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First-years battle for athletics glory


First-year students had their first taste of sports rivalry at Kovsies, taking part in the annual first-year athletics meeting. The students engaged in friendly battle on the track and field, a battle that saw Wag-‘n-Bietjie, Vishuis and Conlaurês residences crowned as winners.

Wag-‘n-Bietjie won their fourth consecutive best female residence trophy. Conlaurês beat Outeniqua, Imperium and Kagiso residences to be crowned Co-ed residence winners.

A highlight on the Kovsie calendar, the athletics meeting was attended by hundreds of first-year and senior students who flocked to the Pellies Park stadium. Dressed in colourful attire, spectators and athletes braved a short, but welcome burst of rain to cheer on their favourites. Spurred on by Rudi Buys, Dean of Students, and members of the Student Representative Council, Kovsiegees reigned supreme.

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