Monrovia – The Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) has crowned the Liberty Athletics Club (LAC) as 2022 Champions of the National Athletics Club Championship on Saturday, September 24.
The LAC emerged winners with 74 points beating 2021 Champions, Fast Track, which emerged runner-up with 64 points from both male and female categories from nine (9) events.
The events were 1,500m, 800m, 400, 200m, 100m, long jump, shot put and relays (4x100m and 4x400m normal and mixed).
Five (5) teenage athletes of the Liberia Athletics Club (LAC) sensationally wowed the crowds, under the pretty bad weather (the rain) at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex and hugely contributed to the lifting of the National Club Championship after six (6) years.
The LAF National Club Championship is aimed to spot hidden talents amongst clubs to form part of the LAF local national teams to compete in international championships.
The Liberty’s star Athletes
The teenage female sprint and long jumper won three gold medals by emerging first in 200m, 400m and the long jump. Her three medals totaled 15 points.Triphina contributed to gold medals in the 4x100m and 4x400m normal and mixed.
The Liberty’s lone female middle distance runner won gold medals the 800m and 1500m races respectively. She also won silver in Shot Put. Saybah’s three medals totaled 13points. She also contributed to gold medals in the 4x100m and 4x400m normal and mixed.
Saybah was the first Liberian female who reached the finish line in the 2022 Half Marathon race (21.1k).
Marthaline is now the fastest female 100m runner. She emerged as winner with 10.80 seconds in the female category of the 2022 National Club Championship. points. The fastest female spinter contributed to gold medals in the 4x100m and 4x400m normal and mixed.
The lad won gold in the 400m and bronze in 200m respects. He was part of the 4x100m and 4x400m normal and mixed relays.
The male middle distance runner won silver and bronze in the 1500m and 800m races respectively and
contributed to gold medals in the 4x100m and 4x400m normal and mixed.
Meanwhile, the 2021 Champions, Fast Track, didn’t push more further against the calibers of athletes of Liberty. Fast Track settled for second place with 10 points difference, 64 – 74.
Lee Robert Dennis of Fast Track won gold medals in 800m and 1500m respectively, while Arthur Quaqua also won gold in 100m and 200m. They combined and won the
4x100m. Lawrina Cooper and Patrick Flomo also gave Fast Track gold medals in Shot Put.