Janet Amponsah

Janet Amponsah sprinted her way into history with a personal best of 23.05 seconds at the 200m outdoor event at the weekend.

The record extended Amponsah?s Africa?s number one status in the event. She followed it up with an equally fast time of 11.31secs (+2.1) in the 100 meters event to win the WTAMU Open in Texas.

Amponsah, a student of Western Texas College on the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA)?s sourced academic scholarship, blitzed to her personal new best to lead Strickland Libby of West Texas A&M with 23.7 and Marissa Western Texas College in a time of 24.35

Amponsah, who formed part of the six young athletes who won seven gold, five silver and one bronze medals at the prestigious JUCO Championships last month currently leads Ghana?s qualifiers to the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the African Athletics Championships.

Amponsah?s time of 23.81 secs breaks Monica Twum?s 13-year old record set as a student at Texas Christian University.

Vida Nsiah holds the current national 200m record of 22.80 (+0.9 m/s), which she set at a meet in Clemson, USA on 17 May, 1997. GNA


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