Abayie, Salomay, and Latifa Shine At MEAC Championships 2021
Abayie, Salomay, and Latifa Shine At MEAC Championships 2021
Latifa Ali 2nd from your left, Salomay Agyei first in front. Coppin State University Cross Country Team

Abayie, Salomay, and Latifa Shine At MEAC Championships 2021

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Ghanaian Athletes shine at the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference Championships (MEAC) on Friday 29 October 2021 at WakeMed Soccer Park, North Carolina, United States. Abayie, Salomay, and Latifa shine at MEAC Championships 2021.

Abayie Opuni is specialising in sprints events but he has also been vibrant in the cross-country races recently. The men covered a distance of 8km (5mile) and Abayie finished in 32:31.4 and placed 42nd overall. The Coppin State University cross country team finished seventh overall in the men’s team standings.

In the women’s race was the newly Ghanaian sensational middle-distance athlete, Salomay Agyei. She is just running her second race this season, she finished 18th in the women’s 5000 metres race. Salomay covered the distance in 20:43.9 at MEAC Championships in the female category.

Another Ghanaian National Athlete sprinter, Latifa Ali also was in action at the WakeMed Soccer Park yesterday. Latifa was handed a late call-up to represent Ghana at the 2021 World Athletics Relay Championships in Silesia, Poland. She finished in 21:26.8 and placed 27th overall.

Salomay and Latifa helped the Coppin State women’s cross country team to place third in the women’s category at the MEAC Championships on Friday.

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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