The Wik Triathlon 2019

Sport

On Sunday, 17th March, Stanford Lake College hosted the annual ‘Wik’ Memorial Triathlon, in memory of former SLC staff member, Wik van der Walt.

The event was a spectacular success with over 450 athletes taking part under the beautiful blue Magoebaskloof skies. Results wise, a special mention to Gunther Katzke (Grade 10), who finished 4th overall in The Wik and finished second for the Junior individual Wik.

Gunther Katzke. Photo: GKTSportPics

Casper Venter (Grade 12) blew away a very strong field to finish third in the longer Stanfordian race.

Casper Venter. Photo GKT SportPics

Ani Gutiérrez-Hernandez (Grade 12) came 2nd overall in the ladies category of the Stanfordian. Lia Revelas and Courtney Penrose (Grade 11) were 1st and 2nd in the Junior Girls category respectively and David Pullinger (Grade 12) finished 3rd in the Junior individual group.

In addition, Mr Willson finished fifth overall in the Stanfordian.

A number of other SLC athletes (pupils and staff) competed in teams and individually. It was a true test of endurance and we are immensely proud that so many members of the Stanford family got stuck in, dug deep and gave it a go.