Musagala Spurs Kampala Univ To X-Country Glory

Team results

Men

Kampala University 16 pts

Makerere University: 55 pts

UCU 80pts

Women

Ndejje University 9pts

Tshwane University 22pts

Kampala University 25pts

Just four days after emerging winner of the 800m and 1500m in the Inter-Forces Games held in Namboole stadium, Moscow World Championship sensation Ronald Musagala again showed his prowress by winning gold the at the Africa University Cross Country championships.

MusagalaHe also lead Uganda’s Kampala University to the team event gold medal at the Africa Universities’ meet that took place at Entebbe Golf Course on Sunday.

The lanky star beat Ethiopia’s Bezabh Belay and was in control of the race with Belay and Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei from Bugema University dictating the pace.

It all looked like he was just setting the pace for Belay, who looked confident and keeping a two meter gap just behind them in the 10.5km race but when they reached the 9.5km mark, Musagala sped off and he never looked behind as he strolled to victory in a time of 31 minutes 22.2 seconds, with Belay coming home over ten seconds after.

The race was a warm up for the World University Cross Country Championships which Uganda is set to host in March next year.

The Federation of Africa Sports Universities (FASU) and the host Federation, the National University Sports Federation of Uganda (NUSFU) are ready for the showpiece.

Results Individual category

Men

Ronald Musagala (KU) 31:22.2

Bezabh Belay (ETH) 31:33.8

Joshua Cheptegei (Bugema) 32:26.2

Abu Mayanja (KU) 33:03.5

Martin Chemtingen (KU) 33:08.7

Women          

Winnie Nanyondo (KU) 21:29.7

Dorcus Ajok (Ndejje) 21:44.7

Annet Chebet (Ndejje) 21:54.7

Prim Twikirize (Ndejje) 22:10.4

Thembi Baloyi (RSA) 22:12.3

 

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