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Byline: Jonathan Komen And Chris Musumba
World Junior 3,000 metres champion Mercy Cherono and World Junior 3,000m steeplechase title holder Jonathan Muiya harvested Kenya's first gold medals yesterday at the Africa Junior Championship in Bombous City, Mauritius.
Cherono, who won a silver medal at the World Cross Country Championships in Amman in March, thrilled a classy field which had two Ethiopians in a race run under windy conditions to win the 3,000m in eight minutes and 45.2 seconds.
She secured her ticket to the competition at the Nyayo National Stadium in 8:56.0 last month.
"The victory did not come as a surprise to me. I was well prepared …