The national athletics team won four medals at the just ended West Africa Region II Senior Championships and the ECOWAS Junior Tournament in Conakry, Guinea, from Friday–Sunday, May 12 to 14.
On Sunday, May 14, Kadmiel Enders won a gold medal in the men’s high jump.
Coach Samuel Cooper told the Daily Observer via mobile phone that the team attributed the gold medal to the Unification Day celebration in Liberia, even though it fell on Sunday and was formally observed yesterday, Monday.
On the opener on Friday, May 12, Richard Mayango won a silver medal when he finished 2nd in the shot put junior men’s final, while Lucy Massaquoi received a bronze medal for coming 3rd in the 1500m junior women’s final.
On the second day, Saturday, May 13, Nancy Saah was the third highest jumper and received a bronze medal.
Athletes Anis Faraj, Sunnyboy Barcon, Emmanuel Kartus, Andrew Kpehe, and others finished above 6th place in their respective events.
“I give God the glory for these medals won by the national track and field team at the Zone II Senior Championship/ECOWAS Junior Championship in Conakry, Guinea,” Coach Cooper, head of the delegation, posted on his Facebook page.
Over 101 persons expressed their likes, while some congratulated the team.
Foday Kallon wrote “Congratulations; the winning coach. Keep it brother.”
Barbara wrote “Congratulations.”
Tarpeh Usayee Jr: “You made it come home sons of Liberia we love you and congrats.
Eric Lee Page said: “Very great…1 team LIBERIA.”
It may be recalled in the Sierra Leone’s Boxing Day Program, Liberia earned five medals; one goal, two silver medals, and two bronze medals.
Anis Faraj (aka Butterfly) finished 1st in the men’s 1500m final, and 2nd in the men’s 5000m final; Emmanuel Kartus emerged 2nd in the long jump, and 3rd in javelin throw. Nancy Saah finished 3rd in long jump women.