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School of Management and Commerce Triumph Again; Annual Sports Day

The annual Sports day took place at the sports complex with a total of 7 faculties participating, namely; School of Management and Commerce (SMC), Faculty of Information Technology (FIT), School of Accountancy (SOA), Centre for Tourism and Hospitality (CTH), Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences (SIMS), Strathmore Law School (SLS), School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) and staff teams fighting for top honors.

SMC won the overall Faculty championship by collecting 139 points followed closely by SIMS with 98 points while 3rd position was clinched by SOA with 71points.


SMC also bagged the two coveted best faculty for both men and women with 81 and 58points respectively.



The gold rush started with Athletics marathon where SOA’s Maureen Omweno beat Rose Njeri in Marathon ladies while men’s event was won by Ken Biwot of SHSS who claimed gold while silver was grabbed by Shem Ochuka of staff team.


Other results were as follows

Men 800m

1. Moses KIpkemboi of SIMS – 2:004 seconds

2. Ken Biwot of SHSH – 2:14 seconds

3. Simon Mutuku of FIT – 2:15 seconds


Women 800m

1. Jane Muragu of SLS – 2:056 seconds

2. Judith Apondi of SMS – 3:00 seconds

3. Ruth Athiambo of SMS -3:012 seconds


Men 400m

1. Hondoh Kelvin of SOA 53 seconds

2. Frank Kiplangat of SLS – 56 seconds

3. Teddy Sidai of SIMS – 59 seconds


Women 400m

1. Gilly Okumu of FIT 1:13 seconds

2. Elizabeth Ngombo of FIT 1:014 seconds

3. Leah Okumu of SMS – 1:15 seconds


Men 100m

1. Dennis Nyongesa of FIT – 10.5 seconds

2. Churchil Ooko of FIT – 10.9 seconds

3. Frank Kiplangat of Staff team – 10.10 seconds


Women 100m

1. Yvonne Wanjiku of FIT – 13.seconds

2. Leah Okumu of SMS – 15.1 seconds

3. Natasha Maria of SLS – 16.4 seconds


In basketball, FIT reclaimed their bragging rights after beating SMC 56-51 in a tough final. Enroute to the finals, they beat SLS 34-26 while SMC had earlier beaten SOA 63-41 in the other semi-finals. SIMS women also won gold by beating SMC 50-40 event that attracted four teams.


Hockey event was both won by SIMS who managed two gold medals by SMC in the finals while in soccer, SLS clinched gold and Silver respectively by beating hard fighting SMS teams in the semifinals. Staff team led by D.V.C, Prof Da Silva were eliminated in the quarter’s finals of the 7 aside event.


In handball, SMC also bagged gold medal by beating FIT 16-13 in tough finals while in volleyball event was grabbed by SIMS.


Rugby touch was won by SIMS while SMC took silver. Ladies demonstration match was also held to encourage more ladies take part in rugby.


Archery was won by Joseph Mwakia who accumulated 8 points for SMC while in table tennis, Ramadhan Mzee (SMC) clinched 2 gold medals in both Kata and kumite while Gathua Maureen (SMC) won in women Kata .SMC’s Haron Mumbi won gold in kumute.


In Swimming, Audrey Ramogo of SOA clinched 6 gold medals in backstroke, butterfly, and individual medley in both 50m and 100m events. Keith Maru of SIMS won two golds in 100m individual medley and 50m meters back stroke. He won silver in other two more events.


Indoors results

Chess event was won by Newton Wambugu of SOA clinched gold by beating a field of 31 players while Catherine Nabatanzi of SIMS won the ladies event. Table tennis was gold was won by Kevin Mwangi  while the ladies winner was Evelynn Nyanchoke of FIT who beat a strong field to win the championship.


Scrabble was won by SMC’s Antony Wambugu while tennis was gold went to SMC who won both singles and doubles.