Within the third gathering of the Sports Federation of Saudi Universities, King Khalid University has won the competition of the university suburbs which was organized yesterday by the Federation under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Education who is in the same time the Chairman of the Federation, Dr. Ahmed Al-Issa. Bisha University hosted the event in the presence the Rector of Bisha University, Dr. Ahmed Naqadi, the Governor of Bisha Mohamed bin Saeed bin Sabra, the President of the Federation, Dr. Abdullah Al-Buqami, the Secretary-General of the Federation Dr. Salah Al-Saqqa, and Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Bisha Dr. Mohammed Al-Ajim.
In the second place came the team of Jazan University in the 5.8 km race in which 150 runners participated representing 25 universities and governmental and private colleges. The third place was for the team of King Abdul Aziz University while the Islamic University team came in the fourth place, followed by King Saud University in the fifth place. The team of Umm Al-Qura University was in the sixth place, and Al-Baha University came in the seventh place while Taif University team achieved the eighth place.
In the individual competitions, results were as follows:
Runner Faisal Ethorchoy from the Islamic University won the first place with 02:48:27 minutes.
The second place was achieved by the runner of King Khalid University, Aqeel Al Ameri with 00:59:29 minutes.
In the third place was the runner of King Abdul Aziz University, Mohammed Medhaji with 30:13:00 minutes.
The fourth place was for Issam Abdul Hamid with 30:24:00 minutes.
The fifth place was achieved by the runner of Taif University Yusuf Asiri with 30:55:00 minutes.
Fahid Al Harthy from King Khaled came in the sixth place with 30:59:00 min.
In seventh place was the runner of the University of Hail, Abdul-Mohsen Al-Malaq with 31:06:00 minutes.
The runner of Taif University, Thamer Al-Mutairi came in the eighth place with 30:13:00 minutes.
In the ninth place was the runner of Tabuk University, Ahmed Magrashi with 31:23:00 minutes.
In the tenth place was the runner of Jazan University, Bandar Hassan with 31:24:00 minutes.
The Rector of the University of Bisha, in addition to the President of the Federation of Sports Universities, the Secretary-General of the Federation, the Media Advisor to the Federation to the Media Committee Chairman, Dr. Turki Al-Ayyar crowned the winners of the first places in collective and individual competitions.
For his part, the President of the Sports Federation of Saudi Universities, Dr. Abdullah Al-Buqmi thanked the Rector of the University of Bisha for the great success achieved by the championship in terms of technical and organizational areas. He further praised the great efforts made by the University administration to equip the venue and the crowning and to prepare all ways to get out this race in a distinctive way. Finally, Dr. Al-Buqmi congratulated the winners and their universities, and he wished luck to those who tried but couldn’t achieve advanced places.