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A four-day National High Schools Track & Field Championships has been hailed by Athletics South Africa as an absolute successful.

South African School Association hosted the Championship which was held at the Kings Park Athletics Stadium in Durban from 29 March which ended 1 April (yesterday).

Aleck Skhosana, the President of ASA was ecstatic, describing it as a good promise to a future of athletes.

“It is clear that South Africa’s future in athletics is really bright,” he said. “We have witnessed four days of beautiful talent which is spread across the track and field events.

“It is clear that all across the country young athletes, teachers and coaches are working very hard to excel in their respective events. This includes the Championship for primary schools which preceded this one at Potchefstroom on 23 – 25 March.

“What is good with the sport of athletics is that one largely needs an open road or field to practice as an athlete. There are, of course, those events that need specialised equipment, so it’s good to see many young athletes following their hearts in competition.”

He congratulated SASA, schools, the Department of Sports and all who were involved in the organising of this Track and Field Meeting.

Skhosana said ASA will in due course, call on all the mentioned role-players to a workshop that will help work in improving standards and compare notes to prepare for the 2018 Championships and beyond.

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