Maritzburg Sun (South Africa)
Maritzburg College’s 2022 Inter-House Athletics Championship, held at the high quality Pietermaritzburg Msundusi Athletics Stadium on Friday, January 28, saw some long-standing records tumble with outstanding performances from boys who gave their all for their houses, with traditional College grit and determination.
One of the top performances came from 6th former Neo Mosebi, who left the rest of the field far behind when he broke Peter Kyle’s record (1974) of 10.60 secs in the U19 100m, with a blistering fast time of 10.22 secs. Another talented runner, Ilunga Kayembe, won the U17 100m record in a time of 10.84 secs. The previous record was 10.90 sec set by Peter Kyle (1974) and matched by N Ndlovu in 2019.
Records also fell in the field events as Ryan Stockhil cleared an outstanding 2.10 m in the U19 high jump, breaking the record of 2.00m set by Brett Balmer in 1984. Luyanda Kunene won the U17 high jump clearing 1.92m, and breaking the long-standing record set by J Pienaar of 1.90m in 1997.