ATHLETICS

"Across track and field, King Edward VII School has excelled in local and regional meets, with records still standing after decades."

  • ATHLETICS FIXTURES & RESULTS

  • ATHLETICS AWARDS & RECORDS

    King Edward VII School records are set by King Edward VII Athletes at the King Edward VII track only

    ATHLETICS AWARDS - MARCH 2022
    PRESENT POSITION
    Colours C Fourie Gr 12E
    T Mphafi Gr 12H
    K Tekane Gr 12H
    B McJarrow Gr 12B
    NEW AWARDS
    Team Blazer A B Viljoen Gr 12C
    AWARD NAME COMPETITION EVENT
    International L Pillay Olympic Games - Tokyo 2021 U19 men’s 4 x 400m
    P Mabote Para-Olympic Games – Tokyo 2021 T63 Category
    P Mabote Para-Olympic Games – Tokyo 2021 Men’s 100m (broke the Africa Mens T63 record)
    P Mabote Para-Olympic Games – Tokyo 2021 Men’s long jump (broke the Africa Mens T63 record)
    L Pillay Relay championships Senior Men – Silesia Poland 2021 4 x 400m men’s team
    L Pillay World Junior Championships – Kenya 2021 4th place in the final of the 400m
    Provincial L Pillay 2021 ASA Championships – Selected for CGA (Central Athletics Association) and Medalled Gold medal 4 x 400m and 400m U19
    N Nhlapo 2021 ASA Championships – Selected for CGA (Central Athletics Association) and Medalled Gold medal 4 x 100m U15
    S Sabino 2021 ASA Championships – Selected for CGA (Central Athletics Association) and Medalled Long Jump U15
    T Mphafi 2021 ASA Championships – Selected for CGA (Central Athletics Association) and Medalled Bronze medal Triple Jump U17
    T Ngwenya 2021 ASA Championships – Selected for CGA (Central Athletics Association) and Medalled Gold 1500m U15
    KES Present Colours J N Vermeulen
    L Pillay
    KES New Colours C Fourie
    J P du Plessis
    K Tekane
    T Mphafi
    KES Present Team Blazer AK Mkhontwana
    J Asamoah-Bakoe
    JP du Plessis
    KES New Team Blazer B McJarrow
    K White

     

  • ATHLETICS NEWS & GALLERY

Athletics was the first sport that King Edward VII School introduced as an extracurricular activity. The first School athletics team competed in 1905, and the School has been at the forefront of athletics amongst the traditional all boys’ schools in Gauteng.

The School Championship competition was run for the first time in 1905 and by tradition the victor ludorum in the School Championship is appointed athletics captain.

The School Championship is effectively the inter house competition as well and as an inter house activity is the largest intra school competition. The inter house competition challenge each other for the Strang Cup. The event has become so large with hundreds of entries that inter house takes nine days to complete allowing mass participation.

Traditionally athletes competed in the 3rd term, however King Edward VII School has lengthened the season into the 4th and 1st term of the following year. This allows our athletes to compete against other schools and compete for provincial and national honours as summer is essentially the correct season for athletics competitions.

In the 3rd term King Edward VII School competes against its traditional all boy school opposition. Whilst in the 4th and 1st term the athletes compete at various invitational, cluster, district, and provincial events.

 

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