Athletes compete for ultimate victory

Sisanda Ncanana from BHS.

The SPAR Lowveld Prestige Athletics took place on Saturday at Hoërskool Barberton.

Hoërskool Rob Ferreira, Barberton, Merensky, Bergvlam, Frans du Toit, Lowveld High School and Sybrand van Niekerk participated.

It was tough competition, and home-ground advantage did not work for the local school.

Hoërskool Rob Ferreira’s Ashaan Sebastian was junior victor ludorum. He obtained two gold medals in the boys u/14 long jump and 200 metres, and two silvers in the 100 metres and 100-metre hurdles.

Nolwazi Mashaba from Lowveld High took the junior victrix ludorum. She came first in the girls u/15 long jump, 90-metre hurdles and u/19 triple jump. She also nabbed third spot in the 100-metre race.

Norbert Ponisammy, from Lowveld High School, was awarded senior victor ludorum for his gold medals in the boys u/19 long jump, 100 metres and 400 metres.

Sancha van Niekerk from Hoërskool Merensky was the senior victrix ludorum for her gold medals in the girls u/17 400 metres,200 metres, 800 metres and 100 metres.

Hoërskool Barberton will host the annual Mediclinic Nelspruit Interhigh athletics on Saturday February 18.Thousands of people will be in town to cheer on those who will take part in this memorable event.

Gates will open from 05:00 on Saturday, and the official athletics programme is setto start just before 08:00.

Bridget Mpande

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