Rowhaldo Ratz - Ratz Gutz

Born in the Northern Cape, but raised in Eersterivier (Cape Town), Rowhaldo Ratz is finishing school this year at DF Malan High School. At the moment Rowhaldo is running for his school and his local club, Eersterivier Athletics Club.
He’s been earning his provincial colours since 2011 and made it into the National team in 2014 for Cross Country where he delivered a top class performance taking top 6 in the Junior race at SA trials being only 16. Rowhaldos best positions in recent years on Track and Field is 3rd place at the High School National Champs in 2012 in Germiston and National Champion at the Youth and Junior National Champs in 2013 in Pretoria. Both was for 3000m. In Cross Country he finished 2nd at the ASA Champs in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
This year he once again delivered a top 6 finish at the SA trials in Kagiso for the juniors! Cross country seems to be his thing! As an under 16 he already had a sub 8:40 pb on the 3000m! This year Ratz is turning 17!
His best times till date is:
– 1500m=4:01
– 3000m=8:28
– 5000m=14:44
Rowhaldo’s goals for the season is to attend the World Youth Champs 2015 and to run the 3000m in 8:20.
“To me athletics means not only running but running to ENJOY yourself at all times. Athletics is also about putting in a lot of effort. To all athletes: Train Hard, Run Smart and Trust in God.”
Good luck with your season Rowhaldo. We believe you can represent your country on the highest level this year. #ICANSOAR
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Drikus Viljoen