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Post event Synchroon & BPD T-Meeting

20 May 2024


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Meeting Records, U18 Limit and Dutch Record


The day in Tilburg started with cloudy skies, and occasionally the sun broke through. Apart from a heavy shower, we managed to stay dry. The wind was also unpredictable, making the tailwind a significant challenge. Despite this, there were excellent performances and new meeting records.


In the women's 400 metres hurdles, Zoë van Gils, thanks to strong competition from Anne van de Wiel and Abigail Noruwa, met the European U18 qualification standard with a time of 59.80. Anne van de Wiel won the race in a fine 57.28, just above the meeting record held by Femke Bol.


Then it was time for the 400 metres without hurdles. Here, two women broke the old meeting record: Myrthe van der Schoot and Eveline Saalberg with 52.90 and 52.75 respectively. It was thrilling right up to the finish to see who would take the victory. Later in the day, Eveline Saalberg also competed in the 200 metres, where she secured third place. In the men's event, Jonas Phijffers broke the meeting record held by Nout Wardenburg. With a splendid 46.12, Jonas claimed victory, showcasing his excellent form.


In the women's 200 metres, Cheyenne Bouthoorn set a new national record in her IPC class. She sprinted to a time of 30.97, which also qualifies for the Paralympic Games.

In the first run of the 110 metres hurdles, Joas van Hellemondt clocked a time of 13.83. After the race, he predicted that he would break the meeting record later in the day. This record stood at 13.80, and in the second race, he ran 13.74, a fine improvement.


In the men's pole vault, we witnessed a unique situation. The podium was filled with five athletes. This was because three men cleared 4.60 metres flawlessly. The winner, Owen Beuckens, won with a height of 5.00 metres.


Despite the sometimes challenging wind, the organisers are pleased that many personal records were broken this year. Congratulations to all the athletes who made it a fantastic T-Meeting once again! Thanks to all sponsors and volunteers, your efforts allowed us to enjoy top-level athletics.


T-Meeting 2024

Preview Synchroon & BPD T-Meeting

18 May 2024


From, for and by athletes


This year marks the thirteenth edition of the T-Meeting, coincidentally matching Tilburg's area code (013). On Whit Monday, an impressive international field will once again be on the starting list.


Sprint Spectacle

The women's 100 meters features a strong lineup, with four athletes from last year's final: Femke Nuijten, Demi van den Wildenberg, Mollie O’Reilly (IRL), and last edition's winner Naomi Sedney. They will face competition from our southern neighbour Janie De Naeyer (BEL), who has a personal best of 11.52. With favourable wind conditions, the meeting record of 11.48 could be broken.


In the 400 meters, the Dutch elite will be on the starting line, making a meeting record far from impossible. The women's race will include World Championships relay participants Eveline Saalberg and Myrthe van der Schoot, ensuring a thrilling battle for victory. Britt de Blaauw, Laura de Witte, and Eva Hovenkamp will also be contenders for the podium places. For the men, Jonas Phijffers, Yousef Karam (KW), and Nout Wardenburg will make their appearance. The meeting record stands at 46.69, but the best performances of these three men are faster.


In the previous edition, we were treated to a new meeting record of 13.80 in the men's 110-meter hurdles. Joas van Hellemondt and Jamie Sesay are in form, and a new record could be on the horizon. The men have two chances to set a fast time, and we look forward to the races.


Marije van Hunenstijn is one of the standout athletes in the 200 meters. Leonie van Vliet, Eveline Saalberg, and Janie De Naeyer (BEL) will compete for a spot among the top three.


Jumping Contest

The jumping events are always a staple of the T-Meeting. In the women's pole vault, it will be a close contest to see who takes home the victory. Will it be the U20 athlete Marijn Kieft, the German Clara Rentz, or Sanne Rombouts?


In the men's high jump, the field is very close. Sven van Merode and the still U20 athlete Ridzerd Punt stand out. But Wuill Vrolijk and Bart Andriessen are also in contention for the win.


The always spectacular triple jump is likely to result in a new meeting record. Belgian Ilona Masson has a personal best of 13.69 meters, while the meeting record stands at 12.96 meters.


IPC athletes

This year, the T-Meeting features fifteen IPC athletes, athletes with visual, intellectual, or physical disabilities. Kimberly Alkemade, who recently set a world record in the 200 meters during the Harry Schulting Games in Vught, is one of the participants. At the T-Meeting, she will compete in the 100 meters and 200 meters.


Photographer: Vincent Jessen


Participant Information 2024

15 May 2024


Monday is the day, time to #shine. The jury is ready, the weather forecast looks great, and the lineup of participants is better than ever. Let the sprinting and jumping begin!



The results can all be followed live on Atletiek.nu. The heat assignments can also be found there in advance.


Participant Information

Participant information emails can be read on this page.


The organization expects plenty of spectacle and warmly welcomes you to the athletics track at Bernard Leenestraat 48 in Tilburg.

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