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Rono, Chepkoech dominante World U-20 trials

Reigning Africa 3000m junior bronze medallist Gideon Rono and Judy Chepkoech registered their victories in the preliminary trials world under -20 Championships held at The Nyayo National Stadium today.

Rono won the 5000m men’s title as Athletics Kenya (AK) will be selecting the team for next year’s world under championships to be held at the Moi Sports Centre, Kasarani set for August 17-22.

The Torongo Camp based runner clocked 13:33.5 ahead of Victor Kimtai (13:46.8) and Levi Chematot (13:47.5)

Chepkoech won the 3,000m title in 9:02.8 ahead of Marion Cheruiyot (9:11.4) and Winnie Kimtai (9:25.5).

Purity Chepkirui of Keringet clocked 4:15.8 ahead of her training partner Daisy Chepkorir who placed second in 4:21.8 with Faith Chepkoech closing the podium.

Victor Kimutai clocked 13:46.0 to win 5,000m in heat 2 Reuben Mosin in 13:50.3 as North Rift’s Felix Korir settled third in 13:51.8.

Day One collated results

Men

5,000m

Heat 1

  1. Gedion Rono (Torongo) 13:33.5,
  2. Flevi Chematot (Western) 13:47.5,
  3. Benson Kiplangat (S/Rift) 13:52.5,
  4. Allan Kibet (N/Rift) 14:08.8,
  5. Francis Korir (Kapkomei) 14:12.5.

Heat 2

  1. Victor Kimutai (Kericho) 13:46.8,
  2. Reuben Mosin (Eastern) 13:50.3,
  3. Felix Korir (N/Rift) 13:51.8,
  4. Duncan Maina (Nyandarua) 13:53.2,
  5. Victor Kipkirui (Keringet) 14:12.8

400m hurdles

Heat 1

  1. Patrick Muindi (Southern) 54.9,
  2. Allan Ng;etich (Central) 55.3,
  3. Victor Kipkemoi (Silibwet) 55.6,
  4. Japheth Cheruiyot (N/Rift) 59.1,
  5. Onesmus Kibet (Kericho) 61.2.

Heat 2

  1. Peter Kithome (Machakos) 54.4,
  2. Meshack Baraka (Eastern) 54.6,
  3. Francis Kimeu (Makueni) 57.1, 
  4. Gilbert Remoo (Nyanza) 57.3,
  5. Moses Mugo (Muguga) 60.1

400m

Heat 1

1. Hillary Misiko (N/Rift) 48.6,

2. Wilson Letunyei (Central) 48.9,

3. Kennedy Kimeu (Machakos) 49.1

Heat 2

1. Emmanuel Mutua (Southern) 48.1,

2. Calvin Mwendwa (Sourthern) 50.6,

3. Philip Olesange (Torongo) 50.9,

4. Josphat Kipleting (Kapchomoto) 51.3,

5. Shadrack Ptutek (Torongo) 51.9

Heat 3

  1. Elikanah Kiprotich (Mogonga) 48.3,
  2. Brian Themenga (Nyanza) 48.5,
  3. Harrison Erege (Torongo) 49.5,
  4. Mayei Kiaoo (Kipterit) 50.3,
  5. Brian Ochieng (Nyanza) 54.6

Heat 4

1. Eric Lekishon (Emanyatta) 50.0,

2. Cornelius Mutinda (Southern) 50.4,

3. Edwin Omondi (Rongai) 51.7,

4. Sebastian Sinos (Eastern) 52.1,

5. Wycliffe Omondi (Nyanza) 53.2

Women

3,000m

Heat 1

1. Judy Chepkoech (Nakuru) 9:02.8,

2. Marion Cheriot (C/Rift) 9:11.4,

3. Grace Loibach (N/Rift) 9:26.3,

4. Daicy Cherop (Central) 9:41.9

Heat 2

1. Winnie Kimutai (N/Rift) 9:25.5,

2. Christine Chesibo (N/Rift) 9:26.7,

3. Sheila Chepkurui (S/Rift) 9:38.7,

4. Sophie Chelanga 9:46.7,

5. Doreen Kibet (Nandi) 9:51.8.

400m

Heat 1

1. Lindah Kageha (Nyanza South) 55.4,

2. Sylvia Chelangá( N/Rift) 55.9,

3. Nelly Chepchirchir (Kapchemoiywo) 56.1,

4. Salome Paul (Eastern) 62.5,

5. Nancy Wangechi (Central) 63.1

Heat 2

  1. Stellah Asiptar (N/Rift) 60.0),
  2. 2. Evalyne Owour (Nyanza North) 65.8,
  3. 3. Millicent Kiprop (Torongo) 66.2,
  4. 4. Beatrice Kandie (Torongo) 67.8,
  5. 5. Delian Mesenua (Emanyatta) 79.9.

Heat 3

1. Jackline Wanjala (N/Rift) 60.2,

2. Elizabeth Khateli (N/Rift) 60.7,

3. Loice Moraa (Mogonga) 61.6,

4. Kiasyo Kamba (Southern) 65.6,

5. Veluma Hasisa (Nyanza North) 73.3.

Heat 4

1. Gladys Mumbe (Southern) 58.5,

2. Jackline Mwikayu (Southern) 59.4,

3. Mercy Oketch (Mogonga),

4. Sharon Cheptoo (N/Rift) 65.4),

5. Maureen Chelanga (Bungoma) 71.0

1,500m

Heat 1

1. Daisy Chepkorir (Keringet) 4:21.6,

2. Faith Chepkoech (Kip/Camp) 4:21.8,

3. Maureen Chetich (S/Rift) 4:22.1,

4. Miriam Chemtai (S/Rift) 4:30.8,

5. Diana Chepteek (Kaptar) 4:234.6

Heat 2:-

1. Purity Chepkirui (Keringet) 4:15.8,

2. Winnie Jemtai (N/Rift) 4:28.1,

3. Nancy Cheruto (Western) 4:30.4,

4. Lyna Bungei (Western) 4:45.1,

5. Mercy Chepsoyo (Nyanza central) 4:46.9

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