Sport
Mutekanga in new season best in America
Publish Date: Jun 08, 2014
Mutekanga in new season best in America
Mutekanga at the London 2012 olympic games
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Norman Katende

2014 Adrian Martinez Classic

Men 800m results
1 Caimir Loxsom (Brooks Beast TC) 1:46.31
2 Ryan Martin (Asics) 1:46.58
3 Brian Gagnon (Nj-Ny Track Club) 1:46.62
4 Mark Wieczorek (Brooks Beast TC) 1:46.81
5 James Eichberger (Unattached) 1:47.78
6 Mutekanga, Julius (New Balance) 1:47.91
 

After failing to lead Uganda to a notable position at the world relays in Bahamas last month, Uganda’s Julius Mutekanga started concentrating on trying to run into the Commonwealth Games by setting a season’s best at the 2014 Adrian Martinez Classic on Thursday evening.

Mutekanga, who finished 6th in the Friday evening meet crossed the finishing line in a time of 1 minute 47.91 seconds, though the time was both outside the Commonwealth Games qualifying mark of 1:46.50 and over a second below his personal best of 1:46.50.
 

“I will try to improve on my personal best. That is my target this season,” said Mutekanga, who was beaten to the 2013 World Championships 800m slot by Ronald Musagala.
 

Musagala has already qualified for the Commonwealth Games, having finished fourth in the Shanghai Grand prix last month with a time of 1:46.12. He is also looking at improving on his personal best at the FBK Games in Hengelo, Netherlands on Saturday.
 

He will be competing at the games together with Winnie Nanyondo (800m), Jacob Araptany and Benjamin Kiplagat (3000m SC) and Abdallah Mande and Philip Kipyeko (3000m)
 

Joshua Cheptegei was pulled out of the 10000m event, and he will now compete midweek in another international event.
 

RELATED STORIES

London 2012, a dream come true for Julius Mutekanga

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Mwinyi jets in for cancer run
Rotary Cancer Run Sunday Former Republic of Tanzania President Ali Hassan Mwinyi will be in the country Friday, two days before the Rotary Cancer Run takes place, organisers have confirmed....
Golf: Ugandans confident of EAC victory
Ugandan players and officials were confident of winning the East African Golf Challenge going into day one single matches at Entebbe Club on Friday....
FUFA, USL agree to bury hatchet
Efforts to end the long standing feud between soccer governing body FUFA and USL could soon be history....
Blick’s team keen on a podium finish
The national motocross team is targeting a podium finish in the FIM-Africa Motocross Championship slated for Kitwe, Zambia this weekend....
Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda stage joint bid for 2017 Nations Cup
Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have agreed to pursue a joint bid to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations....
Harunah Kebba resigns as  Kira Young coach
Kira Young Football Club coach Harunah Kebba has resigned his job citing the unfavourable environment to build a career as a tactician....
Do you think the National Census positively contributes to improved Livelihood in Uganda?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter