Narok set for second meeting


NAIROBI, Kenya, March 28- The second National Bank/AK track season weekend meeting will be held at Narok University grounds on Friday and Saturday.

And unlike last weekend’s opening event in Kisumu that exclusively featured sprints and field events, a full track and field programme is on the cards as the local build-up for summer’s World Championships in Daegu, South Korea picks momentum.

“We have started the track and field season on a good sound. We expect more athletes in Narok since we have a full event programme but we had good numbers in Kisumu which featured sprints up to 800m, medley relays and field events,” Athletics Kenya (AK) general secretary, David Okeyo, told Capital FM.

Kenya Navy’s Solomon Bwoga won the men 200m dash in 21.8 in a dead heat finish with General Service Unit (GSU)’s Simon Kimaru who was timed at the same mark. Prison’s Samuel Korir topped the men 110m Hurdles in 15.41 ahead of Caleb Tenai (15.6) and James Kotut (15.9) of GSU.

In Kisumu, Kenya Prisons national champion, Tera Langat leaped 7.29m to take victory in Men’s Long jump as former Kenya titleholder, Cecilia Kiplagat also from the same department held sway in women’s Discus with 37.51m and Javelin (41.71m).

Africa Championships silver winner, Julius Yego, took his men Javelin specialty with a throw of 68.00m.

At the same time, the federation distanced itself from the runner said to be incarcerated in Uganda according to local newspaper reports.

“We do not have his name in our records and we do not know how he went there. We are also reading about his arrest in the papers but since we do not have him in our data base, there is little we can do,” Okeyo stated.

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