Anyango and Kiprop are UOE Cross Country winners

Reigning Discovery Kenya cross country Emmaculate Anyango and Bravin Kiprop were the winners of today’s University of Eldoret (UOE) Cross Country Championships held at the university’s pavilion.

The race was held in marking ten years since the university was awarded the Charter to operate as a full university.

Anyango won the senior women’s 7.4km title in 25:09.7 followed by Stella Jepkosgei (25:26.6) and Dorothy Kimutai in 25:30.5.

“I came here to try my luck and it came to pass with victory. In such races, you nly come to run without focusing on victory and when it comes, you feel happy and be ready to lose too,” said Anyango.

Kiprop won the title 16:40.03 beating Ayub Kiptum (16:54.2) and Nixon Chesi coming third after timing 16:59.4.

“It was not an easy race especially with the weather but victory was good for me,” said Kiprop.

In the junior, Mathew Kipkosgei and Janet Jepkosgei were 5.55km km and 3.7km km junior men and women winners in a competitive race.

Kipkosgei from St Francis Kimuron won the mane’s title in 16,40.1 followed by Linus Kipkemoi (16:54.2) and Titus Kiprotich in 16:59.0 in an all podium sweep for Kimuron school.

Jepkosgei won the junior women title in 12:38.01 ahead of Maurine Jepkoech and Martha Jelimo in 12”41.0 and 12:45.2 respectively.

Selected results

3.7km junior wome

1. Janet Jepkoech-12:38.1

2. Maurine jepkoech- 12:41.0

3. Martha Jelimo- 12:45.2

4. Caroline jeptanui- 13:08.0

Vivian chebiwott- 13:24.3

5.55km junior men

1. Mathew Kipkosgei-16:40.1

2. Linus Kipkemboi-16:54.2

3. Titus Kiprotich-16:59.0

4. Mathew Kipkoech-17:08.6

5. Gideon Kiplimo-17:09.5

Senior men

  1. Bravin Kiprop-16:40.3
  2. Ayub Kiptum-16:54.2
  3. Nixon Chesi-16:59.4
  4. Reuben Longosiwa-17:08.6
  5. Felix Kipkorir-17:09.5

Senior women

  1. Emmaculate Anyango-25:09.7
  2. Stella Jepkosgei-25:26.6
  3. Dorothy Kimutai-25:30.5
  4. Vivian Cheruiyot-25:38.4
  5. Edna Kibiwott-25:46.9
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