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Kitwara takes 5,000m title at Police meet

Saturday June 6 2009

By CHRIS MUSUMBA

Samuel Kitwara mantained his good form winning his second race in as many attempts this season in the 5,000m as the Kenya Police Athletics Championships wound up at Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday.

Olympic 3,000m steeplechase bronze medallist Richard Matelong triumphed in his speciality.

Kitwara, a revelation last season in the cross country championship, made his intentions clear at the start of the year holding off Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie in Hague, The Netherlands, to win the City-Pier-City Half Marathon in April.

Running for the General Service Unit, Kitwara, who is yet to represent the country at any international championship, led from gun to tape to win in 13:41.2.

But with his current form, Kitwara is expected to ruffle feathers in the 12 lap race during the national trials for the World Athletics championships.

Results

Men: 100m - John Kituu 10.5, Brenan Simiyu 10.6, Japhet Ogamba 10.7, Simon Kimaru 10.9, Anderson Ratemo 11.1, Silvester Kemei 11.1, Alvin Wekesa 11.3, Edwin Keya 11.5. 10,000m - Bernard Kipyegon 28:10.1, Lucas Rotich 28:15.0, Titus Mbishei 28:17.6, Philemon Limo 28:34.2, Samuel Mwangi 28:35.6, Vincent Ruto 28:37.0, Joseph Kiptanui 28:40.2, James Kigen 28:45.4. 400m Hurdle - Dan Katonon 54.4, James Kotut 54.8, Emoto Mojong 55.2, George Nzioka 55.5, Abraham Keter 57.7, Joshua Kiptoo 59.4. 110m - Kibet Towet 14.8, James Kotut 15.1, Silas Katonon 15.4, Peter Munene 16.9, Paul Mitei 17.3, Emmanuel Kimutai 17.7, Silvanus Kogei 16.7. 1,500m - Vickson Polonet 3:38.5, James Kangogo 3:39.6, Silas Kipruto 3:40.2, Samson Surum 3:42.5, Elijah Chirchir 3:44.8, Edward Kirui 3:45.4, Andrew Kangogo 3:47.0. 400m - Julius Kirwa 46.4, George Kwoba 47.3, Geofrey Ngeno 47.5, Sylvester Kirwa 48.6, Timothy Sein 49.0, Bernard Kirui 49.4. 200m - Japhet Ogamba 21.3, Brenan Simiyu 21.5, Sylvester Kirwa 21.7, Timothy Sein 21.9, Silvester Kemei 22.1, Andrew Ratemo 22.4, George Kwoba 23.7. 5,000m - Sammy Kitwara 13:41.2, Alex Macharia 13:41.5, Josphat Bett 13:41.7, Levy Matebo 13:42.7, Vincent Yator 13:43.3, Wilson Chebet 13:46.7, Gordon Mugi 13:51.5, Wilson Kipsang 13:55.7. 800m - Kipkurui Mutai 1:48.1, Kipkoech 1:48.2, Cosmas Rono 1:48.4, Alex Sang 1:48.8, Alfred Ruto 1:49.3, Victor Mengich 1:49.8, Francis Kakonzi 1:50.3. 3,000m Sc - Richard Mateelong 8:28.5, Bisluke Kipkorir 8:39.4, Philip Yego 8:48.6, Collins Ngeno 8:51.7, Edward Waweru 8:55.1, Stephen Biwott 8:57.0, Kennedy Muriithi 8:57.8, Nelson Mpayei 8:58.8.

Women: - 100m Hurdle - Callen Nyakawa 15.2, Catherine Kagwiria 16.3, Ruth Kemunto 16.6, Pascaline Chelagat 16.9. 5000m - Mary Wacera 16:01.6, Pascalia Chepkorir 16:02.0, Joyce Wanjiku 16:11.8, Jane Katalai 16:27.1, Lucy Kabuu 16:50.3, Sheila Kandie 17:00.5, Josca Moraa 17:36.3. 3,000msc - Milka Cheiywa 9:50.3, Jackline Chemwok 9:58.0, Lydia Rotich 9:59.8, Hella Kiprop 10:25.6, Hellen Chepkoech 10:31.1, Dorcas Chepchirchir 10:38.0, Consolata Chemutai 11:09.1, Doris Bechi 11:23.8, Martha Chepsergon 13:07.4. 10,000m - Hellah Kiprop 33:03.8, Antonina Ruto 34:17.4, Anne Wanjiru 34:54.4, Anne Cheptanui 34:59.7, Milka Cherotich 35:39.7, Priscilla Rorchima 35:46.2. 400m Hurdle - Callen Nyakawa 61.7, Catherine Kagwiria 66.1, Lucy Chanzu 76.5, Sofia Jafari 80.4, Grace Gituanja 80.9, Angeline Mbithi 84.5, Hellen Ndwiga 98.1. 100m - Joyce Zakari 11.6, Maryline Chelagat 12.0, Pamela Masabule 12.2, Getrude Opollo 12.4, Millicent Ndoro 12.4, Irene Kalunda 12.7, Damaris Imbongo 12.9. 1,500m - Milka Cheywa 4:12.3, Margaret Wangare 4:12.7, Florence Chepkemoi 4:19.3, Esther Wangui 4:28.0, Beth Njeri 4:34.1, Beatrice Chepchumba 4:40.0, Joska Obare 4:41.3, Hellen Chepchumba 5:00.8. 400m - Joyce Zakari 53.8, Callen Nyakawa 54.6, Emily Cherotich 56.0, Ruth Kemunto 56.3, Juliet Arono 59.7, Juliet Aswani 60.8. 200m - Joyce Zakari 23.7, Maryline Chelagat 24.7, Getrude Apollo 24.9, Pamela Masabule 25.2, Millicent Ndoro 25.7, Sheila Kalunda 26.5. 800m - Irene Chemutai 2:16.9, Gladys Maina 2:16.9, Juliet Aswani 2:20.0, Viola Kimeto 2:21.1, Flavias Kwamboka 2:23.6, Rose Sigei 2:25.8, Chepkemoi 2:41.5, Rispa Langat 2:43.2.

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