New interhigh record holders (clockwise from top left) Jordan Johnson, Lesedi Moloto, Ntuthuko Ndimande
Jeppe continue to close the gap between themselves and the winners at the boys schools A interhigh meeting. Last Saturday,The school ended up in third position, 44 points behind the winners, Pretoria Affies, and 31 behind KES.
A review of the results reveals that we are getting closer and closer every year.
Our weakest area was our relays where many disqualifications and dropped batons occurred, we certainly threw away big points here. Our sprints and 1500m races, and some throws, are also areas that need extra attention if we are going to win it in the future.
We will keep trying and improving our athletics culture and systems. This is the closest we have been to first place and the closest we have ever been to KES, and I am pleased to see the gradual improvement every year. We are now real competitors and I can see us being even better next year.
The most pleasing part is the team atmosphere created by the leaders and the Jeppe Boys competed with an amazing amount of passion and spirit.
The performance of the B team in the B interhigh meeting was also very pleasing. We ended up tied second, with King Edward, just seven points behind the winners, Affies.
The meeting was superbly hosted by King Edward VII School. Congratulations to Affies on their win.
– Mr B Gittins, Master in Charge of Athletics.
A Interhigh – Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool 397, King Edward VII School 384, Jeppe High School for Boys 353 , Pretoria Boys’ High School 207, Parktown Boys’ High School 194 , Independent Schools Team 186, St David’s Marist Inanda 121.
B Interhigh – Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool B 315, King Edward VII School B 308, Jeppe High School for Boys B 308, Parktown Boys’ High School B 174, Pretoria Boys’ High School B 133, St David’s Marist Inanda B 45.
The following Jeppe athletes won their events in the A interhigh:
Ntuthuko Ndimande – under-16 800m (new interhigh record)
David Mukandi – under-19 200m
Mzwakhe Mashaba – under-15 1500m
Ntuthuko Ndimande – under-16 1500m (new interhigh record)
Mzwakhe Mashaba – under-16 3000m
Jordan Johnson – under-17 110m hurdles
Jordan Johnson – under-17 400m hurdles (new interhigh record)
Omphile Magadiri – under-17 high jump
Lesedi Moloto – under-14 long jump
Lesedi Moloto – under-14 triple jump (new interhigh record)
Lesedi Moloto, on the basis of the ASA tables, was the second best junior athlete of the day, for his victories in the under-14 long jump and triple jump. Ntuthuko Ndimande was the best senior athlete, for his wins in the under-16 800m and 1500m.
Five new Jeppe school records were set on the day:
Gabriel Zeid – triple jump under:15 13.13 (in 2nd place) – smashed old school record of 12,54m.
Lesedi Moloto – long jump under-14: 6,24m.
Lesedi Moloto – triple jump under-14: 12,86m.
Ntuthuko Ndimande – under-16 800m: 1:54,19.
Ntuthuko Ndimande – under-16 1500m: 4:05,79.
Jordan Johnson u-17 400m hurdles: 56,05m
The following Jeppe athletes won their events in the B interhigh:
Richard Arthur – under-19 100m.
Richard Arthur – under-19 long jump.
Richard Arthur – under-19 triple jump.
Richard Arthur – under-19 200m.
Joshua Van der Bergh under-15 400m.
Lawando Mvinjana under-15 800m.
James Janse van Vuuren – under-16 800m
Austin Richardson – under-19 800m
Marco Gentle – under-16 1500m
Stephen Selepe – under-19 1500m
Thabo Thena – under-19 110m hurdles
Ikageng Mabolane – under-17 high jump
Daniel Dos Santos – under 19 high jump
Ocean Tshimabalanga – under-15 long jump
Ocean Thsimbalanga – under-15 triple jump
Ikageng Mobolane, Kevin Van Rensburg, T Madikane, S Maseko – under-17 4x100m relay.