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Mat South, Bulawayo prepare for Nash competitions

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THE Bulawayo Metropolitan and Matabeleland South provincial National Secondary School Heads (Nash) athletics teams have started preparations ahead of the inter-provincial athletics competitions to be hosted by Peterhouse College in Marondera on March 20 and 21.

Ronald Moyo
Sports Reporter

Bulawayo, Matabeleland South and Matabeleland North provinces last week held inter-district competitions at National University of Science and Technology, Dombodema High School and Inyathi Mission respectively where they selected their teams.

Headmaster-in-charge (athletics) for the Bulawayo Metropolitan Province, Peter Gambiza, confirmed the province ‘spreparations as athletes started training yesterday at Northlea.

“The team will start training today (yesterday) at Northlea. They will also train from their places tomorrow before camping on Thursday. We selected a team of 107 athletes and 13 technical staff,” Gambiza said.

Mathomula Nare the headmaster-in-charge (athletics) for the Matabeleland South Province confirmed the preparations for the team.

“Our team will camp at Mzingwane High School from tomorrow (today) up to March 18 when we will leave for Marondera so that we could rest for one day,” Nare said.

The Bulawayo team will also leave for Marondera on the same day.

Events lined up for the first day of the competition are 300m hurdles, field events which include long jump, triple jump, discus, high jump, and javelin with the 100m sprint, 800m, 400m, 1 500m and 4x400m relays.

The final day will see athletes battling it out in the events such as 3 000m for Under-16 girls and boys, Under-17 girls and the Under-20 girls, the 5 000m race is for Under-17 boys and Under-20 boys while the athletes will also battle for supremacy in triple jump, discus, javelin, shot-put, 100m hurdles, 200m and medley relays for the Under-17 and Under-20 age-groups.

Athletes who will do well will be selected to represent the country in the Confederation of Schools Sport Association of Southern Africa (Cossasa) championships to be held in Botswana in May.

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