Sports Updates - October 27, 2023
By Lynn Mwangi and John Sande
Our Swimming Team, the Dolphins were at Peponi Secondary School over the long weekend for the Nairobi County Aquatics Association (NCAA) Level 3 Swimming Championship that commenced on Friday, October 20 and ended on Sunday, October 22. Despite being unwell, Omar Ibrahim put in a spirited fight in the 100 meters Breaststroke but was not able to maintain his seed time of 1:12.17, finishing the race at 1:13.16. He however finished fourth position by sheding off a couple of seconds in the 50 meters Breaststroke clocking in 32.21 seconds against a seed time of 32.47 seconds. In the men’s Masters category, John Sande secured 3 gold medals having swam in the 25 meters Breast, Butterfly and Freestyle strokes respectively. Alexander Sio, added two more gold medals in the 50 meters Freestyle and Breaststrokes, and Gibson Ndaiga Waweru bagged a gold medal in the 25 meters Freestyle. Overall, USIU-Africa Dolphins (Men's) Swim Club emerged 7th position out of 17 other institutions.
The hockey teams, both men and women traveled to Mombasa for the Mombasa Hockey Festival held at the Mombasa Sports club. The men were able to fight until the semifinals but they lost to Police Hockey Club 2-1.
The ladies’ team faced the University of Nairobi (UoN) in the finals where they drew. They then went for shootouts where they were unfortunate since UoN managed to score their last shootout giving them the win. One of our own, Lynn Mwangi was named the top scorer of the tournament.
On Saturday, October 21, the USIU-Africa Wolves took on Daystar University at Mount Kenya University grounds where they emerged 2-1 winners thanks to a brace from Captain Bevex Kapansa.
On Sunday, October 22, they came back from behind to salvage a 3-3 draw against Gretsa thanks to a brace from Captain Bevex Kapansa and a goal from Bol Peter. They will face the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in their next match.
The Netball ladies’ team, the Hurricanes participated in the Mashujaa day tournament, which was an open tournament consisting of 14 teams and they won third place overall. Congratulations to the team.
The USIU-Africa Martials clawed Zetech University Rugby team at the semi final game of the Floodies, played at the Impala grounds. Congratulations to the team.