Former Africa Youth 1,500m silver medallist Eva Cherono will be making her second appearance in the senior team ahead of world cross country championships set for Aarhus, Denmark on 30th March.
Cherono, who was the youngest athlete in Kenyan team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games team in Gold Coast Australia, said she wants to make an impact into senior cadre after graduating two years ago.
“I have been yearning for a medal since making it to senior levels and this is my year. 2019 will be great for me and getting a slot into the team is what am looking for,” said Cherono.
Cherono will Marshall forces with former Africa cross country bronze medalist Beatrice Mutai and former world Youth 2,000m steeplechase silver medalist Sandra Chebet and upstarts Everlyne Chirchir, Jackline Jepkoech and Norah Chebet to win the national title for South Rift at the national cross country championships set for Eldoret Sports club in Eldoret on 23rd February.
Mutai won the race ahead of Chebet as Cherono completed the podium to book a slot for national championships.
“There will be great athletes in Eldoret but I will try my best to climb to the top, hoping God will do wonders. That day will be difficult in a sense that everyone will on at the starting line-up for the Denmark ticket chase,” said the former Africa Youth silver medalist.
The alumni of Musaria secondary school in Kericho County will be chasing her first title against top creame runners like world 5,000m champion Hellen Obiri from Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), former world 3,000m steeplechase champion Hyvin Kiyeng, former world junior silver medalist Stacy Ndiwa (Police), world 10,000m bronze medalist Alice Aprot, former world cross country champion Agnes Jebet Tirop among others.
“Right now I am in intense training to challenge the giants. It is through this that I will make to Denmark. God has already ordained me among others for the ticket,” added Cherono.