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Mash East set the pace


The National Association of Secondary Schools (Nash) inter-provincial cross-country, track and field events kicked off with Mashonaland East claiming two gold medals on the first day of the competition at Plumtree High School yesterday.

The country’s 10 provinces are taking part in the competition which ends today.

Nash vice-president Arthur Maphosa said he was hoping the competition would be a great success.

“This competition marks the biggest gathering on the Nash calendar. We appreciate the work that has been done by the provinces.

“Most teams were in camp for more than a week preparing for this and this shows their determination to do well and win,” he said.

Matabeleland South Nash provincial chairperson Morgan Moyo thanked Plumtree for hosting the competition.

Mashonaland Central got their first gold through Shaylet Chawara in the Under-16 girls 4km race.
Chawara clocked 17minutes, 04,01secs while Matabeleland South got silver through Nkosinomua Ncube in a time of 17 minutes 06secs.

Midlands athlete Memory Chauke got bronze after coming third in a time of 17 minutes 09secs.

Mashonaland East scooped a gold medal in the boys under-16 category after Evidence Kuvandikira clocked 21minutes 38secs while Daniel Shumba from Matabeleland North settled for silver in a time of 21 minutes and 45secs. Nozipho Ndhlovu and Anancia Kodobo collected gold and silver medals in the Under-18 girls 6km race.

Ndhlovu romped home in 22,06secs while her teammate followed on 22 minutes and 11secs.
Sikhangezile Ngwenya of Matabeleland South got bronze after she clocked 22 minutes 20secs.

In the boys Under-18 section Daniel Ncube of Matabeleland North grabbed gold after he finished the race in 25 minutes 29 secs.

Capser Kokerayi got silver for Mashonaland West in a time of 25 minutes 44 secs while
Admire Mayunga from Masvingo got bronze in 26 minutes 10secs. Mashonaland East got the second gold as Trymore Kanzara won the Under-20 boys 8km race, crossing the finishing line in a time of 25 minutes 12secs.

Masvingo got silver and bronze in the race.
Wellington Varevi came second in 25 minutes 41 secs while Prince Mambo from Mashonaland West finished the race in 25 mins, 46secs.

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