Last weekend in Nanyuki, over 30 schools met to face off in Netball and Athletics (Track & Field). The Daraja Academy dominated across the board, handily winning all 4 Netball games and advancing to next week’s regional tournament in several Athletic categories.

“At first, I felt very nervous,” Christine Jamaica, Form 4, said. “I thought, we might get defeated. But I decided before every game and before every event to just go for it. As soon as the games started, the nervousness went away. We worked as a team and we won. I was so happy.”

A true reflection of Daraja, representing 4 tribes, 2 religions, rural and city backgrounds, Gitwa, Nasibo, Lisayo and Catharine worked together to fly by the competition and win the 4 x 100 meter sprint. Jamaica stunned the competition by leading the Netball team to victory, as well as advancing in discus, shot put, and javeline for next week’s events.

Jamaica won’t be alone in her quest to advance regionally. Daraja athletes also advancing to the next round are:

Florence Mueni:  5000 Meter

Lisayo Kanje:  400 Meter Hurdle

Catherine Epur:  Long Jump

Mary Poririas:  Javeline

Joyce Masiya:  3000 Meter

…and the entire Netball team!

“The girls did a very good job,” Coach Wycliffe said about the competitions. These girls are able to be amazing academically, and then get on to the field and be just as great. Next week