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Newcomers Kiprop, Chirchir dominate Ol Kalou A.K X-county meeting

Upstarts Emmanuel Kiprop and Everline Chirchir won the third leg of Athletics Kenya Cross country championships held today in Ol Kalou, Nyandarua County.

Coming from Nyahururu Kiprop won the men’s 10km title while Chirchir was crowned the women’s 10km title ahead of the national trials in Kisii next month.

The 21 year old Kiprop won the title in 29:44.2 ahead of Elphas Cheboi in second position timing 29:47.5 and Weldon Kipkirui in who completed the podium in 29:50.3.

Chirchir won the women’s title in 33:33.4 beating Caroline Chepkoech in second place in 33:37.5 with Edinah Jebitok in third in 33:45.4.

In junior race, Reigning Africa 3000m junior bronze medallist Gideon Rono and Feliciana Jepkorir Kanda made it two out of two in race. Kanda won the second series in nandi two weeks ago.

Selected results

Men’s 10km

1. Emmanuel Kiprop – 29:44.2

2. Elphas Cheboi- 29:47.5

3. Weldon Kipkurui – 29:50.3

4. Collins Koros – 29:51.1

5. Ronald Kirui -29:54.4

6. Bernard Kipkemboi – 30:01.3

7. Joseph Karanja -30:07.8

8. Leonard Bett -30:14.0

9. Vincent Mutai – 30:16.5

10. Vincent Kipkurui – 30:23.8

Women’s 10km

1. Everyline Chirchir – 33:33.4

2. Caroline Chepkoech – 33:37.5

3. Edinah Jebitok – 33:45.4

4. Agnes Jebet – 35:58.6

5. Daisy Cherotich – 34:08.5

6. Beatrice Chebet (Londiani) 34:15.1

7. Teresia Omosa – 34:40.3

8. Susan Chebet – 34:49.4

9. Monicah Ngigi – 35:01.9

10. Mercy Chepkorir -35:11.4

Men’s Under-20 8km

1. Gedion Rono – 23:29.3

2. Shadrack Kipchirchir – 23:52.5

3. Emmanuel Kiplangat – 24:00.1

4. Joseph Waweru – 24:02.0

5. Gedion Kipng’etich – 24:16.5

6. David Chungea – 24:17.0

7. Leakey Kamuna -24:18.0

8. Nelson Mandela – 24:18.6

9. James Mwanzia -24:39.1

10. Dennis Korir -24:42.6

Women’s Under-20 6km

1. Feliciana Jepkorir Kanda- 20:08.8

2. Purity Chepkurui -20:11.1

3. Judy Chepkoech -20:19.3

4. Isia Chelangat – 20:26.6

5. Maureen Cherotich- 20:27.4

6. Grace Labach – 20:44.1

7. Cynthia Chemng’eno – 20:55.1

8. Deborah Chemutai -21:02.8

9. Ednah Chepkemoi – 21: 08.7

10. Beatrice Cheburet -21:13.9

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