Records tumble at Pearson inter-house athletics meet

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STAR PERFORMANCE: Pearson athlete Robert van Onselen en route to earning the most points by a male athlete at the school’s inter-house athletics meeting last week

PEARSON High held a successful inter-house athletics meeting at the NMMU Stadium last week, with seven new records being set.

The athletes combined a competitive spirit with a high level of performance as new marks were set by Jesse Fourie (girls U14 100m and 200m), Lisa Venter (girls U14 1500m), Kristen Basson (girls U15 400m), Anke Spies (girls U17 200m), Daylin Blignaut (boys U17 shot put), Deary House (girls U14 4x100m relay).

Athletes awarded trophies for their exceptional performances were: junior sprinter: Jesse Fourie and Kristen Basson; best U15 athlete: Keagan van Dyk; senior sprinter: Anke Spies; best girl field event: Layla Campher; best boy field event: Keagan van Dyk; best middle-distance athlete: Anel Fourie; best performance, girls: Jesse Fourie, boys: Keagan van Dyk; most points for team, girls: Jesse Fourie, boys: Robert van Onselen; spirit: Deary House; overall winners: Deary House.

Pearson enjoyed a good day against Westering in their annual cricket fixtures on Saturday. All four Pearson teams were in control for most of their matches and recorded convincing results.

In the 50-over first team match played at Pearson, the hosts won the toss and asked Westering to bat. The visiting batsmen scored at a brisk rate from the outset, but kept losing wickets due to some good bowling.

Westering were eventually all out for a mere 108 in only 20 overs. Kyle Jacobs picket up 3/3 and Josh Dodd 2/28.

Pearson made a solid start in their innings as Dodd and Jacobs put on 39 for the first wicket. Westering fought back to pick up the wickets of the openers but Jarod Froneman (24 not out) and Mark Zonneveld, with a quick-fire 42 not out off 27 balls, saw Pearson cruise home by eight wickets in the 22nd over.

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