Helpmekaar Kollege in top 3 of Super School Series Regionals
Super School Series one step closer to crowning SA’s best athletics school
The search for SA’s best athletics school started on Thursday 19 September 2019 at the Bestmed TuksAthletics Stadium where 44 schools (1320 athletes) faced off at the much anticipated Super School Series Regional Qualifier 1.
The Super School Series has one clear goal in mind – to crown SA’s best athletics school! There can only be ONE WINNER! That school will take home the BIGGEST TROPHY in SA SCHOOL SPORT and bragging rights for one year!
Competition was rife with Affies Boys (Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool) claiming line honors, followed by Prestige College Boys in second place and Hoërskool Menlopark Boys in third place.
Hoërskool Menlopark Girls came out tops in their category, with Affies Girls (Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool) coming in second and Prestige College Girls placing third. The mixed team category was owned by Hoërskool Menlopark, followed by Prestige College and Helpmekaar Kollege.
Athletics South Africa President, Aleck Skhosana expressed joy. “This was a great start to the series which has seen some good competition for the young athletes. It is this type of competition that lays the foundation for future stars in youth, junior and ultimately the seniors. We witnessed the spirit of competition in which athletes expressed appreciation to winners and the defeated.”
“Our results today are unbelievable,” says Lelanie van Wyk, Coach at Menlopark. “We are in the beginning phases of our preparation. We really didn’t expect to do so well. We are really excited. The Super School Series is a wonderful event that allows us to compete against the best schools.”
According to Reynard Strauss from Menlopark it’s great for his school to finish first today (in the mixed team category). “The Super School Series was a great event. The vibe was really nice. The stress levels were high, but that made it great. I took part in the U19 110m hurdles where I finished first. I also did the 100m. It went OK, but I was just hoping for a PB.”
“The Super School Series is a really good competition,” says Banele Shabangu from Prestige College. “We must definitely compete again as it will help us to become stronger. It feels great to finish second in the mixed team category. We’ve been waiting for this. We deserve it.” Shabangu secured points for her school with a first place in the U19 200m, and a third place in the U19 100m.
“The Super School Series Regional Qualifier 1 was a superb start to the series,” says Lance Coertzen, Twizza Group Marketing Manager. “The vibe was electric and we absolutely loved the friendly competition between the schools. The students definitely brought their A game, this is evident in the results. We are extremely proud of the special moments that were made today and cannot wait to take the action to reach Cape Town”.
Results Mixed Teams – Twizza Super School Series Regional Qualifier 1:
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