Reach for the stars

Kyle Rademeyer, above and below, broke the South African pole vault record at the Twizza ASA under-18 and under-20 Track and Field Championships at the Dal Josaphat Athletics Stadium in Paarl last week. Establishing his place among the country’s most promising young Track and field stars, Rademeyer had

the crowd on its feet on Friday March 29, as he shattered the national youth pole vault record on day two of the event. Turning out for the host province, Boland Athletics, Rademeyer cleared 5.30m, adding 8cm to the previous SA mark of 5.22m, which had been set by Valco van Wyk at the same venue in December 2017.

“I wasn’t really expecting to get that height. I struggled to sleep last night because of the adrenaline ahead of today’s competition and I was a little tired,” Rademeyer said. “My goal for this year is 5.50m, so I hope to achieve that by the end of the year, and then I’ll just see where my path takes me.”

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