The Sunday Mail
MIDLANDS province short-distance runner Gerren Muwishi led the way for his team as he scooped gold in the last edition of the Baldwin Holdings triangular series held at the University of Zimbabwe athletics track on Saturday.
The series was being held across the country in honour of some of the biggest contributors to local athletics.
The series kicked off in Bindura, in an event that was named after the late Zimbabwe athletics legend, Artwell Mandaza.
It then moved to Bulawayo in a competition held in honour of Baldmin Holdings CEO Costar Takawira.
Festivities were rounded off with an event named after long-serving sports administrator and former athletics coach Robert Mutsauki this past weekend.
Muwishi was one of the stars of the show, sprinting his way to 400m glory in 46 seconds.
He was followed by Bulawayo province runner Dennis Hove, who finished the race in 47.07s, while Artwell Simon from Mashonaland East came third with a time of 47.47s.
In the women’s category, Matabeleland South’s Nonthokozo Ncube came first in 55.31s ahead of Harare province’s Rumbidzai Kavanda (58.96s) and Tsitsi Karanda of Mashonaland East, who came in a minute later.
For Muwishi, it was his first championship win in three years.
“I am really excited to have won this race. Actually, this is my first major championship win in three years since I started running.
“I came first in the 400 metres and second in the 100-metre race. It is a very satisfying feeling for me and I am very proud of myself,” said Muwishi.
National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (NAAZ) president Tendai Tagara was impressed with the quality of the competition on display.
“As an association, we are very grateful for the support that we have been given by the sponsor of the triangular series, Baldmin Holdings. I am glad that we are going to give them value for their kindness,” he said.