David Too won 1,500m in the Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) national track and field trials held at Kipchoge Keino stadium ahead of World University Games to be staged in the Taiwan Capital, Taipei.
The Saturday event was used by KUSA to selected 50 athletes to represent he country at the world showpiece set for August.
Coming from University of Eldoret (UoE), Too clocked 3:51.50 to automatically qualify for the games ahead of Bernard Koech of Mount Kenya Unversity (MKU) in 3:57.40.
“I want to try by best to win the world title for both my school and the country at large,” said Too.
In the women’s category, Stelar Jepkemoi was the only athlete in the 1,500m race forcing her to compete with her male counterparts. The Egerton University runner completed the race in 5:24.70.
Fearce battle was in 5,000m men where Musa Kanyngi, running as an individual won the race in 14:28.0 beating USA based runner James Nyanou (15:05.0) before Technical University of Kenya (TUK) athlete Gerald Wanyagi completed the top three places clocking 15:13.10 while Joan Kimeli competing as an individual won the women’s race in 17:59.9 ahead of Kisii’s Mary Kwamboka (20:02.40)in a race that attracted two runners only.
Wesley Kimeli (8:39.70) was top in men’s 3,000m shining against Cherutich Kipruto of UOE who returned second in 8:59.90. stpehen Korir was third timing 9:05.60. in women, Joyce Kimeli was the only athlete on track and ran with men finishing in 12:46.10.