REHOBOTH Athletics Club (RAC) was the overall winner of the first leg of the Coca-Cola Club Challenge which took place in Otjiwarongo last weekend.
RAC came first in the men's team ranking with 66 points, followed by Omaruru Athletics Club (48) and Windhoek Hochland Sport Club (36), while RAC also won the women's competition with 68 points, followed by Nampol Athletics Club (36) and Cattle Country Athletics Club (24).
According to Athletics Namibia president Erwin Naimwaka the event was well attended with 16 of AN's 20 affiliates present.
“It was well attended in terms of regions and even //Kharas was present through the Luderitz Athletics Club. If it was not for a lack of transport or accommodation issues we could have had more clubs in attendance,” he said.
It was the first time that RAC had won an AN meeting, but Naimwaka said he was not surprised.
“Rehoboth has been growing stronger and we have seen the benefits of what was started last year. AN conducted a basic coaching course in the Hardap region and we now saw some of those coaches attending the Otjiwarongo meeting with their athletes, so its clear that they have implemented what they learnt. It's a well organized region and I wasn't surprised by the results.”
The event was jointly held with a private schools meeting at the Paresis Stadium and Naimwaka said the two events supplemented each other well.
“There was a great atmosphere and we received very good feedback. I think the two events supplemented each other well and we hope to make it an annual event,” he said.
The times recorded were not very good, but Naimwaka said that was not so important at this stage.
- Title: Rehoboth win at Otjiwarongo
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