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Pupkewitz Team shines in SA

Updated: Aug 24, 2023

The Pupkwewitz Athletics Team returned home from the recent North Western University Top 30 meeting held in South Africa with twelve medals

The NWU Top 30


Adara Gey van Pittius, Alexandra Scheepers, and Arizhia van der Walt shared first place in the high jump girls age 14 category, while Chrislene Klein topped the same discipline for the age 19 group.



Namibia Junior Athletes.


Hitjivirue Hoveka recorded the best leap in the long jump girls age 19 section, and the age 15 category winner was Lauren van Niekerk, while the shot put girls age 14 honours went to Marika Weitz.

The silver medal winners were Benjamin Hendrickse (high jump boys age 15), Marika Weitz (discus girls age 14) and Mari Gey van Pittius (shot put girls age 15), who also won a discus bronze for her age bracket and the best junior field athlete prize.

Last but not least, Chrislene Klein rounded off the podium places in the 100m hurdles girls age 19 category.


Coaches


Coach Liebenberg showed the team around and gave a motivational speech. South African javelin Athlete, Jo-Anè van Dyk and our own discus [national] record holder, Ryan Williams, also showed the team around and explained what it takes to get to the top,” Horn says.

Sponsors

The tour was initiated by the Athletics Development Club in conjunction with the Pupkewitz Foundation, with auxiliary support from Arebbusch Travel Lodge and Pharma Dynamics Namibia.

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