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Seen here:  Xeyi in action at the PUMA School of Speed #2 at the Ruimsig Athletics Stadium (Roodepoort) on Saturday, 02 February 2019 where she placed first in the Girls U19 100m in a lightning fast time of 11.98 seconds. 

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

South Africa’s premier junior track & field meet, the PUMA School of Speed #4 heads to the LC de Villiers Sportsground (Pretoria) this coming Saturday, 02 March 2019.

Launched in November 2016 by PUMA and Stillwater Sports, the PUMA School of Speed Series is headed by the World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt and is committed to identifying and developing young South African athletes who believe that their future is #ForeverFaster.

Junior track & field stars between the ages of 14-19 can enter the following events:  100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump, High Jump, 100m Hurdles (Boys 15, Girls 17 & 19 only), 90m Hurdles (Girls 15 only) and 90m Hurdles (Girls 15 only) and 110m Hurdles (Boys 17 & 19 only) as they strive to follow in the footsteps of Usain Bolt.

The PUMA School of Speed’s first Head Girl, Rose Xeyi (Soweto, Prestige College) will be seen in action on the day.  Xeyi competed at the PUMA School of Speed #2 at the Ruimsig Athletics Stadium (Roodepoort) on Saturday, 02 February 2019 where she placed first in the Girls U19 100m in a lightning fast time of 11.98 seconds.

“The PUMA School of Speed Series gives young athletes the opportunity to showcase their talent.  That is why I love it.  The 100m is my favorite event.  It was really nice to run the 100m in such a great meet (referring to the PUMA School of Speed #2).  My advice to other athletes is to not give up, keep on trying and work hard.”

“It is an honor and privilege to be the first Head Girl of the PUMA School of Speed Series,” continues Rose Xeyi.  “This is one of the best platforms for explosive athletics.  My goal for 2019 is to improve my 2018 times.  I also really enjoy being a PUMA representative.”

Junior track & field stars can also look forward to meeting South African middle-distance runner and 2019 PUMA School of Speed Vice Principal, Gena Löfstrand in the Vice Principal’s office at the stadium.

EVENT INFORMATION:  PUMA School of Speed #4

Date: Saturday, 02 March 2019
Venue: LC de Villiers Sportsground (Pretoria)
Start Time: 11:00
Entry Fee:  Athletes No Cost to enter the event
  Enter Online:  www.schoolofspeed.com
  Please NoteAthlete entries close two days prior to each event.
Entry Fee:  Spectators R20 / adults

R10 / children

  Pay as you enter the stadium.
Events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump, High Jump, 100m Hurdles (Boys 15, Girls 17 & 19 only), 90m Hurdles (Girls 15 only) and 90m Hurdles (Girls 15 only) and 110m Hurdles (Boys 17 & 19 only)
Age Categories: U15, U17 and U19

LIVE MUSICLloyd Cele will be part of the action of the PUMA School of Speed #4.  Athletes and spectators can expect fun, a lot of energy and great music.

All entrants will stand a chance to be scouted and contracted to the PUMA Squad. The contract will be for the duration of one calendar year.

Podium winners of each event final will win the following:

  • 1st Place – PUMA School of Speed Tee, PUMA peak cap & category medal.
  • 2nd Place – PUMA School of Speed Tee, PUMA drawstring bag & category medal.
  • 3rd Place – PUMA School of Speed Tee & category medal.

The APE/ASA table will be used to determine the top 3 overall male and female athletes.

COACHES & ATHLETES CLINIC:  Don’t miss the PUMA School of Speed Coaches & Athletes Clinic

Date: Saturday, 02 March 2019
Venue: LC de Villiers Sportsground (Pretoria)
Schedule: 07:00-09:00: World Renown coach, Hennie Kriel will demonstrate the Grigora coaching style with top athletes including Wenda Nel, Rikenette Steenkamp, Thando Roto and Thembo Monareng.

09:00 – 09:30: Vital Health Foods Nutritional Talk

 

NEXT UP:

  • PUMA School of Speed #5: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 / Puk McArthur Stadium in Potchefstroom

 

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For further information on the PUMA School of Speed please contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, via email info@schoolofspeed.com or visit www.schoolofspeed.com

ENDS

Issued by:                          NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of:                     STILLWATER SPORTS and the PUMA School of Speed Series

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