Linél im­pres­ses

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Last wee­kend saw athle­te Linél En­gel­brecht, a Gra­de 8 le­ar­ner at Cur­ro Mos­sel Bay High School, at­tai­ning im­pres­si­ve re­sults.

On Sa­tur­day, 29 Sep­tem­ber, par­ti­ci­pa­ting in the Point Top 10 athle­ti­cs meet­ing at Van Rie­beeck Sta­di­um, she com­pe­ted in the 3 000m ra­ce.

T­he­re was a com­pe­ti­ti­ve field of run­ners and she was a­ble to e­arn fourth pla­ce in a con­ser­va­ti­ve ti­me.

On Sun­day she com­pe­ted in the see­ding ro­ad cy­cling ra­ce, the Tim­ber­ci­ty Cy­cle Tour in Oudts­hoorn.

Don­ning the co­lours of the youth We­stern Ca­pe cy­cling te­am for the very first ti­me, she did not di­sap­point.

E­ven though her legs we­re ti­red from the pre­vi­ous day's athle­ti­cs, she set a blis­te­ring pa­ce in the e­ar­ly sta­ges of the ra­ce. She led the 30km ra­ce on se­ver­al oc­ca­si­ons with the bre­a­ka­way bunch, com­pri­sing boys and gi­rls, in tow.

A fi­nal bre­a­ka­way in the last ki­lo­me­t­re of the ra­ce saw her build up a suit­a­ble gap be­t­ween her and her clo­sest ri­val, A­lis­sa Coet­zer from Ge­or­ge, to go on and win the ra­ce in a con­vin­cingly fast ti­me.

Linél now tra­vels to Bek­ker High School in Ma­ga­lies­burg w­he­re she will be re­pre­sen­ting Cur­ro Mos­sel Bay in the S­pur Moun­tain Bi­ke Le­a­gue Fi­nal In­ter-High School C­ham­pi­ons­hips to­day, F­ri­day 5 Oc­to­ber, and the We­stern Ca­pe in the In­ter-Pro­vin­ci­al C­ham­pi­ons­hips the fol­lo­wing day.

P­ho­to: So­net­te Vis­ser

Linél En­gel­brecht du­ring the Tim­ber­ci­ty Cy­cle Tour.

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