IAPS Championships Update
IAPS Cross Country Results
The annual IAPS Cross-Country Championships were held at St Andrew’s on Saturday 13th of May. Cool weather and clear skies greeted the runners at Turi which made the conditions for running ideal. The category trophies were spread out amongst five different schools with St Andrew’s taking home the U13 Boys prize. In the overall competition Kenton narrowly beat The Banda to win the main prize.
Other notable Turi highlights included Jamie Jean-Louis’s strong performance in the Under 11 boy’s race, earning himself the bronze medal and 12 other Turi runners earning themselves top-20 places in their categories. The most impressive display of the event came from Ryan Rubyogo, who won the Under 13 Individual event. In the same category, Alvin Udoto also had a strong run to win bronze, Yai D’Agoot finishing fifth and Zeb Byaruhanga coming in twelfth. It meant that the Turi Under 13 boys took home the honours as category champions.
This success was soon followed by a great performance by our Boys’ Under 13 Rugby side. On Wednesday 17th May, they travelled to Nairobi to take part in the Hillcrest 13-a-side tournament.
The opening game against The Banda was disappointing on all levels, although there was a small consolation in the try that was scored. We lost 14-5, which left plenty to do in our next game against Kenton. The boys were pumped up after stirring words from the coaching team and something clicked as the much fancied Kenton team were crushed by a highly determined Turi team, with Turi winning 43-0.
This became the theme for the next 2 games where the Turi boys were dominant against Braeside, winning 26-5, followed by a 21-0 win against Brookhouse. This meant Turi went through as top of the group and waited for results from Group A. In a surprising turn of events, Hillcrest beat Pembroke, which meant that St Andrew’s played Hillcrest in the final.
A very strong Hillcrest team were completely outplayed by a highly determined Turi team. The only time Turi found themselves in their half throughout the game was when Hillcrest kicked off after a try. The final result was 17-0. The U13 boys were crowned champions of Kenya for the third year in a row. St Andrew’s, Turi can be immensely proud of their performance, showing a huge improvement from previous years.