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Top school runners target world Under 18 titles

Brian Wanyonyi won the 10,000m walk at the term 2A Rift valley Secondary School sports Association at the Kipchoge Keino stadium on Wednesday.

Comong from Chwoyet High school, West Pokoto County, Wanyonyi faced off with Erick Mitei from Narok County’s Kisiara and Gideon Kipkemboi to emerge top in 48:19.8 as Mitei was second in 50:00.5 and Kipkemboi’s 50:50.9.

With the win, the athletes have vowed to run for the country at the forthcoming Wolr dunder 18 championships in Nairobi in July.

Beatrice Chebet won the 3,000m race ahead of Cynthia Chepng’eno and Catherine Reline said her focus is not just winning the national title but she will be working her way into Kenya Kenya.

The same sediments were shared with Njeri who won 5,000m walk, Wanyonyi in 10,000m walk, and Kurui in 3,000m steeplechase.

“I have what it takes to win the national title but my main challenge will be to cut into the national team ahead of the world events. I have never won the national jersey like my friends but this year, I want to do my best,” said Chebet from Saramek secondary school, Kericho County.

Chebet won in 9:32.9 followed by Chepng’eno of nakuru’s Winners Gilrs in 9:34.1 before Reline from Elgeyo marakwet completing the podium 9:37.5.

Coming from Mutara secondary school in laikipia county, Njeri won the 5,000m walk in 26:19.1 followed by Diana Chepkirui of Ndanai (26:31.2) and Brenda Kimutai of Elgeyo Marakwet’s Kaptabuk in 26:38.3.

Simotwet high school Judy Kurui won the 3,000m steeplechase race that was highly competitive. The Baringo based runner clocked 10:45.2 ahead of Diana Chepkorir (10:48.5) from Winners Girls and Naomi Koech (10:56.5) from Suwerwa high school, Trans Nzoia County.

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