Plasie athletics off to a great start

Noko Malatji and Reuben Caroto.

During the Interhouse meet on Thursday, 11 January at Merensky High School no present records were safe. Athletes were eager to make 2017 their best season yet. No less than 39 records were broken.

Congratulations to the grade 11’s who won the day. Runners-up were the grade 8’s, proving their commitment and team spirit from the word “go”.

Best junior field athletes were Nikita Pohl and Janco Coetzee, while Zuleike Ferns and Ignatius Stucki reigned on the track.

At senior level, Sancha van Niekerk once again was a force to be reckoned with, by being the best girl on the track. Newcomer, Reuben Caroto, inspired with his first performance as a Plasie and won the best boy on the track title.

On the field, Lourentia van Dyk, with her steady performance and Marnus Grobler, also a new Plasie, reigned supreme.

Merensky will compete at Louis Trichardt High School on Saturday, 21 January, in their run-up towards the Lowveld Interhigh on 24 January at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.