Congratulations to Kudakwashe (Kuda) Murasiranwa’s signing with the Canadian Men’s National Outdoor Champion University of Guelph Gryphons Track & Field program. The Gryphon’s Women took silver last year, so they’re no slouches either! Joining the Gryphons, he’ll enter a large university of nearly 30,000 undergraduates and immediately have to perform as they contest against perpetual great Track programs at Universities of Windsor and Toronto. Simply put, he’s joining the best in the nation to take on the best. Kuda is the 2017 NWAC Men’s 100 meters champion, All American in the 200 meters. He plans to compete and defend that title this season completing his 5th term with us this Spring. Then, university near Toronto will start in Fall 2018. For Lakers yet unfamiliar, Kuda’s educational journey began in Zimbabwe.
His family relocated to South Africa during his middle school years where he started training in Track. Then, Kuda and his family moved to British Columbia, and he finished high school just across the border at Holy Trinity in Alberta. Although ranked nationally as a Canadian Junior in Athletics in the 100 and 200 meters races, academically, he’d had 3 countries, 3 school systems, and many languages. In Zimbabwe, Kuda grew up in Shona, English, and Khoisan before being immersed in Afrikaans in South Africa. After nearly 2 years with a small, attentive school like SWOCC though, he’s proven himself academically well above average even without the metric system and all in 1 language for a change.