Zimbabwe made impressive gains this year to make their mark at the African Triathlon Union (ATU) Championships held in Bloemfontein on Saturday (12 March 2016), bringing home to Zimbabwe two medals as well as having four of the nine team members placing in the top ten of their races. Brett Eliott of Peterhouse Boys won gold in a time of 39:31 in the 15-17 youth men super sprint, with teammate Andoni Mutzuris of Hellenic Academy claiming bronze in the same race in a time of 40:50.
Cross country running star Gabrielle Dumont De Chassart of Hellenic Academy finished fourth overall in the Junior Women’s Sprint 18-19 category clocking 1:16.56. Gideon Benade of Peterhouse Boys completed the race in 1:08.49 to earn the ninth overall position.
Twelve Zimbabweans between the ages of 12 and 15 also competed in the South African Championships at the same time. Most impressive were Erin Elliot of Peterhouse Girls and Luke Steffens of Hellenic, both who finished fourth in the girls and boys 12-13 categories. All of the Zimbabweans entered in the 12-13 and 14-15 supersprint event categories came in the top fifteen of their respective races.
|Gabrielle Dumont de Chassart||Hellenic||Jr Women Sprint 18-19||4th|
|Sarah Hawgood||ex-Arundel||Jr Women Sprint 18-19||13th|
|Jamie Lee Soper||Peterhouse Girls||Jr Women Sprint 18-19||24th|
|Gedeon Benade Jr||Peterhouse Boys||Jr Men Sprint 18-19||9th|
|Rupert Anchuetz||Peterhouse Boys||Jr Men Sprint 18-19||12th|
|Alexander Colegrave||Hellenic Academy||Jr Men Sprint 18-19||26th|
|Drew Williams||ex-St John’s College||Jr Men Sprint 18-19||26th|
|Brett Elliott||Peterhouse Boys||Youth Men Supersprint||1st|
|Andoni Mutzuris||Hellenic Academy||Youth Men Supersprint||3rd|
|Erin Elliott||Peterhouse Girls||Girls 12-13 Supersprint||4th|
|Andie Kuipers||Peterhouse Girls||Girls 14-15 Supersprint||9th|
|Mana Evershed||Hellenic Academy||Girls 14-15 Supersprint||9th|
|Mikayla Colegrave||Hellenic Academy||Girls 14-15 Supersprint||11th|
|Luke Steffens||Hellenic Academy||Boys 12-13 Supersprint||4th|
|Dane Holderness||St Christopher’s||Boys 12-13 Supersprint||10th|
|Luke Hacker||Hellenic Academy||Boys 12-13 Supersprint||12th|
|Simon Le Vieux||ex-Hellenic Academy||Boys 12-13 Supersprint||15th|
|Oliver Philp||Peterhouse Boys||Boys 14-15 Supersprint||6th|
|Marcel Paulser||Peterhouse Boys||Boys 14-15 Supersprint||8th|
|Tyler Martin||Hellenic Academy||Boys 14-15 Supersprint||10th|
|Callum Waterfall||St Christopher’s||Boys 14-15 Supersprint||12th|