Teamwork pays off at athletics meet

2019-09-18 06:00
photo: supplied Greytown athletes (back, from left) Nkazimulo Mzolo, Mongezi Langa, Khaya Nduli, and (front, from left) Zhane Mngadi and Akhona Mathonsi celebrate their victory.

photo: supplied Greytown athletes (back, from left) Nkazimulo Mzolo, Mongezi Langa, Khaya Nduli, and (front, from left) Zhane Mngadi and Akhona Mathonsi celebrate their victory.

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AFTER a long break from the first term’s athletics action, Greytown’s athletics team was at it again with an action-packed and exciting week of track and field.

On Tuesday, August 20, Greytown, Hermannsburg, Wartburg, and Domino Servite (DSS) took to the field at the Quadrangular meet, hosted by Greytown. The sun showed itself just long enough for athletes, staff, officials, and supporters not to be too cold.

Greytown had to work hard for their points amid a very dominant DSS track team. A couple of stars shone brightly, and we clinched three out of the six age group champion awards — Khaya Nduli (U16 Victor Ludorum), Mongezi Langa (U19 Victor Ludorum) and Akhona Mathonsi (U19 Victrix Ludorum). This is the fourth consecutive year that Akhona has won her age group Victrix at the Quad. Four new quad records were set — two track events by DSS athletes and two High Jump records by our own Mongezi and Khaya.

This year, worthy opponents DSS lifted the winning school trophy.

In the same week, on a very bright, sunny and warm Saturday, August 24, five schools descended on Greytown High School once again to compete in the Co-Educational Athletics meet. It was a fierce battle between Greytown, Hermannsburg, Treverton, Voortrekker, and Wartburg.

Each athlete was beyond determined to win points for his or her school and it was neck and neck the whole time.

It was difficult to say who the “front-runners” were, as athletes from all the schools made appearances in the first position slot. Team work pays off, however, as consistent podium finishes slowly raked up points. To this end, Greytown emerged victorious.

The high spirits, excitement and relief were evident at the announcement, as Greytown athletes competed with heart and their efforts more than paid off.

Congratulations to Nkazimulo Mzolo (U16), who was the only Greytown athlete to win an age group champion award.

Thank you to every athlete, staff member and supporter who contributed to making a success of both the Quad and Co-Ed event. Your dedication is appreciated.

All the best for our athletes, who will be going to the Grey/Menlo Trials in Pietermaritzburg this coming Saturday, September 7.

— Supplied.

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