US National Indoor Season: Joe Paul, Azamati excel with 200m, 60m records.
Ghanaian athletes based in the United States of America continued their impressive performance in the 2020 Indoor Season in various competitions.
Coppin state based Joseph Paul Amoah won the 200m dash at the Bruce Lehane Scarlet & White Invitational in a school-record 20.75 on Saturday afternoon at the Boston University Track & Tennis Center. The feat means ‘Joe Paul’, as he is affectionately called, is the current holder of both 200m Indoor and Outdoor records, having previously set the latter with a time of 20.08s.
Joe Paul’s time is the third-fastest in the United States this season and breaks Martin Owusu-Antwi’s school-record of 20.79.
In the men’s 60m dash, Joseph Manu emerged victorious with a time of 6.86s.
At the 2020 UNM Team Invitationtal, Benjamin Azamati who was making his first ever appearance at an indoor event clocked 6.69s in the 60m dash. His time breaks the school record previously held by Tom Curry in 2015.
In the women’s division, Josephine Anokye won the 200m Indoor event with a time of 23.61s, only falling 0.27s short of Flings Owusu-Agyapong’s National record of 23.34s.
In the horizontal hump events, Abraham Seaneke improved his previous outing in 2020, a 7.47m jump with a leap of 7.81m at the 2020 UNM Team Invitational long jump.
In the women’s division, Deborah Acquah, continued her early season form in the Long Jump with a 6.58m performance at the 2020 Texas Tech Invitational, improving her national indoor record by 1cm.