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26.03.2009 Sports News

Mini-GUSA athletics comptetition ends

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum - Ghanaian Chronicle

The Cowbell-sponsored annual athletics competition of the Ghana Universities' Sports Association has just ended at the University of Ghana , Legon.

The competition saw over 500 athletes from six public Universities in the country competing for honours in a total of 18 track and field events.

The two-day meeting which was held at the newly built Legon Sports Complex was also used as a platform to select Ghana 's athletic team to represent the nation at the International Universities Games, later on this year.

Highlights of the competition included the 100 and 200-metre sprints for men and ladies as well as the 100 and 400-metre relays. In the men's 100-metre sprint, Christopher Gyapong beat the rest of the field to grab the gold medal in an impressive display of sprinting ability.

In the men's 4 x 400 relay, the University of Ghana team put up a spirited display to steal the race from the KNUST team in the final lap. Bernard Adams of the University of Ghana impressed the entire stadium as he overtook his KNUST counterpart and pulled away to an easy finish in the final lap.

Addressing the spectators at the opening ceremony of the event, Festus Tettey of Promasidor (makers of Cowbell Milk) stated that the Cowbell brand was always proud to be associated with University sports and was looking to improve its support to the country's universities in the coming years