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Aga Khan, Vienna College dominate ISSA Cross Country championships​

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 11th February 2019 10:25 AM

Agakhan took first position in the under 13, 15 and 16 categories while Vienna College led in the under 14, 15, 16 and under 20 categories

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Runners from different international schools compete in the 5km race during the International Schools Sports Association (ISSA) cross country championship at the Uganda Scouts Camping Site at Kaazi, February 8 2019. PHOTOS: Michael Nsubuga

Agakhan took first position in the under 13, 15 and 16 categories while Vienna College led in the under 14, 15, 16 and under 20 categories

Agakhan High School and Vienna College student runners were the toast of the day as the first edition of the International Schools Sports Association (ISSA) cross country championship ended at the Uganda Scouts Camping Site at Kaazi on Friday.

Agakhan took first position in the under 13, 15 and 16 categories while Vienna College led in the under 14, 15, 16 and under 20 categories in the event that attracted over 120 students, who competed in 3, 4 and 5km races.

Nasser Mkonongo and Zaabu Kyabayinze inspired Agakhan to an overall first place finish after they finished first and second in the 3km race where they also had Albert Jordan Mulumba, Andrew Matovu and Felix Jonker Jan as finishers. Vienna College’s Festus Kellie Junior and Shual Kirunda finished third and fifth respectively.

Vienna College’s Emmanuel Outtara and Titus Ndhokero as well as Kul Bol Mel, Allan Muhairwe, Samora Byansi and William Kucknon Awer were the stars in the under 16 and under 20 races respectively.

Ritah Makoy, Hannat Nakimuli and Ardelle Omoding also stared for Vienna College beating Agakhan’s Harshitha Bannur, Bhargee Patel, Alexandria Busingye, Martha Gbwonga and Priscila Tutua-Lelea to first place in the under 20.

 L-R: Agakhan's Anthony Kyole, Arthur Tayebwa and Joshua Lumonya in action during the International Schools Sports Association (ISSA) cross country championship at the Uganda Scouts Camping Site at Kaazi, February 8 2019

There were also some personal bests for the likes of 7-Hills’ Roseline Cohen Acayo who came first in the under 16 girls category where World of Life International School’s (WOLIS) Nadine Oliech and Michaela Odur finished second and third respectively.

Acorns International School’s (AIS) Alina Shabuddin, Daniella Omona, Bridget Bitarabeho and Nyaliet Reik Gai were also outstanding in the under 13, helping their side to an overall first place in the category.

Romina Kohler who is also the Honorary Consul of Switzerland and of the organisers 7-Hills, said schools could field up to 30 participants each in future races.

“It is a nice place to introduce children to nature and scouts can teach children about the different tree species in the forest,” Romina said of the Kaazi venue.

Standings per category

Under 20 boys

1-Vienna College

2-Agakhan High School

Under 20-girls

1-Vienna College

2-Agakhan High School

Under 16-boys

1-Agakhan H.S

2-Vienna College

Under 16-girls

1-Vienna College

2-WOLIS

3-Agakhan H.S

4-7-Hills

Under 15-boys

1-Agakhan H.S

2-Vienna College

Under 15-girls

1-Vienna College

2-Agakhan H.S

Under 16-boys

1-Agakhan H.S

2-Vienna College

Under 14-boys

1-Vienna College

2-Agakhan High School

3-AIS

4-WOLIS

5-7-Hills

Under 14-girls

1-Agakhan High School

2-Vienna College

Under 13-boys

1-Agakhan H.S

2-WOLIS

3-Vienna College

4-AIS

5-7-Hills

Under 13-girls

1-AIS

2-Agakhan H.S

3-WOLIS

4-7-Hills

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