Cape Coast, Oct.21, GNA - Stephen Manu of the University of Education, Winneba, won the Eighth Unilever Inter-University Cross Country competition, held at the University of Cape Coast last Saturday. He covered the 15-kilometre distance in 52 minutes 16 seconds in an event that attracted a field of 50 competitors.
For his prize, he was presented with a trophy, a medal and unspecified Unilever products.
Paul Owusu Badu of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) took the second position in a time of 54 minutes 12 seconds, Emmanuel Inkoom of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), placed third in a time of 55 minutes 15 seconds, while Alhaji Zakaria of University of Ghana took the fourth position with a time of 55 minutes 53 seconds. In the lady's division the raced over 10 kilometres was won by Ms. Fati Lartey of UCC in 44 minutes 08 seconds. The event also attracted a field of 50 competitors.
She was presented with a trophy, a medal and Unilever products. Ms Phyllis Brantie of the University of Ghana placed second clocking 45 minutes 58.8 seconds. Ms Marcelle Mac Little of KNUST and Vida Tutu of the University of Education Winneba, placed third and fourth respectively.
In the overall men's championship, UCC came first with 48 points and were presented with 2.2 million cedis, Winneba University second, with 65 points and had 1.7 million cedis whilst the University of Ghana had 1.4 million cedis for placing third.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and the University for Development Studies, placed fourth and fifth and were given 800,000 and 700,000 cedis respectively.
For the women, University of Ghana took the first spot with 41 points and took home an amount of 1.8 million cedis and UCC who were second with 71 points claimed 1.3 million cedis.
The KNUST women had 76 points to take 900,000 cedis for the third position, Winneba with 131 points and had 700,000 cedis for the fourth, and UDS, 600,000 cedis with 162 points in the fifth position.