Lornah unveils tartan track in Iten
Posted Thursday, January 10 2013 at 19:15
The campus will be built on a 50-acre plot, about one kilometre from Iten, and will be completed with hockey fields, basketball and volleyball courts.
The Lorna Kiplagat Sports Academy will work closely with Moi University and some of the best universities in the all over the world including the Utrecht University in The Netherlands and another in Indiana in USA in the search for scholarships.
The first batch of students at Lornah Kiplagat Sports Academy (LSKA) will enroll next year when the 400-metre tartan track, class rooms, dorms and a restaurant for the students are complete.
“The Lornah Kiplagat Sports Academy will give girls from an underprivileged background the opportunity to combine sport and education after they finished high school. Girls are selected from all over Kenya based on their academic performance and talent in sport,” said Langerhorst.
“The LKSA’s focus is on athletics, volleyball, field hockey and basketball. The construction starts next Saturday with work on an all-weather 400 metre tartan track. The opening of the track is planned for the end of April.”
Langerhorst added that local schools along with local and international athletes will be given the opportunity to use the track.
“In May, 2013 LKSA will start the construction of the first class rooms and dorms and the first phase will be ready in 2014 when the first students report.
“The Lornah Kiplagat Foundation will decide which girls get a scholarship for the LKSA and they will support them financially.”