Ghana’s Mary Boakye clocked the third-fastest time by a female home-based athlete when she produced 11.56 (PB) to win the women’s 100m invitational at the CAA Region II Championships in Cape Coast.
She was followed in second place by Janet Mensah of Sagnation who similarly recorded a personal best 11.88s to edge Gifty Kwakyewa Oku to second place. But Gifty equally run a personal best 11.94(PB), shaving off 0.11s of her previous mark.
The Ghana Armed Forces sprinter had served notice of intent when she achieved a personal best of 11.75s at the GAA Open Championships last week at Cape Coast.
The petit sprinter took off like a rocket and maintained a firm grip on first place, easing off to a lifetime best that puts her behind Beatrice Gyaman’s 11.55s and Hor Halutie’s 11.47s.
Historically, Hor Halutie holds the fastest 100m electronic time run by a local athlete in Ghana of 11.47s which was set at the 2018 GAA Circuit Championships. Beatrice Gyaman had previously held the fastest 100m electronic time of 11.55 seconds by a locally based athlete, a feat she recorded at the Soga Nana Memorial meet in 2016.