Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) National Track and Field trials were held at Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret.
David Too from University of Eldoret (UoE), clocked 3:51.50 to win the 1500m and automatically qualify for the games ahead of Bernard Koech of Mount Kenya University (MKU) in 3:57.40.
The Saturday event was used by KUSA to select 50 athletes to represent the country at the World University Games to be staged in the Taiwan Capital, Taipei.
“I want to try by best to win the world title for both my school and the country at large,” said Too.
In the women’s category, Stelar Jepkemoi was the only athlete in the 1,500m race forcing her to compete with her male counterparts. The Egerton University runner completed the race in 5:24.70.
Fearce battle was in 5,000m men where Musa Kanyngi, running as an individual won the race in 14:28.0 beating US based runner James Nyanou (15:05.0) before Technical University of Kenya (TUK) athlete Gerald Wanyagi completed the top three places clocking 15:13.10.
Joan Kimeli competing as an individual won the women’s race in 17:59.9 ahead of Kisii’s Mary Kwamboka (20:02.40)in a race that attracted two runners only.
Wesley Kimeli (8:39.70) was top in men’s 3,000m shining against Cherutich Kipruto of UOE who returned second in 8:59.90. Stpehen Korir was third timing 9:05.60. in women, Joyce Kimeli was the only athlete on track and ran with men finishing in 12:46.10.