Kenya National 100m champion, Maximilla Imali and the 2019 African Games bronze medallists in the women’s 4×100m, Millicent Ndoro, made it to the women 200m semi-finals at the 22nd edition of the Senior African Championships in Reduit, Mauritius.
Imali crossed the line in 23.54 in third place in heat five while Ndoro finished in fourth place as the fastest loser in heat three in 23.76.
Former Africa Games 100m silver medallist, Eunice Murandafu Kadogo crushed out after finishing in third in a time 24.63 in heat four.
Kenya National 100m champion, Maximilla Imali smashed the National Record as she cruised to the finals of the women 100m race at the ongoing 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships being held at Cote d’Or National Sports Complex in Reduit, Mauritius.
The 26 year-old who is also the 2019 All-African Games bronze medallist in the women’s 4 × 100m relay, erased her previous record of 11.35 seconds that she set at the Athletics Kenya National Championships in April this year with a new National Record and personal best of 11.26 seconds.
Imali sailed to tomorrow’s finals as the fastest loser in heat three which was won by South Africa’s Carina Horn who pulled 11.08 seconds with Tima Godbless coming second in 11.25.
Africa Games 100m silver medallist, Eunice Mrandufu Kadogo did not make it to the finals as she finished in sixth place in a time of 11.99
The 2016 African Championships bronze medallist, Gina Bass from Gambia won heat one when she lowered her time to 11.08 with Quincy Malekani coming second in 11.32 seconds.
Nigerien national records holder for the 200m and 400m, Seyni Aminatou won the heat three race with a new personal best of 11.05 seconds and she was followed by Zambia’s Hellen Makumba in a time of 11.42.
- Gina Bass (GAM) 11.08 Q
- Quincy Malekani (ZAM) 11.32 Q
- Maboundou Kone (CIV) 11.53 q
- Seyni Aminatou (NIG) 11.05 Q
- Hellenn Makumba (ZAM) 11.42 Q
- Carina Horn (RSA) 11.08 Q
- Tima Godbless (NGR) 11.25 Q
- Maximilla Imali (KEN) 11.26 q
Africa Games 100m silver medallist, Eunice Kadogo and the Kenya National 100m champion, Maximilla Imali made it to the semi-finals at the ongoing 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships at the newly refurbished Cote d’Or National Sports Complex in Reduit, Mauritius.
Zambia’ Quincy Malekani took the honors in 11.52 seconds in the second heat with Kadogo taking the second spot in 12.00 seconds. Namibia’s Sade Amor De Sousa came third in 11.52 to also make it to next round.
The the 2016 African Championships bronze medallist, Gina Bass from Gambia took the honors in heat one in 11.36 seconds and was followed by Imali who clocked 11.50 seconds with the 2011 African Junior bronze medallist, Loungo Matlhaku from Zambia coming home in third in 11.59 seconds.
South Africa’s Phindile Khubheka also made it to the semi-final as the fastest loser.
Team Kenya assistant captain Monica Safania did not make it to next stage as she finished in sixth place in the fourth heat in 12.23 seconds.
Reigning Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechase bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen will be seeking to defend his water and barrier title at the 22nd edition of the Africa championships that will be held from 08 June to 12 June in Reduit, Mauritius.
Kigen who is the World Military Games champion has named alongside the 2015 African Junior Champion Abraham Kibiwott and Geoffrey Kirwa
The 2015 Africa Games Athletics championships silver medalist Boniface Mtunga Mweresa is back into the National team after serving his two-year ban for use of higenamine, a prohibited substance in sports.
The 28 year-old will be competing in 400m alongside two time’s National champion, Collins Omae Gichana and William Rayan.
Athletics Kenya named the final squad of 68 athletes, 34 men and 34 women that will be representing Kenya at the bi-annual championships.
The team will be under the tutelage of Julius Kirwa where Kenya will have teams in men and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m relay races.
Three-time World 10,000m bronze medallist Paul Tanui will be chasing his maiden win.
