Teneal Els

Track & Field
July 4, 2003


About Athlete

I grew up in a tough social and highly politicized sporting environment which made it emotionally and physically tough to excel in almost any sport. This sporting environment made me work even harder than before to achieve my goals.

My dream is to go out representing my chosen team and consistently improving myself through dedicated exercise routines and in this process also study towards my degree in sport sciences.

My methodology will be to balance my sporting and academic studies, and I therefore hope this will have a positive impact on my team.

I am a go-getter and willing to even work harder, no matter what team I represent. Athletics is my life and love every moment of it.

I am constantly training hard to better myself and be the best I can be.


Mid Grade 10:
Maths C
English B
Afrikaans B
Engineering Graphics and Design A
Physical science B
Life Sciences B
Life Orientation B



Broke Paarl Gymnasium’s Girls U/15 shotput record with a distance of 11,34.

1st with discus, 34,93m

Chosen to represent Paarl Gymnasium at Tuks Top 10 in Pretoria where I came 7th with discus

Represent Western Cape at ASA Schools Athletics in Potchefstroom.

Hockey U/16 A Team

U/16 Provincial Team for Field Hockey

Top 16 Schools Hockey

Bredasdorp Top 10 Athletics

o/15 Diskus 1st Place, 37,25m - 901 Points

o/15 Hammer Throw, 2nd Place, 37,38m – 848 Points


Norman Hauser at Parow

Diskus 1st, 35,69m and 3rd with shotput, 10.96m

Hammer Throw 4th 


Hammer throw Girls U/17, 2nd 

Shotput Girls U/17 3rd, 11,90m

Discus, 1st, 38,18m

Boland Central

Discus 1st, 40.39m

Tuks Top 10

Discus 4th, 38,03m

Hammer 2nd, 40,90m

Boland Champs

Discus 1st, 37,61m

Western Cape

Discus – 1st, 39.79m

Compete at SASSA in Port Elizabeth and shared 8th place, where after she ended in 9th place 35.22 m

Qualified for ASA u 18th Youth Championships where I ended in 15th Place

Awards, press

2015 - Female of the Year Athlete Circuit 2 Athletic

Newspaper, Tyger Burger: 2016 - 1st Pupil in the history of van Riebeeckstrand Primary School to be selected for the WP Hockey Team.

Newspaper, Tyger Burger: 2016 Only athlete successful from van Riebeeckstrand Primary School to participate at Athletics South Africa Junior School Sport Championships

Newspaper, Tyger Burger: 2016, Tenacity - For being selected as Western Cape Goalkeeper U/13

2017 – Win Best Female Performance Athletics Trophy

2017 - Full Honorary Colors for Sport Durbanville High School

2017 - Best Individual Performance – Athletics Durbanville High School

2018 - Full Honorary Colors for Athletics Paarl Gimnasium

2019 - Full Honorary Colors for Athletics Paarl Gimnasium

Additional sporting info

I also perform in other events such as shot put and hammer throw. I competed Nationally as a field hockey goalkeeper.

Personal Best

Discus PB: 48.77m

Shot Put PB: 12.70m

Hammer Throw PB: 41.46m

What makes you different?

I am different because I am not afraid to challenge myself and push my limits. I have an ambition and a mission to work hard and I am driven to think big and dream big and I'm willing to put in every single bit it takes to reach my goals.I am willing to take grasp of any opportunity that comes my way.
Others rest, I work. I am dedicated and full of self-discipline, willing to always live life at its fullest.

Why do you want to compete in college?

I would love to compete at the college level seeking maximum exposure and competing against athletes on the same level as I am or even better.
The level of college training in the USA is what I deem to be the best.
My sporting goal is to compete nationally and internationally.

College Goals?

My college goal academically is to earn a degree in my chosen direction of study in Sport Science or Marine Biology.

Anything else we should know?

I love surfing

Additional Videos



Paarl Gymnasium, South Africa

High School Graduation 2021