On a hot day last Thursday, the athletics season culminated. Inter-high was hosted by Holy Rosary at the Boksburg stadium. For most of the day, St Mary’s athletes turned in performances as hot as the day.

Sincere congratulations are extended to Isabelle Barrow who equalled the U14 A 80m hurdles record in a time of 12,56 seconds and to Jade Adams who broke the U16 A 80m hurdles record with a new time of 11,88 seconds. There are 46 events in the programme and St Mary’s had 21 first places, 12 second places and eight third places.

It is the 12th successive year that we have won the inter-high shield. It is not an easy season for a coach as Bush School takes out an entire age-group for two weeks and, for many of the girls, athletics is not a first choice sport, so they do not train as consistently as I should like. I commend all of the athletes for their effort and commitment. They brought their A-game to inter-high.

Final results
 1st St Mary’s  593
 2nd St Andrew’s School  468
 3rd Holy Rosary School  440
 4th Jeppe School for Girls  407
 5th Kingsmead College  386
 6th Brescia House School  339
 7th Assumption Convent School  292
 8th The High School for Girls Potchefstroom  127


I thank the Form IV girls and, especially, Jade Bryan and Clio Patricios (co-captains), for leading the team, and to Danny Lagamang and Jeanette Rambuda, our coaches, for their hard work and positive encouragement to each athlete throughout the season.


Director of sports