Seen here: Junior track & field stars in action at the 2018 PUMA School of Speed Meet in Potchefstroom.
Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg
SA’s premier school’s track & field series will close off its 2019 season at the Puk McArthur Stadium (Potchefstroom) on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 with the PUMA School of Speed #5.
Launched in November 2016 by PUMA and Stillwater Sports, the series is committed to the development of athletics talent in South Africa by discovering the fastest young Speedsters.
“The 2019 PUMA School of Speed Series has been exceptionally well received,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports. “The season kicked off in Stellenbosch in January, headed to Roodepoort and KZN in February, before taking Pretoria by storm this past weekend. So far each meet has lived up to the PUMA School of Speed ethos – action packed racing with junior track & field stars going #ForeverFast to the delight of spectators. We look forward to continuing this trend in Potchefstroom as we close off the season with the PUMA School of Speed #5.”
“Our search for South Africa’s fastest young Speedsters has been met with #FastTimes at the first four PUMA School of Speed meets,” says PUMA Marketing Director Brett Bellinger. “We can’t believe that it is that time already, but we are excited to close off the 2019 PUMA School of Speed Series in Potchefstroom, an area that is renowned for its strong track & field roots. We encourage all entrants to give their all, go #ForeverFaster and help us grow PUMA’s ambassador programme.”
Junior track & field stars can 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.
“The PUMA School of Speed Series is a great platform for up and coming athletes to showcase their talent and all the hard work that they’ve put into their sport. It gives athletes something to work for and something to look forward to, a reason to pursue athletics. I believe that PUMA is becoming a powerful force in helping grow athletics in South Africa,” said Löfstrand.
EVENT INFORMATION: PUMA School of Speed #5
Headed by the World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt, the PUMA School of Speed Series was launched in 2016 with the goal of identifying exceptional young South African athletes who believe that their future is #ForeverFaster. Junior track & field stars between the ages of 14-19 can follow in the footsteps of Usain Bolt.
|Date:||Wednesday, 13 March 2019|
|Venue:||Puk McArthur Stadium (Potchefstroom)|
|Entry Fee: Athletes||No Cost to enter the event|
|Enter Online: www.schoolofspeed.com|
|Please Note: Athlete 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|
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.
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Issued by: NEWSPORT MEDIA