KZN bags gold and silver at invitational meet

2011-10-25 00:00

A KWAZULU-NATAL invitation athletics team of 72 athletes competed at the prestigious Grey College in Bloemfontein­ two Saturday’s ago. This was the 11th year that a team from KZN has competed at this meeting.

The highlight was the record in the boy’s U15 400 metre, broken by David Palframan from Durban High School, the youngest sibling from the Palframan family of athletes. His two older sisters Caitlin and Justine both held records at the meeting with Justine breaking three records in the girl’s U17 last year. Father Steve was a champion athlete at Alexandra and mother Trevelyn (nee Mayo), while at Howick, broke many records and still holds a record at the Pietermaritzburg and Districts meeting.

Although the team did not return with as many medals as last year, they were weakened by some athletes opting to run at the KwaZulu-Natal sub-junior meeting in Durban on the same day.

There were nine fourth places, six third places, 11 second places and six first places making a total of 23 medals­.


Gold medals:


U14: Anthony Mwanga (DHS) long jump.

U15: David Palframan (DHS) 400 m record, Roland Pienaar (Howick) discus.

U16: Sonwa Skosana (Glenwood) 400 m.

U19: Brendon Joubert (PMB Athletic Club) 60 m hurdles, Thabiso Kekana (PAC) 400 m hurdles. Silver medals


U14: R. du Plooy (Ferrum) discus.

U16: Gina Lofstrad (St Marys) 800 m, 1 500 m, Kelly Jacquire (King Edward) 100 m, high jump. Boys:

U14: Bongamusi Mnyeni (Greytown) 100 m, 200 m.

U16: Kylee McCloughlin (Treverton) triple jump, Mnthando Mtshengu (DHS) high jump.

U17: Cameron Donkin (DHS) discus, S. Sibiya (GTN) triple jump.

Bronze medals


U16: Georgie Taylor (St Anne’s) 400 m.

U17: Emily Marshall (Trev) 400 m.

Boys: U14: Eugh Nyakabau (Trev) high jump.

U15: Luyanda Sibiya (M College) high jump.

U16: Sonwa Skosana (Glenwood) 200 m, Zane Weir (Westville) shot put.

U16: silver medals:

U14: R du Plooy (Ferrum) discus.

U16: Gina Lofstrad (St Marys) 800 m and 1 500 m.

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