Athletics

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Athletics

Master in Charge

Mr M. Langenhoven

Coaching & Managing Staff

Mr L. du Plessis
Mrs L. Swart
Mrs C. van Vuuren
Mr A. Tuohy (Outside coach)
Mrs L. van der Walt

Athletic events catered for:

  • Pole Vault
  • Long jump
  • Triple jump
  • High jump
  • Hurdles
  • Shot put
  • Discus
  • Javelin
  • Middle distances
  • Sprints

The athletics season annually kicks off with the Interhouse athletics meeting, normally in the second week of the school year, where the different houses at Grey compete against one another. From there athletes who qualify go through to the next round, called the Zonal meeting.  Schools throughout the city are divided into different zones and they compete against one another in these zonal meetings. All athletes who qualify at the Zonal meeting will go through to the Port Elizabeth High Schools’ meeting were all athletes from the participating schools in Port Elizabeth will compete against one another. At this meeting athletes can qualify to take part in the Nelson Mandela Metro High Schools’ Athletics Meeting where all the schools in the metro takes part against one another. At the Metro meeting athletes qualify to take part in the Eastern Cape Senior Schools’ Athletics Championships. This meeting alternates between East London and Port Elizabeth every year and from this meeting the athletes are selected to represent the province at the SA Schools Championship, which is held at a different location around the country every year.

At the end of the year, in the 3rd and 4th term, there are two main events on the athletic calendar: the Quadrangular and the Sammy Gunn / SF Edwards / Hirsch Shield (mostly just referred to as the Hirsch Shield). The quadrangular is a long standing competition between Grey High school, Graeme College, Kingswood College and St. Andrews College. The Hirsch Shield includes schools from around the province and is seen as one of the premier high school athletic events on the annual calendar.

Grey has a proud history when it comes to athletics and we often have athletes who compete at the highest level.

Athletes can qualify for Team, Half Colours and Colours Awards. For a full list on the requirements to qualify please see the Awards section.