14 schools from around the Eastern Cape arrived on Lower Field on Saturday to compete for the prestigious Hirsch, Edward and Gunn Shields. Lower Field was set up brilliantly by Mr Gumunyu and his crew, and despite the wet weather that arrived over the lunch break, all events were completed.
In the U14 Sammy Gunn Shield, the College juniors did exceptionally well in the field events, winning the Louis du Plessis Trophy. Overall, the team ended tie 3rd for the Sammy Gunn Shield.
Top 3 placings in the u14 category went to the following:
Noah Stowe – 1st in the shot put and 3rd in the discus
Luke Mason – 1st in the javelin
Greg White – 3rd in the 800m
Nicholas Theron – 3rd in the pole vault
Caleb Pennington – 3rd in the long jump
In the U16 competition for the Edward Shield, the team did well on the track, finishing 3rd overall for the sprints and 2nd in the middle distance category. Overall, the team ended 5th in the competition for the Edward Shield.
Top 3 placings in the u16 category went to the following:
Michael Biggs – 1st in the 110m hurdles
Jean de Villiers – 1st in the 3000m
Daniel Short, Jack More, Luca Nigrini, William Farquarson and Jaryd Mattison – 2nd in the 4 x 100m relay
In the main competition for the Hirsch Shield for the open age group, the College team did well to finish 2nd in the sprints and 3rd in the jump events. Overall the team ended runners-up to Queens College for the Hirsch Shield, which was a great achievement.
Top 3 placings in the Open category went to the following:
David Brits – 2nd in the pole vault
Alexander Hutton – 2nd in the 110m hurdles and 3rd in the long jump
Michael Petersen – 2nd in the high jump
Murray Wilson – 3rd in the 200m
Matthew Gouws, Murray Wilson, Mbulelo Mkosi and Jason Glenn – 2nd in the 4 x 100m relay
Many thanks must go to all the officials that helped out on the day, to Mr Gumunyu and Mr Sykes for the manner in which they organized this successful event, and to Mr Wilkinson and his team for the effort that they continue to put in to ensure that Lower Field is always well presented.