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Basani Msimeki from Mitchell House (MH) is Victrix Ludorum of the Ironwood Athletics event. She won the 70 m hurdles in a time of 13.41making her the best performer in the u.10 category for girls.

Athletes awarded for Ironwood performances

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The awards ceremony of the Ironwood Independent Athletics event for primary schools held at the University of Limpopo’s Oscar Mpheta Stadium on 24 January was hosted at a function by Eagles Nest Christian School last week.
Athlete’s performances were evaluated according to the Primary Schools’ Athletics Performance Evaluation Tables (APE tables) commonly used in schools across the world practicing athletics.
Technical standards at entry level differ from those at senior level and the APE tables are compiled based on standards of athletics at entry level in South Africa. The APE is generally used to compare the performance of an athlete in one event against the performance of an athlete in another event, for instance a 100 m sprinter against a long jumper of shot putter.
The APE is also used to determine who the Victor and Victrix Ludorum are at athletics meetings. Basani Msimeki from Mitchell House was named the Victrix Ludorum and Phillemon Rametsi from Northview Christian Academy the Victor Ludorum for the event. According to the APE the points Phillemon earned shows his performance to be of international standard.
The overall winner of the meeting was PEPPS Polokwane Preparatory School, with a total of 1 028 points, followed by Curro Heuwelkruin (783), Mitchell House (752), Eagle’s Nest Christian School (741), Northview Christian Academy (433), Elica Primary School (279), Jabez Christian Academy (163) points and Akademia Reformia on 100 points.

Story and photos: NELIE ERASMUS
>>nelie.observer@gmail.com

The winners of the Ironwood Independent Athletics for primary schools held at the Oscar Mpheta Stadium in Mankweng on 24 January are:

Girls
u.7
Dimpho Buthelezi from Eagles Nest Christian School (80 m, 14,85)
u.8
Nkhevisa Mashangane from Mitchell House (80 m, 12,09)
u.9
Kelebogile Phasha from Northview Christian Academy (80 m, 12,94)
u.10
Basani Msimeki from Mitchell House, (70 m hurdles, 13,41) Victrix Ludorum
u.11
René van Greunen from Akademie Reformia (Shotput, 6,98 m)
u.12
Nthabiseng Shivambu from Mitchell House (150 m hurdles, 26,12)
u.13
Chimere Ewelaku from Eagles Nest Christian School (Shotput, 8,85 m)

Boys
u.7
Tseamo Mosana from PEPPS (60 m, 10,34)
u.8
Philomon Rametsi from Northview Christian Academy, (60 m, 9,37) Victor Ludorum
u.9
Munei Malada from Mitchell House (60 m, 9,09)
u.10
Lethabo Segooa from PEPPS (70 m hurdles, 14,20)
u.11
Dateh Ambe from PEPPS (70 m hurdles, 13,41)
u.12
Tukisho Monareng from PEPPS (75 m hurdles, 13,87)
u.13
Tebogo Teffo from PEPPS (80 m hurdles, 13,71)

Phillemon Rametsi from Northview Christian Academy (NCA) is the Victor Ludorum. He won the 60 m sprint in a time of 9.37 and is also the best u.8 boys’ athlete of the meeting. With him is fellow NCA athlete Kelebogile Phasha whose time in the 80 m for girls u.9 was 12.94.

Munei Malada, u.9, Mitchell House.

Nkhwevisa
Mashangane, u.8, Mitchell House.

Tseamo Mosana, u.7, PEPPS Polokwane Preparatory School (PEPPS).

Tebogo Teffo, u.13, PEPPS.

Tukisho Monareng, u.12, PEPPS.

Chimere Ewelaku, u.13, ENCS.

Dateh Ambe, u.11, PEPPS.

Basani Msimeki, u.10, Mitchell House.

Lethabo Segooa, u.10, Mitchell House.

Nthabiseng Shivambu, u.12, Mitchell House.