The Star (Nairobi)

3 June 2013

Kenya: Jebet and Kiprop Sparkle At Uasin Gishu County Meeting

World cross country silver medallist Agnes Jebet and 2010 world half marathon champion Wilson Kiprop won their respective races at the Uasin Gishu County athletics championships.

Jebet, a world junior bronze title holder breasted the tape to win the women's 1,500m lapin 4:23.18 minutes ahead of Judy Kiyieny, second in 4:40.02 while Hildah Chepkemoi bracketed the top three

qualifiers with a 4:43.00 in third place.

In the men's 10,000m battle, Kiprop, a former African champion, obliterated the field to win in 28:18.1. In the selected squad was Elkanah Terer (28:18.3), Edwin Kibet (28:51.8), and Kipchumba Ng'eny (28:53.4).

Patrick Chukor checked home first in the 3,000m steeplechase clocking 9:05.87, Boniface Kipchumba 9:06.54 and Wilson Cheruiyot in 9:20.78.

Hillary Kibet cut the tape in 13:16.1, Hosea Nailel in 14:16.9, while Spencer Maiyo 14:18.0 wrapped up the qualifiers in the men's 5,000 metres.

Chebet also made a stinging second show in the women's 5,000m clash, where she secured a brilliant 70m clear of her close rival Branda Kibea. Chebet finished in 16:13.7, Kibea in 17.:40.2, followed by Caroline Korir in 17:59.9.

Vivian Chepkemei, finished first the women's 800m in 2:15.3, followed by Caro Rono in 2:17.9 and Mirriam Menjo (2.21.1).

Elgeyo Marakwet County staged its track combat at Kamariny stadium where Emmanuel Kipsang won the men's 10,000 in 28:45.10, Richard Kiprop (29:00.60), and Gideon Kipketer (29.19.89) followed.

Gladys Chesir won the women's 5,000m in 16.53.76 Linah Cheruto finished second in 16.59.51, while Ruth Matebo was third in 17:29.73.

The women's 1,500 meters was won by Regina Cherotich (4:26.83) followed by, Faith Kipsum (4:45.67) and Loyce Kiptoo (4.51.61.

Mathew Kiptanui (3:45.42), Wilfred Kimitei (3:47.67) and Christopher Kipruto (3:54.45) finished the men's four lap race in that order. In the men's 5,000m Douglas Serem was the winner in 14:17.83 followed by David Kipchumba (14.24.17) and Nicholas Bor (14.26.13).

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