Kenya wins overall East Africa school games
The East Africa Secondary School Games concludes today at the Sheikh Abeid stadium in Arusha, Tanzania.
Kenya won the overall championship in athletics at the games and continued to dominate.
Kenya retained both the boys’ and girls’ titles during the competition, which drew athletes from Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania.
Kenya won the overall championship with 366 points and 37 medals, including 18 gold, 10 silver, and 9 bronze.
Ugandan athletes, who have posed a significant threat to Kenyan runners, finished in second place with 341 points and 11 gold, 14 silver, and 10 bronze medals.
Tanzania finished third with 240 points and 18 medals, including one gold, six silver, and eleven bronze.
Rwandan athletes had little to offer after earning only 57 points from a single bronze medal. Kenya won the boys’ division with 188 points and a total of 19 medals, including 10 gold, three silver, and five bronze.
Uganda placed second with a total of 172 points and 18 medals, including four gold, eight silver, and six bronze.
Tanzania amassed 121 points from 10 medals, including 1 gold, 4 silver, and 5 bronze. Rwanda was in last place with 24 points and no medals.
In the girls’ events, Kenya was once again unbeatable after accumulating 178 points and 18 medals, including seven gold, seven silver, and four bronze.
Uganda took second place with 169 points and 17 medals, including seven gold, six silver, and four bronze.
Tanzania accumulated 119 points and nine medals, including one gold, two silver, and six bronze. Rwanda came in last place with a total of 33 points and one bronze medal.
Kenya took the lead to win the relays.
Kenya won the boys’ 4×100-meter relay with a time of 42,3 seconds, surpassing Uganda’s time of 43.5 seconds. Tanzania and Rwanda recorded respective times of 44.4 and 52.1 seconds.
Kenya won the boys’ 4x400m relay with a time of 3:18.1, while Uganda placed second with a time of 3.21.4. Tanzania and Rwanda recorded respective times of 3:30.2 and 3:48.
Tanzania won the girls’ 4x100m relay with a time of 49.8 seconds, while Uganda and Kenya finished in 50.1 and 50.2 seconds, respectively. Rwanda placed fourth with a score of 60.
Uganda won the girls’ 4x400m relays in 3:56.9, while Kenya placed second with a time of 3:59.1.
To maintain their dominance, Kenya had the lion’s share of individual performances in both track and field events.