Kibet, Chepngeno top North Rift cross country championships

Kibet, Chepngeno top North Rift cross country championships

Michael Kibet and Vicoty Chepngeno won the Athletics Kenya North Rift championships held today at the Kishaunet Showground in West Pokot County.

In a five county contest involving Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia, West Pokot, Turkana and Samburu, Kibet emerged victorious in 10km senior men to book a slot for the national cross country ahead of Africa cross country championships in Lome, Togo.

He won the title in 30:11.68 beating compatriot Linus Kales to second in 30:20.68 with Emmanuel Rutto completing the podium timing 30:31.28.

Chepngeno edged out former world cross country champion Irene Cheptai for the title  in 33:27.19 and 33:54.94 in position 1 and 2 respectively before Daisy Kimeli rouned off the podium in 34:44.94.

Feliciana Kanda Jepkoesgei and Kelvin Kibiwott were crowned the winners in 6km and 8km junior women and men respectively.

Kanda (20:46.46) from Elgeyo Marakwet defeated her compatriot Africa cross country runner Zena Chemutai (21:07.29) and Sheila Chebiwott (21:33.34).

In men, Elgeyo Markwet’s Kibiwott won in 21:10.97 ahead of compatriot Timothy Kibet (24:25.50) and Turkana’s Fredrock Lomong’ode (24:28.18).

Selected results

6km junior women

  1. Feliciana Kanda Jepkosgei- 20:46.46
  2. Zena Chemutai – 21:07.39
  3. Sheila Chebiwott- 21:16.14
  4. Betty Kipkore- 21:33.34
  5. Emmy Jebiwott- 21:42.07

8km junior men

  1. Kelvin Kibiwott- 24:10.97
  2. Timothy Kibet- 24:24.50
  3. Fredrick Lomobg’ode- 24:28.18
  4. Simon Kosgei- 24:32.18
  5. Felix Korir- 24:50.28

10km senior women

  1. Vicoty Chepngeno- 33:27.19
  2. Irene Cheptai- 33:54.19
  3. Daisy Kimeli- 34:44.74
  4. Lilian Chemweno- 35:05.44
  5. Sharon Kemboi- 35:26.62

10km senior men

  1. Michael Kibet- 30:11.68
  2. Linus kales- 30:20.68
  3. Emmanuel Rutto- 30:30.93
  4. Edward Kibet-  30:31.26
  5. Jacob Krop- 30:31.28

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