Alice Timbilill at the High School Rift Valley Championships (David Macharia) © Copyright
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Alice Timbilil runs her fastest time of the season at the Rift Valley School Championship

30 May 2004Former national long distance champion, Alice Timbilil ran her fastest time of the season when she won the 10,000 metres girls final during the Rift Valley high schools championship that ended at the Kip Keino stadium, Eldoret on Saturday.

She signaled her strong intention of qualifying for the Athens Olympic Games when she crossed the line in 32:23.0.

The form student at Kapkenda girls in Keiyo district will soon leave for several races in Europe in her bid to hit the Olympic qualifying mark.

Timbilil took command of the race after the third lap and kept increasing the gap from opponents and even overlapped the second placed Flomena Cheyech of West Pokot. Cheyech was timed at 33:22.3 while the third place went to another international Elizabeth Rumokal of Marakwet district in 34:12.5.

Former World Cross Country junior gold medallist Viola Kibiwott won a double, 800 metres and 1500 metres thus enabling her district of Keiyo to top the 18 districts competing. She clocked 2:10.0 in 800 metres and 4:25.5 in 1500 metres.

Hammer for girls that is being held for the first time saw only few participants taking part. Jane Chepkemboi of Itigo girls of Nandi North won with a throw of 16.03 metres. Second was Maureen Akinyi of Drys Girls school of Uasin Gishu district in 15.08 metres.

Jones Cheruiyot of St Patrick's Iten, keiyo district won the 5000 metres for boys in 14:18.7 beating the 10,000 metres winner Simon Kiptum of Trans Nzoia to second place. Kiptum clocked 14:22.8 with Ndiwa Mangata of Keiyo coming home third in 14:26.0.

The middle distance races were the most competitive for boys. In 1500 metres Yusuf Biwott of Keiyo emerged winner in 3:50.9 closely followed by Alfred Kirwa of Uasin Gishu in 3:51.3.

In 800 metres boys, Edwin Letting (Keiyo) won in 1:48.6, Alfred Kirwa was second in 1:49.7 and Shadrack Kimngetich third in 1:53.4.

Selected results
Simon Kiptum (T/Nzoia) 30:10.6
Edwin Korir (Keiyo) 30:19.9
Daniel Selelo (Narok) 30:21.6.

Discus (1)
Kipkoech Korir (Buret) 34.1
Daniel Rotich (Nandi North) 33.85
Herron Suge (Koibatek) 33.46.

400m Hurdles
Robert Kigen (Keiyo) 54.5
Geoffrey Cheruiyot (Nandi North) 54.8
Stanley Korir (Buret) 55.5.

Long Jump
Nelson Tarus (U/Gishu) 6.51
Alex Karanja (Laikipia) 6.44
Gilbert Maiyo (Nandi South) 6.43.

Jones Cheruiyot (Keiyo) 14:18.7
Simon Kiptum (T/Nzoia) 14:22.8
Ndiwa Mangata (Keiy) 14:26.0

Yusuf Biwott (Keiy) 3:50.9
Alfred Kirwa (UG) 3:51.3
Siywo Cornelius (Koib) 3:54.1

Edwin Letting (keiy) 1:48.6
Alfred Kirwa 1:49.2
Shadrack Kimngetich (Nandi/S) 1:53.4.

3000m Steeplechase
Willy Komen (Marak) 9:30.0
Joseph Kiptum (Koib) 9:42.0
Evan Target (Keiy) 9:53.2

Shot Put
Eric Malemo (T/Nzoia) 18.6
Daniel Lagat (Buret) 17:79

Leonard Kibet (Kerich) 22.1
Michael Mbeche (Nakuru) 22.6

Vivian Cheruiyot (Keiyo) 16:24.4
Pascaline Chepkorir (Nakuru) 16:37.2
Fridah Domongole ( Marakwet) 16:55.8.

Betty Chebet (Buret) 28.79
Jane Jepkemboi (Nandi/N) 28.08
Sylvia Tanui (UG) 27.17.

3000ù Steeplechase
Salome Chepchumba (Keiyo) 10:51.5
Charity Kiprono (Keiyo) 11:26.8
Lydia Rotich (Marakwet) 11:52.8

Long Jump
Phoebe Maina (Nakuru) 4.87
Mercy Cherotich (Koib) 4.79
Janeth Chepkemoi (Kericho) 4.73

Sally Chepyego (Keiy) 9:36.5
Beatrice Chepchumba (Nandi/N) 9:37.8
Pascaline Chepkorir (Naku) 9:38.8

Alice Timbilil 32:23.0
Flomena Cheyech 33:22.3
Elizabeth Rumokal 34:12.5

Shot Put
Caroline Cherotich (Buret) 12.12
Dona Cherotich (Buret) 11.76
Edith Jerono (Nandi/N) 11.66

Pole Vault
Chebet Bii (Buret) 2.15

High Jump
Mercy Cherotich (Koib) 1.53
Nancy Chelagat (Nandi/N) 1.51
Triza Lelei (T/Mar) 1.51

Viola Kibiwott (Keiyo) 4:25.5
Pamela Anisomuk (W/P) 4:26.6
Beatrice Chepchumba (Nandi/N) 4:27.1

Viola Kibiwott 2:10.0
Ann Karindi (Laikipia) 2:11.4
Jackline Chirchir (Keiyo) 2:15.4.

400m Hurdles
Gladys Toroitich (Keiy) 66.4
Pamela Chelimo (Nandi/S) 67.4

Merilyn Chelagat (Buret) 12.7
Lydia Wafula (T/Nzoia) 12.9

5000m Walk
Erica Cheruiyot (Keiy) 27:21.8
Agnes Bosibori (Nakuru) 27:26.4

Lydia Wafula 56.9
Gladys Toroitich 57.6

Lydia Wafula 25.8
Chelagat Maiyo 26.6

Hammer Throw
Jane Chepkemboi (Nandi/N) 16.03
Maureen Akinyi (UG) 15.08

The National high schools championships will take place in Meru from June 7th.

David Macharia (Daily Nation) for the IAAF