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In the year of 2015 Lebogang Phalula was crowned the Spar Ladies grand Prix champion after a series of 10km races all over the country. She ran a new Half Marathon pb which is 8th fastest on the all time SA rankings of 1:12.18 as well as a 12km pb of 39:34. This proved to be a great comeback year for the Phalula sister as she also claimed two silver medals at the SA Championships. She won the Woman’s day race in JHB in 33:22 and she also won the OMTOM Two Oceans 21km.
Horn started out the season with a very fast 7.20 on a 60m indoor race. Carina Horn went on to equalize the 25 year old SA record by Evette de Klerk of 11.06. Horn ran a 11:15 and 11:08 at the World Championships. Not one other SA sprinting lady can run a sub 11.20 never mind a sub 11:15. Horn also won the SA 100m title at sea level against a strong headwind and ran 11.40.
Wostman won the Two Oceans Marathon in 3:41:23 and was the first South African in 14 years to do so, she then went on and became the first South African winner since Rae Bisschoff in 1998 to win the Comrades Marathon in 6:12:20 just 3 min shy of the course record.
This year Wenda Nel climed to the 3rd fastest 400m hurdler of all time in South Africa when she ran a 54.37. She started off the year winning the Eagles Club Classic Shootout 600m race in 1:28.05. Nel also ran a 200m pb of 23.55, a 100m pb of 11.57 as well as a 400m pb of 52.09! Wenda Nel went on to represent South Africa at the World Championships where she made it all the way to the final. At the end of the season Nel had clocked 16 sub 56sec 400m hurdles races.
Under new coach Jean Verster, Semenya had a good year considering the change. She won Varsity cup meetings and also came to win the SA and USSA 800m titles. She clocked a new 3000m pb of 9:49 and she broke the 2min barrier on the 800m in Beijing running 1:59.59. It was also announced most recently that Semenya would be named 2012 Olympic 800m champion.
For a large part of the year Viljoen led the World Rankings for the Women’s Javelin throw and had a best of 66.62 for the year. This throw of 66.62, besides her own SA record still triumphs over any other South African. This distance would then end up 2nd on the World Rankings for 2015. Viljoen went on to claim a long awaited Bronze medal at the World Championships in Beijing.
2015 Has been a great year for Palframan. In this year alone she claimed 100, 200 and 400m pb’s of 11.75, 22.92 and 51.27. The 400m being the 8th fastest of all time on the SA rankings. Justine Palframan won all her Varsity cup races as well as the SA and USSA titles. She represented South Africa at both the World Student games as well as the World Championships. She won gold at the World students. Palframan was also announced as the MATIES Sportswoman of the year.
In 2015 Scott set new 800m indoor(2:07.53) 1000 indoor (2:42.60), 1500m (4:08.65), mile indoor (4:32.48) 3000m indoor (8:52.57), 5000m (15:32.55) and 10 000m (32:11.60) pb’s. From the indoor races the 1000, mile and 3000m times are all new South African records. The 1500m ranks 9th fastest, the 3000m 6th fastest, the 5000m 5th fastest and the 10 000m 3rd fastest on the All time SA rankings. Scott also made waves in the NCAA history going into the top 5 all time rankings for her 3km as she also won that NCAA title.