Biathlon: 3rd League Event

Union well-represented at third league event

With many of the school’s athletes competing in multiple sporting codes, it is often difficult for the Union Schools to field a large team of biathletes due to other weekend sports commitments.

With the third league event of the biathlon season being held mid-week – on Wednesday, 9 October – it was fortunately possible for the school to field a larger-than-usual team, with thirteen biathletes travelling to Port Elizabeth to compete.

Despite the weather being somewhat chilly and fairly wet, the conditions were actually close to ideal for a good performance all-round. This was reflected in the big improvement in points scored by most of the athletes this week.

The learners’ stellar efforts saw some of them being selected to represent the EP teams in their respective age groups during the upcoming EP Championships which will be held in Port Elizabeth next Saturday, 19 October.

Congratulations to Mia Botha (A team), Mack Rubidge (B team), Jade Shires (B team), Elia Railton (B team), Bowen Langmead (Development team), Drew Dobinson (Development team), Rebecca Copeman (Development team) and Tyra Binney (Development team).