Ansu Sowe improves 10k time
Ansu Sowe improved his timing for the 10,000 metres at the NJCAA Division One Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Levelland, Texas although finishing outside the top three.The Gambian distance runner finished 6th in the event clocking a personal best of 33:00.73 (33-minutes zero-point-seven-three seconds) on the opening day of the championships on Tuesday. Sowe, who hails from the North Bank Region village of Berending, ran in the colours of Monroe College, where he is freshman.
He qualified for the nationals in his very first race for Monroe finishing the 10,000m with a time of 31:57.97 back on March 24. Ansu was superb at the Eastern District Championship held in Newark, New Jersey, on April 28 and 29 winning the 10,000m with an improved time of 31:37. He also won the 5000m (15:19) and the 1500m (4:09).
At the nationals he finished 7th in the 5000m with a time of 16:12.06.