G.C. Foster College’s Sashalee Forbes and Everton Clarke won the women’s and men’s 100 metres titles respectively on yesterday’s opening day of the two-day NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium. Forbes, a member of Jamaica’s team at last year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro clocked 11.23 seconds to win ahead of University of Technology’s (UTech) Shanice Reid (11.60) and Shantae Deer of G.C. Foster, 11.84. Clarke scored a close victory in the men’s sprint hitting the line in 10.12 to edge UTech’s Ronald Levy (10.17) and Oshane Bailey of G.C. Foster, 10.24. G.C. Foster bagged one-two in the men’s 400m hurdles as they dominated yesterday’s finals. Marzel Miller took gold in 52.06 from teammate Kemario Eldemire (52.61). Exed Community College’s Romario Dixon was third in 55.59. The women’s event went to UTech’s Shannon Kalawan who won in 57.02. Candice McLeod (57.73) of UWI and Shanae Wright (1:01.08) of UTech finished second and third respectively. Olivia Leckford of G.C. Foster produced the first record of the meet when she threw 52.68m in winning the women’s javelin throw. She erased the previous mark of 46.60m set by Osheca Binns. Binns (UWI) was second yesterday with 42.96m while Jada Thompson of Shortwood took third with 39.80m. Church Teacher’s College’s Melissa Thyme won the 3000m steeplechase in 11:56.00 from Ophia Simmonds (12:24.80) of G.C. Foster with third going to Candlce Newman of UTech, 12:37.77. Oshane Archibald of G.C. Foster captured the men’s 3000m steeplechase in 9:45.09. Thaleeto Green of UTech was second in 10:02.03 while Larone Haye of G.C. Foster was third in 10:21.29. Today’s second and final day of competition will begins at 1 p.m. Men’s top five: 1. G.C. Foster 88, 2. Utech 49, 3. UWI 36, 4. Knox 20, 5. Mico 15. Women: 1. G.C. Foster 52, UTech 51, 3. UWI 31, 4. Mico 21, 5. Church 14.
In a statement, the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage, Rashid Echesa said the move to waive charges will motivate Harambee Stars beat the Walia Ibex of Ethiopia and inch closer to sealing a place to next year’s AFCON as they seek to make continental showpiece return for the first time since 2004.“Our National Soccer Team Harambee Stars has continued to perform well in the AFCON matches where Kenya has beaten Ghana and drawn with Ethiopia. In this respect, the Government has stepped up support for the team to ensure Kenya qualifies for the AFCON 2019 to be held in Cameroon,” the statement read.“On Sunday, Kenya will be hosting Ethiopia in a return leg AFCON match at Moi International Sports Center Kasarani. Consequently, it is important that as patriotic Kenyans, it is our duty to support the team unreservedly, Subsequently I wish to announce that entry to the Stadium at Kasarani will be free of charge to allow Kenyans cheer their team to victory. I wish out Team Harambee Stars all the best as they prepare to take on the Ethiopians,” Echesa announced.Harambee Stars fans shout their support to the team during the African Cup of Nations Qualifier against Ghana on September 8, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHarambee Stars head coach Sebastian Migne had urged fans to turn out in large numbers on Sunday and support the team as they bid to make it to the Cup of Nations. Against Ghana, about 18,000 fans turned up at the 60,000 seater Kasarani Stadium.“I have one wish, I hope to have a full stadium next Sunday because its amazing to play in this atmosphere. It was amazing to play in this stadium and it will be important if we get the same in four days and I hope to beat you,” Migne said after the match.The draw propelled Kenya top of Group F and a win on Sunday will assure them a slot in 2019 AFCON to be hosted in Cameroon, depending of the CAF/ FIFA ruling on suspended Sierra Leone.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Government announced free entry for Sunday’s Harambee Stars, Ethiopia clashNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 11 – The Government through the Ministry of Sports has announced free entry for Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifier clash pitting hosts Harambee Stars and visitors Ethiopia at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani.This follows after Wednesday’s 0-0 draw between the two sides in a match hosted at a full to capacity Bahir Dar Stadium.