Juliana Lariba Sakat has won the 2022 Women’s National Cross Country with an impressive time of 35:07.90.
The 25-year-old, who is from the Upper East region, beat 91 other hopefuls drawn from Ghana’s 16 regions who competed in a heated race in Akim Oda on Saturday morning.
The National Cross Country is an initiative of the National Sports Authority and its main objective is to select a standing national team to compete in the 13th African Games.
This year’s competition forms part of a series of qualification events to select Team Ghana for Accra 2023.
Sherifa Moro from the Ashanti Region placed second with a time of 35:41:41.
While Titi Rosina from the Upper West Region with Bib number 123 finished third with a time of 35:52:35.
Meanwhile, Naomi Addo of the Ashanti Region rounded up the first four with a time of 36:44:02.