Another very successful athletics season has drawn to a close. St Mary’s won their ninth consecutive inter-high competition. The team was superbly lead by the captain, Carly du Toit, and her two vice-captains, Kristin de Decker and Oluwaseyi Ogunojemite, and, once again, superbly coached by our “favourite”, Roger Haitengi. He is able to get great talent from the girls in a very short season.
The team was on point from the first event on Wednesday 19 October and we never looked back. Oluwaseyi broke the U16 long jump record with a leap of 4.97m. Jenna Kimber also had a superb day, winning the junior 1 500m and 800m and the U14 400m. In total St Mary’s gained 18 first places, 13 second places and eight third places out of 46 events.
The overall placings were as follows:
1st St Mary’s 495
2nd Kingsmead College 372
3rd Pretoria High School for Girls 368
4th Brescia House School 364
5th Holy Rosary School 327
6th Assumption Convent School 309
7th St Andrew’s School 272
8th Jeppe School for Girls 261
I would like to thank two girls, Bianca Presbury and Thembani Hlatshwayo, who are both athletes but have serious injuries and are currently unable to participate. They have come with the team each week to help officiate and be of assistance wherever necessary. We are also deeply indebted to the spirit squad, Form Is and other girls who came to Germiston to support our team.
Head of sport