The Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) day two kicked off with Omobera Secondary school student Dolphine Omare winning the 10,000m women at the Shanzu Teachers College track and field.
Running for Nyanza region in the games, the student upset the favourites at the games to the race in 35:07.0 to beat a host of other athletes from other regions to book for a slot at the East Africa School Games to be staged in Uganda.
She managed to win against race favourite Monica Chirchir from Rift Valley. Chirchir from Kipkaech secondary school, Bomet county played second fiddle after she timed 35:57.0 ahead of Mogonga secondary school’s Dolphine Nyaganga who crossed the finish line in 36:35.0.
Central’s Mary Wamboi Wanjiru won the 5,000m walk in girls category as she focused to the regional games. The Kagondo student clocked 25:54.4 to win the title ahead of Diana Chepkirui competing for Rift Valley, Ndanai secondary. Mutar’s Mercy Njeri from Laikipia County completed the podium in 26:20.3.
After his Chewoyet counterpart Michael Kibet winning 10,000m men’s race on Thursday, Robert Kiprop had to fit into his shoes by winning the 5,000m race on Friday morning.
Representing Rift valley, Kiprop won the race in 14:31.6 ahead of Dominic Kiptum of Western. Running for Kaptama Secondary school, Kiptum won the race timing 14:32.3 beating Nyota secondary school’s Duncan Kisaisa from Nyanza to third in 14:38.7.
Mogonga school’s Borura won 3,000m steeplechase in 9:27.1. competing for Nyanza region, the Kisii based student beat Ednah Cherotich of Rift valley, Cheptonon school to second timing 9:36.0 before Mercy Mwende completed the podium in 9:44.6.