Emily Muteti breaks six national records in Mombasa

By: ABDULRAHMAN SHERIFF

Emily Muteti maintained her top form to set six national marks in time trials during the Coast Amateur Swimming Association (Casa) Open Junior Championship at Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa on Sunday.

In the time trials called by national team coach Abdulmalik Abdulkarim, Muteti set three national marks — for the girls 16 years and over, all-comers and open — in 200 metres butterfly when she clocked two minutes and 21.24 seconds.

BREAKING RECORDS

She erased the 2:24.33 time that she established early this year.

The Mombasa Aquatics swimmer then went on to set three new girls 16 years and over, all-comers and open records in the 100m butters by returning 1:03.33.

She shattered her girls 16 years and over and open old record time of 1:06.32 and erased the all-comers previous time of 1:05.54 set by Ajullu Achieng.

Maahir Harunani (Mombasa Aquatics) made a national mark of 2:13.78 in the boys 200m butterfly, beating the time of 2:15.84 set by Abdulmajid Kadernani last year.

Aga Khan Academy’s Tiana Vora also established a national record of 36.36 in the 50m backstroke, beating her previous time of 37.47.

Her schoolmate Kunaal Khagram also set a new national record, 2:27.67 in the 200m freestyle, after shattering his old time of 2:28.35.

Aga Khan Academy swimmers — Ivan Hart, 9, and Tugi Nyaga, 8 — won three events each to be star attractions on the first day of the championship on Saturday.

Hart won the boys 1-9 years 200m individual medley in 3:19.81, 100m IM in 1:38.21 and 100m butterfly event in 1:37.87.

Tugi won the girls 200m IM in 3:27.39, 100m IM in 1:40.25 and 50m butterfly in 47.71.

Another Aga Khan Academy swimmer, Amir Muravej, won the girls 1-7 years 25m butterfly in 25.18, ahead of the Jaffery Academy duo of Aliredha Gulamabbas (25.31) and Mohammed Abdulaziz (25.47).

SOURCE: DAILY NATION