Peter Kithome and Alocias Kipngétich powered their way to the semifinals of the World Athletics Under-20 Championships at Kasarani.
The duo will represent the country in 400m hurdles men with Agnes Mutindi Ngumbi failing to make the cut as she awaits 100m hurdles.
Kithome, a form three student at St Valentines High school in Machakos, finished second in 51.31 in second heat behind Denis Novoseltsey who timed 50.54
The first heat, Kipngétich was third in his first heat in 51.41 as Roshwan Clarke from Jamaica won in a personal best of 50.93 followed by Matic Ian Gucek from Slovenia in 51.27.
Mutindi settled fifth in the first heat in 1:02.65 as she awaits the women’s 100m hurdles on Friday morning.