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AGW’s new junior track star shines at ASA championship

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Robin Lee Eland (right) with Athletics Griqualand West president Lorato Banda. Picture: Supplied

The youngster was among an elite group of athletes from the Northern Cape who had pre-qualified at home for consideration to the ASA championship.

ATHLETICS Griqualand West (AGW) have unearthed a new track star in the 200-metre distance race for boys Under-16.

Robin Lee Eland of Hopetown High recently brought home a gold medal and silver medals from the just-concluded Athletics South Africa (ASA) Track and Field Championship.

Eland also raced to a silver medal spot in the boys Under-16 100-metre event.

The youngster was among an elite group of athletes from the Northern Cape who had pre-qualified at home for consideration to the ASA championship. The championship took place from March 31 to April 2 in Gauteng for the junior athletes in age categories 16-20.

The association said of the 17 athletes who took part in the national events a significant number of them made it in the top 10 echelon of athletes in South Africa and Robin Lee Eland featured prominently among them.

A statement by the AGW president Lorato Banda said: “The federation is extremely proud of this brilliant athlete and wish to (thank him and) also thank Robin’s coach Ms Maryna van der Walt who has tirelessly trained Robin and groomed him into the South African champion he is today.

“This great achievement is one that the newly- elected board of the federation is thrilled about and believes that it is the beginning of greater things in athletics in the province of the Northern Cape.”

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