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On Saturday, 12 March, 52 Junior Men and 20 Junior Women got to the starting line for the 2016 Bloemfontein ATU Triathlon Junior African Championships in Maselspoort, which features the future of South African Triathlon.
Tegan, a grade 9 student at Danville Park Girls’ High School participated in the 14-15 year group, representing Kwa-Zulu Natal.
The race started with a 400m swim, which Tegan completed in just over 6 minutes. She then transitioned through to the bike ride where she completed the 10km cycle where she averaged over 30km/h.
The final leg of the Triathlon was a 2.5km run and Tegan finished in a total time of 38:43 giving her 2nd place in the Junior Women’s Youth Race.
Well done ,Tegan! Your hard work and dedication has resulted in an amazing end to the season!
Congratulations to Ally who has been selected for the 2016 KZN Nipper Team. Ally will represent the province at the Interprovincial Nipper Surf Lifesaving Championships to be held at Addington Beach, Durban, at the end of the month. All the very best Ally. We are so proud of your achievement.
The scene was set for yet another epic inter-house gala as the girls from Danville Park Girls’ High School took their seats in the stands, dressed in their colourful green, red, blue and purple outfits to support their various houses. The promise of a great day of competition soon materialised when two records were broken. Ally broke the Junior Individual Medley and the U15 Medley Relay was broken with a new time of 2:25:10. Ally won the Junior Victrix and Bianca won the Senior Victrix Ludorum. Many of the races were closely contested and supported by enthusiastic spectators, but Palmer emerged as the winning house. The gala was characterised by impressive competitive swimming times and Great Spirit shown by the Danville girls.