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Oyero, Korir strikes double as KMTC games start

Top athletes managed to win double medals during the opening day of Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) national championships at the University of Eldoret Track and Field before ball games kickoff on Tuesday morning.

In the track and field events today, Davis Oyero and Gladys Korir won double medals to increase medal tally for their campuses.

Victor Kosgei on his way to win 10,000m. Photo by Sabuni Khwa Sabuni

Representing Port Reitz, Oyero won two titles in 100m and 200m on the opening day. He clocked 10:66 in 100m before winning 200m.

He beat Cliff Adaji from Vihiga to second in 10:72 as Vincent Ng’etich from Kaptuma completed the podium in 11:36 after finishing second in heat two.

Nairobi’s Korir won two medals, gold and bronze with his triumph in 400m title and finished third in 100m.

Korir clocked 62:85 to win 400m following her fast run in 400m first heat ahead of Isiolo’s Jessica Jerono who timed 65:61 as Ronaline Kiptoon from Kaptumo completed the podium in 68:81.

She finished third in 100m race clocking 13:70 behind Webuye’s Tabitha Kemunto who won in 13:50 and Kapkatet’s Mercy Jepng’etich coming second.

Elvis Chebokei and Jessa Medeva were the winners in 1,500m men and women respectively. Chebokei from Lodwar clocked 4:18.3 followed by Kapkatet’s Kevin Lagat (4:23.36) Alex Krop ($:28.4) of Karen came third.

In women’s race Medeva led the podium in 5:47.4 ahead of Lugari’s Naomy Wamalwa (5:49.8) and Sheila Tarus came third in 5:55.6.

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