Reigning Africa under 20 5,00m bronze medalist won bronze for Kenya in the opening day of Africa Senior Athletics championships in Reduit, Mauritius.
Longosiwa finished third behind Ethiopian pair of Moges Teumay and Chimdesa Debele who won gold and silver medals in 10,000m.
At the same time, national 100m champion Maximilla Imali smashed her national 100m record.
The reigning Africa Games 100m bronze medalist erased her previous record of 11.35 seconds that she set at the Athletics Kenya National Championships in April this year with a new National Record and personal best of 11.26 seconds.
Imali sailed to tomorrow’s finals as the fastest loser in heat three which was won by South Africa’s Carina Horn who pulled 11.08 seconds with Tima Godbless coming second in 11.25.
Africa Games 100m silver medallist, Eunice Mrandufu Kadogo did not make it to the finals as she finished in sixth place in a time of 11.99
The 2016 African Championships bronze medallist, Gina Bass from Gambia won heat one when she lowered her time to 11.08 with Quincy Malekani coming second in 11.32 seconds.
Nigerien national records holder for the 200m and 400m, Seyni Aminatou won the heat three race with a new personal best of 11.05 seconds and she was followed by Zambia’s Hellen Makumba in a time of 11.42.
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