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Ndejje on verge of retaining Inter-varsity games title

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Ndejje on verge of retaining Inter-varsity games title

Rono breaks away from the chasing pack to win 10,000m gold on Wednesday. Photo by Ismail Kezaala. 

By Andrew Mwanguhya

Posted  Friday, December 20   2013 at  00:00
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DAY 4 RESULTS
TRIPLE JUMP WOMEN FINALS
1- Katushabe Robinah (UCU) 12.15M
2- Mwamula Moureen (Ndejje) 11.45M-
3- Ajok Joyce (Gulu) 11.21M

200M MEN FINALS
1- Bidusu Hamidu( Ndejje) 21.6 sec
2- Opio Dennis (KU) 21.9 sec
3- Odong Moses (Ndejje) 22.2sec

200M WOMEN FINALS
1- LeinaShida (Ndejje) 25.6 Sec
2- Halima Nakaayi (KU) 26.3sec
3- Mary Zawadi (UCU) 26.7sec

400M MEN FINALS
1- Opio Dennis (KU 48.0sec
2- Okiror Anthony (Ndejje) 48.4sec
3- Acidri Godfrey (KU) 49.3sec

Mukono - Ndejje University’s Thomas Rono yesterday completed a gold medal double by winning the 5,000 meter race at the ongoing National Inter-university Games at Uganda Christian University, Mukono.

The Ndejje athlete made a telling final kick as he raced away from silver and bronze medalists Joshua Cheptegei (Bugema) and Wycliff Chemtingen (KU) respectively to win in 14:00:2.

“I have worked hard for these medals,” the East Africa Inter-university 5,000m and 3,000m steeplechase defending champion told Daily Monitor. “After the East Africa Inter-university Games in Dar es Salaam, my coach (William Chumek) outlined a programme for me that I have been following since.”

On Wednesday, the 26-year-old Kenyan, who came into these games on the back of winning last month’s Eldoret Marathon, won the 10,000m gold

Rono’s impressive haul means reigning champions, Ndejje University, had by press time amassed 13 gold medals. Two of these were from swimming (men and women) as well as from 800m, 400m (both women) and on the verge of retaining the overall title.

Overall, Ndejje led the medal standings with 23 by press time, with Kampala University following with 16.

The 15th edition of the inter-varsity games end today.

amwanguhya@ug.nationmedia.com