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04.03.2006 Sports News

Apam Secondary and Wesley Girls emerge champions

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Cape Coast, Mar. 4, GNA- Ms Monica Ansah of Jukwa Secondary School broke the only record at the 16th edition of the Central Region Schools and Colleges Super Zonals athletics competition in the 100 metres event with a time of 12.3 seconds.

She beat the old record of 12.6 seconds set in 2000 by Ms Martina Baffoe of Holy Child Secondary school.

Apam School bagged 75 points to lift the Boys trophy while Wesley Girls High School had 72 points to lift the Girls trophy.

Adisadel College took the second position with 68 points followed by St. Augustine's College at the third position with 61 points while Boa Amponsem Secondary School came fourth with 44 points.

Christ the King Academy took the fifth position with 34 points, Asuansi Technical Institute followed at the sixth position with 33 and half points, Swedru Secondary School was seventh with 33 points, Potsin Ahmadiyya Secondary (AMASS) placed eightth with 31 points, Andam Secondary Technical School was ninth with 21 points with Senya Bereku Secondary School at the tenth position with 19 points.

In the Girls division, Obrachire Secondary Technical took the second position with 64 points followed by Swedru Secondary with 42 points while Apam Secondary School came fourth with 40 points.

Cape Coast Holy Child School took the fifth position with 36 points, Saltpond Methodist High School came sixth with 32 points, Jukwa Secondary was seventh with 31 points, Edinaman Secondary came eighth with 27 points, Aggrey Memorial Zion Secondary School was ninth with 19 and half points followed by Swedru School of Business with 16 points. Mrs Justina E. Torjagbo, Central Regional Director of Education presented the trophies to the champions at the end of the two-day competition held at the Regional Schools and Colleges Park at Adisadel, Cape Coast on Friday.

Out of the 58 Schools which participated in the competition, Mfantsipim Secondary School took the 20th position with six points. Kamal Musah of Boa Amponsem Secondary School was declared the best athlete in the Boys division while Ms Monica Ansah of Jukwa Secondary School was declared the best athlete in the Girls division. Musah came first in the 5,000 and 1,500 metre races while Ms Ansah came first in the 100 metres, second in the 200 metres and led her school relay team to win the 4x400 metres race. Holy Child Secondary School was declared the best-behaved School of the competition.

The Regional Director presented certificates of appreciation to representatives of Nestles Ghana Limited and Star Kist Limited for their continued support and promotion of the Region's Schools and Colleges sports programmes. Mrs Torjagbo commended the students and athletes for comporting themselves during the games and urged them to keep it up. Prizes and certificates were presented to deserving athletes.