AK to send 27 juniors to World Championships
26 June 2014, 15:39
Nairobi - Athletics
Kenya (AK) has announced that it will send no less than 27 athletes to
the 15th IAAF World Junior Championships to represent the country at the
historic Hayward Field stadium in Eugene, USA.
The event takes place between July 22 and 27 and will see World
junior 5 000m bronze medallist Agnes Jebet, 3 000m steeplechase champion
Daisy Chepkemei and Moses Mukono return compete as they did in
Barcelona in 2012.
The team will report in Nairobi on Sunday where preparations for the event will commence.
World Youth 800m champion Alfred Kipketer, 2 000m steeplechase
champion and 3 000m champion Rosefline Chepng'etich will head to the
championships with the goal of to extending their dominance in their
All African junior silver medalist Elvis Cheboi and Alex Sampao will
look to assert the same dominance they enjoy on the continent at the
Joshua Masikonde, a student at Simat Secondary School in Uasin Gishu
County, finally had his day in the sun after failing to make the
national team in several occasions.
Jonathan Sawe (3:42.59) was too good for Hillary Cheruiyot (3:43.10)
and Africa Youth champion Robert Biwott (3:43.91) in 1,500m contest. But
Moses Mukono dazzled his fans as he took a fall and produced a
scintillating sprint to victory in 13:46.8, beating Fredrick Kipkosgei
Elvis Cheboi won the 10,000m in 28:33.73 ahead of Nicholas Kosimbei (28:37.58) and Emmanuel Bett (28:47.51).
"The race was ok,” said Cheboi.
“I am happy to have made the team and will now focus on serious
training. I want to give my best the Oregon competition and graduate to
seniors with at least a record in the junior level."
Kenya has had a good show at the championships since its inaugural event in 1986 in Greece.
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