ATHLETICS

AK reschedules Kericho meeting

Lack of proper track in the country is a major challenge for Athletics Kenya, forcing them to postpone or relocate some of the meetings.

This weekend’s 7th meeting that was to take place at Kericho’s Green Stadium has been moved to Thika as the facility is under renovation.

The same thing happened in Mumias two weeks ago when lack of hurdles forced 3,000m steeplechase athletes compete in 3,000m.

But the South Rift meet has been shifted to Thika Stadium on a new dateof on 18th and 19th this month in the Central region town.

The changes have been occasioned by the unavailability of usable track as the facility is currently being upgraded by the County government.

Also called off to a later date to be communicated is the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) African Athletics Tour that was scheduled to take place on May 19th in Nairobi.

The Thika competitions, which will conclude the warm-up series that begun in November last year,  will pave way for the grass root selections for the 21st CAA Africa Senior Athletics Championships that will start at the County level on May 25th and 26th in all the 47 Counties.

Regions will run their selections on 8th and 9th of June in their respective jurisdictions while the institutional affiliates will hold their national selections on 8th and 9th (Kenya Prisons Service), 13th-15th (Kenya Police Service) and on 20th- 22nd (Kenya Defence Forces), all will be doing it in Nairobi.

The Kenya Universities Athletics Championships will be held on June 16th and 17th at Kenyatta University while the National Championships Cum Trial for the African Senior Athletics Championships will take place from 12th to 14th of June at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.

During the 20th CAA African Senior Championships in Durban in 2016, Kenya finished second to host South Africa after winning 24 medals- 8 gold, 8 silver and 8 bronze.

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