Sports activities Editor
ONE of Zimbabwe’s prime United States-based monitor and area athletes, Cloud Masibhera, had one other weekend to savour.
He scooped two gold medals within the males’s lengthy soar and triple soar occasions on the Missouri Valley Convention Championship in Carbondale, Illinois. Now a senior at Drake College, in Iowa, he first claimed his fourth Missouri Valley Convention title, by profitable the boys’s lengthy soar occasion on Saturday night on the MVC Championship in Carbondale. Masibhera received the occasion on his fifth soar with a mark of seven.36m. He returned to the sphere the subsequent day to compete within the males’s triple soar occasion.
And, he received his fifth profession MVC crown, together with his second-straight outside triple soar title in 15.09m.
Masibhera’s triple soar mark is the sixth-best in programme historical past and he stays the one Bulldog to win an out of doors triple soar title. Masibhera additionally received the outside triple soar in 2019, the indoor triple soar in 2021 and the indoor lengthy soar in 2018. His 5 MVC titles are probably the most by a Drake jumper in programme historical past.
Masibhera’s exploits helped the Drake College males’s monitor and area group to report one in all their greatest showings on the Missouri Valley Convention Championship.
The group completed third, within the group standings with 135 factors, and 7 particular person champions. The Bulldogs’ third-place exhibiting was their greatest since 1974 and the 135 factors had been the second-most in programme historical past, and most since 1968.
Drake’s seven particular person champions had been their most since 1933 and tied for the second-most in Drake historical past.
In the meantime, one other prime United States-based Zimbabwean athlete, triple jumper Chengetayi “Du” Mapaya, established a facility report, season-best mark and Massive 12 Championship report, together with his distance of 17.01 metres. He captured his third facility report at RV Christian Monitor & Subject Complicated en-route to his fourth Massive 12 title on the weekend.