Kenya squad for Uganda championships confirmed
from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI – KENYA has lined up a strong 14-member squad for the 2014 East Africa University Games.
The games will be held at the Uganda Christian University in Kampala on December 17-2.
Kenya’s team comprises eight men and six women who will compete in all track and field championships.
The country’s athletic controlling body, Athletics Kenya (AK), confirmed the team will contend with other top rival student athletes drawn from countries such as Ethiopia, the host nation Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan and Burundi.
Kenya is placing its hopes on Peter Kemboi in the 3 000m steeplechase while Anderson Ndung’u will participate in the 400m Hit and high jump.
Other outstanding athletes comprise Hillary Pkiach to participate in both the long and triple jump while Joshua Angwata represents the country in the javelin and shot put with Simon Chege taking discus and shot put.
Samuel Njoroge and Wesley Yego will both participate in separate 100m and 200m races while Andrew Kibet vies for 800m and 1500m races.
In the women’s category, Kenya will rely on the experience of Florence Wasike, a former national champion, who will compete in 110m/H and 400m/H while Edelqueen Chebet represents the country in both triple and long jump sections.
Vastly-improved Esther Macharia will compete in the 800m, 400m and high jump with Faith Keitany competing in the long distance running of 10,000m and 5,000m) while Ann Gachegwa and Vera Rorey will compete in 800m and 1500m and 100m and 200m respectively.
– CAJ News
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