16 February 2017 Read: 114
Merensky sent a team of athletes to Mpumalanga this past weekend to take part in a friendly season-opener on the grounds of Rob Ferreira High School in White River. The competition was tough as Rob Ferreira is considered to be one of that area’s top sporting schools.
Other schools who participated on the day included Bergvlam, Middelburg, Penryn College, Uplands College and Curro Nelspruit.
When the dust had settled, Merensky rose to claim second position on the podium with their own Lourencia van Dyk crowned as best senior girls athlete on the day. Her compatriots, the girls U/17 relay team, managed to set a new record for the 4 x 100m event. They shattered the existing 53.52 seconds in a beautiful time of 52.70.
The top five Merensky girls of the day were Zenesia Nukeri (shot put), Kesia Pohl (shot put), Lourencia van Dyk (javelin), Lilly Pohl (shot put) and Salomé Lombard (shot put) with 845 ABSA points.
The lightning quick 100m speedster, Reuben Caroto, claimed top honours for the Merensky boys with 774 ABSA points, with Noko Malatji (110m hurdles), Piet Maake (110 m hurdles), Dylan Herrendoerfer (200m) and Vutomi Mkhabela (200m) right on his heels.