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Baringo Open Youth Tournament

The 1st edition of the Baringo Open Youth Tournament was a resounding success.  The event which took place at famous Kabarnet High School had just under 100 players taking part.

Poster for the 1st Baringo Open Youth Tournament.
Poster for the 1st Baringo Open Youth Tournament.

Sing’ore Girls High School and St. Patrick’s High School dominated the event by sweeping most of the top prizes on offer.  Moi High School Kabartonjo and host Kabarnet High School were the other schools that took part.

Section of the playing hall. Photo credit IA Duke Michieka.
Section of the playing hall. Photo credit IA Duke Michieka.

I guess no story on St Patrick’s Iten can ever be complete without mentioning why it is a world-famous school. Several of Kenya’s best runners have come from this Catholic School located in the small town of Iten. Some of the well-known athletes are;

  • Matthew Birir (1992 Olympic Gold 3000 m steeplechase).
  • Wilson Boit Kipketer (2000 Olympic Gold 3000 m steeplechase).
  • Peter Rono (1998 Olympic Gold 1500 m).
  • David Rudisha (2012 Olympic Gold 800 m).

St. Patrick’s Iten also hosted the 2016 Kenya National Youth Championship – Rift Valley.

Results

U18 GIRLS 

Brenda Cherotich Sing’ore Girls High School 4.5/6 points.
Lynn Jepchirchir Sing’ore Girls High School 4/6 points.
Joan Jepchirchir Sing’ore Girls High School 4/6 points.

U18 BOYS

Vincent Kipkoech St. Patrick’s High School – Iten 6/6 points.
Ezrah Ombati St. Patrick’s High School Iten – 5/6 points.
Brian Kisoi – Moi High School Kabartonjo – 5/6 points.

U16 GIRLS

Jemimah Jerotich – Sing’ore Girls High School – 4/6 points.
Diana Kimutai – Sing’ore Girls High School – 4/6 points.
Sharon Kangogo – Sing’ore Girls High School – 3/6 points.

U16 BOYS

Pascal Kiptoo – St. Patrick’s High School – Iten 5.5/6 points.
Joultry Oswana – St. Patrick’s High School – Iten 5.5/6 points.
Sam Korir – St. Patrick’s High School – Iten 5/6 points.

U14 GIRLS

Ivy Jebet – Sing’ore Girls High School – 2.5/6 points.
Daisy Chepng’eno – Sing’ore Girls High School – 2.5/6 points.
Soniah Kimaiyo – Sing’ore Girls High School – 2.5/6 points.

U14 BOYS

Evans Rotich – Kabarnet High School – /6 points.
Welfenson Chesebe – Kabarnet High School – 3/6 points.
Karang Kigen – Kabarnet High School – 3/6 points.

Links

Standing & Results of Baringo Open Youth Tournament.