Three days of top athletics during the Jom IT T-Meeting
News item from: 24 May 2021
The tenth edition of the T-Meeting took place on the Whitsun weekend of 22, 23 & 24 May. Several athletes have managed to resist the natural elements and set different Meeting Records as a result. With this review, we look back on an edition that we will never forget.
Photo: Erik van Leeuwen
This anniversary edition of the T-Meeting deserved something special, that is what the organization thought. That is why an combined-event took place prior to the regular T-Meeting to respond to the limited offer in competitions. Highlights of this combined-event were Myke van der Wiel who broke the magical limit of 6000 points and Sofie Dokter who reached the limit for the EKU20 in Tallinn. Sven Roosen and Sven Jansons put down a sharp decathlon and qualified for the EKU23. Gabriel Emmanuel managed to surpass himself and qualified for the EKU20.
On Monday, Rani Rosius immediately set the tone with her time in the 200m: Meeting Records are there to be broken. With a time of 23.83s, she sets the bar high for future editions. The Meeting Record for both the men and women 400m was also broken by Nout Wardenburg (46.69s) and Sharlene Mawdsley (53.21s) respectively. On the technical numbers, Navaro Doulany Aboikenie started with a good distance of 15.68m on the triple jump and managed to set a new Meeting Record. Glenka Antonia chased him with a Meeting Record, but in the high jump. She flew over 1.82m and equaled her PB with this. Then Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam closed the day by jumping no less than 6.42m and cashing in the new Meeting Record long jump. Jochem Dobber approached the Meeting Record in the 200m with seven hundredths, with 20.90s he ran a very tight half distance as 400m.
After the limits of rain on the weekend, a few limits were also broken on Monday. For the EKU20 we see Keitharo Oosterwolde with 10.55s in the 100m and Timme Koster with 13.82s in the 110mh. In view of U18 performances, Jamie Sesay with 13.79s on the 110mH, Maurice Afognon with 21.54s in the 200m and Suus Altorf with 60.35s on the 400mh have met the original limits for the U18 tournament. Three Dutch records have also been improved: within the IPC category Cheyenne Bouthoorn achieved a NR in the class T36 in both the 100m (15.07s) and the 200m (31.14s). Joël de Jong raced with 12.65s in the 100m to a new NR in the class T63.
The organization can look back on a special and successful edition. Many thanks also go to the volunteers and sponsors who made this edition possible. Ultimately, the biggest thanks go to the athletes, who have made this edition one to never forget. Next year we will be there again, for and by athletes on Monday 6 June 2022. Hopefully with a well-filled track full of athletics fans, as usual!