Top cream juniors will put their intellectual to test as they will be sitting for their national examinations later in the year after conquering the world in sports especially athletics.
The sports individuals will be sitting for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in various learning institutions across the country.
Fresh from winning East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association 10,000m in Eldoret, former world junior 3,000m champion Richard Kimunyan will be sitting for his KCPE examination at Kirobon Boys’ High school in Nakuru County.
Kimunyan for the first time ran 10,000m at the schools games away from his 3,000m race he has dominated for long but he had to run the longer distance since he has now joined senior cadre.
“I have been training as well as reading in preparations for my examination just at the corner. The Eldoret race was my last competition as I prepare to sit for my examination,” said the reigning Commonwealth Youth 3,000m silver medalist.
He added that he was not used to running 10,000m but he had to do his best to play in the big boys’ league.
Africa youth championships silver medalist in Mauritius said the training is good and hopes to do well in KCSE the same way he has done on track.
Former Africa cross country junior silver medalist Andrew Lorot, will pair with his brother Nickosn Kiplagat to seat for the KCSE paper at Riruta Central secondary school in Nairobi County.
Lorot, who also won the regional secondary school 5,000m race has dominated the cross country races both locally and internationally to claim top positions.
The West Pokot born runner, competes with his brother Kiplagat, who both posted dismal results at the 2016 Africa cross country championships in Yaoundé Cameroon finishing 5th and 6th places respectively.
Apart from competing on track in 3,000m steeplechase, siblings Norah Jeruto and Daisy Chepkemei will compete again in the KCSE examination at St. Agatha secondary school, Mukwo in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
Jeruto, the reigning Africa senior athletics’ championships 3,000m steeplechase champion, is the elder sister to Chepkemei, the world junior 3,000m steeplechase champion.
The duo have been competing in both ‘races’ to deliver various gold at the right time.
But it will be great for Janet Jepngetich who was placed 4th at the world junior championships in 1,500m women. Jepngetich will be sitting for her KCPE examination at her Bomet primary school in Bomet County.
Harambee Starlets player Mwanahalima Adams boycotted to train with the team at ahead of Africa Cup of Nations in Yaoundé, Cameroon as she prepares for her KCSE examination at St. John’s Kaloleni secondary School in Mombasa County.
Adams has been turning up for the national team scoring two goals for national side.
She also guided school, Kaloleni to finish second at the East Africa secondary schools sports Association held in Eldoret in August.