GAA Rankings: Solomon Afful Lowers 200m PB to 20.68 secs

Solomon AffulAs the US Championships season heats up numerous Ghanaian athletes showed their quality this weekend. A host of seasonal bests was the result, most noteworthy of which was Alex Amankwah's personal best equaling 1:45.91 800m clocking, Solomon Afful's personal best of 20.68m in the 200m, and Gemma Acheampong's 11.49s personal best in the 100m (her 23.92s clocking in the 200m was windy).

Also noteworthy were Flings Owusu-Agyapong's seasonal best of 11.42s in the 100m, Lynette Akai's seasonal best in the 400m of 54.88s (accompanied by a personal best in the 200m), as well as a pair of personal bests by Atsu Nyamadi in the discus (45.49m) and 110m hurdles (14.86s), all of which, with his personal best last week in the pole
vault, should get him even closer to the World Championship decathlon
qualifying mark of 8050.

At the NJCAA Region VI Championship, Lydia Mato rang in 38 points for Barton County College by winning the 800m, 1500m, and 5000m, and 2nd place photo finish in the 10,000m. Last week, Agnes Abu of Wiley College similarly scored 38 points for her college in an almost identical fashion, winning the 800m, 1500m, and 3000m, and also got edged out into 2nd place in a photo finish 5,000m.

Below is the full list of rankings as of 3rd May, 2015


**** Rio Olympic Games Qualifier

***   World Championship Qualifier

**   African Games A standard

*     African Games B standard

Indoor performance



Janet Amponsah                              11.29s****         25-Apr   Personal Best

Flings Owusu-Agyapong                 11.42s*                02-May

Gemma Acheampong                     11.49s*                02-May Personal Best

Suzie Acolatse                                  11.65s*                14-Mar 

Shekara Boakye                               11.75s                  01-May Personal Best

Stefania Gyamfi                               11.80s                  03-May Personal Best

Doreen Agyei                                    11.93s                  04-Apr

Akua Obeng-Akrofi                          11.99s                  03-Apr

Dorcas Gyimah                                 12.00s                  11-Apr   Personal Best

Janet Mensah                                   12.19s                  27-Feb

Happy Abruyah                                 12.34s                  11-Apr   Personal Best

Latifa Ali                                            12.38s                  27-Feb

Jennifer Ntiamoah                          12.46s                  27-Feb


Janet Amponsah                              11.12s (5.1 m/s) 28-Mar

Suzie Acolatse                                  11.52s (3.6 m/s) 18-Apr

Akua Obeng-Akrofi                          11.78s (3.6 m/s) 11-Apr

Doreen Agyei                                    11.87s (3.9 m/s) 10-Apr



Janet Amponsah                              23.04s****         25-Apr   Personal Best

Flings Owusu-Agyapong                 23.88s                  11-Apr   Personal Best

Suzie Acolatse                                  23.88s                  18-Apr   Personal Best

Stefania Gyamfi                               23.96s                  25-Apr   Personal Best

Akua Obeng-Akrofi                          24.05s                  07-Mar 

Gemma Acheampong                     24.22s                  04-Apr, 01-May

Lynette Akai                                      24.26s                  30-Apr   Personal Best

Stephanie Aidoo                              24.30s                  12-Mar  Personal Best   

Juanita Mainoo                                24.30s                  02-May Personal Best

Doreen Agyei                                    24.31s                  02-May

Shekara Boakye                               24.84s                  21-Feb  

Kate Agyeman                                  25.14s                  14-Mar


Gemma Acheampong                     23.92s (3.7 m/s) 02-May



Lynette Akai                                      54.88s                  30-Apr

Cheyenne Apesibah Tunti              55.29s                  11-Apr

Janet Amponsah                              55.88s                  18-Apr   Personal Best

Stephanie Aidoo                              56.20s                  13-Feb  

Bless Dupeh                                      56.65s                  18-Apr   Personal Best

Salome Agyei                                    57.21s                  14-Mar

Ama Larbi                                          57.56s                  10-Jan

Vida Ayiglo                                        58.17s                  27-Feb   Personal Best



Agnes Abu                                         2.10.66m             03-Apr

Martha Bissah                                  2.12.78m             11-Apr

Salome Agyei                                    2.16.88m             27-Feb

Helen Maasutuo                              2.16.94m             27-Feb   Personal Best

Vivian Fosuaah                                 2.18.29m             27-Feb   Personal Best

Lydia Mato                                        2.18.35m             02-May



Agnes Abu                                         4.31.00m             03-Apr   Personal Best

Sakat Lariba                                      4.38.96m             14-Mar  Personal Best

Lydia Mato                                        4.42.25m             02-May

Helena Maasotuo                            4.43.66m             14-Mar  Personal Best

Vida Ayaayine                                   4.48.98m             11-Apr   Personal Best


One Mile

Lydia Mato                                        5.03.35m             07-Mar 



Lydia Mato                                        9.53.76m           14-Apr   Personal Best

Elizabeth Azuure                              10.16.67m           14-Mar  Personal Best

Charlotte Fordjour                          10.25.58m           14-Mar  Personal Best

Hawa Kombat                                  10.27.0m             11-Apr   Personal Best

Mariama Yakubu                             10.36.48m           27-Feb   Personal Best



Lydia Mato                                        16.51.75m           10-Apr   Personal Best

Elizabeth Azuure                              17.06.73m           11-Apr   Personal Best



Lydia Mato                                        41.56.21m           02-May



Elizabeth Dadzie                              13.95s*                18-Apr   Personal Best



Ama Larbi                                          59.64s                  03-Apr


High Jump

Regina Yeboah                                 1.60m                 14-Mar

Ellen Botwe                                      1.60m                 14-Mar  Personal Best

