Two athletes from Langebaan are writing their names in the athletics archives, with their convincing victories on athletics tracks.
Leander’s (16y) and Angel Pholman’s (10y) speed on the athletics tracks, has their supporters in raptures. Both’s last name is Pholman, but they are not related to each other.
PERSONAL BEST TIME
Angel Pholman at her best at the South African Schools Championship
Angel, a pupil of Langebaan Primer, really got tongues wagging. She easily won the 1200m race for girls U/11 last Saturday in Pietermaritzburg. It was also her personal best time of 3.52.46 seconds.
Leander last year crushed the Elsen schools 400m and high jump for boys U/17 at Dal Josafat in Paarl.
With his first race in Germiston the same year, he was crowned the SA schools 400m champion. Two days later he earned gold in the 800m race, when he ran it in under 3 minutes.
Leander’s running times in the 400m and 800m have also improved remarkably, compared to his times in 2022.
FINANCES A HEADACHE
Leander Pholman improve with every race
The 2023 SA Schools Championship competitions start on Saturday 2nd to 5th April. As in many children’s cases, finances are a headache for the parents to support their children in their sporting needs. West Coast Sports Solutions (WCSS) from Hopefield decided to support the parents of the children by organizing a fundraiser.
CROSS RUNNING PREPARATION
This will happen on Wednesday 29 th March, when the parents and children will be guests of Wimpy 1Stop, on the R27 near Langebaan. The plan is also to have guest artists perform during the guests’ visit.
The famous singer, Vernon Vraagom van Saldanha will perform as guest speaker.
WCSS is asking the people of the west coast to turn up in their numbers and support the children. The proceedings start at 15.00 in the afternoon.
Angel will now prepare for the Cross-Country races that start in May, with Leander having to complete his appointment in Germiston first.