Vanhuvaone to represent Byo

Geophrey Sifani Sports Reporter
SPARROWS Athletics Club’s top female sprinter Yvonne Vanhuvaone romped home to victory in the 200M and 400M events at the Bulawayo Athletics Board (BAB) track and field championships at White City Stadium yesterday. Vanhuvaone will represent Bulawayo at the Provincial Track and Field Championships next month in Harare.

She clocked 26.71 seconds in the Under-20 200M race, beating Adelaide Ndlovu of Hamilton, who clocked 27.85 sec and Sparrows’ Linety Ferera (28.03 sec).

In the 400M race, Vanhuvaone recorded 1 minute 1.36 sec. Her teammate Fortunate Chichichi was second in 1 min 4.65 sec while Mandwandwe High School’s Sisasenkosi Sibanda was third in 1 min 7.24 sec.

The Chiwanda brothers Allister and Alex dominated the men’s 100M and 200M dashes. Allister took the 100M in 11.64 sec, while Alex was second in 11.90 sec and Kudzai Gomba (12.09 sec) finished third. Alex then won the 200M in 23.67 sec, while Allister was second in 24.11 seconds and Babongile Mathole (24.37 sec) was third.

BAB chairman Manuel Mpofu urged schools to continue with their competitive spirit.

“The performance was impressive. With such enthusiasm, schools will never run dry of athletes. They’ve kept the fire burning and this year, our performance at national events should improve compared to last year,” said Mpofu.

“As a board, we’ve managed to create awareness about athletics and Bulawayo is supporting our plans. The attendance for both cross country and track and field was good and this certainly shows that athletics is alive.”

The BAB will conduct a coaches’ workshop on January 23 at White City Stadium.



200M Under-15 Girls

Sandra Sibanda 29.05 sec

Lorraine Moyo 29.68 sec

Angela Mleya 29.91 sec

Under-14 Boys

Calton Siwela 29.28 sec

Brian Mawuleni 29.55 sec

Trsut Mazhata 30.36 sec

Under-20 Boys

Welcome Mudiwa 22.46 sec

Mhlengi Ndlovu 22.72 sec

Usheunesu Kaluwa 22.90 sec

Senior Men

Mikel Ngundlande 22.93 sec

Pride Mugwagwa 23.19 sec

Lesly Chibaro 23.38 sec

Under-18 Boys

Alex Chiwanda 23.67 sec

Allister Chiwanda 24.11 sec

Babongile Mathole 24.37 sec

Under-20 Girls

Yvonne Vanhuvaone 26.71 sec

Adelaide Ndlovu 27.85 sec

Linety Ferera 28.03 sec

100M Under-18 Boys

Alex Chiwanda 11.64 sec

Allister Chiwanda 11.90 sec

Kudzai Gomba 12.09 sec

Senior men

Pride Mugwagwa 11.39 sec

Ernest Dube 11.74 sec

Albert Kadzudza 11.96 sec

Under-20 Boys

Unsheunesu Kaluwa 11.18 sec

Calvin Dube 11.40 sec

Welcome Mudiwa 11.62 sec

Under-14 Boys

Mbongeni Nyathi 13.46 sec

Carlton Siwela 13.76 sec

Clayton Mazuru 14.02 sec

Under-18 Girls

Sharlane Kasema 13.37 sec

Kimberly Sithole 13.77 sec

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