Curro presents one of SA’s biggest athletics events16 February 2023
It’s here! The most prestigious high school athletics event in Southern Africa: the Curro Podium Athletics Meeting. The event will see 1 500 promising athletes from 45 different schools and will be hosted by Curro Hazeldean on Saturday, 18 February 2023 at Pilditch Stadium. The event will be broadcast live on Supersport Schools and tickets can be purchased at the gate for R80. Gates open at 06:00.
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Athletes at this event could break national records, since the event is approved by Athletics SA (ASA) and World Athletics, sanctioned by Gauteng North Athletics (GNA) and Supported by Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).
Participating schools include top sports-performing schools such as Paarl Boys High School, Menlopark Hoërskool, Paarl Gymnasium, Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool and Helpmekaar among others. Six Curro schools will also participate, namely hosts Curro Hazeldean, Curro Thatchfield, Curro Nelspruit, Curro Krugersdorp, HeronBridge College and Windhoek Gymnasium in Namibia.
Teams will compete in several middle-distance heats, sprints, hurdles, discus throws, and high jumps events with team trophies awarded to the best boys’ and girls athletics team as well as the best combined athletics team. Individual trophies will be presented to the best male and female track athletes, the best field athlete, the Junior Victor and Victrix Ludorum and the Senior Victor and Victrix Ludorum.
A string of high calibre professional sportsmen and women will push their limits during the event’s Classic Shoot Out. Professional athletes to keep an eye out for include South African Olympians Akani Simbine, Clarence Munyai, Tlotliso Gift Leotlela, Zakhiti Nene, Thapelo Phora and Carina Horn. World Junior 400m Champion Lythe Pillay, World Junior 100m Champion Letsile Tebogo and African 400m Champion Miranda Coetzee will also be competing as well as Norwegian Olympian Line Kloster, Namibian Olympian Beatrice Masilingi and DRC Olympian Oliver Mwimba.
"We are incredibly proud of Curro’s robust athletic programme - after all, the very name Curro means I run in Latin. Our programme continues to develop and advance the minds and character of our most adept learners. In fact, our aim is to help create future Olympians. So we are thrilled to be hosting the first Curro Podium Athletics meeting where aspiring young sports talent have the chance to compete against each other on a national level and showcase their skills and abilities in front of Olymican role models,” comments Pierre le Roux, Executive Head at Curro Hazeldean.