Venter Wins 200 Free at South African Short Course Champs

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, September 30. ALTHOUGH Roland Schoeman and Ryk Neethling have opted to bypass the competition, the South African Short Course Championships got off to a solid start. Leading the way was Jasper Venter, who claimed top honors in the 200 freestyle with a mark of 1:48.66. He was followed in second place by Carl Marais (1:49.90).

A member of the South African squad that raced at the World Youth Championships, Keri Shaw was the winner of the 200 butterfly with an effort of 2:10.59. At the World Youth Champs, which were held in Brazil, Shaw took a silver medal in the 100 fly. In the women’s 400 individual medley, Jessica Pengelly edged Bianca Meyer, 4:44.41-4:45.09.

In the women’s 1,500 free, Natalie du Toit was in command throughout the majority of the race, winning in a time of 16:48.55. Byron Ferguson was the victor in the men’s 400 I.M. (4:22.95).

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