Alexan­dria pupil shows true colours

Young cross coun­try star gets her na­tional colours

Talk of the Town - - Sport - JON HOUZET

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

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