Malawi’s top class female athlete Tereza Master put behind her last season’s woes to win the national cross country held at Mzuzu Stadium in the Northern Region of country on Saturday.
Last year Master encountered a terrible season having been disqualified in the Sunbird Kuchawe Road Race and failed to finish the Mulanje Mountain Porter Race.
She clocked the 10km distance in the senior category in 38:40 minutes beating her Nalicy Chirwa (39:09 minutes) and her bitter rival Doris Fisha on third (39:21 min).
The competition’s wonder in the female category Ellen Nyoka finished on fourth after clocking 40:12 minutes beating seasoned athlete Nancy Matanda who finished the race in 42:03 minutes.
In the men’s senior Kephas Kesteni won gold medal in 30:26 minutes beating seasoned Francis Khanje by 59 seconds to settle for silver while Abina Chinga grabbed bronze clocking 31:45 min.
Grevazio Mpani put up a disappointing performance finishing outside the podium position on fourth in 32:06 min while Happy Mcherenje was on fifth.
In the men junior Abina Tchinga, completed his double after emerging the champion before competing race in the senior men where he got bronze.
Harry Sichali won silver Leo Chikwaza anchored the podium position to win bronze while Austin Sukali and Juma Wilson finished on fourth and finish respectively.
In the women junior Mercy Malembo won gold medal, Cecelia Mhango got silver, Nalise Chirwa settled for bronze while Ellen Nyoka was on fourth and Dorothy Gawani fifth position.
Athletics Association of Malawi president Godfrey Phiri said the competition was successful with a number of new faces who put up a brilliant performance.
“The competition was competitive and I am happy with the way it has gone,” Phiri said.
“I would like to commend the government through Malawi National Council of Sports for funding this event.”
He said AAM would also select a team to represent the country at Africa cross country to be held in Cameroon next month.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :