Newton Agency is proud to announce their sponsorship of The Classic Shootout (now Newton Classic Shootout) – one of the premier high school athletics events in the country. Newton Sports Agency together with Backtrack and Nike all came on board to sponsor the unique event, which sees South Africa’s Olympic track stars competing in the same meeting as high school athletes.
EC Active, owners of the Classic Shootout were excited to welcome the new sponsors, saying “These sponsors are all industry leaders in their fields, and fit well with the ethos of the event which encourages young athletes to participate for the enjoyment of the competition itself, as well as aspire to achieve Olympic dreams. By competing with our greatest track athletes, these young athletes get to watch and learn, and be inspired.”
The 1st of two Newton Classic Shoot-Out meetings took place at the TUKS Athletics Stadium – hosted by Waterkloof High School – on the 7th February, and had the biggest line-up and most number of races ever hosted by the event. Races such as the 300m and 600m, which are not often run in-season, provided the perfect early season preparation and testing of form for athletes aiming to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games taking place at the end of July.
The 2nd meeting takes place on the 14th February 2020.