THE National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe have named their provisional team for the African Under-18 and Under-20 Championships and the athletes are now expected to work towards improving their times.
The meet will be in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, from April 16 to 20.
The Under-18 (youth) and Under-20 (junior) competition will run concurrently and the local athletics mother-body named a 26-member provisional team for the assignments.
The national association took advantage of the first leg of the JM Busha Series at White City Stadium in Bulawayo over the weekend, and other previous competitions, to identify the athletes.
Some of the athletes that made the provisional team include Simbarashe Maketa, Vimbai Maisvoreva, Donovan Mutariswa and Masciline Watama.
They were all members of the youth team at the IAAF World Under-18 Championships in 2017.
There is also Priviledge Chikara, who represented the country at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina, as well as Brian Ndlovu and Dorothy Kavhumbura.
Mazvita Musakwa (100m, 200m), Elizabeth Msipa (200m), Priviledge Chikara (800m, 1 500m), Elizabeth Dube (3 000m).
Vimbai Maisvoreva (400m/800m), Dorothy Kavhumbura (200m, triple jump, long jump), Mazvita Musakwa (100m, 200m), Prisy Mpofu (long jump), Charlene Nyikadzino (400m), Masciline Watama (100m, 200m), Emmaculate Mapurisa (400m), Abigail Chaturuka (100m hurdles).
Oliver Masara (100m), Lameck Makwayaura (100m, 200m), Fortune Sithole (200m), Thabani Mpofu (400m), Evans Mubaiwa (800m), Nomore Mutanda (3 000m), Stephen Mupandenyama (1 500m).
Simbarashe Maketa (200m), Brian Ndlovu (high jump), Makanakaishe Charamba (100m, 200m), Busani Ndlovu (400m, 400m hurdles), Godwin Katakura (3 000m), Donovan Mutariswa (100m, 200m), Joshua Chinanga (3 000m), Elvis Wadiwa (100m, 200m). Herald