Merensky athletes prove their worth at Louis Trichardt


3000m Girls u.19
1. Christelle Coetzer, 2. Anri McLean, 3. Michelle Stevens.

On Saturday, 23 January, the Plasie athletics team travelled to Hoërskool Louis Trichardt for the first friendly meet of 2016.

Participating schools were Louis Trichardt, Noorderland, Falcon Crest, Eric Louw, Groblersdal Academy and Ridgeway College.

Merensky reigned victorious with a superb score of 840 points. Louis Trichardt came second with 654 points.

No less than 5 new records were set by Plasie athletes: Steph-Marie de Lange (girls u.15) 90m hurdles 15.90s, Seth Lathane (boys u.15) 300m hurdles 42.70s, Delean O’Neill (girls u.16) javelin 25.43m, Lilly Pohl (girls u.17) javelin 33.65m, Noko Malatji (boys u.17) 110m hurdles 14.90s.

Merensky also walked away with 6 of the 8 individual trophies. Steph-Marie de Lange, best junior track athlete; Sindi Kappa, best junior field athlete; Christelle Coetzer, senior track athlete; Taytum Cawood, senior field athlete; Tristan Patrick, junior field athlete and Noko Malatji, senior track athlete.