The reigning World Junior 800 metres champion Margaret Nyairera and upstart Elijah Manangoi were the toast of the Second Athletics Kenya Track and Field Weekend Meeting held in Thika over the week as veteran Joyce Zakary and Charity Wandia returned to competitive running.
Nyairera, 19, a form four student at Tetu Girls in Nyeri strode to victory in the 800 metres race after leading the pack from the gun, arriving after 2minutes and six point five seconds to stamp her authority in the middle distant event.
Eglay Nalianya, who finished 4th in the Africa junior in Adis Ababa last month, took position 2 in her debut in 800metres after recanting her previous 400metres specialty. She timed 2:07.4 during the Meet, the second leg coming after the opener in Bondo last week.
Charity Wandia, a hot cake in the shorter 400metres, finished in third position timing 2:09.3 in her come-back to active competition after missing in action for some times.
In men, the absence Olympics bronze medalist Timothy Kitum in the finals of 800m gave Ronga’s athletics club Elijah Manangoi the pedals to the limelight. Manangoi fought like a wounded lion in a very tightly contested event to win in 1:48.3, beating bitter rival Daniel Karwen who finished a second behind in 2:48.4.
In other events held in the two days on the wet Thika Municipal Stadium and Manned by the 12th Engineer Battalion of the Kenya Defense Forces, Veteran sprinter Joyce Zakary bounced back to the winning streak after winning two medals in her specialty.
The Kenya Police Service Runner clocked 24.6 and 11.9 to win 200 and 100metreswhile new comer Peter Mwai of Kenya Police dethroned seasoned Collins Omae in 200metres and national champion Tom Musinde bein humbled by upcoming Brian Gatura in the 100metres dash. Mwai sprinted in 21.7 with Omae accomplishing the feat in 21.8. Gatura run 10.4 against Musinde’s 10.5.
In 10,000metres women, MFAE’s Miriam Nyambura beat Prison’s PaulineM angui of Prisons and Pauline Eapan of Run2gether to claim the bragging rights over the distant. The winner took 34:12.2 while her close challengers were timed 34:39.4 and 34:30.4 and 34:39.4 respectively.
The men’s title went to KDF’s Stephen Arita. He completed the 25 laps in 29:52.1 while second-placed Raphael Kiplagat did it in 29:55.0 against third finisher Silas Likong (Police) who clocked 29:55.3.
In the field, Felister Bosire of KPC and Boaz Monyancha ruled in the throws while Caroline Waiganjo and Tera Langat took leading roles in the Jumps. Bosire, the star during the Bondo leg, putted the shot at 11.37 metres. Jackline Nyongesa (11.23m) and Sarah Atieno (11.08m) followed in that order.
In Long Jumps, Tera (Prisons) jumped 7.28m for glory where Kiplagat Rutto and Hillary Pkiyach came second and third after doing 6.95 and 6.56metres apart. In Women, Waiganjo (MSD) measured 5.58metres for the victory, leaving Priscila Nasimiyu and Pauline Mutano fighting for second and third after leaping 5.41 and 5.27 metres.
- Joyce Zakari (Police) 11.9,
- Eunice Kadogo (Prisons) 12.2,
- Fresha Mwangi (Prisons) 12.3,
- Jean Simiyu (Prisons) 12.5,
- Zaphania Monica (Police) 12.7.
- Joyce Zakari (Police) 24.6,
- Eunice Kadogo (Prisons) 25.0,
- Fresha Mwangi (Prisons) 25.6,
- Catherine Nandi (KDF) 26.0,
- Jean Simiyu (Prisons) 26.5.
- Nabirye Nasiba (Uganda) 54.9,
- Jacinta Shikanda (Police) 55.1,
- Veronica Mutua (Prisons) 55.9,
- Agnes Aneno (Uganda) 56.6, 5.
- Damaris Imbogo (Prisons) 56.8.
- Fransisca Koki (Police) 59.6,
- Veronica Chebet (Police) 63.6,
- Pricilla Nasimiyu (KDF) 64.6,
- Jerioth Kathogo (KDF) 65.3,
- Gladys Ngure (Prisons) 67.6.
- Margaret Nyairera (Ind) 2:06.5,
- Eglay Nalianya (Western) 2:07.4,
- Charity Wandia (KDF) 2:09.3,
- Sylvia Jerop(Prisons) 2:11.7,
- Naakai Halima (Uganda) 2:12,
- .Judith Kiyeng (KDF) 4:20.6,
- Penina Wangare (Prisons) 4:21.6,
- 3.Beth Njeri (NPS) 4:21.8,
- Hilda Chepkwemoi (Prisons) 4:43.1,
- JumaMweche (KDF) 4:44.2.
- Joan Chepkemoi (Ind) 10:18.2,
- Marion Kibor (Kahawa) 10:18.4,
- Elizabeth Mweni (MAB) 10:53.3,
- Flavia Kwamboka (CID) 11:25.1.
