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Waterkloof makes waves at Inter-High D-league

By Carli Koch , in Water Sports | News , at 2024-02-18 Tags: ,

CONRAD VAN ROOYEN (Waterkloof) PHOTO: Carli Koch

As a result of severe thunderstorms, the Inter high D-League, which was hosted by Sutherland, could not be completed.

The event ended before the u14 boy’s freestyle event.

Hoërskool Waterkloof B emerged as the overall winner with 735 points, with Rietondale High School close behind with 660. Hoërskool Pretoria-Noord finished in third place with 476.

Afrikaans Hoër Meisieskool D, finished top in the girls’ division (456), Rietondale second (347) and Hoërskool Waterkloof B in third place (313).

In the boys’ division, Hoërskool Waterkloof B (422) walked away with the laurels, Hoërskool Pretoria-Noord (316) was second, and Rietondale High School, with just third points behind Rietondale with a score of 313.

Conrad van Rooyen, u14 boys and under (Hoërskool Waterkloof), and Rietondale High School’s Adam Stam, u16 and under were the top swimmers after the day’s event with a total of 48 points. In the girl’s section, it was Waterkloof’s Emma Oosthuizen (48) and Rietondale’s Mekayla Rew, also with 48 points claiming top honours.

Van Rooyen claimed first place in the 50m with a time of 47.06 seconds. In the 200m relay he and his teammates, Ruben Burger, Dylan Walker, and Jaykin van Heerden, also placed first.

With three gold medals behind his name, in the 200m freestyle relay, Van Heerden, Lian Potgieter, and Walker touched the blocks first in two minutes and 29.31 seconds.

The 14-year-old earned his fourth gold medal in the butterfly event with an incredible time of 40.73 seconds.

The Rietondale swimmer, Stam was first in the 200m individual medley with a fantastic time of 2:39.14. He earned his second golden medal in the 100m freestyle event in 56.69 seconds.

Greg Kitaba, Lehlogonola Masemene, Stam, and Temosa Makgwala claimed the top spot in the 200m medley relay in 2:40.82.

He ended his last event on a high note in the 50m butterfly with a time of 31.38 seconds.

Oosthuizen claimed first position in the 200m individual medley (2:44.99). Yet again she was top on the podium in the 50m Breastroke (56.69). In the 200m Medley Relay, team Arné Cloete, Emma Botha, Emma Oosthuizen, and Juhné van den Heever swam their way to first place with a time of 2:47.86.

With almost a minute, Rew managed to beat her opponent in the 200m individual medley with 2:55.39.

With a time of 41.30 seconds, she managed to take first place in the 50m backstroke. In her third event of the day, she finished with a time of 34.31.

“It’s a great pleasure for me to announce that it is the first time that we are hosting a D-League Gala at Sutherland. The swimmers are enjoying themselves. It’s the first time that we are hosting an interhigh gala in a 25m pool. Normally it is hosted at Hillcrest. We would like to thank the officials, teams, and schools for their participation,” said Gavin Coetzee of Sutherland High School.

Waterkloof will, from next year, compete in the C-League.

Carli Koch
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