NEWS FROM THE SPORTS DESK
Congratulations to our budding team of athletes who were placed 3rd out of 9 schools at the Prestige Interschools athletics meeting held at St Stithians on Friday 2nd of November 2018. Our result was a perfect example of how one can punch way above their weight but most importantly the value of having “big match temperate (BMT)” when it counts. At the end of the season when all athletes are at their peak and all teams have been strategically selected, it boils down to the athletes who have the ability to perform when the stakes are high. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic (Federer eventually lost the match in a nail biting tie breaker) were another perfect example of the importance of having BMT and least we forget our poor Springbok team loss by 1 point against England.
Special mention must be made to all our Athletics coaches headed by Mrs. Koekemoer and assisted by Mrs. Cartwright. Their passion and commitment to all they do is exemplary. Here’s to many more successful seasons.
On Friday 2nd November, we competed in the Inter-Primary Athletics Meeting at St Stithians. Our athletes were determined, motivated and so positive! They showed great sportsmanship. Thank you to the Prestige team who ran their hearts out! Before the start of the relays, Kingsmead was in the 4th position, only 4 points behind St Stithians. The athletes ran the relays like stars and we ended in the 3rd position, with St Mary’s first and St Peter’s second. Well done, athletes! I am so proud of you!
As coach, I would like to take the opportunity to thank each athlete that competed for Kingsmead this season. You all did Kingsmead proud! We had an outstanding season and I look forward to 2019!
The following athletes were placed in the first 3 positions:
Grade 3: 60m:
- B-race: Laurinda Vitungayala 3rd
- D-race: Joy Cilliers 3rd
- Grade 4: Long Jump: Kaitlyn Brown 3rd
- A-race: Jade Anderson 3rd
- B-race: Kaitlyn Brown 3rd
- C-race: Priyanka Geness 3rd
- D-race: Emma Cruickshanks 2nd
- A-race: Jade Anderson 3rd
- B-race: Kaitlyn Brown 2nd
- Long Jump: Lucy Davis 1st
- A-race: Morgan Easter 2nd
- B-race: Francesca Druce 3rd
- C-race: Carys Glyn-Jones 1st
- B-race: Francesca Druce 2nd
- Hurdles: A-race: Tessa Gutierrez-Garcia 2nd
- 100m: A-race: Tessa Gutierrez-Garcia 1st
- B-race: Neo Shibambo 2nd
- 200m: A-race: Tessa Gutierrez-Garcia 2nd
- Grade 7: Long Jump: Natalie Morris 3rd
- Hurdles: B-race: Natalie Morris 2nd
- 100m: A-race: Natalie Morris 2nd
- 200m: A-race: Natalie Morris 3rd
- B-race: Paula Prinsloo 3rd
- Grade 4 & 5: 1st
- Grade 6: 3rd
SPORT ENDS ON THE 23RD NOVEMBER 2018
Grade 6 and 7 Examinations
Please note that there will be no sport for the Grade 6 and 7 girls during the examination week. The sport department will be available to take the girls for swimming during their study sessions during the following times. Specific class times will be communicated to the students in the week:
Grade 7 Wednesday 14 November 10:45 – 12:30
Grade 6 Tuesday 13 November 10:45 – 12:30
Please encourage the girls to bring their costumes so they can help reduce their stress and increase the circulation of all the hormones the assist in raising their alertness and concentration when studying.
Grade 1-3 APPS Gala
The team list for the upcoming gala is available on the school app. It is imperative that swimmers attend 2 swimming sessions this week in order for the coaches to best prepare them for next week. Logistics will be communicated via the school alert system and through the class moms on Friday.
Sheillah Denenga – Head of Junior School Sport