More interhouse athletics records shattered

Coastal athletes will now shift their focus towards preparing for the regional athletics competition after the interhouse and Welwitschia school sport zone events.

18 February 2019 | Sports

Otis Finck - Twenty six school track and field records were improved during the Pro-Ed Academy interhouse athletics meeting at the Vineta North Stadium in Swakopmund on Saturday.

The Galjoen, Kabeljou and Steenbras teams competed. Galjoen won with 2 145 points, followed by Steenbras (2 071) and Kabeljou in third with 2 067 points.

Steenbras also clinched the trophy for the best team spirit.

Janco Duvenhage (Galjoen) was named junior victor ludorum and Jo-Hane Wiese (Steenbras) junior victrix ludorum.

Hayley Kidd (Kabeljou) is the senior primary victrix ludorum and Nicholas van der Colff (Steenbras) is the senior primary victor ludorum.

Jorinda Fourie (Galjoen) was named senior victrix ludorum and Damien Nekundi - (Kabeljou) the senior victor ludorum.

Fourie (15) rendered the best performance of the day in the discus throw event. She established a new record of 29.64 m. This earned her recognition as the athlete who produced the best performance for a field item as well.

Chrislene K-Nienaber (Kabeljou) produced the best track performance in the 100 m hurdles. The 17-year-old athlete set a new record of 13.20 seconds.

The gold medal winners for girls and boys U/7 to U/19 are Sharene Zeely, Jo-Hane Wiese, Cornelia Esterhuysen, Jordan Verster, Wehan Gorenewald, Janco Duvenhage, Lila Kidd, Hayley Kid, Jana Duvenhage, Caia Jadene Doeses, Keagan Kotze, Liam Khun, Benjamin de Wet, Nicolas van der Colff, Jordina Fourie, Adri van der Merwe, Mikayla Bossman, Damian Nekundi, Tyrique Ashikoto and Christiaan Joubert.

Teams John Dory (blue), Wimpy (red) and Hungry Lions (yellow) were in action at the De Duine Secondary school interhouse athletics meeting in Narraville.

Hungry Lion emerged as the winners with 204 points, Jon Dory finished second with 187 points and Wimpy third on 113 points.

Michelle Mclobo was named junior victrix ludorum and Rezario Combrinck as the junior victor ludorum. The senior victrix ludorum is Sheelongo Matton and the senior victor ludorum is DiegoTurner Diego. The best overall performers were Le-kecha Van Wyk (U/19 girls) and Kensley Drotsky (U /19 boys).

“The focus is mostly on the junior age groups, especially when it comes to regional events, hence the reason why we acknowledge them only at our interhouse competition,” explained Richonald Gamiseb, De Duine sport coordinator.

The Welwitschia School Sport Zone athletics took place this weekend at the Vineta North Stadium in Swakopmund.

The next event will be the regional athletics competition which is set to take place on 23 February in Swakopmund at the same venue.

The sub-national athletics between Erongo, Kunene and Otjozondjupa is set to take place on 2 March also in Swakopmund.

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