Atletiek / Athletics

Paul Roos athletics shines at Twizza Super School National finals

Joshua Acker, Reinhardt Nel, Musahdiq Cornelson, Zak Hickman and John-Oliver Klynsmith all finished with podium places on the day.

The PRG team finished in 14th place, improving from their 19th place ranking at the end of 2021.

With 10 athletes recording or matching their PB’s, it was a great opportunity for the boys to measure themselves against the best teams in the country.

Despite some pouring rain and thunder overhead during the early part of the day the weather cleared up nicely. The day saw some high-quality athletics performances from the men in maroon.

To end of the day’s proceedings the U19 mixed relay team of Jurenzo Julius, Barthelemie Bena-Ntumba, Jonathan Essien and. Elisha Miller ran a great race, going toe to toe with eventual relay winners Midstream College and runners-up Tuks Sport’s School and finishing third in the strong final heat. Elisha held of a late charge from the chasing pack and the team finished fourth overall in this exciting new addition to the event.

Results per athlete:

Mark Lester:
800m – 2:25:72s (PB); 389 points
1500m – 4:53:16; 643 points

Divan Lamprechts:
100m Hurdles- 13,87s (PB); 836 points
300m Hurdles – 44,46s; 582 points

Gert Kemp:
400m –  57,34s (PB); 641 points
300m Hurdles – 44,18s; 592 points

Musahdiq Cornelson:
Long Jump –  6,18m; 776 points – Second Place for Boys U15
200m: 23,92s (PB); 705 points

Zak Hickman:
Javelin – 42,95m; 511 points – Third Place for Boys U15
Shotput – 15,11m (PB); 843 points

Reinhardt Nel:
Javelin – 45,36m; 554 points – Second Place for Boys U15
Shotput – 11,09m; 646 points

Jonathan Essien:
100m – 11,42s; 726 points
400m – 50,44s (PB); 811 points

Barthelemie Bena-Ntumba:
100m – 10,94s (PB); 814 points
200m – 22,33s (PB); 794 points

Elisha Miller:
200m – 23,41s (PB); 710 points
400m – 51,75s; 767 points

Joshua Acker:
Shotput – 18,94m; 985 points – First Place for Boys U17

Luke van der Merwe:
High Jump – 1,85m (PB); 720 points
Long Jump – 5,33m; 396 points

Jurenzo Julius:
Long Jump – 6,32m; 617 points

Etienne de Villiers:
400m – 55,92s; 629 points

John-Oliver Klynsmith – Best PRG athlete with 1703 points on the day:
Shotput – 16,92m; 869 points – Second Place for Boys U19
Discus – 44,38m; 834 points

Storm Topley:
High Jump – 1,90m (PB); 710 points
Long Jump – 5,95m; 508 points