By CHESLEY DANIELS
Sport is back in the stadiums!
Last Friday, close to 2 000 athletes, staff, parents, and sponsors witnessed PJ Olivier High School’s highly-successful Inter School (Colours) event at their Sports Grounds.
The big highlight of the day saw Bianca Schoonbee break two records in the 100m and 200m track events. The talented and exciting sprinter clocked 13.05 seconds (previous record 13.4 seconds) in the 100m and 26.88 seconds (previous 28.0) in the 200m.
Both previous records stood since 1974. The U/19 sprinter worked extremely hard in preparing for the event.
She also won the Best Track Achievement and Best Performance (Best Athlete) Awards on the day.
Another top performer on the day was Junaden Kadie. The fastest athlete at the school ran 11.81 seconds in the 100m and 23.50 in the 200m. He also won the long jump event with a leap of 6.40m.
The U/19 Champ won the Victor Laudorum Senior and Best Field Performance Awards.
Baie geluk aan die wenners van die volgende trofeë:
Victor Laudorum Senior: Junaden Kadie
Victrix Laudorum Senior: Carissa Henning/Tiffany Tutton
Victor Laudorum Junior: Athenkosi Gumenge
Victrix Laudorum Junior: Cassidy Daniels
Beste Baanprestasie: Bianca Schoonbee
Beste Veldprestasie: Junaden Kadie
Beste prestasie: Bianca Schoonbee
Wenspan: Rooi met 992 punte, die Blou span het 910
PJ athletics head Elisna de Beer said, “We were are very glad to host an athletics after almost two years due to Covid. The learners thoroughly enjoyed themselves and took on the day with much commitment. Everything went well, and the competition was indeed competitive. Thank you to the staff and parents who assisted on the day and everyone that contributed towards its success of the day.”