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Howick High dives into 2020 in style

Abigail Holmes in action during the U14 Girls’ 25m butterfly race.

Howick High School enjoyed a super start to the swimming season this year, which began with the Epworth A Gala where the team competed in a mix of eight schools. Howick was delighted to finish in fifth place, ahead of GHS A, St John’s B and Epworth B.

At the Annual Howick Invitation gala the school was privileged to host nine schools and, despite very warm weather, three records were broken.

Howick High’s boys’ team finished in 2nd place, six points behind Voortrekker, while the girls’ team finished first, nine points ahead of St John’s. With the scores combined, Howick finished in 1st place overall.

This gala was followed by the Howick High School Annual Invitation Relay Gala, where Howick hosted 10 schools. Facing some tough opposition, Howick is proud of the team which finished in second place overall behind St Charles A squad (boys) and GHS A squad (girls). The annual interhouse gala took place on Thursday, February 13 and a wonderful afternoon of spirited swimming was enjoyed, with some very closely contested races.

School principal Lauren Farquharson presents Everdon House Captain, Keara Stevenson, with the Winning House trophy at the Howick High School interhouse gala. Pictures: Supplied

Records tumble

Six house records were broken. The winning house was Everdon (red) with 419 points, followed by Allemans (yellow), Oatlands (green) and Shafton (blue). Everdon house also was the winner of the Relay Trophy.

The age group champions were: U14 – Megan Tyrer and Darryn Whitehead; U15 – Sinead Gibbs and Devon Stonley; U16 – Lara Connellan and Keegan Vermeulen; Victrix and Victor Ludorum awards were presented to Carmel Lombard and Connor Gibbs.

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