The Annual 22nd Inter University Cross-Country ended successfully in University of Mines and Technology (UMat) in Tarkwa with Team-KNUST placing 5th in both men and women division.
KNUST, who were looking to improve on last year’s performance and previous positions slipped one spot backwards despite making all the necessary arrangements for the athletes.
Team-KNUST in full concentration prior to the start of the competition
The women set the ball rolling exactly 7am before the men followed suit two hours later – covering a 10 km distance. Each school presented 10 athletes in both categories. Six schools competed under the women division whiles nine schools battled for honours in the men division.
Team-KNUST sandwiched between UEW and UCC
The surprise package on the bill was University of Development Studies (UDS), who emerged winners in the women category for the first time in the school’s history and subsequently had five of their athletes appearing in the first 10. They amassed 31 points, followed by University of Cape Coast (UCC) with 75, University of Education Winneba (UEW) -119, University of Ghana (UG) – 129, KNUST – 209 and University of Professional Studies (UPSA) with 275 points.
KNUST failed to roll back from their poor start with athletes running into one another from the starting line in the men’s division. UCC came first with 29 points, followed by UEW – 79, UG – 144, UDS – 173, KNUST – 207, University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) – 227, University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) – 307, UPSA – 346 and finally University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) picking 399 points.
By: Kofi Amoah and Steven Zando/Focusfmonline.com