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Track & Field News of Friday, 10 January 2020


GUSA Games: UDS, UEW set new 4x400m record

The University of Development Studies (UDS) and the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) have set new records in the men’s and women’s 4×400 metre events in the ongoing GUSA Games.

Female Division

University of Development Studies broke the record set by the University of Cape Coast (UCC) which was 3:46.16 minutes in 2018.

The team, which was made up of Kate Agyemang and Rafiatu Nuhu, bettered their performance from last year and did a time of 3:44.3633 minutes to clinch gold.

Grace Obour and her University of Ghana teammates had a bad day at the office as they could not make a podium finish despite the loud cheers from the home crowd.

UCC, however, beat all odds to win silver with a time of 3:50.709 minutes while University of Education, Winneba was third with a time of 3:55.343 minutes.

Male Division

Gad Owusu led the UEW to victory ahead of the University of Ghana and smashed the 4×400 metre record in the process. They recorded a time of 3:09.259 in the final and put the previous record of 3:11.30 minutes, which was set by the UCC, to bed.

How they finished and their times

1- University of Education, Winneba – 3:09.259

2- University of Ghana – 3:09.405 minutes

3- University of Development Studies – 3:10.867

4- University of Cape Coast – 3:11.551

5- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – 3:20.471