Written by Silas Kibet Kemboi
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The squad of 29 athletes named by Athletics Kenya (AK) comprises 14 boys and 15 girls who are expected to report to the camp at YMCA Hostels on April 25, for the East Africa regional youth athletics championships slated for May 4-5 in Uganda.
AK Western branch chairman Henry Alukhaba will manage the team to the championship while Daniel Torerei will travel as his assistant.
AK public relations officer Peter Angwenyi said Kenya is sending a very physically powerful lineup after a rigorous selection process.
“We have selected the best athletes for the championship and we expect them to go all out and win medals for the country,” he said.
Angwenyi said they have entered athletes in the sprints and ground events to help them gain experience as part of their efforts to rebuild the two sectors.
“We have talent in the sprints and field events and we expect them to do well,” added Angwenyi.
The team, which departs to Uganda on May 3, will train at Nyayo Stadium under the tutelage of coaches George Ogeto and Monica Muraya.Anna Musonik is the chaperone while Joshua Malingi is a delegate.
Boys: Duke Ogoti, Josephat Mutuku (200m); Josephat Ngeno, Geoffrey Kipkoech(400m); Patrick Kiprotich, Henry Kipkosgei (800m); Tony Kemboi, Jonah Kinuthia(1500m); Geoffrey Kipkoech, Justus Ngeno(2000m SC); Ambrose Kiptoo, Joseph Kimathi(3000m); Vincent Tarus, Collins Kibet (Long jump/triple jump).
Girls: Damaris Akoth (200m); Nevian Wachira, Annastacia Kanini (400m); Jarinter Mawia, Joyline Chepngeno (800m); Eva Cherono, Sheila Chepngetich (1,500m); Celiphin Cheptoek (2,000SC), Edna Chepkemoi, Mercy Chepwogen(3,000m), Roselydah Domongole (3,000m); Rose Joshua (L/jump/T/jump), Sharon Kisengi, Kawira Maroolong (long jump) and Jane Jepleting (javelin)
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