Alice Aprot rules women’s 10,000m at Kasarani


Alice Aprot (C) leads Joyline Jepkosgei (L) and Jackline Chepng’eno to the podium in ...
Alice Aprot (C) leads Joyline Jepkosgei (L) and Jackline Chepng’eno to the podium in the 10,000m women final during the National Championships/African Championship trials held at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani on May 27/05/2016. Aprot won the race with a time of 31:40.09. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

The 2015 All African Games champion Alice Aprot won the 10,000m women’s finals on day two of the National Athletics Championships at the Moi International Complex, Kasarani Friday afternoon.

Aprot grabbed the top honors for Kenya Prisons after clocking 31:40.99 as Jackline Chepng’eno of South Rift followed closely in a 31:58.37 clocking. Joyline Jepkosgei won a bronze medal for the Kenya Defense Forces team by clocking 32:35.82.

Commonwealth silver medallist and five-time Africa champion in Race walking Grace Wanjiru of Kenya Defense Forces led fellow soldiers in dominating the 20km  finals.

Wanjiru took the honors after clocking 1:34.09 with Linda Waweru coming second at 1:41.52 and Esther Murugi third with a timing of 1:46.06.

“I have been training for Olympics since last year. I really want to make it. Though I had a flu and was a bit worried,” said Wanjiru.

Later in the afternoon, KDF men’s team won the 4x100m relay by clocking 39.57 seconds in a seemingly competitive race that saw the National Police Service(NPS) team come second at 40.29 seconds.

Friday’s provisional results

10,000m women

1.Alice Aprot  31.40.99
2. Jackline Chepngeno  31:58.37
3. Joyline Jepkosgei

20Km walking race

Women

  1. Grace Wanjiru 1:34.09
  2. Linda Waweru 1:41.52
  3. Esther Murugi 1:46.06

4 by 100m relay
Men

1. KDF 39.57
2. NPS 40.29
3. Nyanza North  41.18

Women

  1. NPS  45.71
  2. KPS  46.81
  3. KDF  47.09

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