The Treverton Athletes, Mooi River, excel at the Puma School of Speed Athletics Meeting. The PUMA SCHOOL OF SPEED meetings are the initiative of the great Usain Bolt the best and fastest sprinter of all times. World records 100m 9, 58 and 200m 19, 19. Bolt has done this to promote athletics amongst the youth throughout the world. It is his way of giving back to the sport he has loved and excelled in. South Africa hosts 5 such events and Saturday was Durban’s turn.
16 Treverton College, Mooi River in KZN, athletes participated on Saturday 13 February, producing outstanding results. Many PB’s were achieved. Athletes were allowed to do 1 event only, plus a relay. Treverton athletes returned with 14 medals, 6 Gold, 5 Silver and 3 Bronze.
Luke Bydawell: u/15 high jump – 1,55m
Michaela Licen: u/15 200m – 27,30s
Gemma Hickinbotham: u/16 200m – 29,19s.
Gemma’s result is excellent as she is actually a field athlete who excels in the throwing events and is an outstanding Hockey Goalkeeper. This meeting does not offer the throws so she elected to run a track event instead.
Wandile Mawila: u/15, long jump – PB of 5,26m
Grace Drummond: u15, 800m – 2m 37s
Hlako Mpath: u14 100m – 11,8s
Ryan Stockil: u16 high jump – PB of 1,65m nearly reaching the magical 1,70m. Ryan was the only entrant for the u14 event and then opted to jump in the u16 age group, producing this excellent result.
Thato Phakoe: after a long break from athletics, leapt to a PB of 6,32m in the u17 age group and he is still u16.
Gold medalists: Individual performances
The top two performers of the day were Athletics Captain, Siphosethu Ngcobo: u17 long jump – PB of 5,02m her first jump over 5m.This places her in an elite group of South African Champion jumpers from Treverton, Kylee Mc Cloughlin and Bophelo Seoe who were both 5M + Jumpers.
Christin Minnaar: u14 long jump – PB of 4,82m. This beats the school record of Bophelo Seoe of 4, 74 set in 2014 by 8cm and earns her 955 points on the ABSA scale, which is outstanding.
Our girls set the track alight with their outstanding win in the u19 4×100 relay winning in a time of 56s. Our team consisted of Christin Minnaar u14, Michaela Licen u15, Gemma Hickinbotham u16, and Sethu Ncgobo u17.
The Puma School of Speed meeting is a very well organised event with everything running smoothly throughout the day. Medals and School of Speed tee-shirts were handed to winners.
All the forth coming league meetings will be preparation for the KZN Champs, as well as for selection to the KZN team for the SA Champs at the end of March beginning April.
Treverton Athletics Coaches Rianne Botha and Travers Pellew are very proud of these exceptional athletes.
Photo on top:
Back: Mr Travers Pellew (Coach), Wandile Mawila, Luke Bydawell, Daniel Stone, Hlako Mphati & Mrs Rianne Botha (Coach)