Hirsch Shield Athletics - St Andrew's College

Hirsch Shield Athletics

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Hirsch Shield Athletics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Andrew’s College athletes recently participated in the 101st Hirsch Shield Athletics Meeting. This is the oldest schools’ athletics event in South Africa and this year 13 schools from Border and the Eastern Province competed. In the U19 category, the Queen’s College athletes made the most of home ground advantage and wrestled the Hirsch Shield back from the 2018 winners, Grey High School, in emphatic fashion. Although the St Andrew’s College team suffered a few setbacks during the early stages of the competition, the athletes never stopped fighting. After a day of tough competition, they can look back on what has been a very courageous and successful performance to finish second overall.

Final overall positions in the U19 Hirsch category were as follows:

1st Queen’s College, 2nd St Andrew’s College, 3rd Selborne College, 4th Pearson High School and 5th Grey High School.

The following U19 St Andrew’s College boys achieved top three places:

Tony Rubombora     1st in 3000m and 3rd in 1500m

Christian Roebert     2nd in Shot Put and 2nd in Discus

William McAdam      2nd in Javelin

Joshua Marx             3rd in Long Jump and 3rd in Pole Vault

Brad Landrey            3rd in 400m

 

Final overall positions in the SF Edwards category for U16s were as follows:

1st Selborne College, 2nd Queen’s College, 3rd Kingswood College, 4th Grey High School, 5th Dale College and 6th St Andrew’s College

The following U16 St Andrew’s College boys achieved top three places:

Justin Stoddart         3rd in 3000m

Jason Thomas          3rd in Pole Vault, 3rd in 4 x 100m relay

Duncan Meldrum     3rd in 4 x 100m relay

Jonathan Moremi     3rd in 4 x 100m relay

Brendan Mouritzen  3rd in 4 x 100m relay

 

At the U14 level, the St Andrew’s athletes delivered several very exciting performances, which bodes well for the future of athletics at the school. They performed particularly well in the sprints and shared the Mike Bandy Cup for sprints with Grey High School.

Final overall positions in the U14 Sammy Gunn category were as follows:

1st Grey High School, 2nd Queen’s College, 3rd Selborne College, 4th St Andrew’s College and 5th Graeme College.

The following U14 St Andrew’s College boys achieved top three places:

Ayomideji Israel-Akinbo      2nd in 200m, 3rd in 100m, 3rd in Pole Vault and 3rd in 4 x 100m

Siyamkela George               2nd in 400m, 3rd in 4 x 100m

Alexander Griffin                  2nd in Javelin

Scott Ritchie                         3rd in 800m

Gugulethu Mfazi                  3rd in 4 x 100m

Mlibo Xotyeni                        3rd in 4 x 100m