Learners from several high schools in the Overberg took part in the North Zone athletics trials at Hermanus High School on Saturday 8 February, to battle it out for a spot in the South Boland athletics trials, which will take place this Saturday in Grabouw.
The learners participated in a variety of track and field events such as hurdles, shot put, discus, long jump, high jump, running and javelin.
Some of the schools that participated were Curro Hermanus Independent School, De Rust Futura Academy (Grabouw), Gansbaai Academia, Grabouw High School, Groenberg Secondary School (Grabouw), Hawston Secondary School, Hermanus High School, Qhayiya Secondary School (Zwelihle) and Umzeyo Secondary School (Grabouw).
The day was a huge success, with 25 new records being set. Hermanus High school performed extremely well, setting 13 of the new records (three set by Chanté Roux, two set by Celino Peterson and two set by Jumile Lukas) and snagging 61 gold, 44 silver and 22 bronze positions.
De Rust’s athletes set 4 new records, Grabouw High set 3 new records, and Curro Hermanus, Qhayiya Secondary, Gansbaai Academia, Groenberg and Umzeyo each set 1 new record.
The top athletes at the South Boland athletic trials on Saturday 15 February will be selected for the Boland Athletics High School Championships in the Dal Josaphat Stadium in Paarl from 21 – 22 February