Ghana's long jump record holder Deborah Acquah has bettered her indoor season best in long

Deborah Acquah and Olympian Emmanuel Yeboah Shine At Wooo Pig Classic

Two Ghanaian foreign-based Texas A&M University athletes have opened their indoor season with tremendous performances at the Wooo Pig Classic Meet on 3rd December 2021, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The Wooo Pig Classic Meet is the first indoor track and field event for the Ghana duo. Deborah Acquah and Olympian Emmanuel Yeboah shine at Wooo Pig Classic.

Deborah Acquah, the Ghanaian Long Jump Record Holder competed in the women’s long jump. She finished first in a leap of 6.34 metres (20-9.75). Earlier this year, Deborah narrowly missed the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Qualifying Standard by just an inch and she vows to come back stronger again.

Deborah Acquah of Texas A&M University finished first in 6.34 metres while Khayasia Caldwell of TUC placed second in 6.11 metres and G’Auna Edwards (unattached) also finished third in 5.97 metres.

Olympian Emmanuel Yeboah was part of the team Ghana Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games 4 ×100 metres. The quartet broke the national record and progressed to the finals thereby becoming the only African country to run that historic final in Tokyo.

Cameron Jackson of Arkansas Little Rock won the race in 6.74 seconds while Olympian Emmanuel Yeboah of Texas A&M University finished second in 6.76 seconds and Jais Smith of TCU also placed third in 6.78 seconds.

The indoor season has begun and we will be following all the athletes to bring you updates on all the events.

Women Top 10 Long Jump

  1. Deborah Acquah – 6.34m
  2. Khyasia Caldwell – 6.11m
  3. G’Auna Edwards – 5.97m
  4. Safiya John – 5.92m
  5. Taylor Coleman – 5.50m
  6. Alexis Torns – 5.49m
  7. Jaelyn Tucker – 5.36m
  8. Allyson Andres – 5.31m
  9. Grace Allen – 5.30m
  10. Rondaishia Mcneal – 5.28m

Top 10 Men 60m

  1. Cameron Jackson – 6.74s
  2. Emmanuel Yeboah – 6.76s
  3. Jais Smith – 6.78s
  4. Tinotenda Matiyenga – 6.79s
  5. Joshua Sutton – 6.81s (6.805)
  6. Taveion Neal – 6.81s (6.811)
  7. Keanu Jones – 6.82s (6.811)
  8. Roman Turner – 6.82s (6.820)
  9. Troy Mcknight – 6.84s
  10. Ryan Martin – 6.85

Source: www.athleticshour.com

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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