SA's top high school field athletes 2017
A run-down of the top field event athletes from the 2017 National High Schools championships.
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The South African Schools Athletics/LSEN National High Schools Track & Field Championships provides an invaluable platform for young athletes from across the country to test and display their sporting abilities.

It's a principal step in representing the country at an international level in the future. 

Here we list the first place winners in field events, along with the record-achieving second and third place sports stars. 

For a list of the top scoring track athletes, click here: 

High jump

Girls-15
Rita Bisschoff, Gauteng, 1.64m

Girls-17
Kristi Snyman, Western Cape, 1.76m 

Girls-19
Yvonne Robson, Mpumalanga, 1.73m 

Boys-15
Jacques Oosthuizen, Gauteng, 1.94m 

Boys-17
Breyton Poole, Western Cape, 2.18m (new record) 

Boys-19
Keletso Mampuru, Mpumalanga, 1.99m

Pole vault

Girls-15
Tonet Tallie, Western Cape, 3.25m (new record)
Bianca Lessing, Free State, 3.15m (new record)

Girls-17
Kian-Lee du Toit, Western Cape, 3.65m

Girls-19
Nadja Fourie, Free State, 3.50m

Boys-15
Nikolai van Huysteen, Western Cape, 4.31m (new record)

Boys-17
Hendrick van Wyk, Western Cape, 4.94m (new record) 

Boys-19
Stian Stoltz, Free State, 4.40m

Long jump

Girls-15
Andrea Cornelissen, Western Cape, 5.61m

Girls-17
Marcell De Jager, Limpopo, 5.53m 

Girls-19
Marike Coetzee, North West Province, 5.69m 

Boys-15
Adrian Swart, Western Cape, 6.96m (new record) 

Boys-17
Sifiso Miya, Gauteng, 7.30m

Boys-19
Aaron Pedro, Gauteng, 7.52m

Triple jump

Girls-15
Nolwazi Mashaba, Mpumalanga, 12.00m 

Girls-17
Brithaney Ludick, Western Cape, 12.05m

Girls-19
Mahlatsi Dombeni, Gauteng, 11.59m 

Boys-15
Jason Tito, Gauteng, 13.43m 

Boys-17
Tristan Farao, Western Cape, 14.53m 

Boys-19
Junior Mpefu, Western Cape, 15.42m

Shot put

Girls-15
Dane Roets, Gauteng, 15.76m (new record) 

Girls-17
Meike Strydom, Western Cape, 16.38m 

Girls-19
Mia van R van Oudshoorn, Free State, 14.08m

Boys-15
Tielman Nieuwoudt, Free State, 18.12m 

Boys-17
Morne Brandon, Gauteng, 18.77m

Boys-19
Kayle Blignaut, Gauteng, 20.15m (new record) 

Discus throw

Girls-15
Juanita de Necker, Gauteng, 41.43m 

Girls-17
Tharina van der Walt, Free State, 50.85m (new record) 

Girls-19
Mia van R van Oudshoorn, Free State, 41.60m 

Boys-15
Wynand Swanepoel, Free State, 63.72m

Boys-17
Morne Brandon, Gauteng, 58.85m 

Boys-19
Francois Vermeulen, Western Cape, 55.83m

Javelin

Girls-15
Heike De Nysschen, Free State, 45.99m 

Girls-17
Danae J van Rensburg, Gauteng, 49.73m

Girls-19
Maggie le Roux, North West Province, 49.12m 

Boys-15
Philippus Botha, North West Province, 54.66m

Boys-17
Joshua Maass, Mpumalanga, 73.66m 

Boys-19
Werner Dames, North West Province, 71.72m 

Hammer throw

Girls-15
Phethisang Makhethe, Free State, 54.67m 

Girls-17
Tharina van der Walt, Free State, 61.10m 

Girls-19
Tamlyn Leonard, Eastern Cape, 50.40m

Boys-15
Marco de Witt, Western Cape, 55.42m

Boys-17
Paul du Plessis, Eastern Cape, 63.56m 

Boys-19
JC Schultz, Free State, 65.25m

Sources: SA Schools Athletics, Skoleatletiek.info

If you know which schools these athletes attend, have event photos you have permission to share, or if your school is home to a top national athlete not listed here, let us know by mailing to schools@parent24.com. 

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