Row 4 (back): André van der Merwe, Dawie Theron, Yolandi Potgieter, Frik Dohse, Pieter van der Merwe, Matthew Lunt, Helgardt Horne and Heindrich Pieterse.
Row 3: Vanessa van der Merwe, Canell Jackson, Janco Theron, Carla van Coller, De Marco Meyer and Sean Hunt.
Row 2: Beneche Jackson, Lin-Mari Theron, Ryan Jackson, Carissa Ivy and Renart Botha.
Row 1: Martin Mostert.
Merensky High Schools’ archery club was named the best countrywide school club in 2015. To date a number of promising archers joined the club and 2016 looks promising.
During the weekend of 5 to 7 February, captains Janco Theron and Beneche Jackson led a team of 20 strong, well-prepared archers into a two-day challenge ABO/3Di Triple Crown Leg 1 competition, held outside Pretoria at Donkerhoek.
The competition was set in a natural hunting environment and varied in distance from 1 to 4km. Archers were required to shoot from pegs in the ground as well as estimate a range of distances.
Merensky archers returned triumphant once more, with Beneche and Ryan Jackson attaining Protea qualifying scores. Provincial qualifyers were achieved by Renart Botha, Carissa Ivy, Lin-Mari Theron, André van der Merwe, Ryan Jackson, and Janco Theron.
A gold medal was won by Ryan Jackson (13-14yr), and a silver by André van der Merwe. In the Young Adults Female category, Beneche Jackson received a silver medal, and Carissa Ivy a bronze medal.