By Uche Dozie
Nigeria student athletes continued their fine outing for their various schools at this weekend’s Indoor invitational tournaments in the United States.
2021 World under twenty Athletics Championship star, Imaobong Nse Uko got her collegiate debut for Baylor University at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational on a high as she was a comfortable winner of the women’s 400m in a time of 54.60s on Saturday.
In what was also her first indoor race, she finished ahead of Cierra Williams (55.25s) and Erin Dowd (55.56s).
An opener of 7.59m saw Emmanuel Ineh (Alabama) won the men’s Long Jump at the Samford Invite in Birmingham, finishing ahead of his teammates Quincy Scott who recorded 7.47m and Julian Collins with 7.12m.
In his first ever indoor 60m race, Victor Akhalu ran a PB of 6.78s for the win, earning his school University of New Mexico maximum points, at the MLK Collegiate Invitational in Alberqueque yesterday.
Also 400mH specialist, Ezekiel Nathaniel was in action in the 4x400m, helping his school with a second place finish in a time of 3:08.81. A day earlier he ran an indoor 200m PB of 21.81s.
Ese Awusa and Success Umukoro were in action for their colleges at the Texas Tech Red Raider in Lubbock.
Umukoro competed in the 200m, winning her heat of the B section in a time of 24.57s, an indoor Personal Best (PB) ahead of Awusa who finished in 24.71s.
Awusa would return to the 60mH where she clocked a time of 8.56s to place 5th in her heat.
Favour Ofili finished in a time of 7.26s to take 4th the women’s 60m final at the Texas Tech Red Raider.
She won her heat of the women’s 60m in a new Personal Best (PB) of 7.24s, shaving one-hundredth of a second off her previous PB from last week.
Reports compiled with the help of Making of Champions and Nigeria Athletics.
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