19 MAY 2001 General News

World Leading marks by Maurren Maggi and Solange Witteveen at the South American Championships

World Leading marks by Maurren Maggi and Solange Witteveen at the South American Championships
Eduardo Biscayart for the IAAF

 

May 19 -Manaus-. Brazil’s Maurren Maggi and Argentina’s Solange Witteveen produced a pair of world class performances at the second day of the 41st Edition of the South American Championships.

 

Maggi took the victory in the 100 metres hurdles with a new Area record of 12.71. The mark is also the best in the world this year. Maggi improved her own record which was 12.86, and was set at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg.

 

“I can’t believe it. I knew the track was fast, but I never thought it would be this fast!", said Maggi after the race, but her race wasn’t as would appear from the time, since she hit 2 hurdles.

 

Brazil’s Maíla Machado was second with a personal best of 13.18, while Venezuelan Sandrine Legenort was 3rd with a National Junior Record of 13.88.

 

Witteveen was also outstanding by winning the High Jump title for the second time in her career. Her mark of 1.97 is a new South American Record and puts her on top of the World Lists, alongside  South Africa’s Hestrie Cloete. The previous record of 1.96 was set in Oristano, Italy in 1997. Her series was: 1.65, 1.70, 175, 180, 183, 1.86 and 1.89 all at the 1st attempt; 1.92 in the 2nd, 1.95 in the 1st and 1.97 in the 2nd. Then she had 3 fouls at 1.99.

 

The high quality of performances achieved by Maggi and Witteveen, overshadowed the victory of the 1999 World Championships silver medalist in the 400 metres, Brazil’s Sanderlei Parrela who won in 45.11, a new Championship Record.

 

Three other Championship records were set on Saturday. Karina Moya (ARG), 60.83 in the Hammer, Márcio de Souza (BRA), 13.64 in the 110mh, and Édson Bindilatti (BRA), 7564 in the Decathlon.

 

Other remarkable performance was obtained by the 4x100 metres relay of Brazil, that won the event in 38.67.

Overall, Brazil keeps dominating the event. On Saturday the host won 13 golds, Argentina 2, and Chile 1.

 

Results of the 2nd Day

Men

400m: 1 Sanderlei Parrela BRA 45.11*, 2 Valdinei da Silva BRA 46.50, 3 Jonathan Palma VEN 46.78

3000m St: 1 Celso Ficagna BRA 8:44.83, 2 Emigdio Delgado VEN 8:47.55, 3 Adelar Schuler 8:51.70

110mh (0.0): 1 Márcio de Souza BRA 13.64*, 2 Redelen dos Santos BRA 13.87, 3 Paulo Villar COL 13.88

LJ: 1 Nélson Ferreira BRA 7.67 (1.6), 2 Lewis Asprilla COL 7.48w (2.2), 3 Esteban Copland VEN 7.31 (1.7)

SP: 1 Marco Antonio Verni CHI 18.57, 2 Yoger Medina VEN 18.49, 3 Édson Miguel BRA 17.00

Decathlon (18/5 & 19/5): 1 Édson Bindilatti BRA 7564* (11.13 6.96 12.46 2.08 47.85 / 15.18 37.94 4.60 44.24 4:28.37), 2 Eric Kerwitz ARG 7305, 3 Enrique Aguirre ARG 7226

4x100m: 1 BRA 38.67 (Raphael de Oliveira, Cláudio Sousa, Vicente de Lima, André da Silva), 2 VEN 40.02, 3 URU 40.34

20.000m Walk: 1 José Bagio BRA 1:31:42.9, 2 Mario José dos Santos 1:32:45.9, 3 Xavier Moreno ECU 1:35:42.5

Women

400m: Luciana Mendes BRA 52.76, 2 Maria Laura Almirão 53.14, 3 Norma González COL 53.29

10000m: 1 Maria Cristina Rodrigues BRA 35:25.70, 2 Rosa Apaza BOL 35:30.04, 3 Adriana de Souza BRA 35:30.06

100mh (0.1): 1 Maurren Maggi BRA 12.71 AR, 2 Maíla Machado BRA 13.18, 3 Sandrine Legenort VEN 13.88

HJ: 1 Solange Witteveen ARG 1.97 AR, 2= Luciane Dambacher BRA 1.83, 2= Thaís de Andrade BRA 1.83

TJ: 1 Keila Costa BRA 13.61 (0.0), 2 Luciana dos Santos 13.48 (0.8), 3 Mónica Falcioni URU 13.43 (1.6)

DT: 1 Elisângela Adriano BRA 58.40, 2 Katiuscia de Jesus BRA 49.52, 3 María Eugenia Giggi ARG 48.30

HT: 1 Karina Moya ARG 60.83*, 2 Josiane Soares BRA 58.81, 3 Erika Melián ARG 55.70

Heptathlon (4 events): 1 Mônica Marques BRA 3146, 2 Elizete da Silva BRA 3126, 3 Valeria Steffens CHI 3063

4x100m: 1 BRA 44.32 (Lucimar de Mora, Rosemar Neto, Kátia Santos Thatiana Ignâcio), 2 COL 45.43, 3 VEN 47.22