Ghanaian Oly Joseph Manu Runs 11th NCAA all-time best in 60m

Joseph Manu Wins Gold at Carolina Challenge

Joseph Manu Wins Gold at Carolina Challenge
Joseph Manu Wins Gold at Carolina Challenge. Pic: Coppin Track Instagram | Joseph Manu | Coppin State Athletics | Coppin State | Ghanaian Olympian | Ghana Athletics | Carolina Challenge |

Ghanaian Olympian Joseph Manu has won gold at the Carolina Challenge in the men’s 60 meters dash on Friday, 21st January 2022.

The event is a two-day challenge that began on Friday 21st – Saturday 22nd January at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, United States.

Manu run the 60m dash heat in 6.71 and placed 4th overall in heat 3. His time qualified him to the finals and he dazzled the field with the experience he got from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Manu has competed for Ghana on several occasions and he was also part of the quartet that broke the national 4 * 100 metres relay record that qualified them to the Olympics in Silesia, Poland. Although, the Ghana 4 * 100m relay team won bronze in the final but unfortunately was disqualified.

Joseph Manu runs 6.69 seconds in the final to win gold while Eric Harrison placed second in 6.73 seconds and Dante Brown finished third in 6.77 seconds. Joseph also moves to 11th on National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCA) leader board and is currently the 11th fastest athlete in the United States.

Leading results

  1. Joseph Manu (Coppin State) – 6.69
  2. Eric Harrison (Ohio State) – 6.73
  3. Dante Brown (Aubum) – 6.77

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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