- Alice Kamunya (Ind) 16:28.6,
- Anne Wanjiru (Police) 16:31.7,
- Anne Murage (Prisons)16:36.4,
- Shelmith Muriuki (Southern) 16:49.0,
- Brillian Chepkorir (Ind) 17:01.4.
- Grace Wanjiru (Mab) 26:22.6,
- Grace Thoiti (NPS) 27:33.4,
- Grace Mungai (IND) 29:29.7,
- Ruth Wangui (IND) 30:52.0,
- Khadija Shungi (KPS) 35:10.0.
- Miriam Muthoni (Mfae) 34:12.2,
- Pauline Wangui (Prisons) 34:30.
- Pauline Eapan (Run2gether) 34:39.4,
- Veronica Njeri (Run2gether) 34:56.3,
- Hellen Nzembi (GSU) 35:47.6.
- Feosire (KPC) 11.7m,
- Jackline Nyongesa (Prisons) 11.23m,
- Sarah Atieno (Ind) 11.08m,
- Mary Chepkirui (Ind) 10.62m,
- Rebeca Kerubo (Police)10.15metres.
- Caroline Jerotich (KDF) 1.6m,
- Priscilla Nasimiyu (KDF) 1.55m,
- Veronica Chebet (Police) 1.5m,
- Dorothy Gaki (KDF) 1.3m.
- Caroline Cherotich (KDF) 41.43m,
- Mary Cherotich (Prisons) 35.43m,
- Rebeca Kerubo (Police) 33.73m,
- Felister Bosire (Police) 32.49m,
- Eveline Kipruto (Police) 32.18m.
- Caroline Waiganjo (MSD) 5.58m,
- Priscila Nasimiyu (ISL) 5.41m,
- Pauline Mutano (EMB) 5.27m,
- Petronila Mwombe (Prisons) 5.22m,
- Jepkemboi Kiplagat (GSU) 4.77m.
- Zeddy Cherotich (KDF) 41.57m,
- Damaris Nyakeruri (Ind) 40.39m,
- Emily Kariuki (Lanet) 39.28m,
- Caroline Cherotich (KDF) 38.93m,
- Monica Lagat (Mab) 38.78m.
- Brian Gatura (KAS) 10.4,
- Tom Musinde (KDF) 10.5,
- Carl Lewis (KDF) 10.6,
- Peter Mwai (Police) 10.8,
- Mark Otieno (MSD) 11.0.
- Kiprono Kosgei (Police) 15.0,
- William Mbevi (Lab) 15.5,
- John Kitur (Police) 15.7,
- David Omwenga (Ind) 15.9,
- Ken Kirui (KDF) 16.1.
- Peter Mwai (Pol21.7,
- Collins Omae (Ind) 21.8,
- Stanley Kieti (Southern) 22.1,
- Pius Muia (KAS) 22.5,
- Charles Wamwea (KDF) 23.0.
- Kiprono Kosgei (GSU) 52.0,
- Kipkurui Cheruiyot (Nairobi) 53.6,
- Ken Kirui (KDF) 54.4,
- Vincent Kosgei (Prisons) 54.8,
- Erick Kiptoo (Ind) 55.7.
- Elijah Manangoi (Rongai) 1:48.3,
- Daniel Karwen (KAS) 1:48.4,
- Timothy Sein (Police) 1:48.6,
- Boniface Mutisya (PSTC)1:48.9,
- Edwin kemboi (KDF) 1:49.7.
- Timothy Cheruiyot (Rongai) 3:41.5,
- Jonathan Kitilit (KDF) 3:41.8,
- Gilbert Kipsang (Ind) 3:43.8,
- John Mwangi (KDF) 3:45.8,
- Elijah Kipchirchir (Ind) 3:47.7.
- Kennedy Kosgei (KDF) 8:41.2,
- Justus Kipkorir (GSU) 8:41.7,
- Isaac Yego (Prisons) 8:42.3,
- Hosea Kiplagat (Ind) 8:52.1,
- Moses Kibet (KDF) 9:03.7.
- John Maina (Mfae) 14:18.3,
- Meshack Letim (KDF) 14:22.8,
- Francis Kamau (Mfae) 14:23.5,
- Hillary Kirui (KDf) 14:25.7,
- Kennedy Lagat (Ind ) 14:34.0.
- Erick shikuku (MSA) 24:15.1,
- Jackson Lagat (KDF) 25:11.6,
- Patrick Mwangi (PCK) 25:12.0,
- John Gitau (KDF) 25:12.3,
- Joshua Ndungu (Ind) 27:00.7.
- Stephen Arita(KDF) 29:52.1,
- Raphael Kiplagat (Police) 29:55.0,
- Silas Likong (Mfae) 29:55.3,
- Silas Kirui (KDF) 30:00.0,
- Gideon Kurgat (Run2gether) 30:18.2
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