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SLC takes the top spot of XCO series

Stanford Lake College became the proud winner of the Spur Schools’ XCO Series for Limpopo on Saturday, 31st August. The fourth and final round of the series, called ‘Tour de Lake’ took place at SLC and saw a huge number of 432 entrants from across the province, from primary school learners through to high school. Thirty Stanfordians took to the track on Saturday, facing a really tough course with lots of climbing, dust and technical areas. Of those, eight students managed to make the top five in their age categories; Kian Noné 2nd Sub-Junior Boys, Lianke Fourie 2nd Sub-Junior Girls, Olivia Drewett 3rd Sub-Junior Girls, Herman Fourie 2nd Youth Boys, Gunther Katzke 4th Youth Boys, Isabella Drewett 5th Youth Girls, Casper Venter 4th Junior Men and Lara Dando 4th Junior Women.

The points accrued by all the SLC riders from the day, when added to results from the previous three races, put Stanford in the top spot of the series. A special mention to Herman Fourie who finished the series in 1st place in the Youth Boys Category, Lianke Fourie who finished 2nd in the Sub-Junior Girls and to Gunther Katzke and Lara Dando who finished the series in 3rd place in the Youth Boys and Junior Women categories, respectively. In addition, Isabella Drewett and Rachel Thompson took 2nd and 3rd places respectively among the U/15 girls in the series overall.

Furthermore, six Stanfordians received their Limpopo Colours and have been chosen to represent Limpopo at the National Schools’ Championships which will be held at Wagpos High School in Brits beginning on Friday, 27th September. They are; Lianke Fourie, Herman Fourie, Gunther Katzke, Isabella Drewett, Rachel Thompson and Lara Dando. Well done to all the SLC riders for an amazing season and a huge thanks to the sponsors of the event, including Spur, Medicare Pharmacy Tzaneen, Insect Science, Pfizer, Glenmark, Nativa, Medinox, Peppina, Flordis and Sebamed.

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