Sports Updates - February 17

By Shyat Lemoshira


USIU-Africa swimming team, the Dolphins, competed in the Coast Amateur Swimming Associations (CASA) Mixed Level Age Group, Open and Masters Championships held at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa over the weekend. The team managed to get a total of 33 gold, 10 silver and 9 bronze medals. Trizah Oyamo, team manager, emerged the winner of the 16-24 years 100m breaststroke at a time of 1.49.65, trailed by Drucilla Adah (1.44.58) and Chloe Muthioni became 2nd runners up (2.08.35).

What an outstanding and amazing performance from our blue-clustering and thriving Dolphins! Kudos to Amanda Maviiri, Atemi Manka, Anthony Oketch, Chloe Muthoni, David Mutugi, Dennis Muthui, Drucilla Adah, Ibrahim Omar, Joshua Isige, Joslyn Masoy, Kelsey Karanja, Moses Mulumbi, Nabil Shikely, Natasha Chepkurui, Ritah Mbabazi, Salma Njeri, Tamara Kimeu and Triza Oyamo not forgetting Coach Margaret.

The Taekwondo competed in a Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) championship on Sunday, February 12 in the USIU-Africa Martial Dojo. The ladies emerged top with 4 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze medals while the men also were ranked first with 4 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. Henceforth, USIU-Africa Taekwondo team were ranked one overall with 8 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze medals.

USIU-Africa soccer men, the Wolves, howled with a decent win over SPU 2-0 that were both scored by Bevex Kapansa, captain of the soccer men, on Saturday February 11. Quincy Achar and Francis Yotamu played an excellent game in dominating the midfield. What a solid performance from the Wolves! They will have two KUSA matches this upcoming weekend. The Wolves will play against Daystar Saturday February 18 at 9am in KU and KU on Sunday February 19, at 9am in KU.

USIU-Africa Martials, the rugby men clashed against Eldoret Rugby Football Club (RFC) on Saturday February 11 at 3pm in the USIU-Africa Rugby Grounds. The Martials spectacularly conquered their away team 75-14, one for the records in the USIU-Africa community. The Martials will travel to Kakamega to face Western Bulls in their next Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) championship match.

Team Mashujaa, the hockey men, participated in the Yala Opens over the weekend. They beat the following teams in group stages: Ugenya High School (4-0), Ringa Boys (3-0), Yala School (3-0) and Maseno (2-0). However, they lost in the semifinals to Maseno University (0-1). Team Mashujaa will have 3 matches against the following teams in JKUAT: MKU on Saturday February 18, JKUAT and KCA on Sunday February 19 at 9am and 1.30pm respectively.

Team Spartans, the hockey ladies, had two KUSA matches over the weekend, they clubbed Saint Paul’s University (SPU) 10-0 on Saturday, February 11 and defeated Mount Kenya University (MKU) 1-0 on Sunday, February 12 in Kenyatta University (KU). The hockey ladies will face JKUAT (W) on Sunday, February 19 at 3pm.

USIU-Africa Gladiator sisters, the volleyball ladies, faced Jomo Kenyatta University for Science & Technology (JKUAT) on Saturday, February 11 and lost in 3 sets: 20-25, 12-25 and 20-25.

The volleyball men, the USIU Gladiators, will play against KU Ruiru on Sunday, February 19 in JKUAT.

The athletics team participated in the KUSA athletics championship on Saturday, February 11 in KU. Prisca, Umo, Kelly and Princess Tecla Ursula, the captain, participated in the 100m and 400m races in which they were ranked positions 4th to 6th.

3 players of team Phoenix participated in the KUSA chess championship on Saturday, February 11 in KU. Ultimately, they were ranked 7th as a team after obtaining 4pts from 6 games.
Shyat Lemoshira participated in the KUSA scrabble championships on Saturday February 11th in KU. He was ranked 13th with 2 wins and 4 losses with a spread of -192 but was ranked 9th in terms of high scores having 2102pts over 6 rounds.

The tennis team traveled to Kisumu and engaged with high schools in the Yala Opens in learning the game, tennis, as they were scouting potential and future players.

The badminton team traveled to Kisumu and participated in the Yala opens. Prosper Mandu and Francis Chianu played singles and doubles.Mandu won 1 single set and lost the other while Chianu lost all his sets. Emelda Wanza Kilonzo and Natasha Mwangi participated in doubles and reached the semifinals.

USIU-Africa netball team, the Hurricanes, played against Daystar University on Saturday, February 11 in KU. They unfortunately lost 19-38 to their opponents of their day. They will face KU (W) on Sunday February 19 in JKUAT at 12pm.

The karate team participated in the KUSA championship on Saturday, February 11 in the USIU-Africa Martial Arts Room in which the team obtained 1 bronze medal from the men’s category.

USIU-Africa Tigers, the basketball men, have two KUSA matches in JKUAT against the following teams: KU and MKU Nairobi at 9am and 12pm respectively on Saturday, February 18.

The USIU-Africa basketball ladies, the Flames, will play against JKUAT (W) on Saturday, February 18, at 4.30pm.

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