Roret Division are the overall winners of the Bureti Sub-County Primary Schools Athletics Championships for the second straight year after amassing 332 points in the event held on Saturday.
Roret dominated various disciplines in the one-day event to claim top honours with most top slots in 5,000m and 3,000M for both boys and girls going their way.
In the boys 5,000m, Bethwel Kipkoech from Bureti claimed victory but Roret’s Emanuel Kipkirui, Wilson Kirui took third, fourth and fifth positions respectively while the girls equivalent saw Faith Chepkoech from Cheborgei win, Sheila Chepng’eno (Bureti) second while Edith Chepkirui (Roret), Briliant Cheptoo (Roret), Sharon Chepkorir (Cheborgei) and Sharon Chepkoech (Roret) claimed the remaining positions in that order.
The boys 3,000m had Bureti’s Bethwel Kipkoech winning with Emmanuel Kirui, Gideon Terer, Kenneth Kigen all from Roret claiming second to fourth positions as Faith Chepkoech (Cheborgei), Edith Chepkirui (Roret), Faith Chepkorir (Roret), Daisy Chepkirui (Roret), Eunice Moraa (Roret) and Sharon Chesang (Cheborgei) finished in the top six positions respectively in the women’s category.
In the boys 1,500m, Denis Kipkemoi (Bureti), Obadiah Rop (Cheborgei), Emanuel Rotich (Roret), Duncan Sambai (Roret), Shadrack Langat (Roret) and Denis Sang (Roret) were in the top six positions respectively as the women’s race saw Maureen Chepkemoi, Beatrice Chemutai and Faith Chepkorir all from Roret claim the podium places.
Mercy Chebet, 14, from Kapkatet Primary School who represented Bureti surprised many by winning all the six disciplines she competed in, that is 100m, 200m, long jump, triple jump, 4X100m relay and 4X400m relay to fire a warning to her competitors ahead of today and tomorrow’s Kericho County Athletic Championships.
Area Sports Association chairman Joshua Chelule and secretary Josphat Korir are optimistic that the team picked to represent Bureti Sub-County in the County Athletics Championships will do well.