Mash East retains Nash athletics title

HARARE - Mashonaland East Province retained the Nash National Athletics Championship title for the fourth year running after coming out tops at this year's meet at the Peterhouse College in Marondera last Friday.

Mashonaland East finished with 64 medals - 30 gold, 17 silver and 17 bronze to defend the trophy they won at the last championships held at The National Sports Stadium.

Manicaland Province finished in second place with 16 gold medals, 14 silver and 15 bronze, while Masvingo, who finished in eighth place in 2013, were third with 13 gold medals, 11 silver and 17 bronze.

Mashonaland West got 11 gold medals, 19 silver and 11 bronze to end in fourth place while Bulawayo scooped 11 gold, nine silver and five bronze to take fifth position.

Matabeleland South, Harare, Midlands and Mashonaland Central finished in sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth respectively while Matabeleland North ended bottom.

The competition was also used to select the Under-17 athletes to represent the country at the Confederation of Southern African Schools (Cosasa) championships to be held in Botswana next month.

"We managed to select a strong team for Cossasa games and we are now appealing to the cooperate world to come and support us," Nash president Johnson Madhuku told the Daily News after the event.

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