+27 (0)21 689 4164

Athletics

Athletics

Boys enter at the end of each year in at least two events for the next year on an entry form. During the second week of the 1st term we have shorter school days in order to run heats on Monday to Thursday afternoon before other summer sports practices start. These heats are then used to choose a SACS Athletics team to participate at Paarl Invitational the first Friday of February. We leave from outside the gates of the Aquatic Parking area with 9 bus loads of athletes and supporters at 15:00, and return at +- 11:20. The boys are dropped off at the Main Street gate to walk into the estate. Patience is required by staff and parents as over 500 boys are involved. This is the spirit building exercise of the year and is enjoyed by all.

The heats are also used for the Inter-house event in the middle of February. It is referred to as the “SACS Championship” and it is keenly contested. Division races are also included in the program in order to have greater participation and up to 12 athletes can qualify for Field events. The results of the champs are used to select our Triangular team where we compete against Bishops and Rondebosch on the 1st Wednesday in March. This is a great event with friendly rivalry between the three schools. The athletics season finishes with three Friday League meetings in the last term which offers athletes the perfect opportunity to qualify for Colour Awards for the next season. The athletics season is from September to March the next year in which an athlete is required to achieve twice a required time/ distance in their event(s) in order to achieve awards.