Ghanaian athletes abroad over the weekend delivered outstanding performances during week 3 of the 2024 indoor season, breaking national, meet, and school records in and around the USA.

Some athletes who have moved beyond the collegiate system also made impressive season openers. Here’s a summary of the noteworthy achievements:

High Jump:

Rose Yeboah, the Ghana national high jump outdoor and indoor records holder, shattered her own indoor national record and her school’s 25-year record, leaping to an impressive height of 1.88m.

In the men’s high jump, Cadman Evans Yemoah, who holds both indoor and outdoor national records, cleared 2.18m, setting a new meet record.

Long Jump and Triple Jump:

Abraham Seaneke opened his season in the long jump with a jump of 7.60m, his best season opener.
Sakina Omar achieved a jump of 5.68m in the long jump.
Rasford Nti recorded a triple jump distance of 13.32m.

Men’s 60m:

Benjamin Azamati started the season strongly, running 6.57 in the heat and 6.61 in the final. Joesph Manu ran 6.71 in the heat and matched his personal record with a time of 6.65 in the final.

Rasheed Saminu opened his season with a time of 6.72 in the heat and an impressive 6.67 in the final,breaking his school record.
Brock Appiah ran 6.79 in the heat and improved to 6.72 in the final. He later clocked 21.40 in the 200m with Solomon Hammond and Wallace Aflamah competed in the 200m, running times of 21.57 and 21.73, respectively.

Women’s 60m:

Hor Halutie achieved personal bests throughout the day, running 7.57 in the heat, 7.55 in the semifinal, and an impressive 7.53 in the final. She also ran 24.64 in the 200m.
Anita Afrifa recorded a time of 7.76 in the 60m.

Rafiatu Nuhu transitioned from her comfort zone of the 400m to test her speed in the 60m, achieving an impressive time of 7.76. She later ran 1:37.52 in the 600m.
Grace Kombetto delivered a superb performance, running 1:36.89 in the 600m.

Benedicta Kwartemaa excelled in all three rounds of the 60m, running 7.57 in the heat, 7.52 in the semifinal, and 7.59 in the final. She also clocked 25.34 in the 200m.

Women’s 400m:

Fast-rising Ghanaian sprinter Pearl Awanya opened her 400m season impressively, running 54.61 seconds to break the facility record, her second facility record this season.
Ethel Amissah ran 56.44 in the 400m and returned to run 24.67 in the 200m.

Women’s Throws:
Rejoice Agbawodie achieved a distance of 12.70m in the shot put and 14.95m in the weight throw.

Distance Races:

William Amponsah set Personal best, running 8:09.84 in the 3000m.
Ishmeal Acheampong ran 2:36.08 in the 1000m. Aziz Mohammed competed in the 800m, crossing the line in a time of 1:52.37. Sarah Koomson ran a personal best of 9:55.79 in the women’s distance event.
Vanee Anchike set an NJCAA best in the 1000m, breaking away with a time of 2:57.62

Credit: Coach Elorm

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