Track and field coach of West Texas A&M College, Matt Stewart, has described Benjamin Azamati’s improvement since the athlete joined the plan as the fastest in his 11 calendar year remain as the head mentor.
Azamati, who joined the Buff Country (as the college is affectionately regarded) from the University of Ghana, has designed incredible strides in the sprints.
Benjamin won 100m gold in his last race at the Ghana Universities Sports activities Association (GUSA) Games with a time of 10.61s. And then he produced the unreal bounce in the area of months to file a time of 9.97s to earn turn into Ghana’s speediest man in record.
The younger star, now gunning to split the national 200m report soon after operating 20.13s, joined the trio of Sean Safo-Antwi, Paul Amoah and Joseph Manu to qualify Ghana for her to start with 4x100m Olympic relay event considering the fact that 2004.
Matt Stewart, affectionately referred to as ‘Stew’, is Azamati’s coach. He has confessed in an special to JoySports that the degree of growth and development of the 23-12 months-previous is the speediest he’s witnessed in his time at the college.
“This is the fastest I have made by considerably. I assume previous calendar year with the Covid yr and all the things, I did not get the prospect to see him. I only had him in January last yr, so I didn’t get significantly time to work with him. So as soon as we had a total summer season, he definitely used a whole lot of time getting better and working with our strength coach, Matt Segura, who has finished a terrific work with him. He just kept receiving better.”
Retrospectively, the coronavirus outbreak just when he joined by using scholarship induced months of inactivity, but that was not ample to dampen the spirits of the Ghanaian. Stewart acknowledges the grit of his university student and believes Azamati deserves the laurels coming his way, just after a limited begin in Texas.
“We had a comprehensive drop schooling with him, so four to 5 months. You noticed it there – you saw some things that we did in screening. 30 meters acceleration, 300 metres time trials, you observed some issues like. This guy is heading to be exclusive, and then once we obtained by way of indoor, outside definitely we have noticed these types of a quick advancement. He’s gained it, he’s worked hard for it.”
Azamati was named the Lone Star Meeting Male Keep track of Athlete of the 12 months right after starting to be the first Buff to acquire an personal national title at the NCAA Division II Indoor Keep track of & Area Championships. Azamati’s impressive indoor period saw him get also the countrywide title in the 60-meter dash, rating 16 factors for the Buffs at the 2021 NCAA DII Indoor Observe & Area Championships as West Texas concluded on the podium for the initial time in program historical past.
The Ghanaian is now the 200m NCAA DII history holder, broke the LSC, the LSC fulfill and university history and ranks him fourth among the all collegiate runners.
Coach Stewart has been managing Benjamin at any time since the countrywide 100m record holder landed in the States. Also an alumni of Texas A&M, Stewart this calendar year started his fourth period in charge of the Observe and Area method at the university. He attained his Bachelor of Science in Sports Science at the College in 2006 and has worked there for the earlier 11 years.