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Countdown starts to SA champs

Date Released: Fri, 8 February 2013 15:00 +0200

Schools selected their top athletes for the track events of the Grahamstown district primary schools athletics championships at the Rhodes University Prospect Field last week.

Represented were schools from Grahamstown and surrounding areas, including Riebeeck East, Bathurst, Port Alfred and Kenton-on-Sea.

The Grahamstown district high school field events take place at Prospect Field tomorrow starting from 8.30am.

The field events take place at PJ Olivier on Thursday 14 February. A team from both the primary and high schools athletics meetings will be selected to represent the Grahamstown Districts at the Cacadu championships later this month.

 The selection stages are as follows:

Cacadu selection (track and field)

  • Primary schools: Graaff-Reinet, 15 and 16 Februar
  • High schools: Humansdorp, 22 and 23 February

EP selection (track and field)

  • Primary schools: Port Elizabeth, 1 and 2 March
  • High schools: East London, 8 and 9 March

SA championships

  • Primary schools: Free State, 20 and 23 March.
  • High schools: East London, 20 and 23 March

Caption: FAST START... The U11 girls get off to a fast start in the 1 200 metre event during the Grahamstown District primary schools athletics champs on Saturday.

Photo and story Stephen Penney

Source: Grocott’s Mail