Athletics

HISTORY

Athletics was the first sport that King Edward VII introduced as an extra curricular activity. The first King Edward VII School Athletics team competed in 1905, and the school has been at the forefront of athletics ever since. The School Championship competition was run for the first time in 1905 and by tradition the victor ludorum in the School Championships is appointed athletics captain. 

King Edward VII School introduced the Old Edwardian Inter High Schools Athletics Championship, or “Inter High” in 1982. The event is held at the end of each athletics season with all of the major boys’ schools competing. Schools are allowed to enter only one athlete in each event, except for the 1500m and 3000m events where 2 competitors from each school are allowed. Due to these competition rules the championship is extremely hard to win, and the margins of victory are inevitably small. King Edward VII School has won the inter high championship 22 times in the 36 year history of the competition. The hosting of the Inter High event is now rotated among the competing schools, but King Edward VII School remain custodians of the event.

Historically, the triangular meeting between King Edward VII School, Jeppe High School for Boys’ and Parktown Boys’ High, is the single longest running athletics meeting in the country; it has been contested every year since 1957.


SCHOOL RECORDS

King Edward VII School Athletics Records 2018

  OPEN U17 U16 U15 U14
100m 10,66s

D Krossynski

2003

10,80s

D Krossynski

2002

10.82s

S Mlangeni

2014

 

10.99s

L Pillay

2018

 

11.2s

A McQuire

2008

200m 21,78s

E Despotakis

2015

21,9s

E Despotakis

2014

 

22,34s

S Mayekiso

2010

22.13s

L Pillay

2018

23,03s

T Smith

L Pillay

2014/2017

400m 47,6s

S Berridge

1983

49,36s

E Despotakis

2014

49,11s

E Despotakis

2013

48.80s

L Pillay

2018

53,6s

B Tickle

1996

800m 1m 53,2s

D Strang

1986

1m 56.25

W Theil

2018

1m 59,8s

N Dlamini

2006

2m 02,31s

S Freeman

2014

2m 06,05s

M Ntlumayo

2012

1500m 4m 01,4s

M Rodrigues

2000

4m 13,3s

M Rodrigues

1999

4m 16,17s

T Mantsho

2014

4m 17,4s

M Rodrigues

1997

4m 26,49

M Jonosky

2016

3000m 9m 02,8s

A Rodrigues 2006

No event 9m 36,4s

T Mantsho

2014

No event No event
300m Hurdles 39,2s

G Trebble

1990

T Marolen 2008

39.5s

B Janse van Renburg 2011

No event 38.85s

L Pillay

2018

 

45.52s

K Tekane

2018

 

400m Hurdles 56,72s

B Janse van Rensburg

2012

59,78s

K Makhesha

2012

60,25s

K. Masedi

2013

No event No event
Short Hurdles

(2011 and Previous)

100m Hurdles

13,2s

G Trebble1990

D Malherbe

1996

100m Hurdles

12,9s

D Malherbe

1995

G Wildman 2009

100m Hurdles

13,3s

G Wildman

2008

100m Hurdles

13,5s

G Wildman

2007

80m Hurdles

11,4s

J De Bruin

2005

Short Hurdles

(2012 onwards)

110m Hurdles

14.90

S Mayekiso

2012

110m Hurdles

15.34

D Petzer

2014

110m Hurdles

14.30

T Mpemvu

2014

100m Hurdles

13.53s

T Mpemvu

2013

100m Hurdles

13.69s

T Edwards

2014

High Jump 1,98m

W Todd 1996

S Sulupha

2006

2,05m

N De Swardt

2018

1,97m

N De Swardt

2017

1,91m

M Shabangu

2015

1,90m

M Shabangu

2014

Long Jump 7.50m

M. Mthembu

2013

7,28m

D Cotter

2008

7,02m

D Cotter

2007

6,86m

P Mohale

2017

6,29m

T Mphafi

2018

Shot Put 17,89m

P Duvenage

2016

20.13

P Duvenage

2015

18.48m

P Duvenage

2014

18,94m

P Duvenage

2013

15.69m

P Duvenage

2012

Javelin 60,28m

J Crichton

2009

61,79m

J Crichton

2008

58,11m

D Bower

1994

62,97m

J Crichton 2006

50,28m

J Ripley-Evans

1996

Triple Jump 15,13m

M Mthembu

2013

15,12m

D. Cotter

2008

14,18m

K Makhesha

2011

14,38m

N Mbokazi

2008

12,70m

M Shabangu

2014

Discus 54,98m

P Duvenage

2016

59.08

P Duvenage

2015

62.01m

P Duvenage

2014

63.42m

P Duvenage

2013

46,36m

P Duvenage

2012

 

