Prince Edward reasserted its dominance on the Zimbabwean school sports athletics scene Wednesday (22 February 2017) while hosting the annual Prince Edward Sprints Challenge. With a huge crowd of PE boys singing and chanting the nicknames of their favorite runners, they produced win after win on the track across most all races and age groups.
Previous Absolute Athlete of the Week winner Tatenda Zvinyengerere won the U15 1500m in a stand out time of 4:39.72. The Form One stand-out also coasted to an easy victory in the U15 800m and ran as part of the winning U15 4x100m relay team. U17 runner A. Makuni easily won all four of his races – 1500m, 800m, 400m and the anchor of the 4x100m relay to the crowd’s chants of “Officer.”
Tinotenda Matienga completed the U20 100m in an impressive 10.85, running against a -1.9 headwind. Classmate Lovemore Mapfumo won the U20 400m in 49.71. Together they bookended PE’s indomitable 4x100m relay team who coasted into victory.
St George’s College’s Marcus Steele brought needed points to this team in the U20 800m with a clear victory with a credible 2:00.79 race.
PE won the field of six boys teams with 188 points, with Peterhouse in second with 148. St George’s College finished third with Gateway in fourth, St John’s College in fifth, and Sodbury in sixth. Lomagundi finished the table as they had to leave before the relays for the return drive to Chinhoyi.