Seven Records at National Schools Athletics Champs

SEVEN new records were established at the Coca-Cola National Schools Athletics Championships which took place in Windhoek over the weekend.

In the Boys U19 shot-put event, Wilhelm Rademeyer of Khomas beat the old record of 15,39m with a new mark of 16,06m. In the Boys U15 javelin, Nico Horn of Khomas shattered the old record of 52,23m with a new mark of 63,47m. In the Boys U13 200m, Thorsten Salpeter of Erongo narrowly beat the old record of 24,79 with a new time of 24,78 seconds.

In the Girls U15 shot-put, Jessica Moolman of Khomas beat the old record of 10,90m with a new mark of 10,94m. In the Girls U15 200m hurdles, Laurie Ann Potgieter of Otjozondjupa set a new record of 30,36 seconds, beating the old mark of 30,67. In the Girls U13 discus, Karlien Botha of Otjozondjupa beat the old record of 29,96m with a new mark of 34,50m. In the Girls U13 100m, Sade de Sousa of Khomas beat the old record of 12,87 seconds with a new mark of 12,58.

Divan Rossouw of Khomas and Caroline Kutzner of Erongo won the Senior Victor and Victrix Ludorum titles respectively. Rossouw obtained 2577 points for winning the 400m hurdles, coming third in the 100m hurdles and coming fourth in the 100m sprint. Kutzner obtained 2425 points for winning the long jump and winning bronze in the 200m and long jump in the girls U17 category. Warrwen Ludwig of Khomas won the Junior Victor Ludorum trophy after winning gold in the 100m and 400m and silver in the 200m.

Silvia Schultz of Khomas won the Junior Victrix Ludorum trophy after winning gold in the 80m hurdles for girls U15 and silver in the 200m hurdles. Divan Rossouw of Khomas, who obtained 2577 points and Eileen Britz of Khomas with 2401 points were the best U19 performers. Frederik van Zyl of Khomas, who obtained 2396 points and Carolin Kutzner of Erongo with 2425 points were the best U17 athletes. Warren Ludwig of Khomas was the best U15 male athlete with 2544 points, while Silvia Schultz of Khomas was the best U15 athlete with 2682 points.

Gelton Shipena of Khomas was the best U13 male athlete with 2184 points while Natalie Louw of Khomas was the best U13 female athlete with 2122 points. More than 800 athletes from all 14 of Namibia’s regions participated in the annual schools championships which were sponsored by Coca-Cola to an amount of N$83 000 and Marathon Sugar to an amount of N$45 000.

Source : The Namibian