BIKITA - The year 2017 has been for Pamushana High from academics to sports.
After coming out tops in both 'O' and 'A' November 2016 Level Zimsec in Masvingo Province, Pamushana has now turned the heat on its competitors in sports.
On Saturday, the school sent a strong statement on what it intends to do in the sports arena when it easily dismissed 10 other Reformed Church of Zimbabwe secondary schools to win the Inter-Dutch Athletics Competitions.
Pamushana scooped 28 gold medals, 27 silver and 10 bronze at the competitions that were held at the school's home ground on Saturday. The team walked away with $300 in prize money.
On second position was Gutu High School which clinched 19 gold medals, 13 silver and 10 Bronze.
The 11 schools that took part in the competition were Pamushana, Gutu, Zimuto, Chibi, Jichidza, Makumbe, Nyashanu, Alheit, Morgenster, Margret Hugoh and Henry Murray.
Chibi came third and got $200; Zimuto was on position four and earned itself $150.
All other participating teams from position five to 11 got $50 each and these were Nyashanu at position five, Jichidza six, Makumbe at seven, Algheit at number eight, on ninth position was Morgenster and Henry Murray and Margret Hugoh were tied together at the bottom on number 11.
Pamushana Headmaster Johnson Madhuku was elated at the victory and he praised all trainers and athletes for a job well done.
"I would like to express my gratitude to those who participated and the trainers, sports organisers for a job well done,"
Chibi High head Bonface Machingauta applauded Madhuku and his team for organising the event that started and ended well.
Gutu High head, Mirirai Mutanda who is the RCZ schools' convenor described the day as successful and thanked the sponsors for supporting the event
AVM, Flexwood, Kantwater and Mabhuku Bookshop were some of the sponors.
A representative for AVM undertook to sponsor two students including a handicapped with fees.
Some of the outstanding athletes from Pamushana were Kundai Maguranya, Tinashe Guni and Vitalis Dhlamini who harvested the highest number of gold medals. Dhlamini had scintillating performance in high jump where he cleared heights above his head.
Chibi girls Under 18 Isabel Mareva and Muzvondiwa Shephered Under 16 boy scooped Gold medals in Tripple Jump.
Nyashanu's Clayton Chikandiwa Under 18 and Fanuel Chihire won gold medals in Tripple Jump.