What a superb end to the season. On Thursday 4 October, the first opportunity that I had to run a full team and get a realistic idea of our opposition for inter-high, we ran superbly and totally dominated the meet. At our last weekly meeting on Thursday 11 October, we were able to tweak a few issues and finalise the vast majority of the team to participate at inter-high. One of the highlights of this season was the fact that we have been able to run virtually all girls every week. We have, on occasion, even been able to field more than one relay team per age group. All girls have tried hard and pushed others to be better.

St Mary’s were the inter-high hosts this year and we could not have asked for a more perfect day. The fact that there was a power outage in Germiston for the entire day was unfortunate. St Mary’s were hungry for victory and nothing could dampen our spirits or performance.

Out of 44 events we placed first in 24, second in 13 and we broke the following records:

Jade Adams U15A 80m hurdles
Holly McDonald U15B 80m hurdles
Roxanne MacRobert U16B 200m
Danielle Grobbelaar U14B 400m


Owing to no electronic timing, the hand-held times were converted to the equivalent of electronic.

It would be remiss of me not to mention the great leadership from captain Caroline Paul and vice-captain Tannah Livingstone. They were both committed and passionate and made a great effort to unite the team. Well done, captains. Mention must also be made of the passion and expertise of our coaches, Anton and Monique Bouwer. Well done, coaches.

The final results were as follows:

  • 1st St Mary’s 542
  • 2nd Holy Rosary School 392
  • 3rd St Andrew’s School 375
  • 4th Kingsmead College 364
  • 5th Brescia House School 362
  • 6th Jeppe School for Girls 266
  • 7th Assumption Convent School 248
  • 8th The High School for Girls Potchefstroom 170

This is the 11th consecutive year that St Mary’s has won this event. What an achievement, athletes.


Head of Sport