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DF Malherbe Athlete breaks 37-year record

By Marc Jacobson - Jan 26, 2016
DF Malherbe Athlete breaks 37-year record

Saskia Wait, Grade 9 learner from Hoërskool DF Malherbe, broke the girl’s U15 200-metre record for school colours at their annual Athletics Day on Friday 22nd January.

She completed the 200-metre sprint in 26.15 seconds, breaking the previous record of 26.7 seconds which was held for 37 years. Mrs. N. de Ridder, currently the school's clothing bank salesperson, set that previous record in 1979 also for school colours at the annual Athletics Day event.  

PHOTO CAPTION: Saskia Wait alongside previous record holder, Mrs Noeline de Ridder.