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Alpha and Omega athletics

With the sound of bare feet treading in the dry fields, makeshift long jump and shotput pits, and out-of-breath sprinters gulping down water, Alpha and Omega athletics learners were determined to improve on their results of last year.

With the blue, yellow and white teams in high spirits, our Inter-House athletics meeting was held on 22 January at Piet Retief High School. On Saturday, 2 February, the top athletes took part in Amsterdam at the Interschools event. A summary of the track events for girls and boys respectively show that there is lots of talent among our school’s youngsters.

U/9 60 m – Nombuso Nkosi 1st 80 m – Nombuso Nkosi and Kungamusa Khumalo 3rd U/10 60 m – Spihesihle Gumede 3rd 80 m – Sibahle Mtshali 1st, Bothlokoa Mofokeng 3rd 100 m – Sibahle Mtshali 2nd, Ntsako Mashaba 3rd U/11 100m – Naledi Nkosi 3rd 1 200 m – Luyand Radebe and Bhekinkosi Mabena 2nd, Promise Lukhele 3rd U/12 100m – Zinhle Gamede 1st 150 m – Zinhle Gamede 2nd, Avela Kunene 3rd 1 200 m – Dineo Mchuchu 1st U/13 100m – Nokukhanha Mngomezulu 1st 200 m – Nokukhanha Mngomezulu 2nd 800 m – Mawande Mathe 1st 1 500 m – Mawande Mathe 2nd In the field items Samu Maseku was 3rd for shotput girls U/12.

Khaynelihle Twala obtainded 3rd place in the U/11 long jump. Athletes from 28 schools took part in the SMARTIE Circuit Athletics Meeting held on 5 February at Piet Retief Primary School.

Our learners again managed to stand proudly on the podium. Even with no proper training facilities, the teachers of the Sporting Committee eagerly coached and encouraged the learners to do their best. Hard work paid off.

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