Full day of events in Varsity Athletics 2017

Athletics


Varsity Athletics returns to the athletics calendar for a fifth season in 2017. This year’s Varsity Athletics season will comprise of two meetings – the first hosted by the University of Potchefstroom on 3 March (tonight) and the second on 31 March at the University of Pretoria’s newly-renovated stadium.

The event will continue with the format introduced last year, with two divisions: the Top 15 (A) division which will have eight competing universities, and the Top 10 (B) division, with four competing universities. This format was adopted after the University of Cape Town, Central University of Technology, University of Limpopo, and Vaal University of Technology joined Varsity Sports last year.

The Top 15 (A) division follows a format where the top 15 athletes’ points from each university are counted towards the entire team’s scores, and Top 10 (B) will use the top 10 athletes’ points for each university. These points count towards the universities’ totals. The IAAF points scoring format has been adopted for the meeting. A winner of both meetings will be announced, as well as the overall winner, who will be crowned on 31 March in Pretoria.

The participating universities are:

Top 15 (A Division) Teams:

  • University of Stellenbosch (Maties)
  • University of the Western Cape (UWC)
  • University of Johannesburg (UJ)
  • North-West University of Potchefstroom (NWU-Puk)
  • University of the Free State (UFS-Kovsies)
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)
  • University of Pretoria (Tuks)
  • Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)

Top 10 (B Division) Teams:

  • University of Cape Town (UCT)
  • Central University of Technology (CUT)
  • University of Limpopo (UL)
  • Vaal University of Technology (VUT)

The program for both events will be as follows:

NWU PUK – 3 MARCH 2017 & TUKS – 31 MARCH 2017
Nr Time Event
1 15:30 Hammer Throw – M
2 15:30 Hammer Throw – W
3 16:45 Javelin – W
4 17:00 High Jump – M
5 17:00 3000m – W
  17:25 Opening Ceremony
6 17:40 110m H – M
7 17:45 100m H – W
8 17:45 Discus – M
9 17:50 200m – M
10 17:55 200m – W
11 18:00 Long Jump – M
12 18:00 Shot Put – W
13 18:00 Triple Jump – W
14 18:00 1500m – W
15 18:10 1500m – M
16 18:20 400m – M
17 18:25 400m – W
18 18:30 High Jump – W
19 18:35 400m H – M
20 18:40 400m H – W
21 18:45 800m – W
22 18:45 Javelin – M
23 18:50 800m – M
24 18:55 100m – W
25 19:00 100m – M
26 19:10 5000m – M
27 19:15 Shot Put – M
28 19:15 Long Jump W
29 19:15 Triple Jump – M
30 19:30 Discus – W
31 19:35 Medley Relay
32 19:40 SCHOOLS RELAY – G
33 19:45 SCHOOLS RELAY – B
34 19:50 4 x 100m Relay – W
35 19:55 4 x 100m Relay – M
36 20:00 Hostels Relay – W
37 20:05 Hostels Relay – M
37 20:15 Prize Giving Ceremony

Tcikets available on the app.

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