 

King Edward VII School Athletics Records 1993

With the introduction of the new age group criteria in 1994, the old records, except in the open age group, have fallen away. These records are shown for your interest.

 

Under 16 Under 15 Under 14 Under 13
100m 11,0s

I Hacker

1981

11,0s

M Lombard

1978

11,3s

M Lombard

1977

11,8s

D Preston

1984

200m 22,1s

S Berridge 1982

H Nay 1984

22,6s

S Berridge

1981

23,9s

H Nay

1982

24,3s

B Evans

1987

400m 48,3s

S Berridge

1982

50,0s

S Berridge

1981

51,7s

S Berridge

1980

53,8

D Preston

1984

800m 1m57,5

D Strang

1985

1m58,8

D Strang

1984

2m5,0

S Berridge

1980

2m13,8

D Preston

1984

1500m 4m12,6

D Strang

1985

4m24,6

P Boyce

1984

4m33,5

P Faure

1984

4m43,3

A Hodgkinson

1991

3000m 9m14.7s

G Williams

1980

9m50,9

D Paterson

1990

100m Hurdles

80m Hurdles

75m Hurdles

13,4s

M Ward

1993

(100m)

13,4s

D Preston 1986

D Malherbe 1993

(100m)

11,3s

B Dallas

1986

(80m)

11,2s

D Preston

1984

(75m)

High Jump 1,95m

C Louw

1993

1,83m

C Louw

1992

1,77m

S Grant

1989

1,70m

S Grant

1988

Long Jump 6,73m

S Stuart

1990

6,30m

S Marot

1993

5,92m

B Dallas

1988

5,70m

B Dallas

1987

Shot 14,43m

G Rodgers

1990

15,40m

M Sandham

1987

13,81m

N Dempsey

1993

12,48m

D Morton

1989

Javelin 54,31m

J Jacobs

1991

57,18m

B Johnson

1989

51,28m

J Whindus

1992

41,05m

B Johnson

1987

Triple Jump 14,00m

S Grant

1991

13,17m

S Marot

1993

12,66m

S Grant

1989

11,79m

B Dallas

1987

Discus 40,82m

E v d Merwe

1993

45,75m

E du Toit

1988

43,41m

E du Toit

1987

41,98m

E du Toit 1986

B Evans 1987

 


2016 INTER HIGH CHAMPIONS

King Edward VII School are the A & B Team 2016 Athletics Inter-High Boys’ Schools Champions.

5 Years in a row! What a great day of sportsmanship, fair play and competition. Our athletes excelled on track & field with some very notable times, pb’s and records broken. 35th Annual Inter-High held at St David’s Marist on the 24 September saw King Edward return home with both the A & B Team Championship wins.

A Team Points:
1st KES 485
2nd Jeppe 415
3rd Affies 406
4th Pretoria Boys’ 295
5th Parktown Boys’ 286
6th Independent Schools 214
7th St Benedict’s 210

B Team Points:
1st KES 302
2nd Jeppe 300
3rd Affies 287
4th St David’s 207
5th Pretoria Boys’ 194

Congratulations to all our athletes, MIC Mr Simon Thorne, our experienced & dedicated coaches, staff and support team on this well deserved victory. Thank you to our Red Army of parents & fans for their support all season. The Trophy is Home. Go School.Tradition of Excellence continues. Till 2017- WE ARE RED!!


