30 January 2017 La Tomatina Fun-Run 331 Learners participated in Merensky High School’s traditional Fun-Run on 25 January. A distance of 3,8km was c

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30 January 2017

La Tomatina Fun-Run

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331 Learners participated in Merensky High School’s traditional Fun-Run on 25 January. A distance of 3,8km was covered. The route started at the school’s main gate, all the way to the game reserve and back.

The juniors did well with Janco Coetzee and Michelle Brummer and Bercha Venter ending first. Francois Notnagel and Sancha van Niekerk lead the senior pack all the way to the finish line.

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JUNIOR GIRLS WINNERS: Bercha Venter and Michelle Brummer.

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SENIOR BOYS WINNER: Francois Nothnagel

Runners up junior boys were Jaco van Staden and Matt Myburg. In the junior girls section Leoné Slabbert came second. Seniors, Juan-Jacques Moller with Simoné van den Bergh (second) and Samuel Modiba with Jenelle de Jonge (third) showed true Plasie spirit.

The new, dynamic grade 8 Plasies went all out with a super 79% attendance.

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Afterwards rotten tomatoes went flying when participants celebrated the Plasie version of “La Tomatina”.

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LA TOMATINA TEENS: Clariska Venter and Elzanne Engelbrecht.


Plasie athletes on the go

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SMILES ALL AROUND: Steph-Marie de Lange, Kesia Pohl, Lourencia van Dyk (Senior Victrix Ludorum) and Jenelle de Jonge.

On Friday, 27 January, Merensky High Schools’ team of athletes traveled to White River to compete in a friendly meet at Rob Ferreira High School.

Participating schools were Rob Ferreira (A and B teams), Bergvlam, Merensky, Middelburg, Penryn College, Uplands College and Curro Nelspruit. Merensky ended second in this showdown.

The Plasies are proud of Lourencia van Dyk who was crowned the best senior girls athlete of the day.

The u.17 girls managed to set a new record for the 4 x 100m relay event (was 53.52 min, now 52.70 min).

The top 5 Merensky girls of the day were Zenesia Nukeri (shot put), Kesia Pohl (shot put), Lourencia van Dyk (javelin), Lilly Pohl (shot put) and on the top of the list, Salomé Lombard (shot put) with 845 ABSA points.

Reuben Caroto (100m) waved the flag for the Merensky boys with 774 ABSA points, with Noko Malatji (110m hurdles), Piet Maake (110 m hurdles), Dylan Herrendoerfer (200m) and Vutomi Mkhabela (200m) on his heels.

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Noko Malatji (no. 2 of the top 5 boys) and Dylan Herrendoerfer (no. 4 of the top 5 boys, 200m).

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Lilly Pohl (no. 2 of the top 5 girls, shot put) in the ring.

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Versatile Salomé Lombard – from shot put to hurdles.


Plasies take the plunge

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THE TEAM Front: Chelsey Gibson and Jomari de Beer. Middle: Ariël Oosthuizen Back: Doran Kleynhans, Tayla Vos, Daniel Smit and Ronan Theron.

Seven swimmers from Merensky High School competed in the first Limpopo heats on 27 and 28 January. This event took place at the Polokwane swimming pool.

Swimmers from 25 primary and secondary schools gave their all to be included in the Limpopo swimming team, to be announced shortly.

Merensky congratulates Tayla Vos who obtained one gold (u.15, 50m, breast stroke) and one silver medal (u.15, 100m breast stroke). Doran Kleynhans (u.16) also excelled in his breast stroke items, returning with two silver medals for the 50m and 100m. Kleynhans obtained a bronze medal in the 200m back stroke event. Jomarie de Beer (u.14) performed well in the 200m individual medley, ending in second place. A bronze medal in the 50m back stroke was obtained by Ariël Oosthuizen (u.16). Daniel Smit (13 years old) received a bronze medal in the u.15 200m back stroke event.

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GOLD MEDALIST: Tayla Vos, 50m breast stroke.

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SILVER MEDAL: Doran Kleynhans

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SILVER MEDAL: Jomarie de Beer, 200m Individual Medley


Individual success for Plasie cricket

On 28 January Merensky High School’s first team traveled to Kempton Park High School for the next Super League cricket match.

Individual batting stars were Viraj Devdhara who made 30 runs and Gerhardus Fourie with 33.

Eddie O’Reilly was responsible for a bowling highlight by taking 3 wickets. Devhdara and AJ Fourie took 2 wickets each.

Unfortunately the u.15 game, scheduled to be played on home ground, was cancelled due to the weather.

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