Lucille leaps to glory at WP and SA champs

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Lucille Abrahams
Lucille Abrahams.

LUCILLE ABRAHAMS of Athlone High School in Cape Town won the girls under 17 long jump at the Champion of Champions at the Athlone Stadium in 1989. Here she is seen jumping for the Western Province Senior Schools Sports Union (WPSSSU) at the South African Senior Schools Sports Association (SASSSA) athletics meeting at the Galvandale Track in Port Elizabeth.

Lucille is one of those rare school athletes who has also represented WPSSSU in volleyball.

The SASSSA team of 1989 included Owen Machelm, Anita Witbooi, Noreen Julie, Pierre Abrahams, Melanie Hitzeroth, Sandra Petersen, Graham Schaffers, Gasant Batchelor, Francois Sammery, Francine Scheepers (Farwa Mentoor), Tania Brown, Dean Daniels, Liezel van Oudtshoorn and Cheryl October.

The SAAAB Prestige Meeting was the assembly of South Africa’s top non-racial athletes and the highlight of the athletics season.

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