Dyke confident of Edwin Allen hat-trick at Penns

first_imgSEVERAL of the country’s top senior and junior athletes will be busy competing at the 122nd staging of the Penn Relays in Franklin Field, Philadelphia, from Thursday to Saturday. Most of these athletes from top high schools and colleges will depart the island today.Top college team, the University of Technology, will be leaving the island this morning through the Norman Manley Airport, while top high school female team Edwin Allen High will depart from the Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay this evening for New York, before driving over to Philadelphia.Several schools, including Kingston College, Holmwood Technical, and Vere Technical, will also be leaving from Montego Bay this afternoon and will head straight to Philadelphia.After winning two titles last year among the girls, head coach of Edwin Allen Michael Dyke is very optimistic.”We are very strong in the 4×100 and 4×800 metres, and despite not running consistently well in the 4×400 metres so far this season, I am confident that the girls can pull it off,” said Dyke.St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), Holmwood, and Hydel have posted fast times in the event so far.”Edwin Allen is yet to run at full strength all season, but come this weekend, we will be at full strength as we have three members from last year’s winning team, and a member of the team who was injured for the majority of the season is now fully fit,” Dyke advised.Despite his top half-miler Cemore Donald, not competing at Penns this season, Dyke is confident that they will pull it off in the 4×800 metres.”Donald (Cemore) is just in Class Three and we are not taking her this year as we risk not having her in the final year of competition as an athlete can only compete at this meet for four years,” said Dyke.Several years ago, Dyke saw one of his teams being disqualified after one of his athletes was deemed to have competed for more than four years.Meanwhile, George Forbes, competition’s officer of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), is warning schools to ensure that all their athletes are ‘legitimate’ to compete at Penns as he does not want any embarrassment. Forbes recently sent letters to the various principals of the schools attending the meet, reminding them of Penn Relays’ eligibility rules.In the letter, he stated two things:1. No athlete can participate at the Penn Relays for more than four years.2. Eligibility is recorded when the athlete first competes. Example: If the student first attended in 2014, misses 2015 and 2016, then this student’s final eligibility is 2017, even if there is a change of school.In closing, Forbes is asking everyone to do their diligence in order not to cause embarrassment to schools or athletes.last_img read more

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Shinyalu, Archbishop Njenga set up Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Western Girls final

first_imgArchbishop Njenga came a goal down after Venah Chepkwemoi had sent Chelebei ahead at the half hour mark to take a 1-0 lead at the break.However, Archbishop Njenga returned rejuvenated in the second half, inspired by Sharon Mato who grabbed a brace.Violet Wanyonyi levelled the scores in the 49th minute before Mato ensured they took the lead in the 56th minute with a fine finish.She sealed the win in the 61st minute to see her also complete her brace.-Shinyalu dominant-The last semi was a one sided affair as Shinyalu reigned supreme aided by Sylvia Munyasa who netted a double.Photo/GERALD ANDERSONThe last semi was a one sided affair as Shinyalu reigned supreme thanks to Sylvia Munyasa who netted a double.Lavenda Lihemo opened the scoring just six minutes after kick-off before Munyasa doubled the results in the 13th minute.Defender Dianah Musilivu scored the third goal at the half hour mark as Munyasa scored her second.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The first semi-final saw Archbishop Njenga beat Chelebei 3-1 while Shinyalu thrashed Kingandole 4-0 to see the two sides book a mouth watering finale for the only slot to represent Western in the national final. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONBUNGOMA, Kenya, Feb 3 – Shinyalu Youth will battle it out with Archbishop Njenga Queens in the Girls Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Western Region Final on Sunday at the Kanduyi Stadium in Bungoma County.The first semi-final saw Archbishop Njenga beat Chelebei 3-1 while Shinyalu thrashed Kingandole 4-0 to see the two sides book a mouth watering finale for the sole slot to represent Western Region in the national final scheduled for March.last_img read more

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