AK releases Youth Games squad
18 June 2015, 14:23
Nairobi - On Thursday, Athletics Kenya (AK) released the names of the squad that will represent the nation at the 2015 IAAF World Youth Championships.
The event is being held in Cali, Colombia from July 15-19. The 26 athletes made the cut after two days of trials at the Nyayo Stadium.
David Okeyo, AK vice-president, hopes the team can improve on their performance at the 2013 edition, where they bagged four gold, three silver and four bronze medals.
"The performance was great as most of the athletes surpassed the IAAF set qualification standards by far," said Okeyo.
"This an indication that the team is ready to do well in Cali. We have been following most of these athletes in the system (schools) and our expectations in them is very high.
“Most of them are already exposed to international competitions having represented the country in Mauritius (Africa Youth) and Ethiopia (Africa Junior) earlier in the year."
Team Kenya Officials: Robert Ngisirei (head coach), Mutahi Kahiga (team manager), Joyce Awadu (physiotherapist), Sammy Bii (assistant coach), Dorcas Yator (chaperon).
Girls: 200m: Damaris Akoth (25:15); 400m: Purity Chepkoech (56.23), Jane Njoki (56:63); 800m: Betty Chepkemoi (2:06.8), Mary Kalakye (2:07.5); 1500m: Janeth Jepngetich (4:20.12), Joyline Cherotich 4:20.89; 2000m SC: Sandra Felis Chebet (6:16.19), Celphine Chepteek (6:24.27); 3000m: Emily Chebet (9:08.8), Sheila Chelangat (9:11.5).
Boys: 200m: Aaron Kimutai (21:33), Mackson Sirere (21:77), 400m-H: Emmanuel Kipyegon (52:26), Nicholas Chirchir (52:63); 400m: Edwin Ngeeti (47:25), Josphat Kipngetich (47:29), 800m: Willy Tarbei (1:44.51), Kipyegon Bett (1:44.55),1500m: Taki Kumari (33:37.54), Lawi Kimutai (3:41.10); 2000mSC: Vincent Kipyegon (5:27.17), Geoffrey Rotich (5:30.89), 3000m: Richard Kumunyan Yator (7:53.3), Davis Kiplangat (7:53.9), Long/triple Jump: Edward Kiplimo.
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