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2017-08-18 06:00
Zhanique Sissing in long jump.

Zhanique Sissing in long jump.

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Records broken at inter-house

ON August 3 and 4, King Edward High held their annual inter-house athletics meeting. After two days of wonderful athletics, there is little wonder that 22 records were broken, some that have been standing for up to 50 years.

Highlights

Zhanique Sissing broke Sally Busby’s 1988 U17 girls’ high jump record, setting it at 1.51m. Kayla Harris smashed Mandy Francis’s 1993 discus record for U17 girls adding 8.69m to the existing record, and also improved Mandy’s 25-year-old U17 girls’ shotput record to 11.65m. Not to be outdone, Aaron Lombard broke the 1965 U17 boys’ discus record held by Eugene Hayes, setting it at 47.08m, and improved the U17 boys’ shotput record by 4.11m.

U12 pupil Joshua Sweetnam broke three records in discus, shotput and javelin. The 1991 shotput record he broke was previously held by his father.

Congratulations to the following athletes, who received the “Best Athlete” award for the best individual achievement in their respective age groups:

Hlelo Ndawande and Luvo Mvimi (U6), Relebohile Rabelemane (U7), Aqhamile Salukazana (U8), Bonesa Ramakoai (U9), Sydney Lombard (U10), Monique Lesitha (U11), Sasha Harris (U12), Abubuhle Ntloko (U13), Rebecca de Burgh (U14), Sinelizwe Matam (U15), Aaron Lombard (U17), and Aphelele Nogenga (U19). Emma Rawlins received the SP Junior Victrix Ludorum and Lunathi Nyingwa was recognized as the SP Junior Victor Ludorum. Zandri Jacobs is the SP Senior Victrix Ludorum and Taku Chinzete is the SP Senior Victor Ludorum.

The HS Junior Victrix Ludorum went to Rebecca de Burgh, and Caleb Vincent took the HS Junior Victor Ludorum. Zhanique Sissing was awarded the HS Senior Victrix Ludorum, while Kaleb Rawlins received the HS Senior Victor Ludorum. The floating trophy for the overall winning house went to Graham, and Melville received the Team Spirit trophy. Congratulations to all the athletes.

Boys hockey undefeated at New Hanover

Last weekend the U9, U10 and U13 King Edward boys hockey teams travelled to New Hanover. The U13 A team took part in the New Hanover Day-Night Hockey Tournament where they played nine matches. They drew five and won four, placing the team in a play-off for third and fourth position against Claredon. KEHS won this match 1-0, ending with an overall third place in the tournament.

The U9 and U10 teams participated in the hockey event last Saturday, The U9’s won all three of their matches, and the U10’s also beat the three teams they were up against.

KEHS make their move at chess festival

Last Saturday, King Edward High pupils travelled to Kokstad Primary to take part in their chess festival.

Kaden Duminy, Lisanda Nduku, Kaleb Rawlins, Traih Venter and Thatu Ntshuntsha went through to the final round. Traih won all six of his initial matches and was placed third in the festival after the elimination rounds.

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