Championships on the 10-11 June 2017 in Zimbabwe.
Athletes in the Preliminary Squad will not necessary form part of the Final Team to be selected even if they have achieved a qualifying standard.
“This means even if you are in the Preliminary Squad all athletes are still subject to final selection,” explained Aleck Skhosana, the President of ASA.
“The next month is crucial to each athlete to work even harder to convince our independent selectors at ASA that they deserve to be in the final team to Zimbabwe and by sequence, to Algeria and London.
“Good luck to all athletes!”
Athletics South Africa