Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 25/09/2012 - 3:55pm
Gambian marathon runner Ansu Sowe has continued to display class in the United States of America and did just what he thought of the Ramapo College Cross Country Invitational run with a top notch finish.
For Sowe, winning is getting to be a habit and for the second time this season – he has won a cross country meet. He finished first at Saturday’s inaugural Ramapo College Cross Country Invitational in Wet Patterson, NJ.
But this was not Monroe’s only achievement of the day. Both of the Mustangs Cross Country teams – the men and the women – had their best showings of the season at Ramapo.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/09/2012 - 11:14am
His potential is unlimited and on Friday afternoon in the West Point Open on the scenic West Point golf course, Monroe distance star, Gambian sophomore Ansu Sowe, showed why as he became the first Mustang to ever win a Cross Country race.
Running the just-over 5K course in 17:11:30, Sowe bested more than 100 runners from ten different colleges including West Point, Ramapo College, SUNY Maritime, Kings Point, and the College of New Rochelle. Freshman Jessica Barrera was the first Monroe finisher for the women in a time of 23:56. She was 17th overall out of 60 runners.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 13/08/2012 - 8:06pm
After 16 unforgettable days the London 2012 Games are over. This year’s Olympic Games will be remembered as a triumph for warmth, civility, excellence and enthusiasm.
Thousands of athletes began their journeys back home on Monday after aspectacular closing ceremony at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday night. Team Gambia is expected back in Banjul on Tuesday. But the delegation, which travelled to the Games with two athletes, may be heading back with just one of them.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 05/08/2012 - 9:15pm
For the second time in as many days, Suwaibou Sanneh set a new national record for the men’s 100m on Sunday in the semifinals at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Sanneh, 22, the first Gambian to qualify for the race, clocked 10.18s in finishing eighth behind the American winner Justin Gatlin and Churandy Martina of Netherlands, automatic qualifiers to the final, and Jamaican Asafa Powell, who went through as fastest loser.
The new mark is three hundredths of a second faster than the 10.21 he ran on Saturday in breaking his old record of 10.22.Africa’s fastest man, Ivorian Ben Youssef Meite was fifth in a time of 10.13.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 04/08/2012 - 4:12pm
History was made at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday when Suwaibou Sanneh became the first Gambian to qualify for the semifinal of the 100m race.
The Gambian 100m record holder set a new best time of 10.21 in finishing fifth in his first round heat and qualified as one of only three fastest losers. It’s a dream come true for the 22-year-old from the Gambia’s Lower River Division town of Soma as reaching the semifinal of one of the toughest races of the Olympics was his target in London.
“My aim is to reach the semifinal,” he consistently told IQ4News in recent days, adding: “And if I cannot make it to the semis I want to improve my timing.”