The exchange pupils and headteachers of the University Basic Schools with the Central Regional Minister, Mr. Kwamina Duncan

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).

Eight public universities participated in the competition with UCC winning gold in both the men and women categories to emerge champions.

The eight Universities were, University of Cape Coast (UCC), Cape Coast; University of Ghana (UG), Legon; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi; University of Education, (UEW), Winneba; University for Development (UDS), Tamale. Others were University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa; University of Professional Studies (UPSA), Accra and the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Sunyani.

At the end of the race, the host university, UEW placed second, winning silver in both the men and female categories. The defending champions, UG was third while the KNUST took the fourth position. UDS and UPSA were tied up in the fifth position whilst the UMaT took the seventh position.

UENR which made its first appearance at the competition and placed eighth. Both men and women covered twelve and eight kilometres respectively.

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.