Sports Updates - February 23, 2024

By John Sande and Lynn Mwangi

The swimming team, the Dolphins were at Peponi School, Sukari Ranch last weekend for yet another Nairobi County Aquatics Association (NCAA) Level 3 Age Group Swimming Championship that commenced on Friday, February 16 and ended on Sunday, February 18.

Despite being the solo representative from the Dolphins, Victoria Okumu scooped 3 Gold medals in the 1,500, 800 meters and 400 meters freestyle strokes. In the women's Masters category, Kysh Macharia swam away with a Gold medal in the 100 meters freestyle, and also bagged 2 Silver medals in 50 meters freestyle and 50 meters butterfly strokes respectively. In the men’s Masters category, John Sande secured 3 Gold medals having swam in the 100 and 50 meters breast, and 50 meters freestyle strokes.

Overall, USIU-Africa Dolphins (men's) Swim Club emerged with 3 Gold medals with the women's team securing 6 medals, 4 Gold and 2 Silver. Congratulations Dolphins!

The ladies' team had a game on February 18 at Kenyatta University where they played against Mama Ngina University College. The team won 50-9 and the goals were scored by Nasra Msangi and Paulinho.

The Gladiators (both men and women) had a game on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the ladies’ team played against Mount Kenya University (MKU) and lost 0-3 with set scores of 11-25, 16-25, 20-25 while the men’s team played against Daystar University and lost 0-3 with set scores of 17-25, 18- 25, 22- 25.

On Sunday, the ladies’ team played against St. Paul’s University (SPU) and lost 0-3 with set scores of 21-25, 19-25, 22-25 while the men’s team played against Kenyatta University (KU) and lost 0-3 with set scores of 16-25, 20-25, 15-25.

The men’s team had a match against Sailors Hockey Club and they won 4-2. The goals were scored by Lawrence Makhatsa, Felix Kiptoch, Brian Kipkorir and Danstone Wabwire.

The ladies’ team played against Strathmore University and they won 2-1. The two goals were scored by Lotte Löhr and Rayana Oyando. Good job to our teams!

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