In the Men’s 100m men was won by Egwero came first as he clocked 10.33secs, Keene Motukisi in second position in 10.41secs and Harry Chukwudike 10.47secs in third position.
Isoken Igbinosun finished ahead of national champions, Aniekeme Alphonsus, in women’s 100m as she posted a time of 11.49secs. Alphonsus crossed the line in 11.51secs and Ntia Obong Mercy in 11.66secs.
In the Women’s 800m, Agber Shimenge claimed top position with a time of 2.11.29secs. Ihekandu Philomena and Oluchi Offoma settled for 2nd and 3rd sport respectively with a time of 2.12.17 and 2.12.20 respectively.
In the 110 Hurdles for men, Martins Ogieriakhi who few days ago won the national title followed up with another winning performance as he breasted the tape in a time of 13.82secs ahead of Abejoye Oyeniyi and Bashiru Abuduliahi who picked second and third spot.
For the 400m Women’s event it was a good day for Yinka Ajayi who not only won the race but also registered a new personal best time of 51.30secs. Abike Ebegniyi and Folashade Olotu were relegated to 2nd and 3rd spot having finished their races in 52.03 and 56.83secs respectively.
Meanwhile, Kelechi Nwanaga on Tuesday broke a 15-year national record in women’s javelin throw, with her 58.15m throw in Ozoro. The previous record of 55.30 was created by Sorochukwu Ihuefo in 2002. Nwanaga’s new feat is yet to be officially ratified by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.
It was full excitement not just because the competition was hosted by Nigeria nor in the soul of Niger Delta where Blessing Okagbere hails from, but the victory that comes with it as thousands of sports fans and precisely the athletics family was not disappointed by the performance of their very own athletes who delivered as expected of them.
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