Losing start for Omanyala

Africa 100m record holder Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala lost his first race of the 2024 during the second leg of Athletics Kenya Track and Field weekend meet at the Ulinzi sports Complex.

The reigning Commonwealth Games 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala was beaten in the men’s 400m on his debut when he finished second last in heat one at 49.06 in the heat won by Erick Kimathi at 47.30 followed by Kelvin Tauta (47.35) and Burundian Erick Nzikwinkunda at 48.10.

In the 100m women, National champion Millicent Ndoro from National Police Service topped the race winning in 11.63 to qualify into the semifinals set for Friday evening before Saturday’s final at the same venue.

She will be up against Doreen waka (12.13), and then NPS Eunice Kadogo (12.16) followed by Susan Nyambura an individual in 12.43, then Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) compatriot Loice Moraa at 12.54, Queenector Kisembe (12.95), KDF’s Delishia Etiang (12.77).

Esther Mbagari (11.83), Individual Rukia Nusra (12.08), Ndura Sports’ Mary Sofia (12.36), Lucia William (12.37), Brenda Mutisya (12.71), Joy Akinyi (12.73), Martha Lucy (12.88) and Lilian Aoko at 12.89.

Winny Chebet won the 1,500m final set for tomorrow after winning the first heat at 4:22.1 ahead of compatriot Vivian Chebet (4:22.4) and Kebeberesi’s Mary Nyaboke competing the podium at 4:22.6.

Heat two was won by Mary Nyaruai in 4:14.0 ahead of Mercy Chepkorir (4:24.9) and Diana Chepkemoi at 4:26.3.

Nancy Chepkemei won heat 2 followed by refugee athlete Angelina Nadai and Sharon Chepkemoi for top three positions clocking 4:29.3, 4:30.1 and 4:34.2 respectively.

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