IAAF U-18: Kenyan Athletes Shine on Day Two As Zakaryo, Waithaka Qualify For 3000m Finals
Kenyan athletes had a good start of day two of the ongoing World Under 18 Athletics Championships at Moi Stadium, Kasarani after Edward Zakayo and Stanley Waithaka qualified for the men’s 3000m after finishing first and second in their respective heats.
Kenya's Stanley Waithaka who qualified to the finals of boy's 3000m at the ongoing World Under 18 championships in Nairobi. Photo/ANGWENYI GICHANA
Zakayo clocked 8:04.85 to sail through to Sunday's finals while Waithaka finished second behind Ethiopia's Selemon Barega in the first heat.
Waithaka finished in 7:57.54 while the Ethiopian won in a personal best of 7:55.73.
Meanwhile, both Irene Akinyi and Leah Jeruto failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the women’s 400m hurdles.
Kenya's Leah Jeruto after finishing third in the 400m hurdles at the ongoing World Under 18 championships in Nairobi. Photo/ANGWENYI GICHANA
Akinyi finished 7th in the last heat in a time of 1:04.31 while Jeruto clocked personal best time of 1:01.11.