The College athletes enjoyed home field advantage this past Wednesday when we hosted the annual Quadrangular Athletics meeting. College won the previous two editions of this event and the team from Grey was determined to challenge for the much coveted Craig Shield this season.
After a dominating performance by College in the opening Hurdles event, the boys from Port Elizabeth enjoyed a very good streak and opened up a commanding lead of 4 points after the first 7 of 13 events. The three jumpers from St Andrew’s ensured a significant swing in momentum during the High Jump event. All three of the College jumpers managed to clear the Colours height of 1.81m, securing an important win for their team. College went on to win the next three events and found themselves in a strong position with only two events to go. Grey fought back valiantly in the 3000m event, which meant that the final event of the day, the 4 x 200m relay, was going to be the decider. With only a one-point lead, College needed a win to secure victory. The final race proved to be a true reflection of the close competition throughout the day. There was only one meter in it when the race reached its conclusion after 800m. To their credit, it was the team from Grey who crossed the finish line first, with College close on their heels. The Craig Shield will be shared with Grey this year. Well done to all the athletes for an exciting day of competitive events on and off the track.