Independent school learners break records

Mutshidzi Bereda from Riverview at the shot-put.

Several records were broken during Saturday’s successful Independent Schools Athletics at Riverview Prep.

The blazing sun did not seem to phase the athletes of the host school and those from guest schools, Penryn College, St Peter’s, Uplands Prep, Summerhill Prep, Curro Nelspruit, Flamboyant, Woodlands and home schools.

The schools take turns hosting the annual event, and this year was characterised by great sportsmanship and enthusiasm.

Simoné Cronjé during the sprints.

Two Riverview prep athletes broke records. Caitlin Dehrmann broke the old record of 1,1 metres in the girls u/12 high jump and set a new one of 1,35 metres, while Nick de Zwart recorded a new record in the boys u/10 long jump with a distance of 3,86 metres.

The boys broke seven more records in several items and the girls, eleven.

The top-three athletes in each item were awarded medals. Tendani Mudau from Riverview was chosen as the junior victor ludorum, while Siyanda Xaba from Curro was the junior victrix ludorum. The seniors were Penryn’s Qhawe Mkhatshwa and Curro’s Mariam Moshood.

Rivierview Prep principal, Gareth Dry, with junior victor ludorum, Tendani Mudau.

Bernica Lourens from Penryn was the best field athlete of the day, Moshood the best track athlete, and Julia van Aardt from Curro was the best middle-distance athlete.

View more photos of the event here.

Retha Nel

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