Talent emerges

2018-10-24 06:03

The recent 20th Grey College OMS athletics meeting at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein saw South Africa’s next generation of stars make their mark.

The annual event held on 13 October, showcased an abundance of talent in track and field events.

This year’s edition saw 26 schools from seven of South-Africa’s nine provinces showcased their talent. Almost 1 000 athletes participated in this sporting event.

A total of 11 new records were set, to prove the standard of the meeting and signalled the emergence of potential future stars of the country.

Among top performers were two Grey College u.15 ju­niors, DJ Liebenberg (shot-put) and Lucky Moleyane (200 m and 100 m sprinter).

They stole the limelight in their respective events and each received an award for their individual performances.

Lucky was duly awarded the accolade for the best track athlete for his performance in the sprint events, 100 m and 200 m, finishing in 10.91 and 21.95 respectively.

The record for the sprint events is 10.60 (100 m) and 21.60 (200 m).

DJ took home two awards – the best junior field athlete and best boys athlete.

He attained first place in the shot-put with a distance throw of 17,82 m and earned him 931 points.

This was the second highest in the event, with only Elaine Pretorius of the Fichardt Park High School who scored 964 points for hammer-throw.

Elaine also took gold in the discus event with a distance of 57,45 m, earning her 911 points and 11th place in the top 50.


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