UG@75 Athletics meet: Sey Oyeyoni, Daniel Essien excel in field event

Benjamin Sackey
Benjamin Sackey
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Field events of the UG@75 inter hall athletics meet produced some outstanding results with some athletes giving out their best to make their respective halls proud. Below is the breakdown of some of the results in the field events which took place at the university of Ghana athletic Oval.


The athletic oval hosted this years Discuss throw competition. 7 discuss throwers from 4 Halls participated in the event. Mensah Sarbah, Akuafo and Volta Halls had two representatives each with the last participant coming from Bani hall. The podium had all two Mensah Sarbah participants, Rejoice Agbewoole of Mensah Sarbah ended the event with the best throw of the day at 34.43 mark. Eunice Akorfa Duse also from Mensah Sarbah finished on second position with a 26.60 meter throw. The podium was completed with Akuafo Hall’s Mardiyatu Ibrahim with a throw of 25.04 meters.

Rejoice Agbewoole of Mensah Sarbah hall catapulted herself into gold-medal position after her first throw with a mark of 31.81 meters. She subsequently led from her first throw to her 6th and final throw. Rejoice displayed strength, speed, balance and explosive power throughout the competition.


The participants, numbering 7 were drawn from these halls; Kwapong, Akuafo, City Campus, Elizabeth Sey and Legon Hall.
The opening throws were marked with numerous infringes, but Isaiah Dompreh Ampofo of Akuafo took firm charge after his second throw of 35.33m. Isaiah had a fair throw in the rounds until the 5th where he had a throw of 37.72 metres, claiming the top spot.


The competition had 10 javelin throwers from 6 Halls. Kwapong, Elizabeth Sey, Akuafo, Legon, Bani and Distance Education were all represented in this event. Akuafo Hall with Owusu Essien Daniel won the Javelin event after a highest throw of 52.49. The rest of the participants failed to make a mark as most of their throws were met with red flags.
After hitting 46.26m with his first throw of the qualification round, Owusu Essien Daniel hit the 50 m mark with his second throw and had his highest throw in his third throw.


The women’s triple jump saw 6 competing athletes from 4 Halls. Adjei Sarah of Mensah Sarbah hall had her best jump with a 9.94m that saw her claim the first position. Followed closely by her counterpart from the same hall Azaangbeo Vanessa who had a 9.88 jump. The medal slot was completed by Scholastica of Volta Hall, who finished on 9.69 meter jump.
Sarah a deserving winner exhibited speed, explosive power and flexibility in this particular event.


The men’s triple jump took place on March 16 at the Athletic Oval and it had a total of 6 participants from the following halls of Kwapong, City Campus, Akuafo and Elizabeth Sey. Oyeyoni Oyewale of City Campus finished top with a highest jump of 14.16m. Maxwell P. Wiredu of Akuafo Hall came second with a 13.62m jump and the bronze position was taken by Akuafo Hall’s Darkwah Samuel, who had a 13.36m jump.
Oyeyoni Oyewale who claimed top spot mesmerized spectators with his agility and strength.

Story by: Rashad Usman Sinnah

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