12 High Morale Academy Athletes to Compete in Millennium Marathon
Accra 02 Sep. AH – High Morale Athletics Academy (HMAA) athletes are set to compete in the 2022 Millennium Marathon on Saturday, 3 September in Accra.
The HMAA team was led by Head Coach Boniface, who also acts as Project Manager of Maaron Initiative. The HMAA team is based in Nandom, Upper West Region.
The team has chalked a lot of success in recent years in the field of Athletics. Most of its athletes are on scholarships in the various senior high schools and universities in the country.
The twelve athletes are made up of 2 males and 10 females.
Latifa Haruna, a student of Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (OKESS) in Kumasi was in the top 10 finishers at Maaron Championship- 8th overall, Sandra Boinde placed 10th at 2022 Maaron Championship 3k, and Mavis Yibaar will also debut in the 5km event after clocking 50:19.85 in the 10km at the inaugural edition of Maaron Championship in Nandom.
David Nakousi of Adisadel College, a favourite top 10 finisher in the men’s category, won the Maaron Championship 10km in 31:45.00. An ECOWAS CAA REGION II 1500m medalist in 2022.
Atarlar Awini Samuel is a former medalist at the first edition of the Sekondi-Takoradi Marathon in the Western Region, and a student of the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
Females in 21km
Abdulai Ramata is one of the phenomenal female distance athletes in Ghana currently Tuolong Reina, Emmanuella Atinga, Mary Kancho, Asakiyaba Joana, Ayaayine Vida a 40 minutes 10km athlete, and a past student of Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (OKESS) in Kumasi.
Belinda Sebobr, Sekondi-Takoradi Marathon champion, second place finish at the first edition of Maaron Championship, and an ECOWAS Youth Medalist in the 1500m. She runs 10km in 39:10.41 at Nandom.
High Morale Athletics Academy (HMAA) Full Team Lists
Coach Boniface – Head of Team
Sandra Boinde – 5km
Mavis Yibaar – 5km
Latifa Haruna – 5km
Mary Kancho – 21km
Belinda Segbobr – 21km
Emmanuella Atinga – 21km
Tuolong Reina – 21km
Abdulai Ramata – 21km
Vida Ayaayine – 21km
Asakiyaba Joana – 21km
Atarlar Awini Samuel – 21km
David Nakousi – 21km