2016 Inter High Results at St David’s- 24 September
KES Athletics Inter High report 2016.pdf
KES Athletics Inter High 2016 All Events Results Boys A Section Inter high 2016.pdf
KES Athletics Inter High 2016 All Event Results Boys B-Section 2016.pdf
KES Athletics Inter High 2016 Team Totals A Section 2016.pdf
KES Athletics Inter High 2016 B Section Total Points 2016.pdf


2015 INTER HIGH CHAMPIONS

KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL INTER HIGH CHAMPIONS
4 YEARS IN A ROW

WE DID IT!! King Edward VII School are 2015 INTER HIGH CHAMPIONS!!

The 34th Annual Inter High Athletics Meeting was hosted by Jeppe High School for Boys on Saturday, 19 September 2015.

The competition was very tight with the score board placings changing between Affies, Jeppe and KES after every couple of events. Leading into the final event of the day, the relays, it was King Edward who had the lead, but the tension and excitement was at an all time high as the athletes gave it their all till the very last race.

4 Years in a row! Well done School on this fantastic achievement. Massive thanks to all our RED athletes who worked so hard to retain the trophy.

Mr Thorne MIC of Athletics we salute you and your team. Well done Captain Ndhivo Mulaudzi & Emilo Despotakis (VC) on another superb athletics season.

A TEAM RESULTS:
KES 475
AFFIES 440
JEPPE 439
PBHS 287

B TEAM RESULTS:
AFFIES 407
JEPPE 369
KES 340

Tradition of Excellence continues. Well done.

GO SCHOOL. WE ARE RED!!

Proud Moment for our Captain- 2015 Trophy

Visit our web galleries for more photos of the team in action:




2014 INTER HIGH CHAMPIONS

`KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL 2014 INTER HIGH CHAMPIONS’

The Boys’ Schools Inter High athletics meeting took place at Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool in a very warm Pretoria on Saturday, 27th September.

According to local punters and media, King Edward went into the meeting as the firm favourite, as our KES athletes had so far finished 1st in every meeting this season. However the pressure would be on the 2012 and 2013 Champions to retain the Inter High title for a third consecutive year. Hosts AFFIES and Jeppe High School for Boys ensured that the King Edward athletes worked very hard for this 2014 win and this made for an extremely exciting and thrilling Inter High event.

The Inter High Meeting is different from the other meets, as there is only room for one athlete per school, per event (except for the 1500/3000m events), thereby making it a competition that sees ones individual stars competing on the day. At Inter High 2014, both the A and B Teams competed in separate heats and the competition was of a high calibre in both competitions.

In the early stages of the day, after about 10 events, it was Affies leading both the A & B competitions, with King Edward and Jeppe fighting it out for 2nd and 3rd place. By lunch time the scores of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place were a mere 5 point difference between the hosts, AFFIES, King Edward and Jeppe High School for Boys!

It was however after lunch that the King Edward middle distance and long distance athletes showed their class taking notable wins in most of the 1500 and 400m events. After event 40, King Edward were trailing but the athletes were focused on the task ahead and knew how they had planned to finish. At the start of the 200m events King Edward athletes started to press home. After winning three out of five of the 1500m, KES took the points lead. The 400m events had KES winning 2 and finishing no worse than 2nd in the other 400m races.

It was going down to the wire and that meant that the relay team events were going to be the most exciting of the day! King Edward finished in style winning three of the relays and finished 2nd in one relay event. Furthermore KES broke 2x relay Inter High records ( u16 4 x 100m & u17 4 x 100m).

Final results eventually had King Edward VII School comfortable winners in the A Team competition, with a 32 points margin difference between the runners-up, AFFIES. It was however only a 1 point difference between AFFIES and Jeppe High School for Boys, that saw the hosts grabbing 2nd place and Jeppe 3rd place.

In the B Team Competition, Jeppe High School took a well deserved 1st place, followed closely behind by AFFIES and King Edward taking 3rd place.

In total King Edward won 25 events, AFFIES 20 and Jeppe 13.

