•The event has been in the World Athletics competition ranking.
•Kenya will seek to defend their U20 title which they won in 2019, in Abidjan Ivory Coast and will seek to dethrone South Africa in the U18 category.
Athletics Kenya will on March 24 and 25 hold trials for the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) under 18 and under 20 championships.
The trials will be used to select teams to represent Kenya at the continental event to be held in Lusaka, Zambia on April 29 to May 9.
The event has been in the World Athletics competition ranking.
Kenya will seek to defend the U20 title from Abidjan, Ivory Coast in 2019 while seeking to dethrone South Africa in the U18 category.
Athletes aged 16/17 as of December 31 are eligible to compete in the under-18 category while those eligible to participate in the under-20 category should be aged 18/19 years as of December 31.
Athletes will be vetted before participating in the trials.
“The athletes must present original birth certificates, valid passports or national identity cards to the vetting panel. Athletes without travel documents are encouraged to apply on time,” said Athletics Kenya in a statement.
Athletics Kenya youth sub-committee secretary Joseph Ilovi said Kenya will send about 60 athletes to Botswana. He was upbeat that Kenya will emerge top on the medal standings in both events.
Ilovi observed that trialists in the U20 events must meet set qualifying standards while the U18 category remains open.
The CAA entry standards must be achieved between January 1, 2022 and April 3, 2023 — during an official competition organised in conformity with World Athletics rules.
During the recent Eastern Africa U- 18 and 20 Athletics Championships, Kenya hauled 47 medals to emerge top of the medal table.