Boland athlete wins gold at national championships
4 May 2023
Jordin Gabriels of Ruêns College in Bredasdorp finished the year unbeaten in the 800m and 1500m for boys under 13.
The Boland Primary Schools Cross-country Athlete of the year for 2022 was in devastating form this year, controlling every race from the start to finish, and even breaking the Western Cape 1 500m record (4:24.97) and the 800m record (2:07.27).
Jordin represented the Western Cape at the SA Primary Schools Championships in Pietermaritzburg where he competed in the 1 500m and 800m races.
In the 1 500m final, Jordin ran an excellent time of 4:14.46 and thereafter he competed in the 800m final where he ran a more impressive time of 2:03.97. For this, Jordin received two gold medals.
After a stellar track and field season, Jordin will now turn his focus to the cross-country events which started in April.
We can’t wait to see what the future holds for Jordin Gabriels – remember the name!