Paarl Boys’ High athletes dominate at Super School Series
Saturday 05 October 2019
The Green Point Athletics Stadium was buzzing with excitement on Saturday 05 October 2019 with schools from the Eastern and Western Cape pulling out all the stops while competing for the coveted title of SA’s best athletics school at the Super School Series Regional Qualifier 2.
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!
“The Super School Series delivered fine competition in Track and Field today,” says Athletics South Africa President, Aleck Skhosana. “We are laying a foundation for future stars in youth, junior and ultimately the seniors. The great spirit of athletics between winners and those who didn’t win the titles of the day was truly inspirational. Schools competed against each other, made friends and produced outstanding talent. We are now looking forward to seeing what the Grand Finale holds in store in February 2020.”
Paarl Boys’ High School was dominant at the Twizza Super School Series Regional Qualifier 2 and finished top of the log. Boland Agricultural High School came in 2nd, while Parel Vallei finished 3rd.
“It feels great to be the best boys school at the Super School Series Regional Qualifier 2,” says Luciano Custodio from Paarl Boys’ High School. “We knew that everyone would come out hard because of how big the competition was, but we stayed focused and just kept on training. It would be amazing to represent our school at the finals.”
Custodio secured the 1st spot on the podium in the Boys U19 400m Hurdles with his impressive time of 55.33. “I kept it relaxed in the beginning and just tried to go as hard as I could. At the end of the day I am very happy with what I got. The Super School Series is great. It’s a great idea for young people to have competition and just run. Our athletes have been working hard. I knew we’d do well.”
According to Rayno Snyman, Master In Charge of Athletics Paarl Boys’ High School, it’s a privilege to be the best boys school. “We really looked forward to the Meet. We had a few mishaps in the week with a few athletes getting injured, but we still managed to push through. I’d like to congratulate all the athletes that gave their all to get there.”
La Rochelle Girls High School took the lead in the Girls Competition. Paarl Girls’ High School came in 2nd, while Bloemhof finished 3rd.
According to Elke Van Der Westhuizen from La Rochelle it feels good to be the first Girls school. “We definitely worked hard for this event. We supported each other and trained together. The Super School Series is a great Meet for schools in South Africa. There is a lot of strong competition in Pretoria and we’d like to be exposed to it.” Van der Westhuizen placed 2nd in both the Girls U16 100m and 200m events.
The Mixed Competition was won by Parel Vallei, with Bellville finishing 2nd and HTS Drosdy 3rd.
“I am really proud of our school,” says Zenade October from Parel Vallei High School. “It’s a really big achievement. We motivated each other by pumping each other up and cheering for each other. This achievement will definitely motivate us to have an even better season.”
October claimed gold in the Girls U16 800m with her time of 2:19.79. “I’m quite proud of myself. I didn’t run my best time, but it is ok. I didn’t think of anyone around me, just focused on myself. I really enjoyed the Super School Series.” October also secured the 2nd spot on the podium in the Girls U16 400m.
“The schools from the Eastern and Western Cape really impressed us today,” says Lance Coertzen, Twizza Group Marketing Manager. “Action packed from start to finish, the Super School Series Regional Qualifier #2 delivered both on achievements and special moments. Witnessing the camaraderie between athletes and schools truly was heartwarming. We commend each and every athlete for their efforts and hope that you will be rewarded with a spot at the Super School Series Grand Finale that will take place at the Bestmed TuksAthletics Stadium on Saturday 01 February 2020.
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Press Release issued by Newsport Media