- 100m -Maximilla Imali, Monica Safania, Eunice Kadogo
- 100m hurdles -Priscilla Tabunda
- 200m -Maximilla Imali, Millicent Ndoro, Eunice Kadogo
- 400m – Veronica Mutua, Jacinta Shikanda, Hellen Syombua
- 400m hurdles -Jane Chege, Ann Mwangi
- 800m -Jarinter Mawia, Naomi Korir, Vivian Chebet
- 1500m -Purity Chepkirui, Winny Chebet, Brenda Chebet
- 3000m SC- Jackline Chepkoech, Cellphine Chespol, Carren Chebet
- 5000m – Beatrice Chebet, Caroline Nyaga, Nesphine Jepleting
- 10,000m -Alice Aprot, Judy Komen, Brilliant Chepkorir
- 4x100m -Maximilla Imali, Monica Safania, Eunice Kadogo, Millicent Ndoro, Mercy Chebet
- 4x400m- Veronica Mutua, Jacinta Shikanda, Hellen Syombua, Joan Cherono
- 20km Race Walk- Sylvia Kemboi, Emily Ngii, Grace Wanjiru
- Hammer- Lucy Omondi, Linda Oseso, Roselyne Rakamba
- Javelin- Martha Musai
- 100m- Ferdinand Omanyala, Samuel Imeta, Dennis Otieno
- 110m hurdles -Wiseman Were, Michael Musyoki,
- 200m -Ferdinand Omanyala, Dan Kiviasi, Mike Mokamba
- 400m-Collins Omae, William Rayan, Boniface Mweresa
- 400m hurdles-Wiseman Were, William Mbevi, Rotich Kipkorir
- 800m -Noah Kibet, Nicholas Kebenei, Elias Ngeny
- 1,500m -Abel Kipsang, Kumari Taki, Daniel Munguti
- 3,000m SC -Abraham Kibiwott, Geoffrey Kirwa, Benjamin Kigen
- 5,000m -Daniel Simiu, Ismael Kirui, Michael Kibet
- 10,000m-Kenneth Kiprop, Julius Chepkwony, Paul Tanui
- 4x100m –Ferdinand Omanyala, Samuel Imeta, Dennis Otieno, Dan Kiviasi, Hesbon Ochieng
- 4x400m- Collins Omae, William Rayan, Boniface Mweresa, Kennedy Kimeu, Nathaniel Kipng’etich
- 20km Race Walk -Samuel Gathimba, Heristone Wanyonyi, Simon Wachira
- High jump –Mathew Sawe, Asbel Kiprop
- Triple Jump- Gilbert Pkemoi, Isaac Kirwa, Philip Mwendwa
- Hammer- Dominic Abunda
- Javelin –Julius Yego, Alexander Kiprotich, Methusela Kiprop
- Decathlon-Edwin Too, Gilbert Koech
- Team manager- Ainsworth Maragara
Maximila Imali was on another world when she set a new National women’s 100m Record at the Athletics Kenya National Championships that was held on Wednesday (26) at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
The 26 year-old who is also a 2019 All-African Games bronze medallist in the women’s 4 × 100m relay erased the previous record of 11.47 that was set in 2015 by Eunice Kadogo at the 2015 All-Africa Games. The former 400m National Champion braced the cold weather as powered on to set a new National Record of 11.35 seconds.
Imali who represented The National Police Service, was followed by Jacinta Nyamahunge from Uganda who came second clocking 11.57 with Monica Zafania closing the podium three finishes in a time of 11.86.
The former National Record holder Kadogo and Esther Mbagari came home in fourth and fifth place in a time of 11:89 and 12.23 respectively.
Kenya won its first ever Africa 4x100m relay medal as the Kenyan quartet settled for bronze at the Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria on Friday.
The quartet of Eunice Kadogo, Millicent Ndoro, Joan Cherono and Freshia Mwangi held on for the last podium finish place relay in 45.58 seconds.
Five times Africa gold medalist Blessing Okagbare led Nigeria for the gold medal in 43.77 as Cote d’Ivoire settled for silver in 43.77.
Team Nigeria consisting of Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Okagbare, Tobi Amusan and Rosemary Chukwuma got the home crowd cheering to their highest decibes as they brought home the coveted gold.
Kenya’s men’s 4x100m relay team of Peter Mwai, Mike Mokamba, Alphas Kishoyan and Mark Otieno finished fifth to go home empty handed.