Atletiek / Athletics

PRG Athletes at NWU Top 30

Paul Roos Gymnasium took part at the NWU Top 30 held at the McArthur Stadium in Potchefstroom from 20 to 21 October 2022.

This is the biggest school athletics event in the country with 1700 athletes taking part. The team, consisting only of grade 8-10 learners, earned 19630 points and finished in 25th place. A special mention must be made of the track athletes who ran in an older age-group in order for the team to meet the stringent entry requirements.

Thank you to Joshua dos Santos, Christopher Steyn, Benjamin Hopkins, Reuben Stander, Altus du Plessis and Louw Smit.

Top 30 achievements:
Jarrod Brown – u14 400m – 11th in 56.32s
Jarrod Brown – u14 800m – 13th in 2:17.43s
Wayden Julies – u16 400m – 14th in 52.34s
Louw Smit – u17 400m – 27th in 54.74s
Reuben Stander – u17 800m – 24th in 2:11.87s
Reuben Stander – u17 1500m – 22th in 04:36.98
Altus du Plessis – u17 800m – 27th in 2:22.03s

Christopher Steyn – u16 1500m – 27th in 4:35.92s
Christopher Steyn – u16 3000m – 9th in 09:37.83s
Musahdiq Cornelson – u15 100m – 11th in 11.50s
Musahdiq Cornelson – u15 Long Jump- 6th with 5.92m
Marcus Viljoen – u14 100m Hurdles – 13th in 14.42s
Marcus Viljoen – u14 Long jump – 22nd with 4.95m
Dries Ferreira – u15 100m Hurdles – 19th in 14.56s
Dries Ferreira – u15 300m Hurdles – 18th in 43.92s

Hanno Bouwer  – u14 High Jump – 21st with 1.5m
Harrison Gibson – u15 High Jump – 28th  with 1.5m
Luke van der Merwe – u16 High Jump – 6th with 1.90m
Myburgh Louw – u16 Long Jump – 4th with 6.39m
Ethan Swart – u16 Triple Jump – 8th with 11.07m

Zak Hickman – u15 Shotput – 5th with 17.44m (PB)
Zak Hickman – u15 Hammer Throw- 2nd with 53.78m
Lupho Makholiso – u15 Hammer Throw- 3rd with 47.06m
Thomas Coetsee – u14 Discus- 20th with 38.46m
Thomas Coetsee – u14 Hammer Throw- 2nd with 38.48m
Charl Florist – u14 Hammer Throw- 3rd with 19.91m

Marcus Ferreira and Coenraad Bekker also took part at a major athletics event for the first time with Christiaan Lehmensich also being part of the team, but unfortunately he was injured shortly before departure. Thank you for still travelling with the team Christiaan and being a great teammate!

A massive thank you to Mr Francois Nel, who was the head official at the long jump at the event, and Mr JH Stoltz, who was the PRG Team manager, for their contribution to a great weekend of athletics.

We look forward to seeing these boys continue to grow and develop as athletes.