Benjamin Azamati Named LSC Track Athlete of the Year

Benjamin Azamati Named LSC Track Athlete of the Year

Ghanaian OLY and West Texas A&M’s Benjamin Azamati has been named the Lone Star Conference Male Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the year, following the league’s announcement on Wednesday morning.  The postseason honors were voted on by the conference’s head coaches.

Azamati becomes the first Buff in program history to earn the postseason recognition twice as the LSC 100- and 200-meter champion earns the top track honors for the second straight year.

He broke the NCAA DII 100m record and Ghana national record in his first race of the season running 9.90 at the Texas Relays. He now has the top seven times in NCAA DII history in the event.  His record-breaking performance in Austin marks the fifth-fastest time in all-collegiate history.

He was equally impressive in the 200m as he matched his own NCAA DII record in that event at Jo Meaker Classic in Canyon after running 20.13. He also ran the anchor leg on the 4×100-meter relay that claimed the program’s first national title in either relay event with the fastest time in program history at 39.27.


By Athleticshour

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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