An annual highlight on the high school sports calendar is the inter-school athletics day, which Curro Hermanus and Hermanus High School participated in last week. The competition was stiff as the learners faced off in various items such as running, long jump, high jump, javelin, hurdles and relays. The participants accumulated points based on their performance, which were added up at the end of the day to decide the winner.
Curro Hermanus came up against seven other Curro schools at Coetzenburg in Stellenbosch. Even though they were one of the smaller Curro schools, Curro Hermanus still managed to take home third place and showed their true Curro Lion spirit!
This was Hermanus High’s 20th inter-schools athletics day against Bredasdorp High and Overberg High, which they have now won four times. Karli-Mari Geldenhuys (girls U15 javelin) and Jenna Perreira (girls U14 800m) both set new records. Hermanus High also won seven of the eight team prizes and Donovan Brink won the prize for the best U17 boy of the day for his time of 9:44.70 in the 3 000m.
Hermanus High won the athletics day with a whopping 1 041 points – 253 points ahead of Bredasdorp and 356 points ahead of Overberg High, which placed third. The spirit cup went to Bredasdorp High this year and everyone agreed that Overberg High’s morning performance was the best out of the three schools.
Hermanus High would like their thank their main sponsor, Overberg Wealth & Risk Management for their continued support for the past 12 consecutive years.
The North Zone Athletics day will take place at Hermanus High on Saturday 8 February. The top-performing athletes from this event will be chosen to compete at the South Boland trials the following week on 15 February.