Over 700 swimmers compete in Nairobi meet

By Gilbert Wandera: Tuesday, February 12th 2019 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Sports
Contestant Dante Wafula in their butterfly Category during PIPSSA swimming gala at School of the Nations in Nairobi County on Saturday, Feb 9, 2019. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Hazel Wanjiru clocked 2:00.95 to emerge winner in girls' 8-9, 100m during the Private and International Schools Sports Association (PIPSSA) swimming gala at School of the Nations.

She finished ahead of Manji Diya, who clocked 2:13.46, while Okumu Zenele finished third in 2:14.43.

In girls' 10-11 years 100m, Dabasia Riva emerged the best swimmer after clocking 1:49.96.

She was followed by Patel Saloni, who finished in a time of 1:54.06 while Wanjohi Ella was third in 1:55.43.

Obuya Troy finished tops in boys' 10-11 years 100m race in a time of 1:48.01. Shah Prinay was second with 1:49.84, while Munene Leisbery was third. He clocked 1:49.88.

Oshwal Academy from Nairobi was the best school in the girls' category with 322 points.

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Mountain View were second with 119 points, with Karen Dolphin Swimmers third with 80 points.

Oshwal were the best in boys' category with 327 points. Strathmore School, with 114 points, were third, while Juja St.Peter’s School finished third with 90 points.

The event was used as a qualifier for an international swimming event to be held in Uganda later this year.

St. Christopher’s coach Omar Omari said he is looking forward to do well in the Uganda event.

“I have trained my swimmers very hard through the week and I’m glad my effort did not go into waste,” he said.