Faith Nyathi bags college Female Athlete of the Year award in USA

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Faith Nyathi bags college Female Athlete of the Year award in USA

The Sunday News

Mehluli Sibanda, Sports Editor 

UNITED States of America based Zimbabwean athlete, Faith Nyathi, who is at the El Paso Community College, is the National Junior College Athletic Association Division One Female Athlete of the Year. 

Faith Nyathi

The 22-year old Nyathi was congratulated by El Paso Community College for her brilliant athletics season as well as career at the institution where she has been since August 2021. 

“Congratulations to Faith Nyathi on a fantastic season and athletics career at EPCC. NJCAA Division 1 Female Athlete of the Year,’’ posted EPCC. 

Nyathi recently won the NJCAA Division 1 Cross Country National Championship for the second year in a row, an achievement which saw her earn All-American honours. One of the bright prospects for the country with a great chance of qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics, Nyathi specialises in the 6km and 3 000m races. She has been at EPCC on an athletics scholarship.

According to Costa Takawira, the man who sourced the scholarship, the up and coming long distance athlete is now done at El Paso and now heading to University of Louisiana Monro. She is now meant to move to NCAA Division 1 University to finish her 2-3 years at University of Louisiana Monroe. Indications are that she also has offers from an institution in Georgia, an issue her management is still deliberating upon. 

Faith Nyathi in action

Nyathi is not moving alone as another Zimbabwean long distance athlete, Kelvin Chiku is also making the switch up where he will be focusing on middle distances, 800m and 1 500m . Chiku, from Marondera too was at El Passo. Takawira indicated that three more athletes, two long distance and a sprinter are leaving the country for the USA on 2 January.  — Follow on Twitter @Mdawini_29

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