The top 10 off all the performances realised during the passed editions of the 'Meeting voor Mon' in Kessel-Lo are here available.

Results Highlights

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.


The 2016 edition of the ‘Meeting voor Mon’ saw an extraordinary 800m race, which let no less than 8 women run under 2.03. The Dutch athlete Sanne Verstegen won in 2.00.83. Another Dutchie, Femke Pluym, equalized the stadium record in the pole vault, jumping 4,40m.

Two other stadium records were beaten in the women competitions. Paula Ratcliffe from New-Zealand had a great hammer throw of 70,12m and Manon Depuydt bettered her own time in the 300m to 37.95. The young Renée Eykens took another highlight by winning the 1.500m in 4.10.12.

The only new stadium record in the men section came after a battle between two Dutchmen in the pole vault. Menno Vloon won it with 5,58m and Rutger Koppelaar finished second with 5,53m. The local fans saw an astonishing victory of Stijn Baeten in the ETOL-800m.


The 2015 edition of the 'Meeting voor Mon' was an astonishing one, not only because of the strong Belgian record of Philip Milanov with 66m66 in the discus throw. But there were also a lot of other great performances as well as the first race with the three brothers Borlée in adjacent lanes. Due to the wind at the opposite side of the track the athletes couldn’t unfortunately find the right rhythm, but the finish was an stunning one. Kévin won the race in 45.79 in front of the Irishman Gregan, the Frenchman Anne and his brothers Jonathan and Dylan.

Not less than seven stadium records were broken during this meeting. Philip Milanov got the most attention by improving his own record of 66m43 from the 26th april with 23cm. In the pole vault, the record of 4m15 was even beated three times and was brought eventually to 4m40 thanks to Rianna Galiart from the Netherlands. In that event Chloé Henry tried to clear 4m45, which should have been an new Belgian record.

The other stadium records came on the track:

  • Saoudi Ali Saad Almandeel ran 1.45.76 on 800m and in that race Jan Van Den Broeck became 5th with the best Belgian performance of the year of 1.46.74
  • The Maroccan Sadik Mikhou realized – following the IAAF-tables – the best performance of the meeting in the 1.500m with a cracking 3.33.45, breaking the record of David Moorcroft
  • In the 400m hurdles the Algerian Miloud Rahmani preceded Michael Bultheel in 49.70
  • In de 200m Papaiannou from Cypus sprinted 23.19, just better than de qualifying standard for the WC in Beijing
  • Michelle Jenneke ran 13.10 in the 100m hurdles; afterwards the Australian became 'the queen of the selfies', because nearly everyone wanted a picture with her.

There was no stadium record in the 5.000m – Fernando Mamede got it a long time ago in 13.20.0 – but the Qatari Tarik Ahmed Alamri ran a strong 13.25.00. In the 110 hurdles only the thousands of a second could split the first two. The Canadian Sekou Kaba won from the Australian Nicolas Hough. They both got a time of 13.64. In the field events another Canadian, the young Timothy Hendry-Gallagher, was impressive with 19m35 in the shot put and de French girl Alexia Sedykh got her hammer at 66m42.

2014 Despite the following European Championships in Zürich a lot of athletes made their appearance in Kessel-Lo for this 20th edition and they bettered 6 stadium records.

The head wind couldn’t stop the spinters in the 100m as the broke both records. The Jamaican Carrie Russel realised 11.47 and Adam Harris from Guyana 10.30.

The German Pamela Dutkiewicz followed the example in the 100m hurdles with 13.30 and het British junior David Omorogie dashed an excellent 13.74 in the 110m hurdles.

The stadium record of the 300m also fell thanks to the 39.31 of Manon Depuydt.

Later on the evening the Irish Sara Treacy had an exuberant win in the 3.000m steeple with 9.47.92. With that performance she kicked Veerle Dejaeghere out of the record list of the Arena.

In the field events the German Benedikt Stienen threw the discus 58,16m and that was the sixth record of the successful meeting.


Local athlete Hanne Claes realized the best women performance of the 2013 edition by dazzling the 200m in 23.26 (+1,3m/s), beating the stadium record of Margaret Adeoye with 4 hundreds of a second and equaling her PB.

Another stadium record fell thanks to Sven Mohsner in the hammer throwing. The German reached 71,01m and that was exactly one centimeter better than his compatriot and ‘habitué’ of the Meeting voor Mon, Benjamin Boruschewski.

