The first inter-churches athletics competition, organized by Sport Life International Sierra Leone, was held on Saturday at the police grounds, Kingtom in Freetown.
During the one-day meet six churches took part with Evangel Assembly emerging the winner with 219 points. Faith Assembly with 206 points was second, followed by National Pentecostal with 184 points.
In the 100meter for girls, it was a win for Esther Gomeh of Evangel followed by Mabinty Kenneh of Sanctuary Praise. In third position was Edith Dumbuya of Faith Assembly.
In the boys’ category it was a win for Mohamed Bangura of Evangel followed by Michael Bangura of Living Word of Faith. Santigie Sesay of Faith Assembly was third. In the men’s category it was a win for Herbert Cole of Evangel followed by Musa Sam Ganda of Faith Assembly and Alpha Lavalie of Living Word of Faith.
In the 800meters for men, it was a win for Joseph Kemolai of Evangel. In second position was Momoh Bangura of Faith Assembly followed by Edward Bangura of National Pentecostal.
In the women’s category it was a win for Florence Bangura of National Pentecostal, and in second position was Raymonda Johnson of Living of Word of Faith followed by Angela Gomeh of Evangel.
Hannah Bailey Kamara of Faith Assembly won the 200meters for women in second position was Eleanor Akpor of Sanctuary Praise while Kadiatu Tarawally of National Pentecostal was third.
In the men’s category it was a win for Herbert Cole of Evangel followed by Musa Ganda of Faith Assembly in third position was Alpha Lavalie of Living Word of Faith.
Also Samuel Dumbuya of Faith Assembly was first in the 400meters for men followed by Abu Gibrilla Prayer Tabernacle and Thomas F Sesay of National Pentecostal
While Avril Pratt of Evangel won in the women’s category and Kadiatu Tarawally of National Pentecostal was in second position followed by Mabinty Kenneh of Sanctuary Praise
In the 1500meters for men, it was a win for James Mansaray of Faith Assembly, second was Kaneka Kanu of National Pentecostal followed by Cecil Thomas of Living Word of Faith.
In the women’s category it was a win for Avril Pratt of Evangel followed by Genevieve Wilson Taylor of Living of Faith and Hawa Koroma of National Pentecostal was in third position.
Before distributing the trophies to winners the group’s founder, Pastor Yatta Samaura, said “this is just the beginning” and described the meeting as “very competitive.”