Teso North Sub County retained the overall County Primary Schools Athletics title as the curtain for this year’s championships came down at Busia County Stadium on Wednesday April 3rd, 2019.
Teso North emerged winners with 116 points, edging Butula by one point. Matayos took third position with 110 points. Samia with 103 points, Nambale (93) and Bunyala (67) finished in that order.
In the girls’ order of merit, Teso North took first position with 70 points, two points ahead of Teso South. Samia finished third on 57 points. Nambale (51), Butula (49), Matayos (29) and Bunyala (29) finished in that order.
The boys’ category saw Matayos emerge winners with 81 points; Butula were second with 66, while Samia and Teso North tied on third place with 46 points. Nambale with 44 points took fifth place with Bunyala (38) and Teso South (25) taking sixth and second place consecutively.
Two coaches Stephen Imai from Teso North and Lawrence Ouma from Butula will lead the team of 100 participants and 21 teachers for the regional games that starts at Mumias Sports Complex on Friday. The chaperon is Mercy Musungu from Matayos.
George Odunga from Matayos who emerged winner of the 800m race on Tuesday added the 400m title to his crown in a time of 53.10 seconds. His bid to win the 200m race was shattered by Stephen Bwire from Samia who returned in 23.44 seconds. The girls’ title went to Cynthia Barasa of Teso South in 27.00 seconds.
Paul Kipsang from Butula who won the 3000m race on Tuesday added the 5000m crown to his credit in a time of 25:18.8. Teso South dominated the relays winning the mixed relays, 4X400m girls and boys 4X100m boys. Matayos were winners of the 4X100m girls’ race.
Chief Officer for ECDE Lydia Nabwire represented the county at the closing ceremony. She wished the team the best of luck at the regional game.
Those present at the closing ceremony included County Director of Education Thaddeus Awuor, County Quality Assurance and Standard’s Officer William Makori and Sub County Director of Education Butula, Gabriel Ogano