Men High Jumpers Excel at S.A. Masters Champs and Andrzej Rzepecki scores a magnificent 97.04% age-grading in the Weight Throw event


Men High Jumpers Excel at S.A. Masters Champs and Andrzej Rzepecki scores a magnificent 97.04% age-grading in the Weight Throw event

The Competition in the Men’s events at the S.A. Masters Championships held in Oudtshoorn on 26 & 27 April produced many excellent performances.

The high jumpers excelled in their various age groups, namely Johan Mans (M.40) took the gold with a jump of 1.84m, while Johann Gutsche (46) cleared a magnificent height of 1.87m. Johann already posted his best height of 1.93m (91.47%) in February, bettering the previous S.A. record of 1.78m.

Shaun Abrahams (42), wellknown 800m athlete from the W.P. won 4 golds in the 200, 400, 800 & 1500m. He achieved an A-grading time of 90.30% in the 800m when he clocked an excellent time of 1.57.81.

Thomas Endrody (52) won 3 golds in the Mens 100, 200 and high jump, while Monty Hacker (78) took the sprint double, achieving a 91.81% age-grading in the 200m with a time of 30.39. Peter Brown (75) also achieved a world class performance with his time of 5.33,60 (92.36%) in the 1500m.

Andrzej Rzepecki (76) scored a magnificent 97.04% age-grading in the Weight Throw event when he threw 17.03m. He also won the shotput, discus, javelin, hammer throw and weight pentathlon events.

The women’s competition at the championships posted the following age-graded results:

Women

Adri Schoeman (42) 200m - 24.72 (91.50%)
Winnie de Winnaar (46) 100m - 12.89 (90.22%)
Winnie de Winnaar (46) 200m - 26.48 (90.79%)
Salome Vermeulen (46) 1500m – 4.47.81 (90.38%)
Toy Ungerer (67) 100m – 15.75 (90.10%)
Toy Ungerer (67) 200m – 32.81 (90.58%)
Magdalena Tomlinson (70) - 78.90 (91.25%)


If you are interested in competing in masters athletics meetings at various levels, your age graded percentage will give you a good measure of how competitive your performances are likely to be. The following age graded percentage levels provide a guide to relative performance levels:

Over 100% = approximate world record level*
Over 90% = world class
Over 80% = national class
Over 70% = state class
Over 60% = local class

The age grading system makes for interesting reading and can be followed on:

http://www.samastersathletics.org.au/Age_graded_tables.pdf

Age grading for road runners:

http://www.goodrunguide.co.uk/AgeGrading.asp

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