UCC Tops Public Universities in Inter-University Cross Country Competition
The University of Cape Coast was crowned the overall winners of the 20th edition of the inter-university cross country competition which was hosted by the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).
UCC stood tall among the eight public universities that participated in the competition by wining gold for the men and women categories. The eight public universities that participated in the cross country were the University of Cape Coast, UCC; University of Ghana (UG), Legon; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi; University of Education, Winneba (UEW); University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa. Others include, University for Development Studies, UDS; University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA); University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Sunyani.
The host university, UEW placed second, winning silver in both the men and female categories. The defending champions UG, was third whilst KNUST took the fourth position.
UDS and UPSA were tied up in fifth position whilst the UMaT took the seventh position.
UENR which made its debut appearance at the competition and placed eighth. Both men and women covered twelve and eight kilometres respectively.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole was present at to support the UCC team was full of joy. He commended the team for the hard work and determination that has brought this victory to UCC. He encouraged them to maintain the high standard by winning subsequent GUSA and international awards.
For the individual awards, Godwin Adukpo of UEW won gold, Emmanuel Duah of UCC took silver while the bronze medal went to Justice Kwadwo Quarshie also of UEW.
The gold and silver in the women's division went to Agnes Mariah and Beauty Abini all of the UEW whilst Misiso Yayra Mensah of UG, the defending champion, took bronze.