Athletes showcase talent

2020-02-26 06:04
Thembinkosi Majenge of Grey College wins the 100 m sprint for u.14 boys ahead of opponents Teboho Mekoa of the Unicom High School (left) and Bokamoso Maepa of the Setjhaba Se Maketse School. They were among the scores of athletes to compete in the Free State Schools interdistrict athletics meeting for Motheo and Xhariep. The meeting was hosted at the Free State Athletics Stadium on Saturday (22/02). Photo: Teboho Setena

Thembinkosi Majenge of Grey College wins the 100 m sprint for u.14 boys ahead of opponents Teboho Mekoa of the Unicom High School (left) and Bokamoso Maepa of the Setjhaba Se Maketse School. They were among the scores of athletes to compete in the Free State Schools interdistrict athletics meeting for Motheo and Xhariep. The meeting was hosted at the Free State Athletics Stadium on Saturday (22/02). Photo: Teboho Setena

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The Free State Schools interdistrict athle­tics meeting for Motheo and Xhariep saw scores of athletes showcasing their talents.

The track and field competition was held at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday (22/02).

At this action-packed event, the best athletes were selec­ted to represent the Free State at interprovincial meetings and the national finals.

and national meetings, and later in the national finals.

Budding athletes demonstrated their eagerness to reach their full potential.

While the going was tough for some athletes, Grey College sprinters Lucky Moleyane (u.18) and Thembinkosi Magenge (u.14) entertained the crowd with sterling performances in the 100 m and 200 m events.

Lucky (16) accelerated to victory in both the 100 m (10.57) and 200 m (21.26). He counts among the top high school track athletes in the country.

Lucky’s mentor, Elinda Voster, believes he will be at his best at the Free State Athletics meeting to be in Bloemfontein on Saturday (29/02).

Thembinkosi (13) stole the limelight in the 100 m final with his time of 12.78.

He just managed to surge ahead of two challengers, Bokamoso Maepa of the Setjhaba Se Maketse School in Botshabelo (12.96) and Teboho Mekoa of the Unicom High School in Tweespruit (12.88).

South Africa’s all-conque­ring 400 m and 2016 Olympics champion, Wayde van Nie­kerk, won the 100 m in 10.10. In the process, he defeated his childhood rival and Kovsies teammate, Gideon Trotter, who finished in 10.49.

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