Despite an early downpour, the GNPC GFH Cape Coast Open came off successfully on Saturday with splendid performances and good times by the athletes who turned out in numbers.
UDS representative Barnabas Aggreh who recently joined the top sprinters at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham put up an amazing show to win the Seniors event in 10.04 seconds.
Iddriss Musah placed second in 10.28s. while Mustapha Bokpim took the third position in 10.34s.
Mary Boakye of the Ghana Armed Forces who was also exposed to the international competition also won the Female 100 metres race in 11.25 seconds, beating Grace Obuor (11.56s) and Deborah Acheampong (11.84s) to second and third place respectively.
The winners who stood on the podium were rewarded by the organisers and GNPC. The final race is expected to come off at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi in September.
Mr. Reks Brobbey, an Olympian and brain behind the competition was impressed and hoped the athletes will train hard as Ghana prepares to host the African Games 2023.
Here are the results which were hand timed.
1ST. EURA GILDAS ANNAN, UNIVERSITY JHS (C/R) – 12.32s
2ND. DAVID AFFUL, K.E SPORTING ACADEMY (C/R)- 12.55s
3RD. EMMANUEL OKANTA, MFANTSIPIM BASIC SCH. ( C/R) – 12.93s
1ST. KEZIAH OFORIWAA, RIDGE EXPERIMENTAL SCH ( AHAFO REGION) ,- 13.05s
2ND. MABEL AIDOO, NEW EBU METHODIST, (C/R) – 13.15s
3RD. FLORENCE DARTEY, RIDGE EXPERIMENTAL SCH. (AHAFO REGION) – 13.33
1ST. JOE ANDOH, WESTERN REGION – 10.38s
2ND. ABDUL R. SHERIF, ADISADEL COLLEGE(C/R)- 10.45s
3RD. KINGSLEY NYARKO, ADISADEL COLLEGE( C/R) – 10.70s
1ST. NASEERA E. QUANSAH, MFANTSIMAN GIRLS SHS( C/R) ,- 11.88s
2ND. DIAMOND KUSIME, MFANTSIMAN GIRLS SHS(C/R) – 12.13s
3RD. ABIGAIL ABOAGYE, EDINAMAN SHS(C/R) – 12.89s
SENIORS – MALES
1ST. BARNABAS AGGREH, UDS (NORTHERN REGION) – 10.04s
2ND. IDDRIS MUSAH, GAF, (W/R)- 10.28
3RD. MUSTAPHA BOKPIM, L.C.A.C, (G/R) – 10.34
SENIORS – FEMALES
1ST. MARY BOAKYE, GAF (W/R)- 11.25s
2ND. GRACE OBOUR, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA (G/R) – 11.56s
3RD. DEBORAH ACHEAMPONG, UPSA(G/R) – 11.56s.