Atletiek / Athletics

Paul Roos athletes excel at Boland Championships!

PRG Athletes collected a total of 22 medals at the recent Boland Athletics Junior Championships held at the Dal Josaphat Stadium, Paarl from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 February 2022.

With 37 athletes representing either Boland Central or their respective clubs, it was a good couple of days for the maroon machine:

Gold Medals:
Zak Hickman – U18 Hammer Throw
Reuben van der Merwe – U18 Javelin
Harrison Gibson – U18 High Jump
Mark Lester – U16 1500m

Silver Medals:
Canaan Eksteen – U15 100m; Bronze for U15 200m
Luc Botha – U15 400m; Bronze for U15 300m Hurdles
Jean Volschenk – U15 100m Hurdles & U15 300m Hurdles
Barthelemy Bena-Ntumba – U18 100m
Luke van der Merwe – U18 High Jump
Joshua Acker – U20 Shotput &Discus
Nathan Barnard – U15 Shotput
Christopher Steyn – U18 1500m

Bronze Medals:
Jarod Brown – U16 800m
Jeandre Cilliers– U15 Pole Vault
Thomas Coetsee – U16 Hammer Throw
Musahdiq Cornelson – U18 Long Jump
Oliver Reid – U18 Shotput
Wayden Julies – U18 400m

A total of 9 athletes ended in 4th place, just missing out on a place on the podium:
Josh Venter – U16 Hammer Throw
Zachary Alfred – U15 100m Hurdles
Ethan Badenhuizen – U15 Discus
Jordan Steenkamp – U18 110m Hurdles
Myburgh Louw – U18 Long Jump
Mika Barnes – U18 Discus
AJ Krynauw – U20 110m Hurdles
Handre Nel – U20 Polevault
Zak Hickman – U18 Shotput

The following athletes also took part:
Ruan Oosthuizen (PB), Martin Slabbert, Marcus Viljoen, Louw Smit, Matthew Kleyn, Simon Booysen (PB), Norman Celliers, Reu Louw, Noah Davidtz (PB), Divan Lamprecht, Gerard Bekker.

Best of luck to the athletes who will represent Boland at the upcoming Western Cape Championships, also to be held at the Dal Josaphat Stadium, Paarl on 17 and 18 March 2023. Those names will shared as soon as the team has been received from the organizers.