Story by James McKeown
Ghana’s 4×100 meters women relay team will get on the tracks tomorrow, 4th October 2019 at the ongoing World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar.
The team qualified for the World Athletics Championship via the World Relays Championship before the African Games in Rabat.
They dropped the baton in the World Relays Championship in the final and finished 6th at the event. They have been drawn against Jamaica, Great Britain, Germany, Nigeria and China in the relay race tomorrow.
Who are these ladies who will represent Ghana tomorrow?
Persis William Mensah
She was part of Ghana’s team in the 4×100 meters relay at both the 2016 Olympic Games and the 2017 World Championship. She ran the 3rd leg of the 4×100 meters race at the 2019 World Relay Championship.
She is a 3 time NCCA West Preliminary qualifier in the 100 meters. She ran 11.50 seconds in March 2019. Persis won the 100 meters gold in 11.57 seconds in the West Championship in 2018.
Flings trained with Flying Angels Athletics. In 2006 and 2007, she made the Ontario Provincial team for National Scholastic Indoor Championship. She partook in the 100 meters (semis) at the CMlth games at a time of 11.55 seconds. She also completed in the 100 meters (11.43 seconds) and 4×100 meters relay at the 2016 Olympic games.
She has a record in the indoor 300 meters event. She represented Ghana in the 4×100 meters relay at the 2016 Olympic Games. She was part of the team that won silver in 2015 and bronze in 2014 in the 4×100 meters relay race. She clocked 7.37 seconds in 60 meters this year.
The athlete from Nmanduonu in the Upper West Region of Ghana attended T.I Amass and had a full athletic scholarship. She won the 100 meters and 200 meters for Amass in 2016.
Clocked 11.75 seconds in Tamale Circuit in February. During the 2018 CMlth games, she partook in the 100 meters race and 4×100 meters relay . She ran at 11. 54 seconds in the 100 meters race and finished 8th. In the 100 meters race in Asaba, she placed 4th with a time of 11.64 seconds.