Union High School

Athletics

Athletics takes place during the 1st and 4th terms. Our first meeting, SPORTS DAY, is held early in the year to identify and encourage potential athletes. This is a colourful event of rivalry between the three houses, Botha, Rhodes and Riebeek.

The athletics team trains three times per week under the watchful eye of the coaches. Youngsters who perform well progress from having been chosen to represent the Camdeboo team, to the next level of selection, the CACADU team. The final round of trials is for the selection of a team to represent the Eastern Cape at the National Inter Provincial meeting held each year. 

JUNIOR ATHLETICS

Over the last two weeks, Union Preparatory School and the High School Junior Department have had their inter-house athletics days as well as Inter-schools against Volkskool on Tuesday afternoon. In perfect weather conditions, our beautiful school fields were a hive of activity where athletes were involved in a total of 62 events, ranging from Under 7 to Under 13, involving field and track events. Many of the races were closely contested, making it difficult for the place judges.
During the Inter-schools meeting 16 new records were set, 7 by Union athletes.
Congratulations to the following learners on setting new records:
Ciara Kivedo - U9 60m
Daniel Short - U9 60m and 80m
Chloe Erasmus - U10 Long Jump
Fatima Siraz - U10 1200m
Sisipho Arnols - U13 100m and Long Jump

Junior Athletics vs LVS
At the Inter-schools meeting the final points position was:  Union 613 and LVS 654

Zonal Athletics
A small group of Union athletes, from Under 10 to Under 13, then took part in the Zonal Athletics Meeting at the Collie Koeberg Track on Friday. They all did their best and we await the official results to see who will be invited to the Mega Districts Meeting in Port Elizabeth on the 17th of February.

     

SENIOR ATHLETICS DAY

Union High held their annual athletics day on Monday, 30 January. In very hot conditions, the participation of all the learners was overwhelming and the atmosphere electrifying. With so many events having taken place, the highlight of the day was the relay race between the senior boys and staff – the staff team won! Well done to all our learners for their contribution in making this a successful and fun-filled event and we wish to thank all our members of staff for officiating the event. At the end of the day the result was as follow: Arnott 818 and Daly 791
Individual results to follow soon.

The trophy winners were as follows:
Open Boys Sprints:  Ross Stanley
Open Girls Sprints:  Kelsey Minnaar
Open Boys Throwing Events:  Matthew Jones
Open Girls Throwing Events:  Anje Oelofsen
Open Boys Jumping Events:  Thando Haarmans
Open Girls Jumping Events:  Paige Hyland
Open Boys Field Events:  Ross Stanley
Open Girls Field Events:  Paige Hyland
Open Boys Long Distance Events:  Gerrit Brink
Open Girls Long Distance Events:  Sanje du Plessis

Most Creditable Performance of the Day
Marché Green – Girls U15 High Jump (1,40m) (765 points)

Victor/Victrix Ludorums
Boys U15 Matthew Carelse (2450 points)
Girls U15 Erin Mitchell (1585 points)
Boys U17 Matt Harpur (2735 points)
Girls U17 Sima Desemele (2040 points)
Boys Open Ross Stanley (2595 points)
Girls Open Kelsey Minnaar (1710 points)

We extend our congratulations to all the trophy winners and look forward to our athletes’ future performances.