Benjamin Azamati Named LSC Men’s Track Athlete Of The Year

Benjamin Azamati

Benjamin Azamati, a Ghanaian sprinter and student of West Texas A&M University, has been adjudged winner of the Lone Star Conference Outdoor Men’s Track Athlete of the Year award.

Prior to being presented with this award, he was named the USTFCCCA Division II National Men’s Track Athlete of the Year after his record-breaking outdoor season that saw him win the 100 and 200 meters titles.

Benjamin Azamati on the tracks (image via gobuffsgo)

He broke the NCAA DII 100m record and Ghana national record in his first race of the season running 9.97 at the Texas Relays. He would later run the No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 times in NCAA DII history later in the season including a 10.02 to win the DII crown.

He was equally impressive in the 200m as he broke the NCAA DII record in that event at the LSC Championships in Canyon after running 20.13. He also ran the anchor leg on the 4×100-meter relay that finished second at the national meet with the fastest time in program history. 

Also in February 2021, he set records in both the 60m and the 200m at the Lone Star Conference Championships (LSC) to lead the West Texas A&M athletics team to their third LSC Championship title at Lubbock, Texas.

Last year, Azamati was adjudged Student-Athlete of the Year and Freshman of the Year at West Texas A&M University’s 2020 Bucky Awards.

Sean Safo-Antwi, Joseph Oduro Manu, Paul Amoah and Benjamin Azamati (image via World Athletics)

Benjamin Azamati transferred from the University of Ghana to West Texas A&M University in the US in January 2020. Three weeks after leaving Ghana, he had his first career race, which was also his first-ever indoor season for West Texas A&M, and broke the school’s 60-metre dash record. He made a time of 6.69 seconds and is tied for the fastest time in the country.

He now turns his focus to the Olympics where he will represent Ghana in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay. 


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