“It was a great week with progress” — Former UG distance runner on double gold

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Former University of Ghana distance runner Aziz Mohammed took to his Instagram account, emphasizing “it was a great week with progress” after claiming gold medals in the 800m and 1500m races respectively at the 2024 Lone Star Conference Championship Outdoor meet for West Texas (WT) University.

The event, which commenced at the Angelo State University in Texas, saw an energetic field of young athletes take to the track on Thursday, which was the first day of the meet.

A strong 800m field of Antonio Blair, Ethan Anthony, Prince Mcabelo, William Davis, Sebastian Koran, Luke Ronsmann and Adrian Solls succumbed to the irrepressible Aziz Mohammed, who sprinted to the finish line in a time of 1:48.46s to clinch gold.

Aziz with his gold medal.

For Prince Mcabelo — Aziz’s West Texas teammate — his best efforts saw him finish marginally outside the podium places in 4th, as
Angelo’s State Antonio Blair (2nd) and Oklahoma Christian’s Ethan Anthony (3rd) proved too hot to handle.

A buoyant Aziz once again came to the fore in the 1500m, but this time he faced stiff competition from West Texas teammate Louis Maureau, who finished the race in a time of 3:50.76s.

However, Aziz held his own, preventing Louis Maureau from detering him from winning his second gold in the 1500m as he ran a scintillating 3:46.30s, marking the 4th fastest time in West Texas history over the distance.

Aziz Mohammed (M) with Louis Moreau (L) and David Soto (R) after receiving their medals in the aftermath of a grueling 1500m race.

After running the 3rd and 4th fastest times in West Texas history over the 800m and 1500m distances respectively at the meet, Aziz refused to gloat over his remarkable feat but attributed his success to Divine intervention (Isaiah 40:31) as he took to his social media platform (Instagram)

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint, he wrote.

“It was a great week with progress. God is faithful. Discipline and consistency, he added.

Ultimately, the former University of Ghana student showcased his superiority and dominance over the 800m and 1500m distances, as compared to his opponents — the chasing pack — who opted for so much brawn in the meet.


Story by: Andrews Sefa Bamfo| univers.ug.edu.gh

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