When Israel Anane Domeh stopped the clock at 21.32(SR) at the recently held University of Education Winneba’s (UEW) Inter Halls athletics championships, he wrote his name into the history books as he eclipsed the old mark of 21.47s set by Elorm Amenakpor in 2010.
The significance of his feat did not go unnoticed as it meant he had erased 12-year-old UEW 200m record, which was the oldest existing record in the books.
Indeed, the Simpa Hall sprinter was the star of the show during the two-day annual inter halls athletics championships where he was adjudged the best male athlete.
He was also a member of the Simpa Hall quartet that broke the school’s 4x100m relay record when they clocked 41.98(SR) to break the old record of 43.50s set in 2019 also by Simpa Hall.
Israel Anane Domeh and Josephine Frimpong won the male and female athletes of the Inter Halls competition respectively.
Named after the Winneba Township, Simpa Hall won the male event with 9 gold, 5 silver, and 5 bronze medals. Further, University Hall came second with 6 gold, 7 silver, and 3 bronze medals. Aggrey Hall had a gold medal, one silver, and 4 bronze medals while Ajumako Hall had a silver and bronze medal.
Simpa Hall won the female event with 9 gold medals, 5 silver, and 5 bronze medals, followed in second place by University Hall who garnered 5 gold, 10 silver, and 3 bronze medals.
Ajumako Hall placed third with 2 gold medals, and a bronze medal while Ghartey Hall came fourth with a silver medal and 6 bronze medals.
Organised by the Sports Directorate of UEW, the event saw all five traditional halls of the University, namely Simpa, Ghartey, Kwegyir Aggrey, University, and Ajumako halls, competing for honours.
UEW used the competition to select athletes for the upcoming Ghana University Sports Association Games, African Universities Games (FASU), and the World Universities Games.