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Odwar, Egadu dominate Athletics Kenya races

By Vision Reporter

Added 14th May 2007 03:00 AM

STEPHEN Odwar and Samuel Egadu ended Athletics Kenya’s weekend meetings in fashion when they tore the hosts asunder in three races in Nakuru on Saturday.

STEPHEN Odwar and Samuel Egadu ended Athletics Kenya’s weekend meetings in fashion when they tore the hosts asunder in three races in Nakuru on Saturday.

By Reuben Olita in Nairobi

STEPHEN Odwar and Samuel Egadu ended Athletics Kenya’s weekend meetings in fashion when they tore the hosts asunder in three races in Nakuru on Saturday.

Odwar won his fourth race on Kenyan soil in the 100m and 200m to prove that he is certainly the best sprinter in the region at the moment. Egadu proved the same in 400m.

In 100m, Odwar emerged the winner, breasting the tape in 11.1 seconds. He was followed home by Kenya’s James Anyona in 11.4secs.

The Ugandan went ahead to win the 200m in 22.1secs and was followed by compatriot Egadu in 22.6.

Egadu ended Kenyan misery with a podium finish in 400m in 48.0secs. Kenya’s Benard Kisilu came second in 48.5.

Odwar won in Kisii, Kakamega and Eldoret with Egadu taking the title in Eldoret and finishing second in Kakamega.

r National stars Paskar Owor (800m), Waiswa Lukungu (400m) and Adero Nyaikisi (1500m) were humbled as Uganda celebrated the World Athletics Day with a track and field meet on Saturday, adds Norman Katende.

Lukungu’s 400m dominance was broken by Makerere University runner Daniel Oketch by micro 0.2 seconds at the damp International School of Uganda, Lubowa track.

It was Lukungu’s second consecutive loss, having lost to Samuel Egadu in the national trials in Bombo three weeks ago.
Arua’s Owor’s final kick in the 800m came late, finishing behind Jimmy Adar.
“Today was my day, next time will be him,” said Adar after the competition.

East Africa youth silver medallist Juliet Chekril, ran a cautious race, keeping in second position until the home stretch, when she outstretched Nyaikisi to win the 800m women event.

The event, that also attracted teenage athletes, was boosted by 1996 Olympics 400m bronze medallist Davis Kamoga, who pace-set sprints events.
MTN, PUMA, Total and Mukwano Industries facilitated the meet.

Next on the calendar is the MTN sponsored Kyabazinga trials on Saturday.
Selected results (Men)
100m D. Oketch 11.0
400m D. Oketch 49.6
800m J. Adar (ind) 1:50.1
1500m A. Cherop 4:01.7
3000m D. Huru 8:35.4
Javelin S. Ochola 44.56
L/jump G. Okello 6.71
Women
100m J. Bayiga (KIU) 11.9
200m J. Bayiga (KIU) 25.2
800m D. Chesang 2:17.4
1500m J. Chekril 4:33.0
Javelin A. Kabasindi 47.1
Discuss Kabasindi 32.68
Shotput Kabasindi 10.17

Odwar, Egadu dominate Athletics Kenya races

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