Connect with us

Athletics

Mary Moraa takes the women 400m title at the AK Weekend Meeting

Mary Moraa wins the Women 400m title at the Athletics Kenya Weekend Meeting held on Saturday at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: SPortPicha
Mary Moraa wins the Women 400m title at the Athletics Kenya Weekend Meeting held on Saturday at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: SPortPicha

World 800m champion Mary Moraa started off her season with a superb win in the women 400m race at the third edition of the Athletics Kenya Weekend Meeting held on Saturday (27) at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.

The 23 year-old who is also the National 400m Record holder took on the Kenyan National record co-holder in the 4 × 10m relay Milcent Ndoro and World U20 400m silver medallist, Damaris Mutunga.

Moraa who is the reigning CommonWealth Games 800m champion took control of the race with 200m remaining to clinch the victory in 51.97 followed by Ndoro who has represented the country at three consecutive Commonwealth Games, in second place in 52.72 with 18 year, Mutunga closing the podium three finishes in 53:41.

Double Africa Games bronze medallist Veronica Kamumbe Mutua and Gladys Jepkemoi came home in fourth and fifth in respective time of 53.75 and 53.92.

LEADING RESULTS

400M WOMEN

  1. Mary Moraa           (Police) 51:97
  2. Milcent Ndoro        (Police) 52:72
  3. Damaris Mutunga   (Police 53:41
  4. Veronica Mutua      (Police) 53:75
  5. Gladys Jepkemoi    (Nairobi) 53.92
  6. Jackline Nanjala     (Nairobi) 54.93
  7. Maureen Thomas    (Police) 55.12
  8. Mercy Chebet         (South Rift) 56.27

Author

  • John Vaselyne

    John Vaselyne is the founder of Athletics News. Africa’s only Independent Athletics News website. He has covered World U18 and U20 Championships, World Cross Country Championships, Four Continental Tour Gold Series, Wanda Diamond League. He has passion for the Sport and has over seven years experience in this area of sport. He is also the Leading Athletics Pundit in the Country, having been hosted in ALL leading TV stations in Kenya

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Must See

Cover for Athletics News
18,595
Athletics News

Athletics News

We provide an in depth view of local athletics matters, on and off the track and Road, Locally, Regi

More in Athletics