Desmond Aryee from the Greater Accra Region and a product of the University of Ghana defied all odds to retain his title as 2017 GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human in the100meters Senior’s event at the Kumasi Sports Stadium on Saturday.
He was timed 10.71secs. against second place Ashanti Region hope Shadrack Opoku Agyeman who clocked 10.81secs. and Ansah Sarfo also from the Ashanti Region who made it in 10.82secs.
Hor Halutie won the Female Senior’s race in 11.88secs. ahead of Faustina Amoah of Ashanti and Mary Sam from the Western Region with 12.80secs.
As expected, Samuel K. Asare of Prempeh College in the Ashanti Region run 10.75secs to win the Boys Under 18 over Edwin Gadayi Kwablah of TI amass in 10.88secs and Oscar Ntim of Pankrono School also in the Ashanti Region.
In the Girls Under 18, Rafiatu Nuhu of K-Gee in the Ashanti Region was first in a time of 12.25secs, followed by Mary Boakye of Kumasi Anglican shs in 12.41secs and Grace Obour of TI Amass in third place with 12.42secs.
Esther Ocloo of Ghana SHS in the Eastern Region won the Girls Under 15 in 12.81secs. Second was Doris Afriyie of TI Amass in 12.91secs and Linda Amponsah of Wesco placed third.
Abdulai Muzakir of St. Joseph JHS in the Northern Region won the boys Under 15 in 11.99secs, followed by Razak Sulley of St. Cyprians School in 12.24secs and Emmanuel Tetteh of Unipra South JHS in the Central Region in 12.29secs.
The Girls Under 10 was taken by Charity Dadzie of New Paradise in 14.10secs, followed by Charlotte Aseiduwaa of Kotei – Deduako M/A School in 14.45secs and Abogail Biney of Amankwatia School in 14.67secs.
Alhassan Abdulai of Savelugu M/A School in the Northern Region won the Boys Under10 in 13.39secs. with Jeffery Opoku Jnr of TI Amass in the Ashanti Region placing second on 13.41secs. Isaac Benyako of Old Tafo R/C Primary School was third in 13.82secs.
The event was interesting despite the unfriendly condition of the old tartan tracks at the stadium. Athletics fans also graced the occasion to give the sprinters the much needed moral to run.
GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human 2017 is sponsored by GNPC as the headline sponsor, Adidas, Indomie, Red Sea Maritime, Kriate Lync, Moringa King, Pippas Fitness Gym, Wrenco Printing, Kwese Sports TV, ETV, YFM and Happy FM.
Story by Sammy Heywood Okine