Report: GNPC Ghana Fastest Human Meet 2022
On Saturday, the 24th of September, 2022, the finals of GNPC Ghana Fastest Human Meet took place at the Cape Coast Stadium in the Central Region. The event as usual saw the best of Ghana in the sprint at various categories battling for the most prestigious sprint title in the country.
The event which seeks to boost the chances of Ghana in producing world-class athletes and laurels in our traditional and historic 100m event saw an incredible and fascinating event.
This year’s competition was very competitive with a lot of Personal Bests and lived up to the expectations of the Organizers.
Recap of the event highlight accomplishments of the organisers and athletes.
In the under 15 girls category, Mabel Aidoo from New Ebu Methodist School in the Central Region won the race in 13.11s while Sarah Nkansah of Madina SDA JHS in the Greater Accra Region finished second in 13.16s and Amanda Kumanya placed third in 13.22s from UCC JHS in the Central Region.
The under 15 boys were a very interesting race. Wisdom Nyandi Mensah from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Basic School in the Ashanti Region won in a time of 11.90s while Ridge Experimental School’s athlete Felix Anorigiya placed second in 12.05 and Albert Yeboah of Methodist JHS also finished third in 12.06s both from the Bono Region.
In the male seniors, the three finalists run their personal best and the best local times this season. Bananas Aggerh of the University for Development Studies (UDS) placed first with an impressive personal best (PB) and season best (SB) timing of 10.23s. Solomon Hammond of the University of Ghana (UG) / Legon Creative Athletics Club (LCAC) and Edwin Gadayi of Pablo Foundation placed 2nd and 3rd respectively with a time of 10.24s and 10.25s.
In the female senior’s category, Janet Mensah of Stagnation Club in the Ashanti Region produced a sensational time of 11.62s ahead of the University of Ghana’s topmost rated female athlete Grace Obour, who placed second with a time of 11.94s. A surprising finish was Deborah Acheampong from the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) who placed third with a time of 11.96s.
The under 18 female category produced a very promising future for the country with the 17-year-old Mfantseman Girls SHS students, Naseera Quansah and Diamond Kusime running an incredible Personal Bests of 11.99s and 12.18s respectively while Kumasi Anglican Senior High student Florence Agyemang also placed third in 12.21s.
Joe Andoh of Diabene Catholic School in the Western Region produced an outstanding performance in the Under 18 male category ahead of crowd favorite Sherrif Abdul Razak in a time of 10.64s. Abdul Rauf Abubakari from the famous Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (OKESS) placed third in a time of 11.04s.
1ST. MABEL AIDOO, NEW EBU. METHODIST SCH. (C/R) – 13.11s
2ND. SARAH NKANSAH, MADINA SDA JHS (G/R) – 13.16s
3RD. AMANDA KUMANYA, UCC JHS. (C/R) – 13.22s
1ST. WISDOM NYANDI MENSAH, KNUST BASIC SCH. (ASH) – 11.90s
2ND. FELIX ANORIGIYA, RIDGE EXPERIMENTAL SCH. (BONO) – 12.05s
3RD. ALBERT YEBOAH, METHODIST JHS. (BONO)- 12.06s
SENIORS – MALES
1ST. BARNABAS AGGERH, UDS (N/R) – 10.23s
2ND. SOLOMON HAMMOND, UG (G/R) – 10.24s
3RD. EDWIN GADAYI, PABLO FOUNDATION CLUB. (ASH) – 10.25s
SENIORS – FEMALES
1ST. JANET MENSAH, SAGNATION CLUB (ASH) – 11.62s
2ND. GRACE OBOUR, UG (G/R) – 11.94s
3RD. DEBORAH ACHEAMPONG, UPSA. (G/R) – 11.96s
1ST. NASEERA QUANSAH, MFANTSEMAN GIRLS SHS (C/R) – 11.99s
2ND. DIAMOND KUSIME, MFANTSEMAN GIRLS SHS (C/R) – 12.18
3RD. FLORENCE AGYEMANG, KASS (ASH) – 12.21s
1ST. JOE ANDOH, DIABENE CATH. SHS. (W/R) – 10.64s
2ND. SHERIF ABDUL RASHID, ADISADEL COLLEGE. (C/R) – 10.69s
3RD. ABDUL RAUF ABUBAKARI, OKESS (ASH) – 11.04s