As per annual habit, Daring Club Leuven Atletiek will organise the ‘Meeting voor Mon’ again this year. An extraordinary opportunity for our athletes to measure themselves with their opponents. In 2023, the meeting will take place on Saturday 5 August starting at 13.30h.
On this website, both participants and visitors will find all practical information about the event.
The ‘Meeting voor Mon’ is combined with a Street Pole Vault Gala.
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Meeting voor Mon 2023
Why should you join the ‘Meeting voor Mon’?
There are pacemakers in all heats of the 800m, 1500m and 3000m to guide you to your PB
Based on weather predictions, we will do our very best to organise the long jump with tailwinds
Register for one of our golden events and double your prize money!
World Rankings Competition
The Meeting voor Mon has been recognized by World Athletics and the IPC
Men: 200m – 300m – 400m – 800m – 1500m – 3000m – 110mH – 400mH – discus – shot put – javelin – high jump
Women: 200m – 300m – 400m – 800m – 1500m – 3000m – 100mH – 400mH – discus – shot put – hammer throw – high jump – long jump
Gaston Roelants Atletiek Arena
The Meeting voor Mon 2022 was of an exceptional standard. The Meeting score of 77250 points (World Athletics Scoring Tables) was the highest since 2015 and places the Meeting voor Mon at place 128 of all athletics meets worldwide (more than 1,000 ranked events). From a Belgian point of view, Cynthia Bolingo’s (CABW) National Record and Meeting record over 300m (36″47) was a highlight, as was Robin Hendrix’s (OEH) win in the 3000m (7’48″72).
Further Meeting records fell in the 200m women (Georgina Adam GBR 22″92), in the 100m hurdles women (Maayke Tjin A-Lim NED 13″05) and in the 400m hurdles men (Seamus Derbyshire GBR 49″64).
DCLA athlete Hanne Claes set the stadium ablaze with a win and Meeting record in the 400m hurdles in the women (55″23), a nice tribute to DCLA hurdles coach Theo Van Moer who passed away earlier this year and whose name was attached to this race. There were further DCLA wins for Bo Brasseur in the long jump (6.18m), for Karsten Claes in the javelin throw (57.07m) and for Edwin Nys in the discus throw (51.18m).
At Hall 5, the traditional pole vault gala took place, which has grown into a prestigious Urban Event of the Meeting voor Mon. Lots of world top athletes competed in Blauwput, where Menno Vloon (NED) won the event with also Meeting record of no less than 5.82m.Results
The meeting took place when the Olympic Games were not yet finished completely. Nevertheless Chad Wright (JAM), 9th at the Olympic Games, was present to win the Discus throwing competition. The main event of the day was the duel between Loic Lemaitre (FRA), bronze medal in Rio Olympic Games and Onyewa Adigida (NL), European Junior Champion.
The women competition noted a new Flanders Cup record on the 300m, with Evelien Saalberg (NL) finishing in 37’09. Vannessa Scaunet won the 1500m and Rani Baillevier was the best in the 800m event.
A video-impression: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dmo3C3J6w8Results - Individual results had to also conquer heavy and changing weather conditions (rare in this season)
The 2019 edition of the ‘Meeting voor Mon’ was held on the 17th of August long before the WCh in Doha. Unfortunally the weather conditions were rather bad with front wind for the sprint and rain, which became stronger during the meet.
The Jamaican Christofer Taylor ran an excellent 45.62 on 400m. This athlete was beaten by Jonathan Sacoor at the finale of the EC juniors. It was a pity, but there came no ‘rerun’, as the athlete of OEH choosed the200m. There was also a strong 13.80 of Finnish Elmo Lakka in the 110m hurdles and the 7.54.90 from the Italian Pietro Riva on 3.000m. In the field events Philip Milanov throwed the discus
64,14m far, beating the Jamaican Chad Wright (63,79m). His compatriot Ashinia Miller won the shot put with 18,65m. Despite the rain, Ben Broeders cleared 5,45m in the pole vault.
The Canadian women were dominant in the 400m hurdles with Kelsey Balkwill (56.92) and Noelle Montcalm (57.16). Nora Ritzen from the Netherlands finished 3rd in 57.20. Nadia Power from Ireland showed her strength in the 800m with 2.02.39.Results
The 2018 edition of the ‘Meeting voor Mon’ was held on the 4th of August just before the ECh in Berlin. On the one year old new track and in warm conditions Briton Kaie Chambers-Browne took the victory in the 100m with 10.34. He was one hundred of a second faster than local Andreas Vranken. Another Briton, Jamal Rhoden-Stevens, won the 400m in 46.83 in front of Julien Watrin and his 47.01. Due to the hot temperatures the 3.000m was held later that evening and that resulted in seven runners below eight minutes. Kenyan Joshpat Menjo was the best in 7.53.09. In the field events the Jamaican Chad Wright threw the discus at 63,82m. The Belgian Timothy Herman was the best javelin thrower with 75,90m preceding the Bulgarian Mark Slavov with 74,76m.Results
Due to the works for a new track surface and for the adaptations on the stadium for the throwing events, the 2017 edition of the ‘Meeting voor Mon’ was only held on the 19th of August after the WCh in London. Despite that, there were some excellent performances as the 7.55.41 of Kenyan Menjo Josphat Kiprono on the 3.000m or the 15.32.92 of his compatriot Pamela Cheprotich on 5.000m.
Tony van Diepen of the Netherlands ran a PB of 46.43 in the 400m and Margareth Adeoye (GBR) stormed to 52.56. The Canadian Anthony Romaniw won the 800m in 1.47.34. The 400m hurdles saw a strong Noelle Montcalm, also Canadian, win in 56.47. In the men’s race Lucirio Garrido from Venezuela beat the local Tim Rummens with 3 hundreds: 50.50 against 50.53.
In the pole vault, European u23-champion Ben Broeders from the organizing DCLA won with a clearance of 5,42m. The shot put went to the Dutchies with 17,58m for Melissa Boekelmans and 18,65m for Patrick Cronie.Results
Our annual ‘Meeting voor Mon’ is a tribute to the coach Mon Vanden Eynde. He guided top athletes such as Gaston Roelants, André Dehertoghe and Ivo Van Damme to several Olympic medals and European and world records.