By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Just like every other week, Nigerian athletes were in action putting the Nigerian flag on the map. Kick442.com brings to you the highlights of their great performance.
World Bronze medallist Ese Brume competed in the women’s Long Jump at the American Track League, reaching a Season’s Best (SB) of 6.60m (1.1m/s) to take 2nd in the event which was won by Brittney Reese.
She temporarily led in the fifth round where she reached that mark, before Brittney Reese swept to the lead with a last round 6.80m (0.4m/s), while 3rd went to Malaina Payton with 6.43m (0.1).
At the SEC Championships, Favour Ofili ran a 22.16s (+4.1m/s) to clinch second in the Women’s 200m event.
Favour Ofili ran a Personal Best of 22.64s in Heat 3 of the Women’s 200m event to qualify for the final later today. That time also broke the Facility Record of 23.21s held by Kynnedy Flannel.
She had earlier helped her team to a World Leading time of 42.52s to win the Women’s 4×100m Relay.
At the same event, Isaac Odugbesan launched an outdoor Personal Best (PB) of 20.22m to win the men’s Shot Put at the SEC outdoor Championships, surpassing 20 metres three times in the process and ensuring that he swept the 2021 SEC titles both indoor and out.
Eric Favours finished second with a Personal Best (PB) of 19.85m, while third went to Connor Bandel also with a PB of 19.61m.
Sade Olatoye threw a Big 10 Championships Meet Record (MR) of 68.90m to win the women’s Hammer Throw in Illinois, beating Tess Keyzers who reached a mark of 65.76m for 2nd, while 3rd went to Rebecca Mammel with 63.63m.
Her throw broke the previous record of 67.42m held by Temi Ogunrinde.
Ruth Usoro pick up the Bronze medal with a mark of 6.60m in the Women’s Long Jump event at the Big 12 Championship.
Anita Taviore was in action earlier in the preliminaries of the Women’s 100m event at the Mountain West Championships.
She cruised to a spot in the finals with a time of 11.53s to win her Heat and place second overall.
Onome Ogbeni threw a mark of 14.38m (PB) to place fourth in the Women’s Shot Put event at the Western Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships.
This was her first Conference since moving.
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