High schools athletics season gets under way

The False Bay and Southern Zonal championships took place at Vygieskraal, at the, weekend. Winners from the various high schools’ sectional meets went head to head for a spot at the upcoming Western Province championships.

It’s that time of the year when schools across the city compete in their annual athletics competitions. With limited venues available, Vygieskraal in Athlone and Green Point Stadium played host to last week’s sectional meets and the zonal championships at the weekend. Pictured is some of the action.

Pelican Park High School’s Rafiq Idas shows fine form in the boys’ 100m hurdles race during Saturday’s zonal championship, at Vygieskraal.
Liam Reed of Wynberg Boys’ High beating Ubay Arend of South Peninsula High in the boys under-14 100m sprints.
Luke Benjamin, right, of Beacon Hill, stays ahead of his rivals on his way to crossing the finish line first. Picture: Mark Ward
Portland High School’s Wayden Pelston on his way to helping his team win the boys’ under-15 4x100m relay race at Saturday’s False Bay zonal high schools athletic meeting, at Vygieskraal. Picture: Mark Ward
Shamiera van Rooyen of Oval North gets away first on the final lap of the girls’ under-15 4x100m relay race at the zonal championships, at Vygieskraal, on Saturday. Picture: Mark Ward