2012 World leading performance on the mile for Kim Conley

The edition 2012 of the ‘Meeting voor Mon’ took place on the hottest day of the year, which meant temperatures of more than 40° on the track. Therefore the long distance races were moved till later on the evening. It didn’t bother the American Kim Conley to set a world leading mark of 4.27.23 on the mile, beating Almensch Belete, who broke the Belgian record with her 4.28.11.

Five other stadium records were beaten during the meeting:
• 200m women: despite a headwind of 1,6m/s Margaret Odeoye (GBR) sprinted 23.30 beating Hanne Claes (23.66)
• 400m women: Indira Terrero of Cuba steamed to 51.85
• Hamer women: de French girl Alexia Sedykh, who won silver at the recent WC for juniors, reached 67m98
• Mile men: James Brewer (GBR) cruised to 3.56.66
• Pole vault men: Robbert-Jan Jansen from the Netherlands added one centimeter to his own stadium record by clearing 5m48

Other excellent performances came from the Canadian Melissa Bishop on 800m with 2.01.54, from the Ethiopian junior Aga Ruti with 15.20.84 on 5.000m and from the Ethiopian Dame Tasama with 7.50.60 on 3.000m.


Brenda Baar breaks Dutch National record in triple jump.

Following athletes reached qualification limits for international competitions: Leon Koch (Nl, 1500m, EYOF), Jeroen D'Hoedt (B, 3000Steeple, EKJ), Andreas Van Ham (B, 1500, EKJ), Denis Goossens (B, Pole vault, EKU23) , Melanie Prudent (Fra, 5000m, EKU23)

Stadium records for: Benjamin Boruchewski (Ger, Hammer, 71m), Denis Goossens (B, Pole vault, 5.35), Brenda Baar (Nl, triple jump, 12.99)


Garcia Rosibel pushed the Belgian Athletes to new personal records, but still manages to win the 800m in 2.03.80.

Kia Davis ran a stunning 400m race succeding in 53.50.

The 800m and 1500m male races turned out to be tactical resulting in close finished won by Baloyi Onalenna (1.48.29) and Stephen Davis (3.44.48).

Zoe Derham threw a new Flanders Cup record (Hammer - 66.27m).

5 new stadium records Melissa Duprez (Javelin - 52.21m), Emma Carpenter (Discus- 54.87m), Mimi Belete (1500m-4.12.06), Mark Christie (Pole vault - 5m25), Garcia Rosibel (800m - 2.03.80)


New stadiumrecords: Mimi Belete (1500m 4.17.93), Christian Hoffman (Ger) (110m hurdles 14.09), Tom Goyvaerts (javelin 72m31).

Roto Natashon (Ken) wins a tight and tactic battle on the 800m in 1.47.31.

Luis Fernando Moro (Esp) and Denis Goossens (Bel) reach 5m15 in pole vault.

Belgians best throwing athletes, Wim Blondeel (shot put 18m15), Catherine Timmermans (shot put, 15m17) Ilse Struys (Javelin, 53m41), Tom Goyvaerts (Javelin, 72m31), get competition from German, French, Canadian, Spanish and english athletes.


Home athlete Loic Lemaitre (Bel) qualifies for the World Championships for juniors (Javelin Throw)

A breath taking 800m was won by Vice-European Champion 2006,David Fiegen (Lux). Jimmy Lomba (Fra) and Joeri Jansen (Bel) joined him on the podium, while Nils Schumann stranded on a fifth place.

Flanders Cup Records were broken by Anne Battke (Ger), Rianna Galliart (Ned) on the Pole Vault.


Denis Goossens (Bel) qualifies for the European Championship (Pole Vault).

Anke Van Campen (Bel) and home athlete Liesbeth Van de Velde (Bel) qualify for the European Championship U23 (5000m).

Veerle and Wim Blondeel (Bel) hold the new stadium records in discus throw shot put.


Kim Batten (USA) wins the 400m hurdles.

Inge Vangeel (Bel) en Thomas Matthys (Bel) qualify for the World Championships for juniors.

Bianca Achilles (Ger) holds the new Flanders Cup record (Hammer throw), Wim Blondeel (Bel) is the new Flanders Cup Record holder on Shot put.


Belgian athlete Timothy Hubert (High Jump) qualifies for the European Championships U23.

Sandra Swennen is the best athlete on the triple jump and 100m.

Sammy Kiplagat (Ken) wins the 3000m steeple.