The King Edward athletes set 8x new Inter High records on the day:

* Sebastian Freeman- u15 800m – 2m00,63s
* Dylan Curtis – u14 1500m- 4m30,12s
* Thabang Mantsho- u16 3000m- 9m16,84s
* Motame Shabangu u14 High Jump- 1m85cm
* Patrick Duvenage- u16 Discus- 56m18cm
* Patrick Duvenage- u16 Shotput- 17m40cm
* 4 x 100m u16 relay- 43,00s
* 4 x 100m u17 relay- 42,62s

A Team standings:
1st King Edward VII School          462
2nd Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool   430
3rd JEPPE High School for Boys  429
4th Pretoria Boys’ High School     341
5th Parktown Boys’ High School   259
6th St Benedict’s                           220
7th Indep.Schools                         165

B Team standings:
1st Jeppe               381
2nd Affies               379
3rd KES                  350
4th PBHS                264
5th St David’s          233
6th Parktown Boys’ 189

King Edward VII School were crowned Inter High Champions for the third time, cementing an epic victory at AFFIES. In the 33rd Annual Inter High Meeting, King Edward VII School had now been victors 20 times in the history of Inter High clashes, with Pretoria Boys’ High School winning 7 times, Affies 4 times and Parktown Boys’ twice.

Congratulations to all the athletes, coaches, support staff and thank you to all of the parents and friends of King Edward that came out to support TEAM RED!



2013 INTER HIGH A & B WINNERS

King Edward VII School athletes retain their status as ‘champions of the track & field’ when they won both the A & B Inter High Athletics Meet at the host school track of Parktown Boys’ High. Champions in 2012 had King Edward VII School as favourites but the team of 2013 took nothing for granted as they worked all season long to be in the running for the 2013 title.

True grit, determination and many hours of hard work from both the coaching staff and the athletes ensured that the A & B teams were crowned in glory! The athletes of 2013 remained unbeaten all season long and many a long standing school record was either broken or made during the 2013 season.

Results from the A Division Meet

KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL 454
AFFIES                                        418
PRETORIA BOYS’ HIGH          387
JEPPE BOYS’ HIGH                  379
PARKTOWN BOYS’                   304
ST BENEDICT’S                        230
INDEP. SCHOOLS                      93

Results from the B Division Meet

KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL  334
AFFIES                                         282
JEPPE BOYS’                             266
PRETORIA BOYS’                      254
PARKTOWN BOYS                    212

Notable Records on the Day

u15 Discus- Patrick Duvenage- 60,23m

 u19 Triple Jump- Menzi Mthembu- 14,76m

 u15 800m- Mandla Ntlumayo- 2min 01.35 sec

Congratulations to Mr Tee, coaching & support staff and the stars of the show, the 2013 King Edward VII School athletes. You have made yourselves and your School very proud!


2011 HIGHLIGHTS

Ntokozo Mbokazi won Gold in u19 Triple Jump at the South African Schools Championships

Thomas Phukubye won Silver in u19 Triple Jump at the South African Schools Championships

Surprise Mayekiso won Bronze in u17 4 x 100m relay at the South African Schools Championships

CSA 2011 Championships

Senzo Shabalala: u19 100m & 200m; Surprise Mayekiso: u17 100m & 200m & Tevin Hlatswayo: u17 100m & 200m.

They will compete in the South African Youth Championships.

GSA 2011 Championships
N Mbokazi, T Phukubye, T Motene, K Wright, S Shabalala, S Mayekiso, B Janse van Rensburg, T Matea, L pooe, C Lourens, K Makhesha, M Nhlapo, B Naude & K Maphathe.

N Mbokazi, T Phukubye & S Mayekiso will represent Gauteng at the National Schools Athletics Champs.


2012 INTER-HIGH A & B WINNERS

On Saturday 22 September, King Edward VII School secured an elusive win, by becoming the first school to win both A and B Inter High athletics competitions in the same year since the B competition was introduced in 2001. King Edward VII School has an exceptional record in the Inter High athletics meeting, having won the A competition on 17 occasions in the 30 previous meetings.

The final results were:

A Inter High                                         B Inter High

1. KES 429                                           1. KES 307
2. Affies 418                                         2. Affies 278
3. Pretoria 409                                     3. Pretoria 266
4. Jeppe 311                                        4. Jeppe 227
5. Parktown 293                                  5. Parktown 213
6. St Benedicts 265
7. Independent 154


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