Kenyatta University Retain KUSA Title

Dec 20, 2011

Kenyatta University (KU) Tuesday bagged a total of 101  - 47 Gold, 25 Silver and 29 Bronze -  medals to successfully defend the overall team title in the just concluded Kenya University Sports Association, KUSA games.

Kenya Methodist University (KEMU), Egerton, USIU-A and Strathmore universities finished, fourth fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.

Kenya Polytechnic and Kabarak finished eighth and ninth while Chepkoilel College, Meru University, Daystar, Africa Nazarene University, Mount Kenya University Catholic University of East Africa and Kimathi University finished tenth and sixteen respectively.

KU retained the women’s volleyball and swimming titles. They beat Strathmore University 2-0 in the soccer final and bagged both the men’s  tennis and hockey trophies. In the individual categories, Kenyatta University also won both men’s (31 gold, 8 silver and 15 bronze) and women’s (16 gold, 17 silver and 14 bronze) team titles.

Moi University and University of Nairobi finished second and third in the overall men’s category while United States International University - Africa USIU-A and Moi University were the second and third placed teams in the women’s category. In the team’s overall performance, second and third positions saw an exchange of 2009 standings where Moi University climbed one step to finish ahead of University of Nairobi who dropped to the third spot. UoN were the runners-up in 2009.

USIU-A  won both the men’s and women’s basketball. They beat Strathmore University 48-40 in the final at the Kenya Commercial Bank Sports club. Strathmore University won the title in 2009. The men’s team beat Kenyatta University 70-64 dethroning the University of Nairobi who won the title in 2009.

Moi University lost both men’s and women’s Handball titles to Kenya Polytechnic and Kenyatta University going down 22-37 and 17-20 Kenya Polytechnic and Kenyatta Universitty. Isaac Mwangi, KUSA secretary general said this year’s event was overwhelming with teams displaying great skill and determination.

“Going by the great performance displayed in these games, I can say we’ll have a better and more competitive 2013 edition. KU did well because they have a good sports structure and the management invests a lot in sports,” Mwangi added. The next championship will be held in 2013.

KU which is the pioneer sports University in the country also saw off UoN 3-0 (25-12, 25 22, 25-12) in the women’s volleyball finals.

Kilemi Mwiria, an assistant minister for education was the chief guest at the closing ceremony. He appealed to the government to introduce sports scholarships in the local Universities. Mwiria observed that was only through such incentives that the government could develop and promote sports in the country while continuing to give quality education to its citizens.

Swimming
Kenyatta University retained the swimming title by winning 45 medals, 21 gold, 10 silver and 14 bronze medals. University of Nairobi had 31 - eight gold, 14 silver and 9 bronze. Moi University came third with 11 medals - five gold, three silver and three bronze medals. United States International University - Africa finished fourth with 12 medals - four gold, silver and bronze.

Strathmore University collected 12 medals - three gold, six silver and three bronze while Egerton University had one gold, silver and bronze. Kabarak University collected three silver and one bronze medals, Kenya Polytechnic two bronze and Kenya Methodist University one bronze.

University medal standings
1.KU       47G, 25 S 29 B
2. Moi University 13 G, 19 S, 12 B
3. UON 9 G, 17 S, 19 B
4. KEMU 9 G, 6 S, 5 B
5. Egerton 9 G,5 S,5 B
6. USIU 7 G, 7 S, 4 B
7. Strathmore 4 G, 7 S, 4 B
8. K.Poly 4 G,4 S, 4 B
9. Kabarak 3 G, 7 S, 6 B
10. Chepkoilel 1 G, 4 S, 5 B
11. Meru University 1 G, 4 S, 5 B
12. Daystar 1 G,0 S, 0 B
13. Nazarene University 0 G, 1 S, 2 B
14. MKU 0 G, 1 S, 2 B
15. CUEA 0 G, 2 S, 0 B
16. Kimathi  0 G, 0 S, 1 S

Selected medal standings
Badminton: Overall - Kenyatta University, Moi University, Chepkoilel, Masinde Muliro University, Kenya Polytechnic.
Men: Kenyatta University, Moi University, Chepkoilel, Masinde Muliro University,  Kabarak University, Kenya Polytechnic, University of Nairobi, St. Paul’s.
Women: Kenyatta University, Moi University, Chepkoilel, Masinde Muliro, Kabarak, Kenya Polytechnic, University of Nairobi, St. Paul’s.
Basketball
Women: USIU-A, Strathmore, Kenyatta University, University of Nairobi.
Chess: Overall - University of Nairobi, Daystar, Kenyata University, Moi University.
Men: USIU-A, Kenyatta University, University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Moi University.
Women: Daystar, Kenyatta University, University of Nairobi.
Handball
Men: Kenya Polytechnic, Moi University, Kenyatta University, Chepkoilel.
Women: Kenyatta University, Moi University, University of Nairobi, Meru.
Hockey
Men: Kenyatta University, Moi University, USIU-A, Mt. Kenya University.
Women:
Karate
Overall: Moi University, Kenyatta University, Catholic University, EU.
Men: Moi University, Catholic University, EU.
Women: Kenyatta University, Catholic University, Moi University.
Netball
Kenyatta University, Moi University, University of Nairobi, South Eastern University College (SEUCO).
 

 

Elvince Joshua & Eric Odanga

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