Athletes wading in water


Published on 14/05/2009

By Ernest Ndunda

Shimo la Tewa High School won their second title as the Mombasa inter-secondary schools second term A games ended at Shanzu Teachers College.

After bagging the boys’ handball title on Tuesday, Shimo la Tewa went on to win the rugby tournament and amass 15 points on Tuesday. The matches were played on a round-robin basis.

The new champions hit Allidina Visram 38-7 and humiliated Khamis 36-0 in their second match. They handed Tudor Day, who were making their maiden appearance in the discipline, a 66-0 thrashing.

The victory has propelled Shimo la Tewa to the Coast provincial games to be held next week at Mpeketoni Secondary School in Lamu District. Shimo la Tewa had beaten Tudor Day 24-8 in the only boys’ handball match to qualify for the provincial games.

Mombasa District did not have girls’ handball teams and will not be represented at the provincial level. Pooling for the provincial games has been announced.

The provincial games run from Tuesday to Saturday.

In rugby, Kinango, Kaloleni and Kwale are in Pool A while Lamu, Mombasa, Kwale and Malindi are in Pool B.

In handball (boys), Lamu, Taita, Kwale and Kinango are in Pool A while Pool B has Kilifi, Mombasa, Kaloleni, Malindi and Kilindini.

In the girls’ category, Kilifi, Kinango, Kaloleni and Malindi are in Pool A while Pool B comprises Mombasa, Kilindini, Taita and Kwale.

In netball, Tana River, Kwale and Kilifi are in Pool A while Mombasa, Kaloleni and Taveta are in Pool B. Teams in Pool C are Lamu, Taita, Msambweni and Kilindini while Tana Delta, Kinango and Malindi are in Pool D.

Handball final

Meanwhile, Thurgem hit arch-rivals Nyabondo 15-10 in the boys’ handball final during the Nyando District secondary schools Term two games at Chemelil Sugar Academy featuring 81 teams, adds Bosco Magare.

In netball, Ahero Girls beat Nyakoko Mixed 13-9 to bag the crown, while Quniter Onyango from Agai won the girls’ 10,000m race after clocking 31:12:01sec.

Linda Achieng’ from Naki Mixed was second timed 33:42:06sec, while Josephine Adhiambo from Bishop Ngala won the girls’ 1,500m race in 4:40:03sec. Benson Onyango of Oginga Odinga won the boys’ 1,500m race after clocking 3:37:98sec. He was followed by Austin Methi (Ndori) in 3:46:91sec.

Other results: 800m boys -1. Dan Kipyegon (Agai) 1:51:06sec, 2. Austin Methi (Ndori) 1:56:20sec. Girls 800m -1. Jackline Chelagat (Mariwa) 2:01:8sec, 2. Gladys Chengetich (Rae) 2:11:05sec. 400m boys-1. Dan Kipyegon (Agai) 46:01sec, 2. Gideon Kirui (Mariwa) 47:20sec. Girls 400m-1. Dorothy Akoth (Nyakoko) 55:81sec, 2. Dolphine Chekimoi (Choro) 56:71sec.

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