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Strathmore University athletics team prepares for the World University Games

Athletics Captain Mark Njoroge (Center) in action in a 150m dash, at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

The Strathmore University Athletics team will be travelling to the World University Games in Naples, Italy in July. The international multi-sport event is organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The World University Games are staged every two years in a different city around the world. The games represent both winter and summer competitions and are second only in importance to the Olympic Games.

The Strathmore University team led by Coach Bernard Ouma, will take part in the Competition from 3rd to 14th July. The team qualified for the event at the World University trials on 30th March at the Moi International Sports Centre.

The three athletes who qualified from Strathmore University are:

  1. Mark Njoroge Kangethe, the Captain and 2nd year student pursuing a Bachelor in Commerce who qualified for the 100m and 200m races in 10.5 seconds and 20.8 seconds respectively.
  2. Josephat Lekorere, qualified for the 200m and 400m races with a time of 21.7 seconds and 40.8 seconds respectively.
  3. Ronald Omondi, a 2nd year student pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce, qualified for the 100m race with a time of 10.6 seconds.

“It’s going to be tough competing but with a positive mental attitude and self-discipline we will perform well.” Says Mark Njoroge the team captain.

The team has been practicing daily from 3:30pm to 5:45pm working on their endurance and speed work making sure that they are ready for the tournament next month.

To join the athletics team, you can go to the sports office located on the 3rd floor of the Student’s Centre and talk to the athletics coach.

Strathmore University wishes the team all the best in the competition.


This article was written by Tuzo Munene, a Diploma in Journalism student at Strathmore Institute of Management and Technology

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