Alexandria pupil shows true colours
Young cross country star gets her national colours
ALEXANDRIA Christian Academy (ACA) pupil Leonie Greyvenstein qualified for national colours with the South African Christian Schools Sport Association (SACSSA) after coming second in a national cross country event in Ermelo.
Greyvenstein was in a team of nine ACA athletes who went to Ermelo as part of the Eastern Province team.
More than 500 athletes competed at the athletics event last Saturday.
Greyvenstein came second in her race (6km), finishing in a very competitive time of 38:01 – achieving both requirements to qualify for SACSSA national colours by finishing in under 40 minutes and in the top three.
Commending Greyvenstein on her achievement, ACA principal Gretel Olivier said: “She is also our head girl, and won the sportswoman of the year trophy for the last two years running.
“She is in matric, and it is a dream come true for her. She has been working really hard at this, by running in most parkruns and every local competition she could find,” Olivier said.
“We are very proud of her, and glad she could make it before finishing her school career.”
Greyvenstein is hoping to further her studies in biokinetics, starting next year.
RUNNING PRIDE: Alexandria Christian Academy pupil Leonie Greyvenstein was thrilled to achieve national colours in cross country through the South African Christian Schools Sport Association recently