By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
Favour Ofili in the first race of the women’s 200m final at the Indoor SECs, clocking a big Personal Best and National Record of 22.75 seconds for the win, hitting the Olympic Games standard.
She broke Regina George’s National Record of 23.00 seconds from 2013 and finished well ahead of Dajour Miles who clocked 23.16 seconds for second place.
Meanwhile she placed third overall as the first heat was won by Abby Steiner in 22.50 seconds, while Tamara Clark was second in an Season Best (SB) of 22.70 seconds.
Earlier, she had helped her team secure a 4th placed finish in the Women’s 4x400m relay with a SB of 3:31.82.
She ran the second leg and returned with a split time of 52.09.
In only her second ever individual indoor race, Ofili smashed her 200 metres Personal Best (PB), powering to a 23.15 seconds clocking to win her heat at the Indoor SECs and qualify for the final.
She finished well ahead of Semira Killebrew who ran a PB of 23.57 seconds and Faith Gilbert in 23.93 seconds Season Best (SB), making her the only woman to qualify from that heat whilst her time was the fourth fastest overall.
Prior to progressing to the finals, Ofili opened her collegiate Indoor account at the Taylor Invitational meet where she competed in the Women’s 200m event and clocked a PR of 23.36s to win her heat and finish fifth overall.