By PHIONAH MWADILO
St Mary's High School Yala are the new national secondary schools' rugby champions.
The Nyanza Province team emphatically beat beating Nairobi School 16-6 during the final at the Shanzu Teachers' College, Mombasa.
The Saints were the only team to score a try via Teddy Omondi who also converted it. Nairobi School replied with two penalties put over by Steve Lubia. Omondi then hit two penalties and Maruin Muyera confirmed victory for the Saints with a dropped goal. Defending champions were Kakamega High School of Western who were eliminated in the preliminaries.
In boys' handball Musingu Boys High School of Western Province won the title for the fourth year running after beating Senende 24-20 in the final. In the girls' final Gataragwa of Central beat Matuu Memorial of Eastern 16-10.
In athletics Alice Timbilil broke last year's record of 33:51.0 to 32:45.2 in the 10,000 metres women's final at the Mombasa Municipal Stadium.
10,000m, girls: 1. Alice Timbilil (Rift Valley) 32:45.2, 2. Esther Chemutai (Nairobi) 34:57.9, 3. Lean Norman (Eastern) 35:42.1
400m girls 1. Joyce Jelagat (Rift Valley) 1.04, 2 Mercy Njeri (Central) 1:06.5, 3. Truphena Tarus (Rift Valley) 1:07.0
5,000m walk, girls: 1. Rael Rotich (Rift Valley) 25:36.2, 2. Jacqueline Cheptuo (Rift Valley) 26:38.4, 3. Miriam Musile (Eastern) 26:44.9.
1,500m, girls: 1. Viola Kibiwot (Rift ValleyÊ ) 4:16.4, 2. Pamela Kipchoge (Rift Valley) 4:16.6, 3 Nzembi Musyoka (Eastern) 4:39.0
200m girls: 1. Joyce Sakari (Western) 26:8,2.Susan Moraa (Eastern) 27.1, 3 Edna Kwamboka (Eastern) 27.4
5,000m , boys: 1. Augustine Choge (Rift Valley) 13:49.7, 2. Said Salim (Nyanza) 13.58.5, 3. Mica Njeru (Central) 14:07.4
110m huddles, boys: 1, Jacob Bitok (Rift valley) 15.3, 2. Wesley Mengech (rift valley) 15.5 3. Mutunga Mutuku (eastern) 15:8
400m, boys: 1. Edwin Leting (Rift Valley) 49:8, Zablon Onywayo (Nyanza) 50:1 3. Onesmus Daudi (Eastern) 50.2.