Saint Augustine’s Senior High School and Aggrey Memorial Zion Senior High School were crowned the boy’s and girl’s champions at the Cowbell sponsored 26th Central Region Super Zonals held at the Schools and Colleges Park at Cape Coast on Wednesday, 2nd March, 2016.
The two schools dethroned Mfantsipim Senior High School and Wesley Girl’s High School who won the 2015 edition of the all-important Central Region Athletics Championships.
After a heavy downpour on the first day of competition on Tuesday, Saint Augustine’s surprised many with their strong showing to dethrone the defending champions in the boy’s category, accumulating 107 points (pts) ahead of Mfantsipim Senior High School who took second place with 93pts while Swesbus Senior High School settled for third place with 75pts. Host school, Adisaddel Senior High School came 4th with 65pts.
Similarly, Aggrey Memorial Zion Senior High School dethroned Wesley Girls Senior High School in the girl’s category, bagging 90 ½ pts while Obrachire Senior High School won second place with 81 points, and followed in third place by Wesley Girls High School with 80 pts.
Meanwhile in the individual honours, sprint sensation Josephine Avemegah was named best the girl’s athlete after winning the 100m and 200m finals and anchoring Aggrey Memorial Zion Senior High School’s 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams to victory.
For winning the boy’s discus throw and placing second in the shot putt, Ghana National College student Joseph Ahinakuah was adjudged the best boy’s athlete of the two-day meet.
The competition recorded some notable record breaking performances. Obrachire Senior High School student, Faustina Tetteh, broke new grounds after jumping 11.56m to set a new regional record in the girl’s triple jump while Mfantsiman Senior High School student, Maliba Karen Ohene, smashed the discus throw record with a toss of 34.72m to replace the previous mark of 32.16m held by Assin Manso Senior High School student Esther Appiah. The Aggrey Memorial S.H.S.’s 4x200m relay team broke the regional record after clocking 1.51.8s.
The Marketing Manager of Cowbell Ghana, Joseph Ashong could not hide his joy about his outfit’s partnership with the regional competition saying, “Cowbell is proud to be associated with the competition.” It was a wonderful competition and the students showed a lot of resilience despite the rains on the opening day.
The Central Region Physical Education Coordinator Albert Kofi Bonney said, “It’s been a very successful competition. I’m very impressed with the participation of the schools as well as the physical education teachers and officiating officials.”