Covid 19 stops participation
Abigail Fortuin, (17) a pupil of Riebeeck West Special School, however, took part in the event under the banner of Boland Central. While Anja Prins (19), a pupil from Hopefield High School, participated under the banner of Boland West Coast.
First, Abigail won the 1500m race comfortably with 5.35.51 minutes, before Inge Prins won the hammer throw with 46.50m. What makes Abigail’s performance so remarkable is the fact that she had to run in a joint age group of u/17 and u/19.
Even Anja had no intention of sharing the first place. Her closest opponent from South Western Districts was only able to reach a distance of 42.50 meters. With these victories, both girls qualified for Athletics South Africa’s (ASA)Schools Championships.
The ASA Championships were to take place in Pietermaritzburg on 30 and 31 March 2020 but had to be postponed due to the COVID – 19 virus restriction of 21 days. It is still uncertain whether the championships will still take place, and if so, when.
In the meantime, we as South Africans and foreigners must comply with the government’s request … stay indoors and everyone should be fine.