Competition is heating up in the Girls Team Category of the Twizza Super School Series Regional Qualifier #1 that will take place at Ruimsig Athletics Stadium (Roodepoort) on Wednesday 29 September 2021. Top Girls Teams to look out for will include: Menlopark High School, Randburg High School, Helpmekaar College, Prestige College and Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria (Affies).
Launched in 2019, the Twizza Super School Series has very quickly become a highlight on the schools’ athletics calendar and has one clear goal in mind – to crown SA’s best athletics school! There can be only ONE WINNER!
The winning school will take home bragging rights for one year!
Menlopark High School’s team will include SA 100m Hurdles Champion, Erasel Boer (16). According to Boer, the Twizza Super School Series is a great way for individuals to test themselves against the best of the best before the official season kicks off. “As a result of the pandemic athletes haven’t received many opportunities to represent their schools at competitions,” says Boer. “The Twizza Super School Series gives us the chance to compete with pride and spirit, while holding our school’s name high. Although Menlopark’s team is competitive, we strive to always support and encourage each other both on and off the track. My long-term goal is to one day go to the Olympics and be a medal contender. I also want to use athletics as a platform to show others that if you believe in yourself and work hard you can achieve anything.
Zonica Lindeque (17) from High School Randburg is looking to improve her personal best in the shot put and discus events. “Our previous experience of the Twizza Super School Series was absolutely amazing,” says Lindeque. “The energy was electric, and we got to compete against the best. I am really looking forward to competing again after a few months of no competitions. My goal will be to throw a personal best. We have an exceptionally strong girls’ team that has won the Elite Naboomspruit Competition twice in a row. My long-term goal is to go to the Olympics and become the world’s best shot putter.”
Helpmekaar College’s Hannah van Niekerk (16) is looking forward to being able to compete again. “I also can’t wait to see all my track friends again. It’s been a while since we’ve competed against each other. The Twizza Super School Series is an amazing event that gives athletes the chance to show off their hard work and love for the sport. One day I’d like to compete in the Olympics and receive a medal for the 400m hurdles.” As an athlete Van Niekerk’s focus is on the 200m, 400m, and 400m Hurdles.
Precious Molepo (16) from Prestige College will be a force to be reckoned with in the 400m and 200m sprints. Molepo is the ASA U18 400m Champion, she placed 5th in the World U20 Championships and in 2020 she was the fastest ever U15 400m athlete in SA. According to Molepo, the Twizza Super School Series is a big meet that gives young athletes the opportunity to show their talent. “Prestige College is one of the top schools in South Africa and as athletes we are very supportive of each other. My goal at the Twizza Super School Series is to win my race and break the record. My long-term goal is to be the world record holder and an Olympic Champion.”
Anje Nel (17) will represent Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria (Affies) in the 400m hurdles at the Twizza Super School Series Regional Qualifier #1. “The Twizza Super School Series is a highly successful meeting,” says Nel. “Athletes really enjoy competing as the event boasts really good competition. I’m looking forward to competing against the different schools, while representing my school. My goal is to give my best and hopefully win. My dream is to one day become an Olympic Champion.”
EVENT INFORMATION: 2021 / 2022 Twizza Super School Series
Regional Qualifiers & Qualifying Provinces:
|Regional Qualifier:||Date:||Area:||Venue:||Qualifying Provinces:|
|1. Regional Qualifier #1||Wednesday 29 September 2021||Gauteng Province||Ruimsig Athletics Stadium (Roodepoort)||Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West & Northern Cape|
|2. Regional Qualifier #2||Saturday 23 October 2021||Western Province||Greenpoint Athletics Stadium (Cape Town)||Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu- Natal, Northern Cape & Western Cape|
|3. Saturday 19 February 2022||Gauteng Province||Ruimsig Athletics
|Eastern Cape, Western Cape,
Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern
Cape and North West
|Entry Fee / Students Participating:||Entry for competing schools is FREE of charge. Team Managers download the entry form from the event website www.superschoolseries.com. Send the completed entry for to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Students Supporting:||NOT PERMITTED due to COVID protocols.|
|Spectators and Supporters:||NOT PERMITTED due to COVID protocols.|
|Entry Requirements:||Each school will be required to enter a team of 15 athletes.|
|Categories will include:||Boys, Girls and Combined Winners’ competition.|
|Age Group:||In 2021: U15, U17 and U19
In 2022: U15, U17 and U19 (U20 ASA)
|Events that can be entered will include:||100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m (Boys & Girls), Open Medley Relay (100m, 200m, 300m & 400m Boys & Girls), short hurdles, long hurdles, long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot-put, discus and javelin for age groups U/17 and U/19.|
|What’s NEW in 2021?||The Twizza Super School Series will boast an action-packed Open Medley Relay Category for 100m, 200m, 300m and 400m Boys and Girls. This category is guaranteed to add an interesting spin on team selection.|
PLEASE NOTE: The event organisers will at all times adhere to Government Regulations regarding COVID-19.
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