Nairobi, KENYA: Athletic Kenya AK has settled for 64 athletes to represent the country in the forthcoming 10th edition of the World Under-18 Championships that will be held on July 12-16 at Kasarani, Nairobi.
The group was selected on Wednesday after a two day training that attracted over 200 athletes from across the country, jostling for the minimal slots to participate in the global showpiece.
This will be the last edition following the decision by the International Association of Athletics Federations IAAF to scrap off the u-18 championship from its calendar.
Meanwhile, hosts Kenya will be all out to bank on home turf to triumph the world for the third time after wins in Poland 1999, and Italy in 2007.
The selected team;
Discus-Joseph Nyaga, Nicholas Kiprotich Shot put-Joseph Nyakundi, Reynold Kipkorir.
Triple jump-Musyoka Mwema, Vincent Kilel Javelin-Ita Nao, Nicholas Kiprotich Long Jump-Vincent Kilel High jump-Micah Kipkirui, Evans Kipchirchir Hammer-Victor Kiplimo
10,000m walk race-Dominic Samson, Jimmy Oroni 100m-Elijah Matayo, Kelvin NYagodo 110m hurdles-Peter Wambua, James Mucheru 400m hurdles-Moitalel Mboke, David Saruni 200m-Philemon Konari, Elijah Matayo
400m- Kelvin Sawe, David Sanayek, 800m-Noah Kiprono, Japheth Kibiwott.
1500m-Dominic Kipkemboi, George Manangoi 2,000m steeplechase-Edward Bett, Kelvin Kipyegon 3,000-Edward Zakayo, Stanley Mburu
Shot put- Peninah Akoth, Sharon Mukite
Triple jump-Janeth Chemutai, Mary Wangeci Javelin-Cynthia Chebet, Dorothy Chepngetich Long jump-Gloria Mulei, Janeth Chemutai High Jump-Faith Kipsang Discus –Vivian Jeptoo, Harriet Chiluyi
5,000m walk race-Leah Nanyala, Regina Joshua 100m hurdles-Nusra Rukia, Philian Kerubo 100m-Beatrice Anyango, Hyvin Chepkoech
200m- Mary Moraa, Beatrice Anyango, 400m-Mary Moraa, Sharon Jebet, 400m hurdles-Irene Akinyi, Leah Jeruto, 800m-Jackline Wambui, Lydia Jeruto, 1,500m-Edina jebitok, Rachel Nzangi, 3,000m Emmaculate Chepkirui, Batrice Chebet, 2,000m steeplechase Caren Chebet, Pamela Jeptoo.