• Double win for Kibiwott in Nakuru

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Mar 31, 2012-

Two-time world cross country junior champion Viola Kibiwott grabbed a double win in the women's 800m and 1500m as the third National Bank of Kenya/ athletics Kenya weekend meeting came to a close at Nakuru's Afraha Stadium, Saturday.

In the absence of other bigwigs, Viola, who is also a former 1,500m junior champion eft no doubt on her intentions this year ahead of the Olympic Games in July. She clocked 4:15.14 edging out Commonwealth 3,000m steeplechase champion Milka Chemos in the women's 1,500m.

Chemos, running for Police, clocked 4:20.0 to finish second while Lydia Chepkorir was placed third.

Kibiwott descended on the women's 800m to show her opponents her clean pair of spikes. Running for Global, Kibiwot clocked 2:04.7 minutes while Mary Kirui of Police came second in 2:06.3. Jepleting Busienei of Lanet finished third in 2:07.5.

" It's better to gauge ourselves early and that is why we are here. I will run a number of weekend meeting just to make sure I am in shape for the national trials,”said Kibiwott.

Chemos also ran the 1,500m to improve her speed. All Africa Games women's 3,000m steeplechase champion Hyvin Kiyeng (Global) clocked 11:47.00 to win her specialty race.

Tabitha Chelangat (Sigonet) came a distance second in 12:35.40 asCaroline Muthoni (Kiganjo) crossed the line third in 13:16.8 Like the two, Kiyemg said her mission this year is to make her debut at the Olympics Games after starring at the All Africa Games last year.

Peter Chesang of Kamasaba topped the men's 10,000m race in 29:14.1 to beat Nicholas Kirui (Kiptagich) and Peter Kitur to second and third places in 29:21.2 and 29:26.7 respectively. Chelang'a stuck with pack for most of the race before bursting into the lead.

The men's 5,000m was equally competitive and it was Victor Chumo of Thika who carried the day in 14:07.0. Daniel Salel (Kaptagat) took second place in 14:09.1 while William Sitoni (Sotik) completed the top three places after recording 14:10.8.

Faridah Chelanga of Global Sports returned 16:10.7 to take the women's 5,000m .Joyce Wanjiku (Police) was placed second in 16:11.8 while Caroline Chepkoech (Sotik) wrapped the top three places in 16:16.0.

Selected Results 10,000m Men:

 1. Peter Chesang (Kamasaba) 29:14.1

2. Nicholas Kirui ((Kiptagich) 29:21.2

3. Peter Kitur (Mosoriot) 29:26.7


5000m Men:

 1. Victor Chumo (Thika) 14:07.0

2. Daniel Salel (Kaptagat) 14:09.1

 3. William Sitoni (Sotik) 14:10.8


5000m Women

 1. Faridah Chelanga (Global) 16:10.7

 2. Joyce Wanjiku (Police) 16:11.8

3. Caroline Chepkoech (Sotik) 16:16.0


3,000m SC

1. Jairus Kipchoge (Eldoret) 8:47.1 2.

 2. Kornelius Kipruto (Mosoriot) 8:52.7

3. Clement Kemboi (Indiv) 8:52.8


 3,000M s/c Women


 1. Hyvin Kiyeng (Global) 11:47.00

2. Tabitha Chelangat (Sigonet) 12:35.40

3. Caroline Muthoni (Kiganjo) 13:16.8


1500m Men:


1.  Gilbert Kipsang (Global) 3:47.1

2. James Tenai (Mosoriot) 3:47.5

3. Vincent Kibet (Eldoret) 3:47.8


 1500m Women:

1. Viola Kibiwott (Global) 4:15.14

2. Milka Chemos (Police) 4:20.0

3. Lydia Chepkorir (Police) 4:21.6


800m Men

1. Hosea Kandie (Lanet) 1:48.3

2. Isaac Rono (Embakasa) 1:49.5

3. Peter Langat (Bomet) 1:49.9.


800m Women:

1. Viola Kibiwot (Global) 2:04.7

 2. Maty Kuri (Police) 2:06.3

3. Jepleting Busienei (Lanet) 2:07.5


100m Men:

1 Ibrahim Muiya (Prisons) 10.4 2.

 Stephen Okatch (Embakasi) 10.5

 3. Emmanuel Lentukuny (Lanet) 10.7


 100m Women

1. Millicent Ondoro (Police) 12.2

2. Maryline Chelangat (Police) 12.5

3. Emily Osiba (Embakasi) 12.7



 Sportsnewsarena Correspondent

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