Bobonong juniors dominate cross - country finals

Photo finish: Young runners from Bobonong impressed despite the sweltering heat on Saturday
Photo finish: Young runners from Bobonong impressed despite the sweltering heat on Saturday

Bobonong athletes dominated the junior events in the 2015 National Cross Country finals in Gaborone over the weekend. The athletes made a clean sweep of the top three positions in the four races in the junior category.However Bobonong senior athletes failed to emulate their juniors.

The highlight was in the senior women’s 8 kilometres race where Omneile Dintwe stamped her authority throughout the event.

Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) vice president, Glody Dube said he was impressed with the athletes’ overall performances despite the searing heat. He said times recorded showed great improvement and a number of athletes would be selected for the World Marathon in China on March 28.

 “We will select the athletes according to their performances, that is time and then overall performances,” he said.


The BAA pleaded for sponsorship to develop athletics in the country.

Energy drink company, Pitbull sponsored the National Cross Country finals with P20,000.

 

Results

Girls 4km

Name                                                                        Time

1. Gaone Moilwa                                                         17: 09: 24

2. Kedumetse Ramokate                                               17: 29: 18

3. Boitshoko Keitshokile                                                17: 43: 56

 

Boys 6km

1. Thabo Maretetse                                                      13: 55: 31

2. Mpho Diphoro                                                          14: 17: 26

3. Katlego Sebekedi                                                     14: 28: 19

Women 6km

1. Botho Marope                                                          24: 40: 45

2. Kenewang White                                                      25: 44: 35

3. Mosa Babudi                                                           26: 31: 10

Boys 8km

1. Sylvester  Koko                                                      27: 17: 65

2. Bakang Matlho                                                        27: 27: 95   

3. Otshegeditse Ramanki                                              27: 54: 79

Women 8km

1. Omneile Dintwe                                                      31: 16: 10

2. Joyce Tau                                                              32: 28: 03

3. Gaone Bathong                                                       33: 12: 06

Men12km

1. Kaelo Mosabagae                                                    39: 00: 70

2. Sesebo Matlapaeng                                                  39: 19: 55

3. Shepherd Kenatshele                                               40: 20: 68

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