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Two junior athletes honoured

TWO pupils from Manicaland province walked away with a floating trophy each after sterling performances at the National Association of Primary School Heads (Naph) Healthy Kids Athletics competition last week.


The two, Ngonidzashe Musaandaka and Chipo Ndlovu were rewarded for their medals haul in the boys and girls categories courtesy of Nestle Zimbabwe, the official sponsors of the event held at the National Sports Stadium.

Musaandaka reigned supreme in the boys Under-14 category where he got two medals, gold in the 400m and silver in the 80m hurdles while Ndlovu took control of the girls category were she scooped three medals; two silver medals in the 80m hurdles and the 4x100m relay as well as bronze in the 400 races.

The two are part of a 24-member squad that was selected to represent Zimbabwe in the Zimbabwe Primary Schools National Athletics (Zpsnt) team to compete in the SADCC games, the (Confederation of Southern African Schools Athletics Association(Cosasa) that will be held at the same venue on May 2 -5.

Midlands province were crowned champions after finishing on top of the medals table amassing a total of 18 that included nine gold, three silver and six bronze. They walked away US$5 000 richer for their efforts. Harare won the Physical Education competition.
In second place, was Manicaland with 15 medals comprising four gold, seven silver and four bronze and US$3 000.

Hosts Harare settled for third place with 15 medals, two gold, five silver and eight bronze. Harare got US$2 000 for the athletics competition and US$5 000 in the physical competition.

Mashonaland Central walked away US$3 000 richer after finishing second in the physical education competition and Mashonaland East, who finished third, got US$2 000.

Team Zimbabwe
Under-14 Boys 100m
Israel Tembo Midlands
Victor Kwini Mash Central
Tanaka Kandemiri Harare

Boys Under-14 200m
Victor Kwini Mash Central
Ian Manhando Mash West
Panache Chiyangwa Mash West

Boys Under-14 800m
Israel Tembo Midlands
Gari Ndlovu Mash West
Nyasha Bvudzi Masvingo

Boys Under-14 Long Jump
Promise Mabvunde Manicaland
Option Zulu Mast East
Milton Mukwacha Mash Central
Boys Under-14 High Jump
Tapiwa Magede Midlands
Huggies Majari Manicaland
Ian Manhando Mash West

Girls Under-14 100m
Mudzengerere Chalamaah Mash Central
Nyasha Mutambi Mast East
Lesibane Karasu Bulawayo
Sarah Chipenzi Masvingo
Rufaro Kashiri Harare
Linda Chiriga mash Central

Girls Under-14 200m
Mudzengerere Chalamaah Mash Central
Patience Karikega Mast East
Sharon Marange Harare

Girls Under-14 800m
Pauline Sibanda Midlands
Privilege Dube Mat South
Apolonia Mugari Mash East

Girls Under-14 Long Jump
Tafadzwa Moyo Midlands
Mudzengerere Chalamaah mash Central
Sizasenkosi Sibanda Mat North

Girls Under-14 High Jump
Fadzanai Matare
Nomagugu Ncube Mat North
Kudzai Chinotsa Mash West

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