Inter-high athletics

The team was well led by the captain, Karabo Makgamathe, and her vice-captain, Samantha Trinder-Smith, and coached by a very patient Cobus Kruger. Despite four injuries on the day, St Mary’s was able to win their 10th consecutive inter-high competition. It has been a tough season as the girls are committed to many activities and were not able to train as often as they should.

It was awesome to have a large contingent of girls and the spirit squad also came out to Germiston to support us. The atmosphere changed the minute the “Saints” supporters arrived and their enthusiasm spurred on the athletes.

  • 1st St Mary’s 445
  • 2nd Kingsmead College 390
  • 3rd Brescia House School 378
  • 4th Pretoria High School for Girls 366
  • 5th St Andrew’s School 343
  • 6th Assumption Convent School 314
  • 7th Holy Rosary School 288
  • 8th Jeppe School for Girls 207

Jenna Kimber is congratulated on breaking the junior 1 500m record by a whopping eight seconds. She also won the 800m, missing the record by one second after helping the team by running the 400m before that race. The team had excellent results in the field events and the hurdles. Jade Adams was a tenth of a second off the U14A 80m hurdle record and the U14 4x100m relay team (Khanyi Makwe, Holly McDonald, Abigail Milella and Jade Adams) also had a convincing win and were only a tenth of a second off the record. Well done, athletes, on your short but successful season.

Our annual inter-house athletics was held the morning after inter-high, before we closed for half-term. Many girls took part and it was a fun yet competitive morning with the egg-and-spoon race playing a major part in the final results. The event was won by Karney, on 309 points, followed by Clayton, Phelps and Furse. By a unanimous decision, Furse were the winners of the spirit prize. They set the tone with their grand


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