• Nusra was victorious in women’s 100m, 200m, 100m hurdles and 4x100m races.
• Boston Marathon champion Hellen Obiri retained her 5,000m title after beating Commonwealth Games 5,000m bronze medalist Selah Jepleting to seal her fifth 5,000m crown.
The three-day Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) event held at the Ulinzi Sports Complex was concluded with the bestowing of the best individuals and teams.
The hurdlers' duo of Wiseman Were and Rukia Nusra were crowned the best male and female athletes of the event.
A group of 40 athletes from different bases were picked to represent KDF in the Athletics Kenya National Championships slated for June 22-24 at the Moi International Stadium, Kasarani.
Were retained his 400m and 110m hurdles titles before claiming the 400m gold. The Isiolo-based athlete, running in the second lap, led his team to a combined effort in the 4x400m.
The 26-year-old, Were, had earlier on stormed to a sub-50 to clinch gold in the 400m.
Nusra was victorious in women’s 100m, 200m, 100m hurdles and 4x100m races. The silver medalist in last year’s 100m hurdles race clocked 12.12s and 14.32s in the 100m and hurdles races respectively to take home gold.
She later ran a 24.41 to beat Loice Moraa and Delisha Etyang who both ran under 25s, to claim her third gold in the 200m finals.
The 22-year-old decorated her cabinet with the fourth gold medal in the event, after a combined effort in the 4x100m relay.
In other results, Vivian Chebet and Boniface Mweresa sealed a double gold medal each. Chebet won her maiden 800m title to add to the 400m title while Mweresa bagged gold in 100m and 200m.
In the 1500m, Daniel Munguti and Judy Jeruto stunned the defending champions Charles Simotwo and Judy Kiyeng- to win gold in the men’s and women’s races respectively.
Boston Marathon champion Hellen Obiri retained her 5,000m title after beating Commonwealth Games 5,000m bronze medalist Selah Jepleting to seal her fifth 5,000m crown.
In a three-horse race, Obiri cruised past Jepleting and Chepngeno with 200m to go to victory in 15:19.70. The Laikipia Air Based athlete came into the race fresh from defending her Great Manchester Run 10km crown in the United Kingdom on Sunday.
Sergeants Emily Ngii and Simon Wachira clinched the 20km walk titles in their respective races after hitting the clock in 1:36:35 and 1:33:50.Caroline Cherotich (43.26) and Benson Maina(47.55) won the discus throw while Sarah Atieno (13.79) and Leonard Bett(15.70) threw longest in the shot put.
Moraa recorded a throw of 49.78 to win the women’s javelin while Alex Kiprotich’s 77.17 was enough to win him gold in the men’s category.
Zeddy Chongwo claimed a hattrick in the women’s high, long and triple jumps.
Bismak Soi bagged the men’s long jump title while Philip Mutai won the triple jump. Asbel Kemboi rose highest, 2.15m, to win the men’s high jump.
Hammer throw titles were won by Lucy Omondi and Dominic Abunda.
Florence Akinyi accumulated a total of 4075 points to win the women’s heptathlon while Vincent Tarus collected a maximum of 6310 points to claim gold in the men’s decathlon.
Laikipia Air Base topped the men's team results after accruing nine medals; six gold, two silvers and one bronze.
Isiolo followed with a total of eight medals; six gold, silver and a bronze. Nanyuki completed the top three with 13 medals; three gold, five silvers and as many bronze.
Moi Air Base amassed 18 medals in the event; eight gold, seven silvers and three bronze medals to lead the charts of best women’s teams.
Nanyuki (seven gold, a silver and five bronze) and Isiolo(two gold, three silvers and three bronze) completed the medal positions.
Nanyuki topped the overall medal standings with 26 (10 gold, six silver, 10 bronze) followed closely by Moi Air Base with 26 medals (nine gold, nine silver, eight bronze). Isiolo finished third with 16 medals (eight gold, 4 silver, four bronze).
Teams from Manda and Nairobi left the event with their baskets empty after failing to win a single medal.