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Kenya Police dominates Relay team

Kenya Police dominated the Athletics Kenya National championships cum trials at Lornah Kiplagat Sports Academy stadium in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet county on Saturday.


Athlteics Kenya National Relays at Lorna Kiplagat Sports Academy

The athletics federation was using the national championships to slecet a formidable team that will represent the country at the World Relays championships in Yokohama, Japan.

Eglay Nalianya and Emily Cherotich, who will be anchoring 2x2x4000m comes from Kenya Police and will be joined by Ferguson Rotich who runs as an individual and Collins Kipruto (Kenya Wild Service KWS). Naliany and Rotich were the winners of 800m followed by Cherotich and Kipruto respectively.

“Since I train from this region, it was good for me to lift the title as we had for world championships. The win was good for me since I was competing in my home area though we still have a long way to go. The relay will be tricky because I have to train well with my partner to ensure that we carry the title back home,” said Nalianya.

Nalianya clocked 2:02.29 for the title ahead of Cherotich’s 2:04.25 and Mawia’s 2:05.52 while Rotich defeated Kipruto from Kenya Would Life Service and Cornelias Tuwei.

Ever green Mike Mokamba will be competing in 2x200m alongside  Samuel Chege, Dan Kiviasi, Mark Otieno and Mark Kangethe.

Mokamba and Chege competed for Kenya Defence Forces aftyer clocking 20:90 and 21:02 in positions 1 and 2 respectively while Otieno competed for Kenya Posta and Kiviasi for KDF.

Kenya Police’s Millicent Ndoro will lead Joan Cherono (Police,) Eunice Kadogo (police), Nevian Michira (prison) and Diana Chebet of Police in women’s 4x400m.

Ndoro clocked locked 23:85 to win the 200m edging out Joan Cherono (24:20) before veteran Eunice Kadogo also from police completed the podium in  24:31.

“The race was too competitive hence giving me an opportunity to compete at the world level in a better way. The track here is good. As we head into the camp. We need good coaches who will cooperate with us to ensure that we win the race in Yokohama,” said Mokamba.

Maureen Thomas, Gladys Nthenya, Evangeline Makena and Veronica Mutua will be flying the 4x400m women category in Japan.

After winning 100m race, Fresha Mwangi of Police will anchor the 4x200m race together with Diana Chebet (police) after finishing second behind Mwangi, Elizabeth Nekesa (Police) and Doreen Waka (Prison).  

Hellen Syombua and Jared Momanyi were the winners of 400m in women and men categories respectively.

Syombua, who trains in Nyeri under Pascal Chelengat said the region has good climate that can give an athlete good time compared to other areas in the country.

“We will be traveling to Japan for a win and we need good results. The climate here favoured me and I promise to do the same in Japan, said Syombua who will be competing in 4x400m.

She crossed the finish line in 51.72 ahead of Maximilla Imali (53:18) and Maurine Thomas’ 53:63.

Kenya team

4x100m women

1.     Maureen Thomas

2.     Stephen Barasa

3.     Carl Lewis

4.     Micahel Ngugi

4x400m 800m women

1.     Fresha Mwangi

2.     Diana Chebet

3.     Elizabeth Nakesa

4.     Doreen Waka

4x400m (mixed)

1.     Jared Momanyi

2.     Aron Koech

3.     Hellen Syombua

4.     Maximilla Imali

4x400m men

1.     Alex Sampao

2.     Collins Omae

3.     Alphas Kishioyan

4.     Kenneth Kimeu

4x400m women

1.     Maureen Thomas

2.     Gladys Ngenya

3.     Evangeline Makena

4.     Veronica Mutua

4x200m women

1.     Milicent Ndoro

2.     Joan Chelimo

3.     Eunice Kadogo

4.     Vera Rorey

5.     Diana Chebet

4x200m men

1.     Mike Mokamba

2.     Samuel Chege

3.     Dan Kiviasi

4.     Mark Otieno

5.     Mark Kangethe

2x2x400m

1.     Ferguson Rotich

2.     Collins Kipruto

3.     Eglay Nalianya

4.     Emily Cherotich

Finals results 800m

Women

1.     Eglay Nalianya-2:02.29

2.     Emily Cherotich- 2:04.25

3.     Jarinter Mawia- 2:05.52

Men

1.     Ferguson Rotich- 1:45.40

2.     Collins Kipruto-1:46.20

3.     Cornelius Tuwei- 1:46.45

200m men

1.     Mike Mokamba- 20:90

2.     Samuel Chege-21:02

3.     Dan Kiviasi- 21’08

Women

1.     Millicent Ndoro- 23:85

2.     Joan Cherono- 24:20

3.     Eunice Kadogo- 24:31

110m hurdles men

1.     Michael Musyoka- 14:14

2.     Rotich Kipkorir- 14:42

3.     Kiprono Koskei- 14:58

100m hurdles women

1.     Priscillah Tambunda- 14:47

2.     Jane Chege- 14:79

3.     Caroline Waiganjo-14:86

100m men

1.     Elijah Mathew- 10:65

2.     Stephen Baraza- 10:66

3.     Samuel Chege- 10:67

100m women

1.     Fresha Mwangi- 12:28

2.     Diana Chebet- 12:45

3.     Elizabeth Nekesa- 12:67

400m men

1.     Jared Momanyi- 46:56

2.     Aron Koech- 46:76

3.     Alex Sampao- 46:88

400m women

1.     Hellen Syombua- 51:72

2.     Maxilla Imali- 53:18

3.     Maureen Thomas- 53:63

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