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Athletes soar in soaring heat

Three Summerwood athletes took part in the Eastern Cape Schools Athletics Championships hosted in the historic town of Cradock. The Championships took place over two days: Friday, 11 March 2022 and Saturday, 12 March 2022. During these two days, all three our athletes qualified for the South African Primary Schools Championships in Potchefstroom, North West Province from 24 to 26 March 2022. Mia Prinsloo, Girls U/10, ran in the heat of the 1200m and managed a 2nd place. Therefore; she ran in the finals on Saturday. In the Girls U/11 group, the diminutive Emma Bower jumped her best effort thus far of 4,06m. This distance was enough for a win and therefore, she is and Eastern Cape Champion. Karlu Oosthuizen jumped brilliantly. His distance was 4,64m, an Eastern Cape Record. He was eventually placed second. Mia Prinsloo ran in the final of the 1200m race for Girls U.10. Although she was third, her time of 4 minutes 22 seconds was fast enough to qualify her to take part in the South African Championships.

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