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 

King Edward VII School records are set by King Edward VII Athletes at the King Edward VII track only

  OPEN U17 U16 U15 U14
100m 10,66s

D Krossynski

2003

10,80s

D Krossynski

2002

10,80s

J Du Plessis

2019

 

10.99s

L Pillay

2018

 

11.2s

A McQuire

2008

200m 21,58s

D Seete

2019

21,9s

E Despotakis

2014

 

21,37s

L Hlengane

2019

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 00,81s

N Whittaker

2019

4m 13,3s

M Rodrigues

1999

4m 14,37s

J Vermeulen

2019

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

56,54s

L.Hlengane

2019

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

14,18

L Hlengane

2019

100m Hurdles

13.44s

K Tekane

2019

100m Hurdles

13.69s

T Edwards

2014

High Jump 2,00m

N De Swardt

2019

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

R 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


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