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Kip’s Standard shines

By Vision Reporter

Added 15th February 2009 03:00 AM

MOSES Kipsiro led Standard Athletics Club to the overall title, after lifting three of the four team titles at the MTN-sponsored National Cross Country Championships in Kapchorwa.

By Norman Katende

Overall: Kapchorwa

Junior men
1. Standard 10
2. Sebei College 38
3. Kapchorwa 104

Junior women
1. Standard 20
2. Arua 23
3. Sebei College 58

Senior men
1. Standard 15
2. Arua 39
3. UPDF 52

Senior women
1. Prisons 21
2. UPDF 28
3. Kapchorwa 80

MOSES Kipsiro led Standard Athletics Club to the overall title, after lifting three of the four team titles at the MTN-sponsored National Cross Country Championships in Kapchorwa.

The two-time Athlete-of-the-Year won the men’s senior title for the second time, and led Standard club to an unprecedented sixth overall title on Saturday.

Kipsiro put on a one-man race, leaving Arua Athletics Club’s Geoffrey Kusuro to get second place.

Despite battling to retain the title in the junior women, the Standard junior men again echoed their dominancy by taking 1-2-3-4-5 positions in the event.

“We thought that the upgrading of most of our runners to the senior category will affect us. But the new names have proved that we have talents out there (in Bukwo),” said the Standard camp manager Godfrey Nuwagaba after the race.

Stephen Kiprotich and Benjamin Kiplagat are among the runners that have moved up the grade to seniors. It was the sixth time in a row that the club was winning the three titles.

Adero Nyakisi, who won the women senior event, led her Prisons outfit to the women senior title.

Kip’s Standard shines

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