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11.04.2007 Sports News

KASEC Bags Eight Gold Medals

Kadjebi-Asato Secondary School (KASEC) emerged the overall champions at the end of the 35th edition of the Northern Volta Zone Schools Sports Festival which ended at Kete-Krachi over the weekend.

Out of the 12 gold medals at stake, KASEC collected eight in athletics (boys and girls) and volleyball (boys and girls). The rest were table tennis (boys and girls) and handball (boys and girls), a silver in cross-country and a bronze in soccer.

Kete-Krachi Secondary School (KRASEC) bagged two gold in soccer and cross-country (boys).

Nine records were smashed during the one-week festival, with KASEC taking the lion's share. It took three of them in the 800 metres, javelin and cross-country events.

Miss Grace Ofori set a new 800-metre record of two min 36 sec to demolish the existing two min 37 sec set in 2005.

Miss Matilda Agbogla also set a new record in javelin with a record throw of 26.75 metres. She also set a new cross- country record of 17 min 45 sec.

Krachi Secondary School also set three new records, while Nkwanta Secondary School accounted for two of the records.

Bueman Secondary School (BUSEC) set a record in the 4 X100m at 58.44 seconds.

The festival was to select a squad to represent the Volta Region in the National Schools and Colleges Sports Festival scheduled for Koforidua from August 25 to September 2, this year.

The Volta Region will be defending both the boys' and girls' divisions of the cross-country which they won in Sunyani two years ago.

Story by Emmanuel Modey