Elizabeth Dadzie                              1.59m                 28-Mar


Long Jump

Nadia Eke                                          6.06m                   18-Apr   Personal Best

Elizabeth Dadzie                              6.05m                   20-Feb

Ebony Owusu-Sampah                   5.90m                   06-Feb, 07-March

Felicia Frimpong                              5.76m                   27-Feb   Personal Best

Latifa Ali                                            5.60m                   14-Mar  Personal Best

Ellen Botwe                                      5.49m                   27-Feb   Personal Best


Ebony Owusu-Sampah                   5.92m (5.2 m/s) 23-Apr


Triple Jump

Nadia Eke                                          13.32m**            01-Mar, 14-Mar

Mathilde Boateng                           12.88m                21-Feb

Elizabeth Dadzie                              12.40m                07-Mar 


Nadia Eke                                          13.39m (2.1m/s) 24-Apr

Elizabeth Dadzie                              12.61m (3.0 m/s) 11-Apr


Shot Putt

Obeng Marfo                                    15.22m                23-Apr   Personal Best

Claudia Ababio                                 14.18m                12-Feb  



Obeng Marfo                                    46.42m                23-Apr   Personal Best

Claudia Ababio                                 45.00m                21-Mar  Personal Best

Myah Antwi                                      44.87m                10-Apr   Personal Best



Claudia Ababio                                 51.84m                01-May Personal Best



Mary Zuta                                          42.28m                11-Apr



Elizabeth Dadzie                              5144p*                 28-Mar 





Solomon Afful                                  10.45s                  01-May

Shadrack Adu-Gyamfi                     10.47s                  01-May Personal Best

John Osei Kofi                                  10.53s                  11-Apr   Personal Best

Emmanuel Dasor                             10.56s                  03-Apr

Tim Abeyie                                        10.58s                  18-Apr

Katakyie Ofori-Atta                         10.68m                28-Mar  Personal Best

Emmanuel Oduro-Mensah            10.70s                  11-Apr   Personal Best

Emmanuel Appiah-Kubi                  10.72s                  12-Mar

Stephen Opoku                                10.72s                  12-Mar

Desmond Aryee                               10.74s                  11-Apr

Shadrack Opoku-Agyeman            10.82s                  11-Apr   Personal Best

Roland Alena                                    10.87s                 12-Mar


Solomon Afful                                  10.44s (3.6 m/s) 11-Apr

Tim Abeyie                                        10.56s (2.2 m/s) 18-Apr



Solomon Afful                                  20.68s*                02-May Personal Best   

Emmanuel Dasor                             20.85s*                11-Apr  

John Osei Kofi                                  21.22s                  14-Mar  Personal Best


Emmanuel Dasor                             20.79s (2.1 m/s) 19-Apr



Daniel Gyasi                                      46.30s                  11-Apr   Personal Best

Emmanuel Dasor                             46.58s                  14-Apr   Personal Best   

Robert Anaak                                   48.42s                  14-Mar



Alex Amankwah                               1.45.91m***      03-Apr, 02-May  Personal Best (Ranked World #10)              

Prince Owusu                                   1.49.93m             17-Apr

Herns Agyeman-Duah                     1.50.51m             03-Apr   Personal Best

Sampson Azumah Laari                  1.51.48m             18-Apr   Personal Best



Sampson Azumah Laari                  3.52.55m             10-Apr   Personal Best

Alex Amankwah                               3.55.23m             28-Mar  Personal Best


One Mile

Samson Azumah Laari                    4.21.01m             07-Mar 



Samson Azumah Laari                    15.21.92m           21-Feb  

Malik Yakubu                                    15.24.63m           14-Mar



Yakabu Ibrahim                                14.60s                  03-May

Roland Attoh-Okine                        14.64s                  17-Apr   Personal Best

Atsu Nyamadi                                   14.86s                  02-May Personal Best


Yakabu Ibrahim                                14.26s (3.1 m/s) 26-Apr



Awal Faisal Mohamed                    53.70s                  14-Mar  Personal Best   

Barnabas Dompeh Aryee               53.73s                  14-Mar  Personal Best

Duncan Nuakoh Agyeman             53.85s                  14-Mar  Personal Best


Pole Vault

Jordan Yamoah                               5.22m*              25-Apr

Atsu Nyamadi                                   4.10m                 25-Apr   Personal Best


High Jump

Atsu Nyamadi                                   2.01m                 01-Feb  


Long Jump

Richard Seklorwu                             7.44m                 14-Mar  Personal Best

Michael Bruce                                  7.41m                 28-Feb  

Mohammed Abubakar                    7.38m                 22-Apr  

Atsu Nyamadi                                   7.34m                 01-Feb  

Solomon Atosona                            7.23m                 07-Mar 


Triple Jump

Nana Owusu-Nyantekyi                 15.67m                01-Mar 

Edgar Panford                                  15.63m                21-Mar

Michael Bruce                                  15.31m                01-Mar 

Martin Etsey                                     15.17m                11-Apr

Mohammed Abukakar                    15.09m                02-May Personal Best

Atsu Nyamadi                                   15.04m                06-Dec 


Shot Putt

Emmanuel Ofori-Asante                15.77m                11-Apr

Atsu Nyamadi                                   14.20m                09-Jan  

John Ampomah                                14.13m                09-Jan  



Atsu Nyamadi                                   45.49m                02-May Personal Best

Emmanuel Ofori-Asante                43.89m                11-Apr



John Ampomah                                81.55m**            25-Apr   National Record (Ranked World #11)

Atsu Nyamadi                                   65.63m                09-Apr

Awudu Bachela                                61.64m                14-Mar  Personal Best

Emmanuel Gyefa                             60.25m                14-Mar  Personal Best



Atsu Nyamadi                                   7532p**              09-Apr   National Record