The 16th Interschools Athletics Meeting against Hoёr Volkskool, was held on Wednesday, 17 October at Hoёr Volkskool. It was a cool, windy afternoon, but that did not stop the Union team of taking part in big numbers and breaking quite a few records.
Union received 17 first places, 24 second places and 26 third places. First places were awarded to the following learners:
O Ngwenya 100 m Boys u15 11,51 s
E Mitchell High Jump Girls u15 1,4 m
M Green High Jump Girls u16 1,4 m
L Theron 200 m Girls u16 29,74 s
J Duba 200 m Boys u16 24,08 s
B Amsterdam Long Jump Boys u16 5,84 m
J McNaughton 800 m Girls u17 2:57,2 s
M Carelse 400 m Boys u17 56,17 s
L McNaughton Shotput Boys u17 11,14 m
R Sparks Discus Girls u19 19,18 m
I Ndamane 400 m Boys u19 54,77 s
Sisipho Arnolds came first in three events:
S Arnolds 100 m Boys u14 12, 2 s
S Arnolds 200 m Boys u14 25,42 s
S Arnolds Long Jump Boys u14 5,24 m
The following learners broke records:
L Finca 400 m Boys u14 1:02,57 minutes
N Ngongama 200 m Boys u15 23,39 s
I Ndamane 800 m Boys u19 2:08,35 minutes
The u19 boys, 100 m race was a nerve wrecking race with Soyama Mbobi in a very close second place.
The Union Team, however, stole the lime light, with winning the final event of the day, the u19 boys 4x 100 m relay. It is a race that will be remembered in the years to come!
All the athletes must be congratulated on their good performance, participation and sportsmanship. There is still just “One team, one Union”….