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27 March 2018 Photo Varsity Sports
Medals galore at second Varsity meeting Peter Makgato
Peter Makgato won the long jump title at the second Varsity athletics meeting in Pretoria with a winning jump of 7.56m.

The University of the Free State (UFS) had a successful second Varsity athletics meeting on Friday 23 March 2018 at the Tuks Athletics Stadium in Pretoria, dominating the long jump and middle distances. 

The 25 athletes achieved six gold and eight bronze medals. Although it’s just one more than what they earned at the first Varsity meeting at the beginning of the month, two more received gold. On 2 March 2018 the Free State students totalled four gold, six silver and three bronze medals. 

Although Yolandi Stander bagged a silver in the discus, it didn’t contribute to the Kovsies’ total. Stander competed for Tuks last year and the competition rules do not permit her to participate for another university in the following year.
 
Victories in middle distances and long jump
As was the case in the first meeting, the athletes running in the red colours of the Kovsies outsprinted the rest in the middle distances with three first places. Both Ruan Jonck (1:50.56) and Ts’epang Sello (2:10.42) defended their titles in the 800m for men and women respectively.

In the 1500m for women, Tyler Beling clocked a winning time of 04:33.48 with Lara Orrock following in third place (04:46.37). Both are just 18 years old. 

Both long-jump titles were decisive victories. Peter Makgato’s winning jump (7.56m) was 0.17m more than his closest competitor, and Maryke Brits (5.81m) won by 0.14m.

Three bronze medals were added in the field events; Nadia Meiring (47.10m) in the hammer throw) and Sefako Mokhosoa (15.29m, men) and Molebohang Pherane (11.67m, women) both in the triple jump. 

On the track Ané Erasmus (400m hurdles, 1:04.04), Hendrik Maartens (200m, 21.01) and Sokwakana Mogwasi (100m, 11.99) all ended in the third spot. 

The men’s varsity mixed medley relay won their race once again, and the men’s 4x100m relay finished third. 
The Kovsies ended fourth overall after the two meetings.

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Renowned conductor Arnold Bosman commemorated
2010-02-15

Pictured, from the left, are: Willem Bosman jr., Prof. Nicol Viljoen and his wife, Prof. Martina Viljoen, Mrs Bosman, Mrs Jansen, Prof. Jansen and Dr Bosman.
Photo: Dr Hubertus Bargenda

The special commemorative concert in honour of renowned conductor and pianist, Arnold Bosman, who died at the age of 47 in Italy five years ago, recently took place in the Anglican Cathedral in Bloemfontein. Bosman, previously from Bloemfontein and a former learner of Grey College, died from a brain tumour. This special event was requested by Dr Willem Bosman, his father, who approached Prof. Jonathan Jansen, Rector of the University of the Free State (UFS), and the UFS Department of Music to commemorate his son’s premature death. Dr Bosman stated that he would like to donate his son’s musical inheritance to the UFS. The catalogue of sheet music to be donated to the UFS was officially handed over to Prof. Jansen by Dr Bosman’s son and only inheritor, Willem Bosman jr.

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