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Longosiwa, Chesang dominate North Rift regional championships

Abraham Longosiwa and Diana Chesang braved the scorching sun to win the 10,000m titles at the Athletics Kenya North Rift region held today at the Tambach Teachers Training College in Elgeyo Marakwet County (EMC).

Coming from West Pokot County, Longosiwa kept the legacy of his brother on track after Thomas Longosiwa set the stage for the family.

He won the men’s title in 29:33.9 ahead of EMC’s duo of Victor Somom and kelvin Kibiwott who timed 29:44.9 and 29:55.2 respectively.

In women, Chesang, running on her home county won the title in 34:52.7 beating Shamila Kipsiror to second in 34.55.9 and Turkana’s Irene kaile completing the podium in 34:22.3.

Selected results

100m hurdles women

  1. Judy Cheruto (EMC)- 18.4
  2. Purity Kimutai (EMC)- 19.2
  3. Fridah Kiplagat (EMC)- 19.2

110m hurdles men

  1. Alex Kiptoo (EMC)- 18.00
  2. Bernard Oswana (EMC)- 18.2

10,000m women

  1. Diana Chesang (EMC)- 34:52.7
  2. Shamila Kipsiror (EMC)- 34:55.9
  3. Irene Kaile (Turkana)- 34:22.3

10,000m men

  1. Abraham Longosiwa (West Pokot)- 29:33.9
  2. Victor Somom (EMC)- 29:44.9
  3. Kelvin Kibiwott (EMC)- 29:55.2

1,500m women

  1. Sharon Chepngetich (EMC) 4:22.3
  2. Nancy Cherop (EMC)- 4:22.9
  3. Milicent Kiboi (EMC)- 4:27.4

1,500m men

  1. Amos Bett (EMC)- 3:45.78
  2. Antony Kimutai (EMC)- 3:48.37
  3. Hillary Biwott (EMC)- 4:45.58

3,000m steeplechase women

  1. Edna Chepkemoi (EMC)- 10:13.5
  2. Dorsi Cherop (EMC)- 10:19.5
  3. Dorothy Kimutai (EMC)- 10:40.02

3,000m steeplechase men

  1. Lawrence Kemboi (EMC)- 9:04.7
  2. Alfred Cheruiyot (EMC)- 9:08.3
  3. Fredrick Domongele (West Pokot)- 9:11.4

5,000m women

  1. Stella Chesang (UGA)- 16:08.3
  2. Maureen Chepkoech (EMC)- 16:17.8
  3. Zena jemutai (EMC)- 16:36.5
  4. Jacklyne Jerono (EMC)- 17:13.6
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